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What $900 rents in Philly right now

From University City to Germantown

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 $900 per month. While most rentals in the city hit about $1,000 north of that price point, there are still a ton of great options for $900, from University City, to Germantown.

via Craigslist

University City (2 bed, 1 bath)—This sleek and sunny apartment is pretty centrally located on the northern section of University City. It has hardwood floors, a bay window, a full kitchen, and—bonus—you can bring your cats and small dogs.

Redblock, via Craigslist

Wynnefield Heights (2 bed, 1 bath)—On the edge of Fairmount Park, just a minutes’ drive from Bala Cynwyd, this apartment is on the second floor of a duplex, and offers 900 square feet of space, as well as a small balcony. It’s a recently renovated spot, so it has that brand-new feel.

OCF Realty, via Craigslist

West Passyunk (2 bed, 1 bath)—This West Passyunk spot marks the first two-story home on this list. The first floor has a wide open white-and-grey living space that continues into a kitchen, all with plenty of windows. Bedrooms sit upstairs, and there’s a yard out back, but sadly you can’t bring your pets.

JG Real Estate, via Craigslist

Germantown (1 bed, 1 bath)—This funky, top-floor apartment offers a fair amount of space for its price point, with a large living room, and a separate kitchen and bedroom. Apart from the space, the design might be a pull for some Philly residents. The ceilings are slanted, and the doorways arched, making for some unique details throughout the space.

Redblock, via Craigslist

Belfield (2 bed, 1 bath)—Just a few minutes from the Germantown apartment, is this bright Belfield spot, which was recently renovated, with a new kitchen and bedrooms, offering 800 square feet of space. The floors are laminated, but the appliances are all new.


Which $900 spot would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 54%
    University City
    (113 votes)
  • 6%
    Wynnefield Heights
    (13 votes)
  • 29%
    West Passyunk
    (61 votes)
  • 6%
    (13 votes)
  • 2%
    (6 votes)
206 votes total Vote Now

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