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What $1,500 rents in Philly right now

From East Falls to Fishtown

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 there’s a lot of variety when it comes to both style and space.

Carlton Park via Craigslist

East Falls (2 bed, 1 bath)—The Carlton Park apartments sit on Midvale Avenue in East Falls, offering one, two, and three-bedroom apartments all located in stone or brick building. While they vary in price (depending on the size) the two-bedroom apartments start at $1,500 a month, with over 800 square feet of space, hardwood floors, plenty of light, and easy access to biking trails and Fairmount Park.

Redblock Realty via Craigslist

Brewerytown (2 bed, 1.5 bath)—Brewerytown is quickly becoming one of Philly’s more popular neighborhoods, and with that, we’re seeing a lot more renovated, updated homes, eager for new tenants. That’s the case with this two-bed spot on the 2500 block of Ingersoll Street. It features a totally renovated interior, with new kitchen appliances, new floors, and plenty of light. It also has some of those contemporary touches that are so popular in many renovated homes, like exposed brick and recessed lighting.

Via Craigslist

Fairmount (1 bed, 1 bath)—The closer you get to Center City, the more the cost of an apartment rises, while its size drops. With that being said, this one-bed apartment at 1440 Mount Vernon Street (just one subway stop from City Hall) still clocks in at a pretty impressive 750 square feet for the $1,500 price point. It also offers massive, factory-style windows and amenities in the building, like a gym and entertainment lounge. There’s even on-site parking.

Tie Factory Lofts, via Craigslist

Norris Square (studio, 1 bath)—Tucked away on the edge of Norris Square and Olde Kensington is this former factory-turned-apartment building, with units that really embrace the open floor plan concept. This one in particular is a studio apartment, but it offers 1,200 square feet of space, hardwood floors, and windows lining two walls. There are also hardwood floors, ceramic tile bathrooms, and high ceilings. The Tie Factory lofts sit on 1720 North 5th Street.

Fishtown (1 bed, 1 bath)—This one-bed spot sits in a newly constructed apartment building on 812 East Thompson Street. It offers a sizable kitchen with a waterfall countertop, a dishwasher, hardwood floors, and in-unit laundry—all within its 600 square feet of space. It’s a quick walk from the neighborhood’s popular Girard Avenue, which offers lots of bars, restaurants and shopping.


Which $1,500 home would you pick?

This poll is closed

  • 9%
    East Falls
    (35 votes)
  • 22%
    (79 votes)
  • 29%
    (106 votes)
  • 12%
    Norris Square
    (44 votes)
  • 25%
    (90 votes)
354 votes total Vote Now

Fairmount Park

Reservoir Drive, , PA 19119 (215) 683-3600 Visit Website


, , PA


, , PA 19130

Norris Square

, William Penn Annex East, PA