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What Can You Rent in Philly for $2,000-$2,500 Per Month?

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We expected the quality of options to surge when we pushed our budget up, and it certainly does expand the choices in amenity buildings. This is partly because some condo owners are renting out apartments they had listed for sale—a kind of temporary surrender. (Again, always clarify the status of the apartment before you rent.) Get into even higher numbers, and chances are you can rent right on Rittenhouse Square if you want to.

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1. 4BR Pennsport Townhouse - $2,150

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411 Manton St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Manton is a side street a block south of Federal, and this house is close to Jefferson Square, Gold Star Park and Sacks Playground. These new 2,000-square-foot rentals won't be ready for move-in until December, but if the photos are to be believed, they'll be pretty swank.

2. Francisville 3BR Townhouse - $2,400

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N 20th St & Ogden St
Philadelphia, PA 19130

This townhouse has deeded parking and allows one small dog, as you can see from one of the photos. There's a dishwasher, washer/dryer and a fenced yard. The

3. 2BR + Den in Society Hill - $2,400

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710 Addison St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Here's a really good one: This home on pretty Addison Street has an attached garage, a patio/garden, French doors that let in plenty of light, solar panels, a wood-burning fireplace, 2.5 baths and hardwood floors. You can enter the house through the garage or the front door.

4. 2BR Condo in Wash West - $2,200

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1023 Clinton St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Clinton Street is one of the prettiest streets in Philly, and this unit in a condo building will get snapped up quickly. The bilevel 1,200-square-foot space has hardwood floors and a his-and-her bathroom. Rent includes a dedicated parking spot.

5. 6BR Apt. Near Temple - $2,000

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W Dauphin St & N 13th St
Philadelphia, PA 19133

Why, if you're renting to students, would you install wall-to-wall carpeting? On the plus side, this house has central air, dishwasher, washer/dryer, two refrigerators, a rear patio, a porch, 3 full bathrooms and (know your audience) a "bar style kitchen."

6. Center City Trinity - $2,395

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S 16th St & Lombard St
Philadelphia, PA 19146

This trinity-style unit feels like a house of its own. The first floor has built-in bookshelves and a kitchen that opens to a quiet patio. The second floor has the master bedroom with nice hardwood floors and good molding. The third floor is an open space you can get flexible with. Great location, and the mural means you'll always be able to give people directions.

7. 2BR in Bella Vista - $2,150

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Washington Ave & S 11th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

The Lofts at Bella Vista have a 1,620-square-foot apartment available that has 8 foot ceilings and huge windows for a lot of light. Amenities include garage parking; fitness room; 24-hour concierge; and a community gathering space.

8. Bilevel 2BR on the Delaware - $2,150

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The Residences at Pier 5 are right on the river, so chances are you'll be able to gaze out your oversized windows and watch it ripple. The location is definitely removed from the action—especially considering that this is a gated community. There's a 24-hour doorman and one-car parking is included.

1. 4BR Pennsport Townhouse - $2,150

411 Manton St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Manton is a side street a block south of Federal, and this house is close to Jefferson Square, Gold Star Park and Sacks Playground. These new 2,000-square-foot rentals won't be ready for move-in until December, but if the photos are to be believed, they'll be pretty swank.

411 Manton St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

2. Francisville 3BR Townhouse - $2,400

N 20th St & Ogden St, Philadelphia, PA 19130

This townhouse has deeded parking and allows one small dog, as you can see from one of the photos. There's a dishwasher, washer/dryer and a fenced yard. The

N 20th St & Ogden St
Philadelphia, PA 19130

3. 2BR + Den in Society Hill - $2,400

710 Addison St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Here's a really good one: This home on pretty Addison Street has an attached garage, a patio/garden, French doors that let in plenty of light, solar panels, a wood-burning fireplace, 2.5 baths and hardwood floors. You can enter the house through the garage or the front door.

710 Addison St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

4. 2BR Condo in Wash West - $2,200

1023 Clinton St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Clinton Street is one of the prettiest streets in Philly, and this unit in a condo building will get snapped up quickly. The bilevel 1,200-square-foot space has hardwood floors and a his-and-her bathroom. Rent includes a dedicated parking spot.

1023 Clinton St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

5. 6BR Apt. Near Temple - $2,000

W Dauphin St & N 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19133

Why, if you're renting to students, would you install wall-to-wall carpeting? On the plus side, this house has central air, dishwasher, washer/dryer, two refrigerators, a rear patio, a porch, 3 full bathrooms and (know your audience) a "bar style kitchen."

W Dauphin St & N 13th St
Philadelphia, PA 19133

6. Center City Trinity - $2,395

S 16th St & Lombard St, Philadelphia, PA 19146

This trinity-style unit feels like a house of its own. The first floor has built-in bookshelves and a kitchen that opens to a quiet patio. The second floor has the master bedroom with nice hardwood floors and good molding. The third floor is an open space you can get flexible with. Great location, and the mural means you'll always be able to give people directions.

S 16th St & Lombard St
Philadelphia, PA 19146

7. 2BR in Bella Vista - $2,150

Washington Ave & S 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

The Lofts at Bella Vista have a 1,620-square-foot apartment available that has 8 foot ceilings and huge windows for a lot of light. Amenities include garage parking; fitness room; 24-hour concierge; and a community gathering space.

Washington Ave & S 11th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

8. Bilevel 2BR on the Delaware - $2,150

Philadelphia, PA

The Residences at Pier 5 are right on the river, so chances are you'll be able to gaze out your oversized windows and watch it ripple. The location is definitely removed from the action—especially considering that this is a gated community. There's a 24-hour doorman and one-car parking is included.