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 $2,300 a month, and from Center City to Northern Liberties, there’s a ton of variety in terms of style.
Francisville (2 bed, 2 bath)—This two-bed home at 863 North Uber Street sits in a newly constructed apartment building, with lots of sun, a deck, exposed brick walls and hardwood floors. It’s nestled in Francisville, just steps from the Fairmount neighborhood.
Center City (2 bed, 2 bath)—Just feet from City Hall, smack-dab in the middle of Center City, this two-bed place sits on the 14th floor of the Ellington Building at 1500 Chestnut Street. In addition to over 1,000 square feet of space, the condo offers Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, laundry in unit, a chandelier in the living room, and some pretty enviable views.
Northern Liberties (2 bed, 1.5 bath)—In terms of interesting design details, this 635 North 3rd Street spot has a ton. The front room offers an open kitchen with cherry wood cabinets, exposed brick, and a mosaic design in the stairwell. Upstairs, the main bath offers stained glass and plenty of light. Plus, there’s a large roof deck (always a big bonus in Philly).
Hawthorne (2 bed, 2 bath)—Tucked away on a Hawthorne side street, this two-bed home in the gated Garden Square complex at 716 South Sartain Street offers quartz countertops, lots of natural light, and floor-to-ceiling windows. The listing calls it an “oasis” in the middle of the city, with a private, outdoor courtyard open to the Garden Square community.
Society Hill (2 bed, 2 bath)—This 200-210 Lombard Street spot offers over 1,000 square feet of space, with hardwood floors, salmon pink walls, a kitchen island, and plenty of light in the open plan main room. There’s even a private balcony.
Which $2,300 place would you pick?
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