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What $1,900 rents you around Philly today

From Fishtown to University City

The facade of a University City home you can rent for $1,900
via Craigslist

Welcome back to Curbed Comparisons, a weekly dive into the options available for a certain price point in various Philly neighborhoods. How many beds can you get in Fishtown versus University City? Let’s find out! Today’s price point: around $1,900 a month.

Via Craigslist

Fishtown (2 bed, 1 bath)—This newly-constructed apartment is smack-dab in the middle of Fishtown and offers a sleek space with quartz countertops, plenty of light and black tile bathroom. Want an added bonus? The roof deck offers 360-degree views of the city.

via Craigslist

Northern Liberties (1 bed, 1 bath)—Like its Fishtown counterpart, this $1,900 apartment is all new construction. It’s got hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows and a balcony. the building—which is deemed luxury housing—also has ample outdoor space with a roof deck open to the whole apartment complex community.

Via Craigslist

Center City (1 bed, 1 bath)—Situated right in the heart of the city, this apartment has 810 square feet of space, 10 foot ceilings and—this is a big one for city living—a washer and dryer in the unit. There’s even a communal lounge downstairs, where you can get cocktails and listen to nightly live music.

via Craigslist

Rittenhouse (1 bed, 1 bath)—At 631 square feet, this apartment is on the smaller side, but the location and amenities might explain its price. It has hardwood floors, a washer and dryer in the unit, and granite countertops in the kitchen. There’s even a little window in the kitchen wall that looks out over the living room. The building itself offers a fitness area, lounge and pool.

via Craigslist

University City (3 bed, 1 bath)—Head over to University City for a funky (and very West Philly) bi-level home. In addition to its colorful exterior, the 1,600-square-foot home offers pine floors, a decorative fireplace, and plenty of windows. There’s even laundry in the basement.


Which $1,900 home would you pick?

This poll is closed

  • 26%
    (85 votes)
  • 8%
    Northern Liberties
    (26 votes)
  • 27%
    Center City
    (88 votes)
  • 9%
    (29 votes)
  • 28%
    University City
    (93 votes)
321 votes total Vote Now


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