Welcome back to Curbed Comparisons, a dive into the options available for a certain price point in various Philly neighborhoods. Is someone’s townhouse another’s studio? Let’s find out! Today’s price point: $1,850 a month.
Fairmount (1 bed, 1.5 baths)—We start on the edge of Fairmount at with this loft rental at Parks Edge Lofts. The 1,038-square-foot unit has super-tall ceilings and huge windows, so natural light won’t be an issue here. Some other perks: A parking space is included, and the apartment can come fully or partially furnished.
Spring Garden (1 bed, 1 bath)—This price point earns a pet-friendly, 653-square-foot pad in the new 1720 Fairmount boutique apartment building. Expect rustic chic finishes like a sliding barn door, wide-plank oak floors, and exposed ductwork. Residents also have access to a communal roof deck.
Northern Liberties (2 beds, 1 bath)—Here’s a pet-friendly apartment on the edge of Northern Liberties. The unit has all the finishes one would expect in a converted warehouse: Exposed brick, ductwork, and beams, plus hardwood floors. Within the apartment building, there’s a fitness center and lounge areas.
Washington Square West (1 bed, 1 bath)—Down in Center City there is a condo available for rent in the Western Union Building. It has an open-floor layout and access to all of the building’s amenities, including a spot in the parking garage. The bedroom is located in the middle of the apartment, but there’s a window cut-out that helps bring in some light from the living room.
Manayunk (3 beds, 2 baths)—For the most bang for buck, look to this three-bedroom rental in the new Trestle Apartments in Manayunk. It’s located literally a block from Main Street and a short walk from the Manayunk train station, and in addition to a Juliet balcony off the living room there’s a shared roof deck.
Which apartment would you rent for $1,850?
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Spring Garden 1BR
Northern Liberties 2BR
Washington Square West condo