Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can rent or buy for a certain dollar amount in various Philly neighborhoods. This week, we’re checking out the classic price point of $1,950 per month. So many spaces cost around this price, that we wanted to check out exactly how different the options can get. Behold: a lot of variety.
Brewerytown (2 bed, 1 bath)—This industrial-style home at The Fairmount apartments in Brewerytown has wall-to-wall windows in the living room and kitchen, rain showers, polished concrete floors, and laundry. Plus, you can bring your pets.
Washington Square West (1 bed, 1 bath)—This one-bed place in the Strickland Row condo complex offers a classic Wash West feel, with hardwood floors, large leaded glass windows, crown molding, and tons of natural light. Plus, there’s a heated outdoor pool.
Bella Vista (2 bed, 2 bath)—For less than $2,000, you can get this apartment in Bella Vista—an increasingly popular neighborhood. It has two bedrooms, exposed brick, hardwood floors (and ceilings), and a roof deck with skyline views. Plus, the stand-alone bathtub is something truly unique.
Old City (Studio, 1 bath)—Right at the edge of Old City—before the popular historic district hits I-95—sits this apartment on 32 North Front Street. It has hardwood floors, a fireplace, and views of the Ben Franklin Bridge. The home is an open floor plan, with the living area, kitchen, and bedroom area all connected.
Fishtown (3 bed, 1.5 bath)—Right on the edge of Fishtown and Kensington is this sunny home, with three bedrooms, hardwood floors, a front porch, and a back yard. There are some interesting design aspects to the space, like unique light fixtures, rustic walls, and arched doorways. Plus, pets are fine to bring along.
Which place would you pick?
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