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From University City to Northeast Philly


Keller Williams, through Craigslist

Welcome back to Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can rent or buy for a particular dollar amount in many different Philly neighborhoods. This week, we’re checking out houses at or around $1,000 a month. But here in Philly there are loads of choices. Of course, they vary in size and fashion.


Via Craigslist




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 are going to have to sacrifice some distance. This 323-square-foot studio at 1324 Locust Street features room for a mattress and a little sofa, as well as a kitchenette area. However, what it lacks in space, it makes up for in comforts. There’s bicycle storage, a fitness center, a concierge, and laundry. Plus, the rent includes all utilities and cable.

Northeast Philly (1 bed, 1 bathroom )–This Northeast Philly spot can be found at a complex of apartments and townhomes, called Sherwood Crossing. It offers lots of first-floor area, with plenty in unit, and a patio. Plus, there’s access to a fitness center at the complex. Pay a little extra and you’re able to get the place furnished.

University City (studio, 1 bathroom )–The size of a flat you can buy for $1,000 a month reduces the closer you go to University City, but there are still some gems with this price point in the neighborhood. This studio at 220 Buckingham Place provides 200 square feet of space, hardwood flooring, a Murphy bed, and stone flooring in the kitchen and bath.
Belmont (3 bed, 1 bathroom )–One of the most spacious options on the list is this spot at 3963 Reno Street, which offers almost 1,000 square feet of space at a brick townhome. It’s been updated so the place involves new floors and a new kitchen. It is also possible to bring your pets along (as much as a certain weight limit).
Reduced Moyamensing (1 bed, 1 bathroom )–This second-floor apartment is really large for a one-bed place, offering over 900 square feet of distance, in addition to lots of light, and central air. Plus, it is a fast walk from the Oregon Station subway stop, and a quick drive (or transit ride) in the sport complex.