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Curbed Comparisons: What $3,000 rents you in Philly today

From Fairmount Park to Washington Square

Welcome back to Curbed Comparisons, a dive into the options available for a certain price point in various neighborhoods. Most rental places in Philly go between the $1,000 and $2,500 price range, but today we’re going to dive a little north of that and see what $3,000 will get you in the city. Hint: It gets you a lot.


Manayunk (3 bed, 3 bath)—Here’s a total gem. This town home sits in the heart of Manayunk, steps from the Manayunk Brewing Company (for beer-lovers) and close to the river. It features a Chef’s Kitchen with a dry bar and sleek granite countertops. It has a fireplace, and upstairs—in addition to the three hardwood-floor bedrooms—it has a private study and roof deck.


Center City (2 bed, 2 bath)—Mosey on down from Manayunk to Center City, where you’ll find this stunner. It’s got a kitchen with a breakfast bar and granite countertops, hardwood flooring and a washer and dryer in the unit. Need more? There are tons of amenities, like a fitness center, a lounge and a roof deck in the building.


Rittenhouse (2 bed, 2 bath)—Naturally, Rittenhouse Square would be on this list, but this home is still something unique. It has a giant hardwood floor living area, with double French doors that swing into a spacious carpeted bedroom. The master bathroom is adorned in marble, and views just outside the home look out over a private courtyard below. Plus, as the advertisement boasts in loud letters, pets are allowed.


Point Breeze (3 bed, 2 bath)—It’s not surprising that you’d likely get the most bang for your buck in South Philly. This home, which boasts 2,800 square feet, has a kitchen with an island, a living room with an HD projector, and a large roof deck. Pay a little extra (although the advertisement doesn’t say how much) and you can get it fully furnished.


Washington Square West (2 bed, 2 bath)This bi-level home in the sought-after Washington Square neighborhood, offers up everything—a recently-renovated kitchen, working fireplaces, and even (this is a big plus for any Philly home) laundry in unit. There’s even a nearby parking garage for those who can’t stand street parking (like most Philadelphians).


Which $3,000 home would you choose?

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  • 12%
    (30 votes)
  • 26%
    Center City
    (65 votes)
  • 17%
    (43 votes)
  • 20%
    Point Breeze
    (50 votes)
  • 21%
    Washington Square
    (53 votes)
241 votes total Vote Now

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