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Philly Rent: What $1,900 rents in Philly right now

From a unit in an Old City chocolate factory to a loft in Callowhill

Welcome back to Curbed Comparisons, a dive into the options available for a certain price point in various neighborhoods. Is one person's loft another person’s townhouse? Let's find out! Today's price: $1,900/month.

Old City (2 beds, 1.5 baths)—The Chocolate Works apartments were once home to Philly’s famous Hershey’s-Kisses-like Wilbur Buds. But this bi-level, 1,020-square-foot apartment tries for sweetness in other things—like open-air loft features, large windows, a concierge, and a fitness center. Pets welcome.

Roxborough (4 beds, 1 bath)—This large (2,000 square feet) house has windows on all four sides (a rarity in Philly), wood floors and finish trim, and two staircases going up to the second floor. The kitchen is small but new, and opens to a large eat-in area, and there is a large front porch, small rear patio, and unfinished basement for storage.

Callowhill (1 bed, 1 bath)—Post and beam construction, wood floors, and exposed brick give this 1,086 square-foot apartment a classic loft look. The kitchen runs along one wall of the open-plan living space, and there’s a covered patio, gated parking, and laundry in the unit. Cats and small dogs are allowed, Broad Street is nearby and so are restaurants like Osteria and Cafe Lift.

Overbrook (2 beds, 1 bath)—This 1,400 square foot, bi-level apartment is part of a large, back-lot multi-story condo building, which shares a residential street with twins and single homes. It’s close to Saint Joseph’s University, City Line Avenue and the Main Line, and cats and small dogs are allowed.

Rittenhouse (1 bed, 1 bath)—This modern, bi-level apartment is the smallest apartment of the week, but per usual what it lacks in space it makes up in location. The big windows are a nice touch and make up for the tiny kitchen. There’s also free laundry in unit.