Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a weekly column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various Philly neighborhoods. Is one man's studio another man's townhouse? Let's find out! Today, we're looking at apartments renting around $2,000.
↑ Society Hill (2 beds, 1 bath)—This bi-level rental is located on one of the most quintessential Philly streets in Society Hill. One of the bedrooms takes up the entire second level, and there’s a roof deck, too. And while much of the home has been updated, some original finishes like random-width hardwood floors still give it some of that historic character, if that’s what you’re looking for.
↑ Fishtown (2 beds, 2 baths)—This holier-than-thou apartment is located in a former church, which means soaring cathedral ceilings and unique window cut-outs. One of the bedrooms is a loft, accessed via a spiral staircase, and there’s a shared patio for residents. The 800-square-foot unit is pet friendly, and has in-unit laundry.
↑ Old City (1 bed, 1 bath)—For $2,000, you can live in this warm and cozy one-bedroom, which puts you right by the subway station and in the middle of Old City’s restaurants, retail, and historic sites. The unit itself has that loft-style finishes, like exposed beams and timber ceilings. It clocks in at 789 square feet.
↑ Rittenhouse Square (1 bed, 1 bath)—It’s really all about the views here. This apartment, in the ritzy Academy House, has a private balcony that has never-ending, south-facing views. There’s also a gym and pool in the building—if you ever feel like leaving your pied-à-terre.
↑ Francisville (4 beds, 2 baths)—At 2,200 square feet, this is by far the biggest rental on the list. The kitchen and bathrooms have been renovated, and the four bedrooms are pretty spacious with hardwood floors and a Trinity-style staircase. It’s also a quick walk to either the Girard or Fairmount stations on the Broad Street Line.