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Philly rent comparison: What $1,300 rents right now

With options in Society Hill, Center City, Northern Liberties, 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: $1,300/month.

Society Hill (1 bed, 1 bath)—This 576-square-foot apartment is in a three-unit building that’s owner-occupied. It’s definitely cozy—the corner kitchen lacks counter space, but there is enough room for a dining table. Plus, the living area has some character, including an arched doorway. Sorry, but no laundry or pets.

Center City (studio, 1 bath)A studio in the new Latham apartment building is up for grabs on June 15. At 276 square feet, it’s definitely the smallest unit on this week’s list, but at least you’ll be the first to live in the space. Interesting perk: The unit does come with a Smart TV and Wifi. But sorry, no pets.

Mt. Airy (2 beds, 1 bath)—This walk-up apartment was recently renovated, so expect some updated finishes. It is located in an old stone home, so there are some odd angles and corners you’ll have to work with, but there is in-unit laundry and cats are welcome.

Northern Liberties (studio, 1 bath)—This studio is in a new 53-unit apartment community, and although it’s just 530 square feet, there’s enough room for in-unit laundry and furry friends. When you need breathing room, there’s a shared roof deck.

Walnut Hill (3 beds, 1 bath)—The price point of $1,300 a month goes farthest in Walnut Hill, where you can rent this 3-bedroom apartment. There are new hardwood floors, and it looks like the rooms get a lot of natural light. You’ll have to be extra patient to move in though—it’s not available until the fall.


Which rental would you choose?

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  • 26%
    Society Hill 1BR
    (71 votes)
  • 7%
    Center City studio
    (20 votes)
  • 13%
    Mt. Airy 2BR
    (37 votes)
  • 26%
    Northern Liberties studio
    (71 votes)
  • 26%
    Walnut Hill 3BR
    (70 votes)
269 votes total Vote Now