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What $1,800 rents in Philly right now

From a historic mansion to a new renovation

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 $1,800 a month, and from the Art Museum area to Northern Liberties, there’s a ton of variety in terms of style.

Via Craigslist

Rittenhouse (Studio, 1 bath)—Tucked away in the heart of the Center City action is this 2116 Chestnut Street spot, which offers plenty of light and in-unit laundry. It’s only 629 square feet of space, and a studio apartment, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in location and amenities. The building has a club room, media room, sundeck, hot tub, fitness center, yoga room, and more offerings.

Condo Shops & Rent Philly @ KW Philadelphia, via Craigslist

North Central (3 bed, 2 bath)—This is one of the largest spots on the list, topping off at 1,200 square feet, with plenty of natural light, hardwood floors, and a washer and dryer in unit. Plus, at 1737 North Gratz Street, it’s within walking distance of Temple University.

Via Craigslist

Art Museum (1 bed, 1 bath)—Now for something completely different: This 1,000-square-foot apartment is located in an historic, 19th-century Italianate mansion that’s been repurposed as rental units. It’s certainly opulent, with a large fireplace, marble bath, and walnut moldings. Plus, there’s laundry in the unit.

Courtesy of owner

Queen Village (2 bed, 1 bath)—This 1,100-square-foot apartment is a real stunner, with hardwood floors and plenty of windows. In addition to the two bedrooms, there’s an upstairs loft, which is accessible by a floating staircase. Plus, at South 2nd and Fitzwater, it has some lovely views of the surrounding neighborhood.

via Craigslist

Northern Liberties (2 bed, 1 bath)—This sunny and open apartment is situated right on Girard Avenue, within easy access of all kinds of restaurants, bars and shops. Plus, it offers a lot in the way of style. There’s a very sizable kitchen, hardwood floors, and nearly floor-to-ceiling windows.


Which place would you choose for $1,800?

This poll is closed

  • 11%
    (42 votes)
  • 2%
    North Central
    (8 votes)
  • 38%
    Art Museum
    (139 votes)
  • 26%
    Queen Village
    (96 votes)
  • 20%
    Northern Liberties
    (72 votes)
357 votes total Vote Now

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