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.
Garden Court (1 bed, 1.5 baths)—For $1,350 a month, you can live in this 882-square-foot rental in this West Philly neighborhood. It’s been upgraded with modern finishes and appliances, plus bamboo floors. There’s also in-unit laundry. Its location puts you within steps of public transportation, but if you’re a driver the one parking spot that this unit comes with may win you over.
Washington Square (1 bed, 1 bath)—Over in leafy neighborhood is this 500-square-foot rental in a walk-up. Not too much else is offered from the listing, but what we do know is that the apartment boasts a brick fireplace in the large living room, and that pets are welcome. Also note: The kitchen is in the hallway.
Grays Ferry (3 beds, 1 bath)—$1,300 goes a long way over in Grays Ferry, where this price point rents an entire rowhome that was recently renovated. It’s not clear if there’s in-unit laundry, and you’ll need to install a few window units for AC. But it is one of the only pads on this list that offers private outdoor space.
Kensington (1 bed, 1 bath)—If you can wait until August, this loft in Kensington will be up for grabs. It offers a big living space and kitchen on the first floor, and a spiral staircase that leads to the sleeping area. There’s also in-unit laundry, and a garage to park your car if you have one. Regardless, the Berks station on the El is a short walk away.
Chinatown (Studio, 1 bath)—This 500-square-foot studio puts you smack dab in the middle of Chinatown. Expect hardwood floors, exposed brick, and big windows. The listing also states there’s in-unit laundry, although there’s no word on pets.
Which $1,300 rental would you choose?
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