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Philly rent comparison: What $1,500 gets right now

With rentals in Point Breeze, Chestnut Hill, Francisville, and more

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: $1,500/month.

Point Breeze (3 beds, 1 bath)—This corner rowhome in popular Point Breeze was recently updated. There’s a nice kitchen, hardwood floors, and three bedrooms upstairs. It also comes with a back patio, but pets are on a case-by-case basis.

Chestnut Hill (2 beds, 1 bath)—Midcentury modern lovers will appreciate the history of this rental in the Cherokee Apartments complex: It was designed by modern architect Oscar Stonorov, and the Robert Venturi was the draftsman. Bonus: The apartment is right on the edge of the Wissahickon Valley Park, with a trailhead nearby.

Old City (1 bed, 1 bath)—This 1-bedroom apartment manages to pack in a good bit of character into 700 square feet, like exposed brick and coiffed tin ceilings. Storage might be an issue, but it’s pet-friendly and there’s access to a community roof deck. The rent is $1,550 a month.

Francisville (2 beds, 1.5 baths)—Over in Francisville, this bi-level, 2-bedroom rental is located in a newly built apartment complex called Corinthian Court. There are some nice finishes, and the unit comes with a Juliet balcony off of the kitchen and in-unit laundry.

Northern Liberties (2 beds, 1 bath)—This 2-bedroom is located on a nice residential street in Northern Liberties. The kitchen leaves a bit to be desired, but the unit’s private outdoor space makes up for it. Like the furniture? It’s included in the rental.