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 $3,000 per month. Sure, it’s a bit out of the norm from the prices we normally check out, but if you can scrape together the money (and maybe a few friends) there are many gorgeous options.
Art Museum (3 bed, 2.5 bath)—First of all, who doesn’t want to live near the Art Museum, and with three bedrooms, no less? This spot at 23rd and Brandywine has all that sleek, clean charm that’s so desirable in a apartment, with massive, two-story windows to boot. It’s recently renovated and offers laundry, a backyard, and a garage.
West Mount Airy (5 bed, 3.5 bath)—If you’ve ever wanted to live in one of those stunning, Tudor-esq Mount Airy homes (and you have 3,000 of disposable income a month) now’s your chance. This 6654 Lincoln Drive house offers hardwood floors, tons of light, a working brick fireplace, a spacious backyard, and a cozy, open kitchen. Plus, it’s nearly 100 years old.
Old City (2 bed, 2 bath)—Truth be told, we’ve been waiting for a spot at The National to pop up on Curbed Comparisons, just because it’s such a high profile building. The original National building was under a lot of scrutiny for years, largely due to its iconic orange, modern facade and questions over whether it would get a place on the city’s historic register. Though the original building got that designation, it was still torn down and recently rebuilt with the owners recreating the modern facade as an homage to the original building. Needless to say, new building or not, this apartment is still a big part of Old City’s history.
Queen Village (4 bed, 3 bath)—If you want to talk about space, well, this 331 Monroe Street apartment has over 1,600 square feet of it. There’s a large, open-plan living room and kitchen, with stairs leading up to several bedrooms. There’s also a private balcony, and—as the ad says in caps—parking (a boon in any Queen Village home).
West Philly (2 bed, 2 bath)—High ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and marble countertops are just a few of the things this 3737 Chestnut Street apartment has to offer. In addition to all that space and light, there’s also tons of building amenities, like a yoga studio, fitness center, and game room. Plus, those views are stunning.
Which $3,000 place would you pick?
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West Mount Airy