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What $1,000 rents in Philly right now

From University City to Northeast Philly

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 $1,000 a month—a price point that’s nearly impossible for some cities. But here in Philly there are plenty of options. Of course, they all range in size and style.

Giller Realty, via Craigslist

Belmont (3 bed, 1 bath)—One of the most spacious options on the list is this spot at 3963 Reno Street, which offers nearly 1,000 square feet of space in a brick townhome. It’s been recently updated so the place includes a new kitchen and new floors. You can also bring your pets along (up to a certain weight limit).

via Craigslist

University City (studio, 1 bath)—The size of an apartment you can get for $1,000 a month decreases the closer you move to University City, but there are still some gems for this price point in the neighborhood. This studio at 220 Buckingham Place offers 200 square feet of space, hardwood floors, a Murphy bed, and stone floors in the kitchen and bathroom.

Keller Williams, via Craigslist

Center City (studio, 1 bath)—Believe it or not, you can actually rent an apartment in Center City for $1,000, but you’ll have to sacrifice some space. This 323-square-foot studio at 1324 Locust Street offers room for a bed and a small couch, as well as a kitchenette area. But what it lacks in space, it makes up for in amenities. There’s laundry, a fitness center, a concierge, and bike storage. Plus, the rent includes all utilities and cable.

via Craigslist

Lower Moyamensing (1 bed, 1 bath)—This second-floor apartment is pretty sizable for a one-bed place, offering over 900 square feet of space, as well as lots of light, and central air. Plus, it’s a quick walk from the Oregon Station subway stop, and a quick drive (or transit ride) from the sports complex.

Morgan Properties, via Craigslist

Northeast Philly (1 bed, 1 bath)—This Northeast Philly spot is located in a complex of apartments and townhomes, called Sherwood Crossing. It offers lots of first-floor space, with plenty of light, washer and dryer in unit, and a patio. Plus, there’s access to a gym in the complex. Pay a little extra and you can get the place furnished.


Which $1,000 place would you pick?

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  • 19%
    (49 votes)
  • 22%
    University City
    (56 votes)
  • 24%
    Center City
    (62 votes)
  • 21%
    Lower Moyamensing
    (55 votes)
  • 11%
    Northeast Philly
    (30 votes)
252 votes total Vote Now