Welcome back 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 homes at or around $1,900 a month, and from Brewerytown to Fishtown, there are a ton of options. Which place would you pick?
University City (2 bed, 2 bath)—This Sansom Street spot is advertised in its listing as an amazing location, and it makes sense. At the corner of Sansom and 42nd, it’s a quick walk from Upenn and all the bars and restaurants in the area. On top of that it’s got two bedrooms, a gate in front of the building, and it’s recently renovated.
Brewerytown (4 bed, 1 bath)—This 2705 Poplar Street home is easily is one of the biggest places on this week’s list. It has four beds, a sunny main room with hardwood floors and a wood staircase, and a long, granite kitchen. Plus, there’s two-car parking. It’s nestled at the edge of Brewerytown, which is one of the Philly neighborhoods drawing a lot of attention lately. It’s recently seen new developments and—according to a recent but controversial property assessment—rising home values.
Rittenhouse (1 bed, 1 bath)—As is often the case on Curbed Comparisons, the Rittenhouse spot offers the smallest amount of space. In this case, the 1720 Lombard apartment has a grand total of 400 square feet. But the one-bed, one-den home has tons of draws apart from that, including its location, brick exterior, exposed beams, sunlight, and sleek hardwood floors. Plus, there’s a charming courtyard out back.
Ludlow (2 bed, 1 bath)—Tucked between Temple’s campus and the ever-booming neighborhoods of Fishtown and Old Kensington is this Ludlow spot on 1433 North 7th Street. It’s a brand new apartment that offers large windows and open layouts with garage parking for an extra $150.
Fishtown (2 bed, 1 bath)—There’s a lot of space in the final home on this week’s list. The 534 East Girard place is a new construction, bi-level apartment with bedrooms on each floor, plenty of light, and an industrial-style interior that’s reminiscent of many homes in the Fishtown neighborhood. Plus, there’s laundry in the unit and you can bring your pets.
Which $1,900 place would you pick?
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