Welcome back to Curbed Comparisons, a dive into the options available for a certain price point in various neighborhoods. This week we looked at places to share in Philly, so renters might split the cost and double their access to fun spaces. Is one person's loft another person’s townhouse? Let's find out! Today's price: $2,000/month.
↑ Kensington (2 beds, 2 baths)—Here’s a two-bedroom bi-level house that’s been featured in Dwell magazine as an example of green urban design. It mixes budget conscious finishes, like exposed concrete and birch plywood with playful touches, like peep-holes through the stair railing. It’s not far from Kensington haunts like the Philadelphia Brewing Company.
↑ Powelton Village (3 beds, 2 baths) — This large unit has an open floor plan, central air, and is geared toward student living. The building offers parking for residents, a fitness center and study rooms, and it’s only a few blocks from UPenn and Drexel, the restaurants of University City, or easy biking or busing into Center City.
↑ Society Hill (1 bed, 1 bath)—For $1,985/month, this 794-square-foot single is probably big enough to share with the right person. The whole building is newly renovated, and while the kitchen is small, it opens to the large living area and has stainless steel and granite all around. The building offers an elevator entry, a shared roof deck and a fitness center, and dogs and cats are allowed.
↑ Brewerytown (2 beds, 1.5 baths)—This 964-square-foot house features exposed brick, a wrought iron staircase, a five burner stove, granite counter tops, and a private deck. It also has a basement for additional space. It’s less than a block from Fairmount Park and close to cafes, shopping and public transportation near Girard Avenue.
↑ West Mt. Airy (5 beds, 2.5 baths)—Find your four closest friends and you could pay just $500/month to live in this home. It may not have the newest kitchen and baths, but this three-story row house offers plenty of living space, a front porch, and a back deck and yard. It’s only one block from cafes and pubs, several Little Free Libraries, two train stations, and a short jaunt into Chestnut Hill.