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 $1,100 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.
West Philly (1 bed, 1 bath)—This entire apartment in West Philly was recently renovated and offers new appliances, tons of light, and hardwood floors. It’s one of several units in an old West Philly building at 4531 Osage Avenue and the location—just several blocks from Baltimore Avenue restaurants and Clark Park—is one of its big selling points.
Fishtown (1 bed, 1 bath)—This place is actually available in early July, but it’s got a ton to offer if you’re willing to wait a month. It’s located right on Frankford Avenue and has glossy tile floors, a good amount of storage, and plenty of light. Plus, that location at 251 East Girard is hard to beat.
Holmesburg (2 bed, 1 bath)—Just off I-95, and a quick drive from Pennypack Creek, this Northeast Philly spot is conveniently located at 4652 Bergen Street. Inside, the home has been newly renovated, with updated appliances and a granite countertop in the kitchen. Plus, there’s room for one car in the garage.
Fitler Square (studio, 1 bath)—Believe it or not, you can live on your own in Center City for $1,100. This spot just barely north of Fitler Square at 2209 Walnut Street is a studio apartment with a full, eat-in kitchen and a backyard. It’s on the bottom floor of a residential building and offers quick access to Center City on one side of the river, and University City on the other.
Northern Liberties (studio, 1 bath)—There are several apartments offered in Northern Liberties’ Boone Lofts, but the smallest, a studio, runs just shy of $1,100. It offers an industrial style interior with 12-foot ceilings, large windows, and central air. Plus, at 109 West Wildey Street, it’s just steps from the neighborhood’s iconic Piazza.
Which $1,100 place would you choose?
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