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: $1,400/month.
Rittenhouse Square (studio, 1.5 baths)—This large studio (607 square feet), has a kitchen big enough for a dinner table, a large master bath, and an extra half bath. And for $1,395/month, there is also a fireplace, and ceilings high enough for some loft possibilities. It’s located close to the Avenue of the Arts and lots of Center City restaurants.
Manayunk (3 beds, 1 bath)—For $1,395/month, space is a major feature in this dated house—everywhere but the kitchen. Despite the unusually large first floor, the kitchen is so tiny that the refrigerator is in the dining room. But there is a large sunroom and a grassy rear yard, lots of original woodwork, and a location that’s close to Main Street. Be aware of the strict no pets policy.
Fishtown (2 beds, 1 bath)—This house is small, but it’s an end unit, so it has windows on three sides, a large kitchen, and a lofted area in one of the bedrooms. There’s also a front and rear patio that may work well for pets. It's a short walk to the Frankford Hall beer garden.
Mt. Airy (2 beds, 1 bath)—This 843-square-foot apartment is part of the new Germantown Avenue development called The Westview. It’s directly across the street from Little Jimmies bakery and close to groceries, a park and the "center" of Mt. Airy. It has an open floor plan, wood floors, and a Juliet balcony. Garage parking is $100 / month more.
Art Museum (1 bed, 1 bath) — This 956-square-foot apartment may seem pretty basic, but it offers views of the Perelman Building and is right across the street from Kelly Drive and the art museum. It has wood floors and a large living area, and the building offers a fitness center and a round-the-clock entry attendant. Sorry dog owners—only cats are allowed.