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Last updated July 17 2019 at 6:52 PM

1297 Apartments for rent in Philadelphia, PA

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Logan Square
Rittenhouse Square
Overbrook
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Roxborough
9 Units Available
Leverington Court Apartments
631 Leverington Ave, Philadelphia, PA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$889
760 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,369
Onsite parking, beautiful landscaping and resident referral bonuses are just a few of the benefits of living in this community. Apartments include in-unit laundry and new windows. There's a local Wawa and Kendrick Playground nearby.
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West Central Germantown
84 Units Available
Alden Park
5500 Wissahickon Ave, Philadelphia, PA
Studio
$878
571 sqft
1 Bedroom
$940
816 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,373
1463 sqft
Across the street from Vernon Park and within a short walk of Germantown Friends School. Unique architectural features and interiors including hardwood flooring and in-unit laundry facilities.
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Center City East
3 Units Available
The Collins at Midtown Village
1125 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA
1 Bedroom
$2,413
775 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,115
1397 sqft
Luxury apartments near the Blue and Orange subway lines. Homes feature stainless steel appliances and in-unit laundry. Community includes a gym, clubhouse and bike storage. Near Scott Memorial Library and Walnut Street Theatre.
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Pennypack
6 Units Available
Joshua House
2607 Welsh Rd, Philadelphia, PA
1 Bedroom
$950
707 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,225
991 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Recently renovated, with a new gym, on-site laundry and a community room. Apartments feature fully equipped kitchens, new bathroom tiling and central air/heat. Near public transportation, major roadways and Pennypack Park.
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Pennypack
1 Unit Available
Fountain Gardens
2901 Welsh Rd, Philadelphia, PA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,000
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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A modern community in a quiet, residential neighborhood. On-site amenities include beautiful gardens and green space. Close to public transportation. Energy-efficient windows, solar panels, and energy-efficient heating. Water conservation program.
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Center City West
22 Units Available
1919 Market
1919 Market St, Philadelphia, PA
Studio
$2,135
492 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,360
706 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,905
1148 sqft
Luxury apartments with views of the Philadelphia Skyline. Ample on-site amenities, including a yoga studio, wine room, cafe and putting green. Close to Logan Circle, shops and restaurants, and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
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Packer Park
6 Units Available
The Gateway Towers at Packer Park
3900 Gateway Dr, Philadelphia, PA
1 Bedroom
$1,405
520 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,610
850 sqft
Overlooking a picturesque 18-hole golf course in South Philadelphia, this community features newly renovated homes, a new gym, and a tennis court. The one- and two-bedroom interiors feature energy-efficient appliances and upgraded bathrooms and kitchens.
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Point Breeze
4 Units Available
The Enclaves at Packer Park
3900 Gateway Dr, Philadelphia, PA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,830
900 sqft
Be the first to live in these two-bedroom apartment homes across from FDR Park in South Philadelphia. Amenities include in-home laundry, a gym, walk-in closets and a pool. Nearby I-95 makes for an easy commute.
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Rhawnhurst
7 Units Available
7400 Roosevelt
7400 Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia, PA
1 Bedroom
$915
605 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,370
1075 sqft
This upscale community is within walking distance of Bradford Park and Roosevelt Mall. On-site amenities include a fitness center, laundry facilities, and green space. Pets welcomed.
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Avenue of the Arts South
16 Units Available
The Franklin Residences
834 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA
1 Bedroom
$1,775
745 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,753
1115 sqft
Stylish living in the Washington Square West neighborhood. Spacious living areas with walk-in closets, in-unit washer and dryer, and lots of storage. Available furnished. Stunning architecture throughout.
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Bustleton
19 Units Available
Brookmont Apartments
600 Red Lion Rd, Philadelphia, PA
1 Bedroom
$1,015
715 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
830 sqft
Fully furnished apartments with walk-in closets and private patios. Cats and dogs allowed. Beat the heat in the pool during hot summer days. Close to I-276. Near Benjamin Rush State Park.
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Ogontz
26 Units Available
Regency Village
5600 Ogontz Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
Studio
$725
1 Bedroom
$825
2 Bedrooms
$925
