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Here’s what $250K buys in Philly right now

With options in South Philly, Old City, Northern Liberties, 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 homes for sale asking around $250,000. Is one person’s townhouse another’s studio? Let’s find out!

via the McCann Team

Northern Liberties (2 beds, 1 bath)—These days it can be hard to find homes in Northern Liberties that are anything less than $500,000, but anything is possible. This Trinity-style home at 1027 N. Hope Street clocks in at a teeny 811 square feet, but packs in character. There’s also a small back yard that could use some sprucing up.

via Kristin Daly, Keller Williams Philly

Old City (1 bed, 1 bath)—Here’s a handsome condo in Old City that’s on the market for $249,000. At 748 square feet, it’s the smallest home for sale on this list, but the tall timber ceilings and community roof deck will make up for it. Also, it’s the one property that comes with a fireplace.

Courtesy of Matthew Greene, Coldwell Banker Preferred-Center City

Lower Moyamensing (3 beds, 1 bath)—Down in South Philly by Marconi Plaza is this recently renovated home, clocking in at 1,040 square feet. It’s not too big, and not too small, and features new finishes and an upgraded bathroom. There’s laundry in the basement, too.

Photos by Homejab for Houwzer

Dickinson Narrows (2 beds, 1 bath)—Nearby in another South Philly neighborhood is this cute rowhome that offers 960 square feet of space. The house, which recently had its brick facade repointed, sits on a narrow street just three blocks from East Passyunk Avenue.

via John Benson, RE/MAX Home Experts

Point Breeze (2 beds, 2.5 baths)—To the west of Broad Street is this 828-square-foot home in Point Breeze. The lovely property features hardwood floors, exposed brick, and the most number of bathrooms out of all of the homes on this list. It’s asking $242,800.


Which $250K home would you buy?

This poll is closed

  • 9%
    Northern Liberties Trinity
    (35 votes)
  • 8%
    Old City condo
    (33 votes)
  • 15%
    Lower Moyamensing 3BR
    (56 votes)
  • 17%
    Dickinson Narrows 2BR
    (65 votes)
  • 49%
    Point Breeze 2BR
    (184 votes)
373 votes total Vote Now