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

With options in Fishtown, Washington Square West, Point Breeze, and more

Welcome back to Curbed Comparisons, a dive into the options available for a certain price point in various Philly neighborhoods. Is one person’s townhouse another’s studio? Let’s find out! Today’s price point: Around $1,200 a month.

via JG Real Estate

Kensington (Studio, 1 bathroom)—Here’s a 950-square-foot studio available in a new build in Kensington. Before you balk about a $1,195/monthly studio, consider the specs: The pet-friendly rental clocks in a 950 square feet, and the bedroom is separated by a partial wall. As the first-floor unit, whoever lives here will the big back patio all to his or herself.

via Coldwell Banker Preferred

Fishtown (3 beds, 1 bath)—Just south of the Kensington studio is this three-bedroom rental in Fishtown at Chandler Place. The unit has all the basics, including a dishwasher and standard bedrooms with big windows, and there’s shared laundry. Pets are welcome, and the unit comes with one parking space.

Washington Square West (Studio, 1 bath)—At 450 square feet, this studio at the Claridge is the tiniest rental on this week’s list, asking $1,195 a month. The corner kitchen manages to squeeze in a pint-sized dishwasher, and it leaves more space for a pretty deep apartment. There’s also shared laundry and a fitness center in the building.

via Coldwell Banker Preferred

Point Breeze (2 beds, 1 bath)—We make our way across Broad Street into Point Breeze, where there is this 1,064-square-foot home asking $1,250 in monthly rent. It was recently renovated, so expect new appliances and finishes throughout. No word on pets, but there is a private back patio.

Courtesy of Peter Watson from the City Block Team at Berkshire

University City (2 beds, 1 bath)—This week’s final stop is over in West Philly’s University City. This 900-square-foot apartment makes room for two bedrooms, a decorative fireplace, and a small back patio. Its location is key: It’s one block from the 46th Street Station on the Market Frankford Line.


Which $1,200 rental would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 8%
    Kensington studio
    (27 votes)
  • 19%
    Fishtown 3BR
    (60 votes)
  • 14%
    Washington Square West studio
    (44 votes)
  • 47%
    Point Breeze 2BR
    (144 votes)
  • 9%
    University City 2BR
    (29 votes)
304 votes total Vote Now