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What $1,500 rents in Philly right now

From Manayunk, to Port Richmond, to Center City

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 $1,500 a month, and it’s one of those price points that’s so popular in Philly, you can find something in almost every neighborhood. Of course, the places will differ by size, number of bedrooms, and access to transportation. Take a look at some of the options.

Fountain Court, via Craigslist

Manayunk (3 bed, 1.5 bath)—This Manayunk townhouse at the corner of Fountain Street and Ridge Avenue takes the win this week for the largest home on this list, topping off at 1,150 square feet with three bedrooms. It’s a newly renovated space with a private entryway and free off-street parking, to boot. Other draws include laundry, lots of closet space, and you can bring your cat along.

Via Craigslist

Center City (Studio, 1 bath)—It shouldn’t come as a surprise, but the Center City spot is the smallest on this list, clocking in at just over 400 square feet with no bedroom. Still, if you’re in need of a prime, central location, this place has you covered. Sitting at 42 South 15th Street, it is literally right outside City Hall, about a two second walk from Dilworth Park, which also means it’s close to the city’s transportation hub. If you’re willing to shell out an additional $300, you can even get parking

OCF Realty, via Craigslist

Washington Square (Studio, 1 bath)—This apartment at 13th and Waverly is a studio, sure, but don’t be fooled. It has a ton of open space. The Waverly Court building spot embraces the industrial style, with concrete floors, giant, factory-style windows, and high ceilings that feature exposed air ducts. If you have $350 to spare in a deposit, you can even bring your pet along.

Via Craigslist

Bella Vista (1 bed, 1 bath)—Head just a little south of Center City and there’s this Bella Vista bi-level at 621 South 10th Street that offers 700 square feet of space. It also has a ton of interesting design details, like a brick fireplace, a bedroom with vaulted ceilings, and a second floor deck.

The Condo Shops and Rent Philly, via Craigslist

Port Richmond (2 bed, 1.5 bath)—This townhouse at 3123 Livingston Street in Port Richmond has been largely renovated, with new hardwood floors downstairs, a kitchen and breakfast nook that offers subway tile and an exposed brick wall, and new carpeting throughout the second floor. Plus, the home is partially furnished for the next tenant.


Which $1,500 place would you pick?

This poll is closed

  • 6%
    (16 votes)
  • 3%
    Center City
    (9 votes)
  • 32%
    Washington Square
    (75 votes)
  • 30%
    Bella Vista
    (71 votes)
  • 25%
    Port Richmond
    (60 votes)
231 votes total Vote Now

Fountain Street

Fountain Street, , PA

Washington Square

700 Elysian Fields Avenue, , LA 70117 Visit Website

Dilworth Park

1 South 15th Street, , PA 19102 Visit Website