Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a weekly column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various Philly neighborhoods. Is someone's studio another person’s townhouse? Let's find out! Today, we're looking at apartments renting around $1,400.
↑ Northern Liberties (1 bed, 1 bath)—Over in Northern Liberties is this pet-friendly one-bedroom unit in the recently renovated Cambridge Lofts. At 647 square feet it may sound small, but there are a lot of windows—including a skylight—and natural light, plus tall ceilings. It’s rent is $1,450/month.
↑ North Philly (3 beds, 2 baths)—This 3-bedroom rowhome will be move-in ready by February 1 after undergoing a renovation. It’s a lot of space for a rental, and has some nice character like original hardwood floors with wood inlays. There’s a finished basement, too. No word on pets.
↑ Rittenhouse Square (1 bed, 1 bath)—$1,400 often doesn’t go very far in Center City neighborhoods like Rittenhouse, but this rental isn’t too shabby. While the corner kitchen is definitely cozy, it looks brand new. Plus, the bedroom boasts to walls of closets. The location at 20th and Lombard also means you’re in the middle of Rittenhouse Square and the Schuylkill River Trail.
↑ East Poplar (2 beds, 1 bath)—This pet-friendly 2-bedroom apartment that sits smack dab in the middle of North Broad and Northern Liberties was recently renovated. But the project still managed to incorporate some nice details into the makeover, like a sliding barn door for one of the bedrooms and hardwood floors. There’s also in-unit laundry.
↑ Old City (1 bed, 1.5 bath)—This apartment is located in a condo building right in the heart of the neighborhood. It’s $1,445 monthly rent is slightly higher than the rest on this list, but that gets you some nice contemporary finishes, an island breakfast bar, and big windows. It’s also pet-friendly.