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.
North Philly (2 beds, 2 baths)—Located right on the edge of Francisville and Sharswood is a this brand new apartment. There are modern, sleek finishes and in-unit laundry. Pets are welcome with a deposit.
Cedar Park (2 beds, 1 bath)—Here’s a two-bedroom apartment on the second floor of a walk-up. The unit was recently renovated (hooray for central AC!), and there are original details like big bag windows and hardwood floors. Laundry is shared. Sorry, but no pets.
Rittenhouse (1 bed, 1 bath)—Details are slim on this 600-square-foot apartment in Rittenhouse, but what we do know is that it’s located in the 1510 Chestnut Apartments building, which has perks like a fitness center and in-unit laundry. This unit is up for grabs for $1,550 a month, and cats are welcome.
Roxborough (3 beds, 1 bath)—$1,500 a month goes a long way up in Roxborough, where this single-family home is looking for a renter(s). The 2,112-square-foot home has room to spare, including a backyard patio and a retro-style kitchen. Only cats welcome, and yes, there’s in-unit laundry. It’s also a short walk from the SEPTA regional rail line.
Northern Liberties (1 bed, 1 bath)—For $1,550 a month, you can live in this 1,200-square-foot apartment in the Liberties Lofts. The listing note that these photos are of a different apartment, so take this with a grain of salt, but expect the same big windows, tall ceilings, and hardwood floors. The building also has a community roof deck.
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