Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can rent or buy for a certain dollar amount in various Philly neighborhoods. This week, we’re checking out the more inexpensive options in Philly, namely, what can you get for under $1,000? (Hint: there are a lot of options).
Bala Cynwyd (1 bed, 1 bath)—This apartment is located above a yoga studio on 158 Montgomery Avenue in Bala Cynwyd and is ready in December. It has both hardwood and carpet floors, and it features slanted ceilings and window-unit air conditioning. The home offers a washer and dryer in the basement, and a parking spot for one car—all for just a hair under the $1,000 price point.
West Philly (2 bed, 1 bath)—Just off Fairmount Park, on the corner of 41st and Girard, is this $1,000, two-bed place in a triplex. It has hardwood floors, new lighting, and a washer and dryer in the apartment. Plus, there’s a big bay window in the rear bedroom, and the whole place is close to public transit, with a trolley stop just outside.
South Philly (Studio, 1 bath)—Located on a popular end of South Street, this apartment drops in price compared to the others on this list—but it also drops in size. The 550-square-foot studio is listed at $950 a month and offers three rooms—a (sparse) kitchen, bathroom and living/bedroom. What it lacks in size, it makes up for in location. It’s right on the corner of 7th and South streets, with popular bars, restaurants and shops just outside the door.
West Passyunk (1 bed, 1.5 bath)—Another home that dips down below the price point is this West Passyunk place on 20th and Snyder, which is renting for $950. It offers hardwood floors and a kitchen—with a surprising amount of counter space. Past the kitchen is the bedroom and bathroom. There’s also a finished basement, but the owners stipulate that it can’t be used as another bedroom. Also, you can’t bring your furry friends along, there are no pets allowed.
Northeast Philly (studio, 1 bath)—Easily the cheapest place on the list is this studio apartment in Northeast Philly in the Avondale Apartments on the corner of Arrott and Leiper streets. For $635 a month, you get a recently updated kitchen and bathroom, a bedroom area with two closets, and laundry on site. Plus, it’s a quick walk from the Arrott Transportation Center, where you can take the MFL into Center City.
Which place would you pick for under $1,000?
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