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What $950 rents in Philly right now

From Center City to Northeast Philly

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 $950 a month, and from Center City to Northeast Philly , there are a ton of options. Which place would you pick?


North Philly (3 bed, 1 bath)—Located right outside of Temple University, this three-bed spot at 1234 Rising Sun Avenue is recently renovated with hardwood floors, granite kitchen countertops and windows that let in plenty of natural light. Bonus: it’s a quick walk from the Broad Street Line.

Via Craigslist

Spruce Hill (5 bed, 2 bath)—One of the most spacious places on the list this week is this five-bed home on a quiet, tree-lined street in West Philly. It’s got plenty of sunlight, carpeted floors, and it’s a quick walk from the universities in the area, Clark Park, and public transit.

JG Real Estate via Craigslist

Center City (Studio, 1 bath)—At 1324 Locust Street, this apartment is easily the most centrally located. It’s a studio on the fifth floor of the Arts Condominium building and while it’s a little small, it has a ton of draws: a doorman, a hair salon in the lobby, and hardwood floors and new kitchen cabinets in the apartment itself.

Via Craigslist

Port Richmond (2 bed, 1.5 bath)—This Port Richmond place is recently renovated and it shows. The home at East Auburn and Frankford Avenue opens to a living room with hardwood floors and exposed brick. In the back, an arched doorway leads into a cute kitchen. the bedrooms are upstairs, and there’s even a finished basement.

Giller Realty, via Craigslist

Juniata Park (3 bed, 1 bath)—Another rehabbed place on the list this week is this Juniata Park home, which has a fresh coat of paint, touched up hardwood floors and granite countertops. The kitchen and bathroom are also brand new. Big bonus: there’s on-site laundry.


Which $950 place would you pick?

This poll is closed

  • 4%
    North Philly
    (13 votes)
  • 23%
    Spruce Hill
    (72 votes)
  • 30%
    Center City
    (92 votes)
  • 37%
    Port Richmond
    (115 votes)
  • 3%
    Juniata Park
    (12 votes)
304 votes total Vote Now

Temple University

1801 N Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122 215 204 7000

Clark Park

4300-4398 Baltimore Avenue, , PA 19104 Visit Website