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This is what $1,400 will rent you in Philly

From one-bed apartments all the way up to six-bed homes


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 Grays Ferry versus Center City? Let’s find out! Today’s price point: $1,400 a month.

West Philly (2 bed, 1 bath)—West Philly has a lot of victorian houses with truly stunning exteriors, and this one on the corner of Hazel Avenue and South 48th Street is no exception. There are several apartments in the building, but this one is on the third story. It features hardwood floors, a gas stove, and a washer and dryer. Plus, who doesn’t love a good West Philly porch?

Grays Ferry (4 bed, 1 bath)—With dark hardwood floors, a decorative fireplace, and a private back patio, this home on South 28th Street has a lot to offer. The first floor has a living area and kitchen, as well as a den. The home also has four bedrooms on the second floor, and a large basement. Plus—good news—you can bring a small pet.


West Passyunk (1 bed, 1 bath)—The West Passyunk neighborhood is becoming an increasingly popular neighborhood and—just blocks from South Broad—this apartment is right in the middle of it. In terms of space, this apartment is smaller than the rest (the living area and kitchen are in the same room). But it has a ton of perks, like great views, high ceilings, and a shared roof deck.

OCF Realty, via Craigslist

Center City (1 bed, 1 bath)—Just feet from the popular South Street, this one-bed place has a ton of character. There are hardwood floors, a recently remodeled kitchen (with a dishwasher), and a unique wood stove in the living room. Plus, a ladder leads up to a private roof deck.


Frankford (6 bed, 1.5 bath)—When it comes to space, this Frankford home has the others beat. It has a total of six bedrooms on the top two floors, with a kitchen, laundry room, and dining room on the first story. The floors themselves are polished hardwood. There are a number of interesting design elements around the home, including a decorative fireplace in the living room, painted brick in a bathroom, and a carved wood bannister.



Where would you pick for $1,400?

This poll is closed

  • 19%
    West Philly
    (52 votes)
  • 15%
    Grays Ferry
    (40 votes)
  • 26%
    West Passyunk
    (70 votes)
  • 26%
    Center City
    (70 votes)
  • 12%
    (33 votes)
265 votes total Vote Now

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