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What $1,800 will rent you in Philly

From Brewerytown to Fishtown.

OCF Realty, via Craigslist

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 Brewerytown versus Washington Square? Let’s find out! Today’s price point: $1,800 a month.

University City (3 bed, 2 bath)—Offering three beds (and an entire floor of the building), this 44th Street apartment is one of the more spacious places on this list. The building is new construction, LEED Platinum certified, and there’s a washer and dryer in the unit. Plus, 44th and Ludlow is a pretty prime location for someone looking to live in University City.

OCF Realty, via Craigslist

Brewerytown (3 bed, 2 bath)—Another roomy place on the list is this home in Brewerytown. It has two stories, both with hardwood floors. The living room has a fireplace and double French doors that lead into a dining room and kitchen. The second floor holds the bedrooms and bathroom (that includes a tub with jets), while the third floor holds a “complete suite,” including another kitchen and laundry area.

JG Real Estate, via Craigslist

Point Breeze (2 bed, 1.5 bath)—Usually Fishtown is known as the hub of industrial-style homes and apartments, but this apartment is a gem in South Philly. Just a few blocks off Broad (and a few more from East Passyunk), it offers hardwood floors, large windows, and painted white brick walls. The exposed heating ducts serve to really drive home the industrial style feel.

JG Real Estate, via Craigslist

Washington Square (1 bed, 1 bath)—This home in Washington Square’s Thomas Lofts— which also features a heavy helping of industrial style elements—is one of the smaller places on this list. But what it lacks in size, it makes up for in 15-foot ceilings, large windows, stone kitchen countertops, and (of course) location. It also offers an exposed brick dining area, and a bathroom with pebble stone floors. Plus, you can bring your furry friends along.

Via Craigslist

Fishtown (2 bed, 2 bath)—The listing for this condo (located in a historic church in Fishtown) says it has “tons of character,” and we have to say we agree. It’s a two-story place, with a kitchen and living area on the first floor. A spiral staircase winds up to the second floor, which has cathedral ceilings and stained glass windows.


Which $1,800 place would you rent?

This poll is closed

  • 27%
    University City
    (96 votes)
  • 10%
    (36 votes)
  • 12%
    Point Breeze
    (44 votes)
  • 24%
    Washington Square
    (86 votes)
  • 24%
    (87 votes)
349 votes total Vote Now

Washington Square

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