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What you can rent for $1,500 a month in Philly

From University City to Port Richmond

Port Richmond home for rent
Neighborhood Real Estate, via Zillow

Welcome back to Curbed Comparisons, a dive into the options available for a certain price point in various Philly neighborhoods. How many beds can you get in Port Richmond versus University City? Let’s find out! Today’s price point: around $1,500 a month

Tiffany Fasone Via Neighborhood Real Estate, via Zillow

Port Richmond (3 bed, 2 bath)—The inside of this home is reminiscent of Brooklyn brownstones, with its intricate, carved wood arch and stairway bannister. Complementing that feel are the walls of exposed brick and hardwood floors. The home also boasts central air and laundry on the first floor.

BMG Philadelphia, via Zillow

Brewerytown (1 bed, 1 bath)—Just blocks from Fairmount Park sit the Pyramid Lofts in Brewerytown, and they have a ton to offer. However, the number one draw is the light, which pours in from wall-to-wall windows. Another bonus? The views look out over the park and city skyline. Plus, there’s an on-site gym.

Alcove Media

University City (2 bed, 1 bath)—University City is often known as a neighborhood primarily populated by students, but there are some great rentals for people in the working world as well. Take, for instance, this sleek two bed home in the Westwood Apartments, which has hardwood floors and a private balcony. One plus of living in the University City neighborhood is all the restaurants, bars, and activities just blocks away.

PMC Property Group

Rittenhouse Square (1 bed, 1 bath)—It’s hard to resist the draw of the desirable Rittenhouse Square neighborhood, especially at $1,500 a pop. This one-bed, one-bath home is on the smaller side—437 square feet, to be exact—but it offers a central location, hardwood floors, and a sleek white kitchen.

Jordan Katz, Keller Williams Philly

Grays Ferry (2 bed, 1.5 bath)—For a little more space, travel down to Grays Ferry, where a two-bed home offers 1,200 square feet of living area, including two stories. There’s plenty of light, central air—and, in a unique design element—butcher block countertops in the kitchen. There’s even a private patio outside.


Which rental would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 21%
    Port Richmond
    (57 votes)
  • 37%
    (101 votes)
  • 5%
    University City
    (15 votes)
  • 16%
    Rittenhouse Square
    (44 votes)
  • 19%
    Grays Ferry
    (52 votes)
269 votes total Vote Now

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