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What $950 will rent you in Philly

From three-bed homes to small studios, there’s a lot of variety in Philly with a $950-a-month budget.

Adelphia House, 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 Center City versus Port Richmond? Let’s find out! Today’s price point: $950 a month.

Dickinson Narrows (1 bed, 1 bath)—This home has one bedroom, several closets, and a lot of light, but its main selling point is its location. it’s right across the street from Dickinson Square Park. Pets are allowed, and gas and heat is included.


East Kensington (2 bed, 1.5 bath)—This home, which offers 1,000 square feet of space, has a serious rustic cabin feel to it, despite its city location. The kitchen is almost all wood—save for a brick backsplash—and leads out to an enclosed patio outside. Plus, it has two stories and laundry.


Port Richmond (1 bed, 1 bath)—Just off I-95 on Richmond Street, this home offers a unique corner kitchen—with ample storage space for its size—plenty of light, and hardwood floors. Plus, the building has shared laundry and you can bring your pets.

Via Zillow

West Philly (3 bed, 1 bath)—In West Philly, this two-floor home has a large living room, a kitchen with tile floors and new appliances, and a washer and dryer. Upstairs, there are the bedrooms, including one with a big bay window.

Center City (Studio, 1 bath)—If you’re itching to live in Center City, it is actually possible (even with a $950 budget). This studio apartment in the Adelphia House building doesn’t offer much space, but it is bright and sunny, and it has a sleek white kitchen to boot. It’s on 13th and Chestnut, and you can’t get much more centrally located than that.

Adelphia House, Via Zillow


Which $950 place would you pick?

This poll is closed

  • 27%
    Dickinson Narrows
    (81 votes)
  • 14%
    East Kensington
    (43 votes)
  • 8%
    Port Richmond
    (26 votes)
  • 19%
    West Philly
    (58 votes)
  • 29%
    Center City
    (88 votes)
296 votes total Vote Now

Adelphia House

1229 Chestnut Street, , PA 19107 Visit Website

Dickinson Square Park

Tasker Street, , PA 19148 Visit Website