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: $1,200/month.
Germantown (1 bed, 1 bath)—The listing calls this second-floor unit a New York-style loft apartment, with its exposed trusses, high ceilings, painted brick, and partition walls. The small galley-style kitchen has an unusual location—it’s the first "room" one enters from the stairway. The old warehouse building is pet-friendly and there’s a fitness center.
Rittenhouse Square (Studio, 1 bath)—This apartment is small, and offers a plain bath and simple kitchen, but there is a balcony with some city views and the fun of living at a historic address at the Newport apartment building. The building has a fitness center, shared laundry and is a block from the Kimmel Center.
Society Hill (1 bed, 1 bath)—This 800-square-foot apartment has a tiny kitchen that looks a little worn, but there is a skylight, exposed brick, and an elevated deck with some city views. The location alone, so close to South Street and Washington Square, may warrant the $1,225/month price, but note: Dogs are not allowed.
Port Richmond (3 beds, 1.5 baths)—This is the largest rental of the week: a 1,220-square-foot twin. It has the classic "shotgun" layout of a Philly row, with a large living room and small, but recently updated kitchen. There is a private front porch overlooking the street, and an alley entrance to the rear with a small private patio. The house isn’t far from neighborhood haunts like Memphis Taproom.
Grays Ferry (1 bed, 1 bath)—Everything is new in this 925-square-foot, bi-level apartment, from granite counters and kitchen appliances to the bathroom to central air. Located right on Grays Ferry Avenue, it’s not far from Graduate Hospital, and access to University City is easy over the 34th Street bridge.