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Philly Rent: What $1,300 rents in Philly right now

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From an industrial Kensington apartment to a South Broad bi-level

Welcome back to Curbed Comparisons, a dive into the options available for a certain price point in various Philly neighborhoods. Is one person's loft another person’s townhouse? Let's find out! Today's price: $1,300/month.

Kensington (1 bed, 1 bath)—This second-story apartment was renovated in 2016, and fits the modern-rustic revolution showing up throughout the River Wards. It features exposed brick, weathered-looking flooring, a new bath and kitchen, a skylight in the living room, and laundry. Cats and small dogs are welcome.

Port Richmond (2 beds, 1 bath) — Renovated this year, this classic Philly row house has has refinished wood floors throughout, exposed brick, a new bath, and an updated, but very tight, kitchen. There’s also a washer and dryer and a rear exit to a small, enclosed back patio. It’s close to 95 and Campbell Square park.

South Philly (1 bed, 1 bath)—If this building looks familiar, that’s because we featured another one of its units that was up for rent in April for $900. This bi-level apartment, however, offers more space, which may explain its much-bigger monthly rent. It has polished wood, granite and stainless steel finishes, and it’s an easy walk or bus ride Center City.

Washington Square West (1 bed, 1 bath)—For $1,295/month, this apartment is small—just two rooms and a bath that verges on vintage. The kitchen is even smaller, but offers clear views of 10th and Pine Streets is a short walk to Whole Foods. Plus,the pet-friendly building has a gated entry, shared laundry, and an elevator.

North Philly (2 beds, 2 baths)—The most spacious unit this week is located in a 35-unit building that was constructed on the site of a demolished church in 2012. The apartment features all recent updates, like wood floors, granite counters and laundry in the unit. Private rear parking is available for an additional $50/month, and it’s a three-block walk to Temple and North Broad Street retail shops.