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 one’s studio? Let’s find out. Today’s price point: $1,400/month.
City Avenue (1 bedroom, 1 bath)—Right on the edge of Bala Cynwyd, this 1-bedroom apartment is located in the recently renovated Presidential City on City Avenue. The pet-friendly unit is about 550 square feet and has access to multiple pools, a gym, and bocce court.
Manayunk (1 bed, 1 bath)—A one-bedroom apartment is up for grabs for $1,425/month in the Propper View building. It dates back to 1888, so expect a mix of old-world character and updated finishes—think exposed brick and new kitchens. It also as in-unit laundry. Sorry, but no pets.
Spring Garden (1 bed, 1 bath)—You’ll have to wait until June 1 to move into this 1-bedroom. Waiting for the next renter will be a bright and sunny apartment with big windows, hardwood floors, and a back patio off the kitchen. Laundry is shared, but pets aren’t allowed.
Point Breeze (2 beds, 1 bath)—$1,400 a month rents you an entire brick rowhome in Point Breeze. The 1,510-square-foot home was recently renovated, but it’s still a pretty blank slate and bare-boned. There’s a back patio, too.
Powelton (2 beds, 2 baths)—Over in West Powelton, $1,400 a month goes the farthest, renting a 1,200-square-foot unit in a new build. The 2-bedroom comes with in-unit laundry and is a few blocks from the Market-Frankford line. Sorry, but not pets.
Which rental would you choose?
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City Avenue 1BR
Spring Garden 1BR
Point Breeze 2BR
Powelton new build