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Philly rent comparison: What $1,700 rents you right now

From a fabled car company in Callowhill to a bamboo forest in Graduate Hospital

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: $1,700/month.

Graduate Hospital (2 beds, 1 bath)—A half block from Broad Street, this Graduate Hospital rowhouse surprises with a bamboo forest in its backyard. There are other nice features too, like hardwood floors, basement storage, and an open kitchen. But location might be the best feature: That means easy walks to restaurants like Pumpkin and Sbraga, theaters on Broad, and the fun of South Street.

Callowhill (1 bed, 1 bath)—The Packard car is defunct, but the Packard Motor Car Company building isn’t. For $1,725/month, this 655-square-foot apartment mixes the old-time glamour with modern updates like stainless steel appliances and granite counters. There’s also a fitness center and garage parking in the pet-friendly building.

Manayunk (3 bed, 1 bath) — Street parking in The Yunk may be a headache, but that doesn’t matter when you live so close to Main Street. This cute corner-lot house has a good-sized kitchen and a living room and dining room. Plus, there’s a front and back porch.

Logan Square (1 bed, 1 bath)—For $ 1,719/month this 825-square-foot apartment offers a large living room and a lofted-bedroom. It’s in the Lofts at 1835 Arch, so you’d have access to a concierge service and a gym. Not to mention it’s within walking distance to the art museum and Whole Foods.

Fairmount (1 bed, 1 bath)—Want 10-foot ceilings, wood floors, and the trappings of grandeur off of Fairmount Avenue? Then you may have to wait until October 1 for this 1-bedroom apartment. There’s character (even though the fancy fireplace is non-working), plus a patio and off-street parking. Plus, it’s only a block or two from a coffee shop and groceries at Tela’s Market & Kitchen.