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 $1,800 per month, and it’s a pretty popular price point. From a full house in Manayunk, to a new construction in Fishtown, there are a bunch of options. Take a look.
Manayunk (4 bed, 2 bath)—Most of the options on this list offer similar things: two bed, one bath apartments. But it seems that there’s always an outlier in Curbed Comparisons, and this week it’s this entire four-bed house in Manayunk. It’s a 1,500-square-foot twin with a covered porch, off-street parking, and Fairmount Park just steps away.
Allegheny West (2 bed, 1 bath)—A little closer to the center of the city, this apartment at 3510 Scotts Lane offers nearly 1,000 square feet of that open, industrial style that’s so popular in Philly apartments. It has super high ceilings, exposed ductwork, and oversized windows that let in tons of light. Plus—count ‘em—two off-street parking spaces.
Callowhill (1 bed, 1.5 bath)—Unsurprisingly, the size of a $1,800 apartment takes a dip the closer you get to Center City. Still, this one-bed apartment on the Broad Street edge of Callowhill offers a lot within its 675 square feet. There’s a washer and dryer in unit, large windows that nearly stretch floor-to-ceiling, and amenities like a fitness center, community room, and 24-hour front dest.
Hawthorne (2 bed, 1 bath)—If bi-level is what you’re looking for, this spot just off South Street has you covered. It’s got two entrances—one on each floor—along with a light-filled living room with a brick fireplace. The spiral staircase leads to the two bedrooms above, and there’s even a patio.
Fishtown (2 bed, 1 bath)—If the sleek (we’re talking mirror-level shiny) floors don’t give it away, the bathroom probably will; this place is all new construction. It offers hardwood floors, a large shower, brand new appliances, and plenty of light. The apartment is tucked away on 114 Richmond Street, right on the border of Fishtown and Northern Liberties.
Which $1,800 place would you live in?
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