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: $1,600 a month.
University City (2 beds, 1 bath)—Here’s a second-floor apartment in a classic West Philly Victorian, clocking in at 1,100 square feet. A lot of the original character is intact, from the hardwood floors and big bay windows to the fireplace hooked up with a Franklin stove. Cats are welcome, and the shared laundry in the basement is free.
Rittenhouse Square (Studio, 1 bath)—Making our way into Center City, this 485-square-foot studio is up for grabs in the Parc Rittenhouse right on the square. It may be short on space, but there’s a Juliet balcony that looks out to the inner courtyard, and it manages to fit in both a dishwasher and in-unit laundry. Plus, residents have access to the pool and fitness center.
Washington Square West (1 bed, 1 bath)—Across Broad Street, there is this recently renovated apartment located in a lovely Washington Square West walkup. It has a pretty simple layout, with a kitchen opening up to the living room, and the bedroom in the back of the apartment. Pets are welcome, too, for an extra deposit.
Northern Liberties (1 bed, 1 bath)—North of Center City in Northern Liberties is this adorable bi-level rental with a two-car driveway out back. The kitchen is quite large, and the bedroom and in-unit laundry take up the second floor. Worried about moving your stuff up that spiral staircase? There’s a second entrance that can take care of that.
Manayunk (4 beds, 1 bath)—To get the most bang for buck at this week’s price point, look to Manayunk. This rowhome rental is 1,710 square feet and claims that all of the bedrooms are spacious. But there’s a caveat: Rent is $1,600 for the first six months and jumps to $1,650 for the rest of the 18-month lease. Pets are welcome with the owner’s approval.
Which $1,600 Philly rental would you choose?
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University City Victorian
Rittenhouse Square studio
Washington Square West reno
Northern Liberties rowhome