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at Regency Village in Philadelphia. View photos, descriptions and more!
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Rittenhouse Square
39 Units Available
1500 Locust
1500 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA
Studio
$1,697
497 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,829
811 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,755
1189 sqft
Prime location close to the Theater District and Rittenhouse Square. Private rooftop with Olympic-size pool, fitness club and cabana. Recently remodeled apartments with in-unit laundry and modern finishes.
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Walnut Hill
5 Units Available
U City Flats
4612 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA
2 Bedrooms
$1,650
987 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,050
1200 sqft
Minutes from Septa Train and bus transportation. Spacious apartments with stainless steel appliances, walnut plank flooring, and modern layouts. A newly constructed community near cultural events and parks.
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Garden Court
11 Units Available
NPDF
400 S 48th St, Philadelphia, PA
Studio
$775
1 Bedroom
$1,025
2 Bedrooms
$900
Neighborhood Preservation and Development Fund (N.P.D.F.) welcomes you to a sophisticated, urban lifestyle in University City, Philadelphia.
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Logan Square
31 Units Available
Dalian on the Park
500 N 21st St, Philadelphia, PA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,089
805 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,405
1242 sqft
Chic apartments near I-676 with lots of natural light. Units have hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, and extra storage. Community has a fire pit and concierge services.
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Chestnut Hill
66 Units Available
Chestnut Hill Village Apartments
7715 Crittenden St, Philadelphia, PA
1 Bedroom
$1,070
685 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,605
1269 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,289
2000 sqft
European-style community. Recently renovated apartments include granite countertops, in-unit laundry and a fireplace. On-site amenities include a pool, playground, media room, full gym and a courtyard. Dogs and cats welcome.
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Spring Garden
8 Units Available
North Tower
450 North 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA
Studio
$1,859
457 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,747
711 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,900
1322 sqft
Modern apartments with sleek, updated kitchens, new appliances and lots of natural light. Located near public transportation, schools, museums and Whole Foods. Community has a library, pool room and lounge lobby.
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Logan Square
12 Units Available
Northwest
450 N 18Th St, Philadelphia, PA
Studio
$1,961
540 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,078
729 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,590
1216 sqft
Brand new apartment homes with spectacular views and a rooftop terrace. Close to shopping, dining, museums and nightlife. Units have washer/dryer, huge walk-in closets and full kitchens with granite counters.
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Avenue of the Arts South
3 Units Available
1300 Chestnut Street
1300 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA
1 Bedroom
$1,300
600 sqft
Located in midtown Philadelphia. High-rise has hardwood floors, on-site laundry and welcomes pets. Just steps away from shopping, restaurants and nightclubs. Easy access to public transportation.
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Center City East
1 Unit Available
1222 Arch Street
1222 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA
1 Bedroom
$1,600
467 sqft
Combining the old and the new, this community is located in a culturally diverse area in Center City East. Enjoy amenities such as hardwood floors and a gym, and you can even bring your pet.
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Powelton
8 Units Available
Vue32
3201 Race St, Philadelphia, PA
1 Bedroom
$1,794
552 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,747
961 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Spacious apartments with 9 foot ceilings, huge closets, Bosch washer/dryer and GE stainless steel appliances. Complex has a club lounge with amazing skyline views and open kitchen. On-site preschool for residents with kids!
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Wynnefield
9 Units Available
Vista
2805 N 47th St, Philadelphia, PA
1 Bedroom
$1,205
488 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,545
1133 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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The bright yellow walls and furnishings in the leasing office at Vista Apartment Homes are dead-giveaways to the beautiful apartments awaiting you on the floors above.
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Graduate Hospital
85 Units Available
Lincoln Square
1000 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA
Studio
$1,561
454 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,919
655 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,600
999 sqft
Discover Lincoln SquareExperience Philadelphia’s newest square. Lincoln Square is a unique destination at the crossroads of Center City and SouthPhiladelphia, and is just steps away from all Philadelphia has to offer.

