Welcome to Curbed Comparisons! In honor of Transportation Week, we’re taking a look at five rental options near SEPTA subway stations along the Market-Frankford Line and the Broad Street Line. They’re all in different neighborhoods and available and varying price points. Is one person’s townhouse another’s studio? Let’s find out!
Want more options? Here’s a map of the median rent by every SEPTA station in Philly.
46th Street Station (2 beds, 1.5 baths)—About two blocks from 46th Street Station on the El is this basically brand new apartment—it’s only been lived in by other renter. It’s a bi-level unit on the fourth and fifth floors of the new build, and it’s close to Penn and Drexel. Asking rent is $1,690 a month.
Cecil B. Moore Station (4 bedrooms, 2 baths)—For $2,100 a month, you can rent this recently renovated apartment, located a super short walk to Temple and the Cecil B. Moore stop on the Broad Street Line. Sticker shock? With four bedrooms, roommates may be the way to go for this one.
Girard Station (1 bed, 1 bath)—Here’s a unit in the Levesque Flats development that’s only a four-minute walk from Girard Station on the Market-Frankford Line. It’s also located right on Girard Avenue, which the 15 trolley line runs along. The apartment touts itself as being green-friendly, and there’s a deck off the kitchen. Asking rent is $1,300 a month.
Jefferson Station (2 beds, 2 baths)—This recently renovated apartment at 12th and Chestnut puts you within two blocks of Jefferson Station at 11th and Market. Not only can you catch the Market-Frankford line from here, but you can also hop onto one of SEPTA’s Regional lines, as well. The apartment itself is pet-friendly and has in-unit laundry and an on-site fitness center. But there’s a hefty price to pay each month to live this close to the station and in the heart of Center City: Rent is $2,628 a month.
Snyder Station (3 bedrooms , 1 bath)—We end our ride along the Broad Street Line in South Philly’s East Passyunk neighborhood, where this rental is located right by Snyder Station. It’s asking $1,650 a month, which rents you an entire rowhome with a back patio, laundry, and hardwood floors. The only thing it lacks is central AC, but it does come with three built-in wall units.
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