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296 Apartments for rent in Darby, PA

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Last updated December 14 at 8:38pm UTC
116 N 9th St
Darby
Darby, PA
Updated December 14 at 9:44am UTC
1 Bedroom
Ask
2 Bedrooms
$2,295
9 N 9TH STREET
Darby
Darby, PA
Updated December 14 at 5:42pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,695
618 Fern Street
Darby
Darby, PA
Updated December 14 at 8:02pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,150
Results within 1 miles of Darby, PA
502 FELTON AVENUE
Collingdale
Collingdale, PA
Updated December 14 at 5:42pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,250
307 LINCOLN AVENUE
Collingdale
Collingdale, PA
Updated December 14 at 5:42pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$800
7214 Guyer Avenue
Penrose
Philadelphia, PA
Updated December 14 at 8:02pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,050
7440 PEREGRINE PLACE
Penrose
Philadelphia, PA
Updated December 14 at 5:42pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,000
110 LEXINGTON AVENUE
East Lansdowne
East Lansdowne, PA
Updated December 14 at 5:42pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$850
911 LONGACRE BOULEVARD
Yeadon
Yeadon, PA
Updated December 14 at 5:42pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,350
107 S LANSDOWNE AVE #104
Lansdowne
Lansdowne, PA
Updated December 14 at 5:42pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,300
2532 S Carroll St
Elmwood
Philadelphia, PA
Updated December 14 at 7:23pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,100
6931 Linmore Avenue
Paschall
Philadelphia, PA
Updated November 30 at 11:01am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$795
116 Staley Avenue, 1st FL
Collingdale
Collingdale, PA
Updated December 14 at 8:02pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$825
Results within 5 miles of Darby, PA
2039 S AIKENS STREET
Paschall
Philadelphia, PA
Updated December 14 at 5:42pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,050
2111 Shields Street - Unit 1
Paschall
Philadelphia, PA
Updated December 14 at 7:23pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,000
City Guide
Darby
Moving to Darby

With such close proximity to Philly, many aspects of the City of Brotherly Love rub off onto Darby. In particular, it has a stock of older housing; over half of Darby's homes were built before 1940 and 95 percent were constructed before 1970. And as you might imagine with a Philly-inspired location, two-thirds of the homes are attached row houses. So if you're looking to move to Darby and like homes with some character, you're in luck!

The Rental Market in Darby

With so many row houses, you might think that most are owner occupied. Lucky for you, prospective renter, over 50 percent of the housing here consists of rental homes or rental apartments. The vast majority of the housing -- whether rented or owned -- is made up of either two-bedroom homes or two-bedroom apartments for rent (or larger). You probably won't have trouble finding the right apartment for your needs in Darby, as the vacancy rate is a little higher than the national average.

For those looking for pet-friendly confines, rest easy; there are a number of properties that will welcome your companion. If you choose not to work directly with an owner, you'll probably have to expand your search across the dividing line in Philly. In particular, you'll find locations like The Enclaves on Sheaff Lane. You may need to expect to pay a little more than the national average for pet-friendly apartments.

The pricing ranges in Darby are pretty varied. There is as much as a $1,000 difference between the highest and lowest monthly pricing on city apartments in Darby.

Renters looking for traditional apartment living can enjoy a little more space if they're willing to fork over some extra cash and work with a private owner looking to rent his or her row house. As is always the case though, you'll want to be crystal clear on what your rent price covers and what it doesn't. There are times when utilities and trash are factored in, so that once you've paid your rent you're all squared away. The main thing to remember is that Darby borders Philadelphia, and if there is something that you can't find, it almost certainly exists in Philly.

Darby Neighborhoods

Darby does have three distinct divisions, although it wouldn't be fair to call them neighborhoods, due to their size and function. First, there is the Borough Center which is densely populated, giving it an urban feel. It is filled with small/medium homes and apartment buildings. Occupied by a mix of owners and renters, many borough center residents commute by bus.

The second and third are the divisions of Darby Creek and Powell Park. Darby Creek is quite desirable and has above-average rental prices, while median real estate prices are below average. You'll want to keep this in mind when you're looking for an apt for rent in Darby.

Living in Darby

Darby is relatively small, and only five miles from Philadelphia -- so most Darby residents head to the big city for entertainment. However, if you want to stay in your new hometown for dinner, check out one of the myriad pizza eateries like Femi's Pizza or Main Street Pizza (bet you can guess where that one is). Take your full belly to see one of the shows at the historic Tower Theater in nearby Upper Darby Township.

If Darby itself does not hold your attention, make the trip into Philly, where -- like practically every other major city -- there is a considerable number of things to do. History buffs can take a walking tour through Philly and be transported back to the days of the country's founding. Take a walk through Independence National Historical Park, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, or the Franklin Institute Science Museum.

If the history and exhibits don't motivate you, perhaps you'll appreciate a tour through Longwood Gardens so that you can allow nature to drain some of the hustle and bustle from your body. Or maybe you need a little noise on your walk through the park; if so, take a walk through one of the world's largest city park systems, at Fairmount Park.

Have some learning fun at the Philadelphia Zoo. Of course if it's food that makes the experience for you, grab yourself one of the cheesesteaks that Philly is so famous for.