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: $500,000.
Rittenhouse (1 bed, 1.5 baths)—What this bi-level condo lacks in number of bedrooms it makes up in space and perks: There’s a private two-tier deck off the main living room, an impressive master bathroom, and skyline views. Plus, its address at 2049 Walnut puts you a hop, skip, and a jump from Rittenhouse Square. It’s asking $489,999 with $273 monthly HOA fees.
Logan Square (2 beds, 2 beds)—Nearby in Logan Square is this 1,300-square-foot condo in the historic 2200 Arch Street building. The Center City skyline views from the wall of windows is pretty spectacular, and the home is filled with high-end design features. Along with the $499,900 asking price, the seller is willing to pay the first six months of condo fees, which are $529 monthly.
Old City (2 beds, 2 baths)—Across Center City into the edge of Old City is this recently revamped condo clocking in at 1,484 square feet. It has an industrial chic vibe, with hardwood floors paired with exposed duct and beams. Along with the new finishes, there’s a fireplace and Juliet balconies in the open living area. The asking price is $489,900 plus $408 monthly condo fees.
Queen Village (2 beds, 2 baths)—Here’s another two-bedroom home for sale, this time in the charming Queen Village neighborhood located on one of those quintessential cobblestone streets. It’s historic and features shiny, wide-plank pine floors throughout, along with a number of updates and more modern finishes. The roof deck has 360-degree views of the city. Asking price is $499,999.
Manayunk (3 beds, 2.5 baths)—Saving the biggest for last: This 2,880-square-foot home in Manayunk is by far the largest home for sale at this price point, though it is asking slightly at $519,000. Built in 2015, the three-bedroom townhome features a wall of windows on its backside, looking over its deck—there’s more outdoor space with the private roof deck. Plus: A two-car garage.
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