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What $1,500 rents in Philly right now

From three-bed houses to studio apartments

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 $1,500 per month, and it’s a pretty popular price point. From three-bed houses, to studio apartments, to comfortable one-bed digs in Center City, there’s a lot $1,500 can rent.

via Craigslist

Brewerytown (3 bed, 1.5 bath)—A newly renovated space in Brewerytown is one of the largest on this list, topping out at over 1,000 square feet of space. The 1624 North Patton Street home is a full house, with exposed brick accent walls, built-in armoire, oak flooring, and all new amenities in the kitchen. Plus, there’s a back patio (albeit, kind of small).

via Craigslist

Center City (1 bed, 1 bath)—In Center City, just blocks from Rittenhouse Square and City Hall, this one-bed place at 2121 Market Street offers bright walls, 14-foot windows, and laundry on every floor. It’s 520 square feet in total, and it’s got all that former warehouse charm, along with a lounge and communal roof patio. It also happens to be right above Center City’s only Trader Joe’s.

JG Real Estate, via Craigslist

Pennsport (2 bed, 1 bath)—Along with the Brewerytown spot, this home in Pennsport is a prime example of the sheer range that $1,500 a month can get you, depending on what area you choose to live. For that price point, you can rent out this entire two bed, three-story home at 351 Emily Street. That includes a finished basement, a first floor living, dining room, and kitchen, and light-filled bedrooms upstairs.

Maxwell Realty, via Craigslist

Old City (studio, 1 bath)—At 360 square feet and no bedrooms, this apartment is easily the smallest on this list. And unsurprisingly, it’s in Old City (it is a sought-after neighborhood, after all). But what it lacks in size, it makes up for in its design and amenities. It has floor-to-ceiling—and nearly wall-to-wall—windows, granite countertops, a sleek kitchen, and laundry in the bathroom. Plus, the building amenities include a roof deck, courtyard, on-site parking, and a fitness center.

Fishtown Real Estate, via Craigslist

Olde Richmond (3 bed, 1 bath)—Yet another indicator of how much space $1,500 can rent is this spot at 2347 East Hazzard Street. It has hardwood floors, multiple stories, laundry in the basement, big bay windows, and a back patio. Plus, it’s just a few blocks northeast of Fishtown, and all of the popular restaurants and bars there.


Which place would you rent for $1,500?

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  • 20%
    (44 votes)
  • 26%
    Center City
    (56 votes)
  • 22%
    (48 votes)
  • 23%
    Old City
    (50 votes)
  • 7%
    Olde Kensington
    (16 votes)
214 votes total Vote Now


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