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? This week we’re looking at options renting for around $1,000 a month.
Art Museum (Studio, 1 bathroom)—We start on the small side with this 455-square-foot studio at 2601 Pennsylvania Avenue, directly across the street from the Philadelphia Museum of Art. What it lacks in space it makes up for in amenities: There’s a walk-in closet, in-unit laundry, and an updated kitchen. Plus, small pets are welcome, too.
Norris Square (3 beds, 1 bath)—Your dollar stretches a bit more over in Norris Square, where this three-bedroom rowhome is asking $1,050 a month. It has character both inside and out, and the bedrooms are decently sized. Laundry is included, and pets are welcome roommates.
University City (1 bed, 1 bath)—If you want to be close to all of the eds and meds action across the Schuylkill, here’s a recently updated one-bedroom apartment in a third-floor walkup. At 500 square feet one would expect the tiny corner kitchen sans dishwasher, but if it helps, at least you’re centrally located between two stops on the Market-Frankford El line.
Washington Square West (Studio, 1 bathroom)—The teeny, tiniest rental on this week’s list is a mere 342 square feet. But! It’s a corner unit, which means more windows and natural light to help brighten up the tiny space. And that micro-kitchen set shouldn’t be a problem when you’re in the heart of the Gayborhood and the restaurants in Midtown Village. Sorry, but no pets.
Brewerytown (3 beds, 1 bath)—The final rental on this list is this no-frills rowhome in Brewerytown, asking $995 a month. The recently updated house clocks in at 1,100 square feet and features hardwood floors, laundry, and a small backyard. But you’ll have to look elsewhere for a dishwasher.
Which $1,000 rental would you choose?
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Art Museum studio
Norris Square 3BR
University City 1BR
Washington Square West studio