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What $1,200 rents in Philly right now

From studio apartments to three-bed houses

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 $1,200 per month, and it’s a pretty popular price point. There’s everything from small (but nicely located) studios, to a full Germantown house. Check out the array of options.

JG Real Estate, via Craigslist

Rittenhouse Square (studio, one bath)—Okay, so this spot isn’t exactly on Rittenhouse Square, but at four blocks away, it’s pretty close. The 2101 Chestnut Street apartment is in the Riverwest Condominiums complex, and offers a studio space with one row of windows, a small kitchen nook, and a tile bathroom. Shell out a little more money, and you can get a parking space in the adjacent garage, too.

Via Craigslist

Fishtown (2 bed, 1 bath)—This two-bed space is tucked into one of the most popular parts of Fishtown, at Front Street and Girard Avenue. It has hardwood floors, laundry in unit, central air, and it’s sound-proofed. The 720-square-foot place is ready to move in now, and you can bring your pets along.

Centra Associates, via Craigslist

Washington Square (Studio, 1 bath)—For some of the homes on this list, it’s all about location, location, location, and this Washington Square West spot is one of those. Sitting at Spruce and 10th Street, it’s in the middle of a lot of hip bars, restaurants, and shops. But there are plenty of other draws to the place, too. It has hardwood floors, a funky curved bathroom, and a decorative fireplace. Windows in the living/bedroom area and in the kitchen look out over a courtyard below.

Via Craigslist

Germantown (3 bed, 1 bath)—When it comes to our Curbed Comparisons lists every week, Germantown and surrounding areas seem to frequently offer the most bang for your buck. At least, that’s the case with this King Street home, which has three bedrooms, two stories, a living room, dining room, and kitchen (all separate) and a basement for storage.

City Wide Realty, via Craigslist

Parkside (1 bed, 1 bath)—Tucked into a large stone apartment building at 4100 Parkside Avenue, this one-bed spot is a nice one-bedroom with hardwood floors, a tile bathroom, laundry in unit, and a free parking spot. Bring your (small) pets along—the place is cat and dog friendly.


Which $1,200 place would you choose?

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