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Philly rent comparison: What $1,700 rents right now

With options in Kensington, Old City, 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 townhouse another’s studio? Let’s find out! This week’s price point: Around $1,700 a month.

via JG Real Estate

Kensington (2 beds, 1.5 baths)—In Kensington near the Berks stop on the El is this two-bedroom unit, asking $,1750 a month. Some of the perks include the fact that it’s brand new, and there’s a small balcony off the kitchen. Both of the bedrooms are located on the second lower level, accessed via a spiral staircase. Need more breathing room? There’s a community roof deck.

via Coldwell Banker Preferred

South Broad (1 bed, 1 bath)—There’s a pet-friendly condo up for grabs in the Marine Condo building right on South Broad for $1,700 a month—that rent includes a garage parking spot. The 749-square-foot unit has details like exposed brick, big windows, and tall ceilings. And there’s access to an on-site gym and courtyard.

via JG Real Estate

Brewerytown (3 beds, 2 baths)—Across the city in Brewerytown is this recently renovated rowhome, also asking $1,750 a month. But you’ll have to wait for it—the home isn’t available until November. Its a cozy 784 square feet, so don’t expect massive bedrooms, but hey, it is an entire house up for rent. There’s also in-unit laundry. Pets are welcome, but they come with a $500 deposit for dogs and $250 for cats.

via Zillow

Manayunk (2 beds, 1 bath)—This new two-bedroom puts you right on Manayunk’s Main Street, which means there’s easy access to the neighborhood’s restaurant and bar scene. All of the appliances and finishes are brand new, and there’s in-unit laundry and central AC. Plus, cats are welcome roommates.

via JG Real Estate

Old City (1 bed, 1 bath)—Here’s a compact apartment that’s basically brand new after undergoing a top-to-bottom renovation. The unit has all the basics, including in-unit laundry, topped with some extra bonuses like a Nest thermostat and a small balcony. Pets welcome, but with a deposit.


Which $1,700+ rental would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 16%
    Kensington 2-bedroom
    (57 votes)
  • 19%
    South Broad condo
    (68 votes)
  • 25%
    Brewerytown house
    (87 votes)
  • 10%
    Manayunk 2-bedroom
    (36 votes)
  • 28%
    Old City 1-bedroom
    (100 votes)
348 votes total Vote Now