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Philly rent comparison: What $1,800 rents you right now

See what $1,800 rents you in neighborhoods like Kensington, Bella Vista, Francisville, and more

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a weekly column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various Philly neighborhoods. Is one person’s studio another one’s townhouse? Let's find out! Today, we're looking at apartments renting around $1,800.

Northern Liberties (1 bed, 1.5 baths)—This cool loft apartment in Northern Liberties is near neighborhood restaurants like Honey’s, but there’s plenty of space to entertain at home, anyway. There’s a small patio out back, plus a community courtyard with a grill. Sorry, but no pets.

Bella Vista (2 beds, 2 baths)—A mosaic by Isaiah Zagar (of Philly’s Magic Gardens) in the entryway will be the main talking point of this 2-bedroom, but the actual unit isn’t too shabby, either. It gets plenty of sun, thanks to the skylight, and there’s a Juliet balcony, exposed brick, and a new kitchen. No word on pets.

Washington Square West (1 bed, 1 bath)—At 800 square feet, this pet-friendly unit is on the smaller side, but at least it’s been recently renovated with new finishes and appliances. This particular unit comes with a Juliet balcony, and if you need more fresh air there’s always the new community roof deck. Laundry is in-unit.

Kensington (1 bed, 1 bath)—In need of a live-work situation? This massive 1-bedroom apartment is already 1,152 square feet, but it also comes with an additional 1,600-square-foot work-loft space. Bonus: The apartment is right on Frankford Avenue.

Francisville (3 beds, 1 bath)—Located in a former middle school, this 3-bedroom apartment was recently renovated and clocks in at 1,000 square feet. The $1,800 monthly rent gets you some oversized windows, in-unit laundry, and hardwood floors. It’s also cat-friendly.