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 homes at or around $2,500 per month. From one-bed lofts to two-bed homes, there are a lot of options.
Manayunk (1 bed, 1 bath)—Only two years old, the Royal Athena offers luxury apartments overlooking the Schuylkill River, like this one-bed apartment that has a balcony, floor-to-ceiling windows, and hardwood floors. The building itself has a ton of amenities, too, like a pool, demonstration kitchen, conference rooms, and a yoga room. Plus, you can bring your furry friends along—the whole place is pet-friendly.
University City (4 bed, 2 bath)—For anyone seeking out the historic, old-Philly vibe, this place at 4001 Green Street is a natural choice. It’s a three-story place with wood trim, hardwood floors, and a winding wood staircase. There’s also a new kitchen and renovated bathrooms.
Washington Square (2 bed, 2 bath)—There are several draws to this Waverly Court apartment, starting with its location. At 412 South 13th Street, it’s very centrally located; just feet from Broad Street and the subway. Inside, it’s a sleek place, with recessed lighting, quartz countertops, and high ceilings.
Callowhill (2 bed, 2 bath)—This place at 1210 Buttonwood Street is a prime example of its neighborhood’s style. Like many Callowhill homes, it features a loft-style apartment reminiscent of the neighborhood’s factory-heavy industrial past. There’s a brick wall, exposed beams and ducts, hardwood floors, and a wide open main room.
Fishtown (2 bed, 1 bath)—Let’s wrap up the list this week with a truly unique home. This two-bed apartment in a renovated convent at 1422 East Susquehanna Ave predictably has a number of interesting elements. There are stained glass windows, a spiral stair leading up to a balcony that looks out over the living room, and exposed beams from the original convent.
Which place would you pick for $2,500?
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