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What $1,700 rents in Philly right now

From a new construction in Brewerytown, to an Old City home with a factory feel

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 $1,700 a month, and there’s a ton in terms of style: from brand new construction, to renovated rowhomes.

Brewerytown (2 bed, 1.5 bath)—Brewerytown is an increasingly popular Philly neighborhood, and as a result, new construction, like this spot at 1225 North 28th Street have begun appearing all over the neighborhood. This home offers a lot in the way of bright, open layout, and features windows that run nearly wall-to-wall.

via Craigslist

Point Breeze (3 bed, 1.5 bath)—Tucked into Point Breeze, this 1,500-square foot space at Cedarbrook and 23rd offers an entire house, with exposed brick walls, laundry in unit, and bay windows that shed tons of light.

via Craigslist

Pennsport (4 bed, 3 bath) —On the other side of Broad Street, down in Pennsport, this newly renovated four-bed home at 2nd and Sigel has a ton to offer in the way of amenities and look. That includes a large kitchen, original hardwood floors, and garage parking (notoriously difficult to find in this city). Plus, you can bring your (small) cat or dog along.

via Craigslist

Bella Vista (1 bed, 1 bath)—While the size of this 600 South 10th Street place is a stark change from the others—this one offers only one bed and 850 square feet of space—it has a ton of killer qualities. Like massive windows that look out over the neighborhood, a kitchen with a ton of cabinet space, and it’s walking distance from the Italian Market.

Maggie McMahon

Old City (1 bed, 1 bath)—In terms of a classic, industrial aesthetic, this bi-level at 225 Church Street ticks all the boxes. It has stained hardwood floors, exposed brick, and plenty of wood beams. Plus, the upstairs balcony looks out over large, factory-style windows.


Which would you pick for $1,700?

This poll is closed

  • 19%
    (61 votes)
  • 7%
    Point Breeze
    (23 votes)
  • 8%
    (27 votes)
  • 15%
    Bella Vista
    (48 votes)
  • 48%
    Old City
    (151 votes)
310 votes total Vote Now

Old City

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