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Philly Rent: What $900 gets you right now

From a Fishtown studio to a renovated 2-bedroom

Welcome back to Curbed Comparisons, a dive into the options available for a certain price point in various Philly neighborhoods. Is one person's loft another person’s townhouse? Let's find out! Today's price: $900/month.

Center City (studio, 1 bath)A studio at the Adelphia apartment building goes as tiny as 219 square feet, but for about $900 a month the location would put you in the heart of the city. The amenities might make the small-living more manageable: There’s a gym on the 17th floor and shared laundry on every floor.

Temple (Studio, 1 bath)—Up on North Broad, this sunny studio is a block from Temple. It’s pretty basic and part of a larger rowhome that was built in 2014, so everything here is only a few years old. There’s also shared laundry and a parking spot for $50/month. Although you may not need it, since the apartment is two blocks from the Broad Street Line.

West Passyunk (2 beds, 1 bath)—Here’s another recently renovated apartment, this time located on the second floor of a South Philly rowhome. At 1,380 square feet and for $950/month, it’s the biggest and priciest rental on this week’s list.

West Kensington (2 beds, 1 bath)—This 1,000-square-foot apartment has been recently renovated, but the built-in armoires offer some character and extra storage. The unit is also pet-friendly, but you’ll have to go elsewhere for laundry and a dishwasher.

Fishtown (Studio, 1 bath)—Located just on the edge of Fishtown is this recently renovated studio. It is quite tiny, with the kitchen tucked into a corner, but the location doesn’t put you too far from all of the restaurant and retail boom happening on Frankford Avenue. As far as pets go, only cats are welcome.