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: $1,100/month.
↑ Passyunk Square (1 bed, 1 bath)—This second-floor walk-up is 1,006 square feet and features three sizable rooms, though the open living area is a tad cramped. On the other hand, there is a roof deck. Its location makes for an easy walk to Old Original Nick’s Roast Beef sandwich shop, and it’s close to South Broad and Route 76.
↑ Center City West (studio, 1 bath)—For $1,105/month, this apartment is the smallest on the list at 360 square feet. The tiny kitchen fits into the entryway, and the black- and white-tiled bathroom may also feel tight. But the living/sleeping area is a good size, and the recently renovated apartment building offers a fitness center, controlled building entry, and a location that’s close to Rittenhouse Square and University City.
↑ Temple (2 beds, 1 bath)—Convenient off-campus living is one of the main perks of this good-sized apartment. It features a large, open living room area, and easy walking distances to Temple’s main campus and all the university-related action on North Broad Street. The kitchen and bath are simple, and there is a patio.
↑ Port Richmond (1 bed, 1 bath)—This 551-square-foot unit is part of a newly renovated commercial building, and rents for $1,125/month. It has new wood floors, updated kitchen and bath finishes, and it's pet-friendly. It’s close to big box shopping and access to I-95 isn’t too far.
↑ West Mt. Airy (1 bed, 1 bath)—This kooky 1-bedroom apartment might have one of the best or worst locations depending on whether you’re a glass half-empty or half-full type. It's located right above the Allen Lane Train station, which makes for an incredibly easy commute but potentially very loud living. There’s laundry on the first floor, and the unit comes with a bonus sunroom. Small pets welcome.