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Here’s what $1,200 rents in Philly right now

With options in Spruce Hill, Rittenhouse, Mt. Airy, and more

Welcome back to Curbed Comparisons, a dive into the options available for a certain price point in various Philly neighborhoods. This week we’re looking at options renting for $1,200 a month.

via JG Real Estate

Rittenhouse (Studio, 1 bath)—If you prefer location over space, check out this Rittenhouse studio in the Riverwest condo building at 2101 Chestnut, asking $1,195 a month. There are big windows, which may help the studio feel more bright and airy given its tight quarters. The tiny kitchen is tucked off to one side, but there’s a surprising amount of closet space. Also, plan your move accordingly: There are no move-ins on Sunday, per the listing.

via JG Real Estate

Washington Square West (1 bed, 1 bath)—Here’s a loft-style apartment right by South Street that has an updated kitchen and bathroom asking $1,195 a month. It’s bi-level, with the bedroom on the first floor and the kitchen and living area on the basement level. Cats are welcome for an extra $10 a month.

via Zillow

Spruce Hill (1 bed, 2 baths)—A bi-level one-bedroom in one of those classic Spruce Hill Victorian rowhomes is up for grabs, asking exactly $1,200 a month. The listing acknowledges that it is a little quirky to have two full bathrooms, but it offers the option of converting the living room into a second bedroom—each room has access to a full bathroom.

via Zillow

West Mt. Airy (3 beds, 1.5 baths)—To get the most bedrooms per buck, look to this West Mt. Airy rental. All of the rentals in this building have been updated, and this particular one offers two bedrooms and a den that could be turned into a third bedroom. There’s shared laundry in the building.

via Zillow

Northern Liberties (1 bed, 1 bath)—This week’s final stop is in Northern Liberties, where this one-bedroom, bi-level unit can be found on the second floor of a walk-up. The corner kitchen could use some extra counter space, but all of the appliances are new and hey, shared laundry is free.


Which $1,200 rental would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 13%
    Rittenhouse studio
    (39 votes)
  • 14%
    Washington Square West loft
    (42 votes)
  • 14%
    Spruce Hill 1BR
    (40 votes)
  • 18%
    West Mt. Airy 2BR + den
    (52 votes)
  • 38%
    Northern Liberties 1BR
    (110 votes)
283 votes total Vote Now