Average Rent in Philadelphia

Last updated Jun. 2019
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Philadelphia is $980, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,184.
Studio
$826
1 Bed
$980
2 Beds
$1,184
3+ Beds
$1,481
City GuidePhiladelphia
I live and breathe this Philadelphia freedom. From the day that I was born I've waved the flag. Philadelphia freedom took me knee-high to a man. Gave me peace of mind my daddy never had." (Elton John - "Philadelphia Freedom").

Philadelphia has spent the last 20 years transforming itself into a bustling city that’s clean, lively, welcoming, and –dare we say it?– hip. We've even been called New York’s sixth borough, though we locals prefer to think of New York as Philadelphia’s second borough. Or something like that. In other words, you've made a good choice. And now that you’re ready to find your apartment, here’s the first thing you need to know: the City of Brotherly Love is a city of neighborhoods, all close to each other but each with its own flavor. So let’s break them down.

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Fairmount Water Works near Boathouse Row

Rocky Balboa statue outside Philadelphia's Museum of Art

Pennsylvania Hospital - the colonies' first hospital

The Lay of the Land

When Philadelphia was designed by William Penn (Putting the “Penn” in Penn-sylvania) way back in the 1600s, he set it up as a grid with one green square –basically, a mini-park– smack dab in the middle, with other green squares in each corner.

Those squares still exist today, and that grid, set between the Delaware River to the east and the Schuylkill River to the west, still makes up Philadelphia’s downtown, aka “Center City.”

But as more and more people have made their home in Center City, we’ve had to gently shove some of them past the traditional boundaries, which means even the once-dicey “fringe neighborhoods” just beyond the grid are now perfectly livable.

Rule(s) of Thumb

The farther you go from Center City, the lower the rent, thanks to the No. 1 real estate rule: location, location, location.

Center City is generally more expensive because that’s where we keep the shiny, high-rise towers, doormen, fitness centers and parking garages. Mixed in between are the low-rise apartment buildings and rowhomes/brownstones/townhouses-turned apartments. While these building names are essentially interchangeable, it should be noted that Philadelphians usually think of “rowhomes” as the ones in the inexpensive ’hoods, whereas “brownstones” or “townhouses” reside in the ritzier areas. As per usual, the rates for townhomes and brownstones drop the further you get away from the city’s center.

By contrast, smaller buildings and street parking dominate the surrounding neighborhoods. So if you’re coming with a car in tow, you might want to consider the benefits of convenient parking.

Center City

Of course, since we love our neighborhoods, even Center City is broken up into smaller chunks:

Rittenhouse Square: Hey there, moneybags. A Rittenhouse address is the most coveted around. Here’s where you’ll rub elbows with the city’s elite as they browse high-end shops and grab lunch at outdoor cafés overlooking Rittenhouse Square, one of the five original parks. Don’t expect to find a decent studio for less than $1,000, or a tolerable one-bedroom for under $1,300. And with those prices, you can forget about included amenities, like central air or free laundry facilities. But, if your job has you raking in the dough and price is no factor, then consider giving this area a chance.

Washington Square West: Using another square as a landmark, “Wash West” is a step in the younger and less expensive direction. There’s no shortage of bars and restaurants here, many of them catering to the gay crowd and clustered in a section called the “Gayborhood”. You can’t miss it: just look for the iconic rainbow flags on the street signs.

Old City/Society Hill: Touted as “America’s most historic square mile,” Old City is where you’ll find the Liberty Bell; Independence Hall, where the Constitution was written; the Betsy Ross House; Ben Franklin’s grave; Elfreth’s Alley, the oldest continuously inhabited street in the country; and, especially in the summer, way too many tourists. The neighborhood also has a dense concentration of restaurants, bars, and inebriated 20-somethings (a plus or a minus? You decide). Society Hill is Old City’s more-residential sister, filled with Colonial-style brick townhouses, quaint courtyards and cobblestone streets. Rents around here rival Rittenhouse, but you’ll get more space for the money.

Life on the Fringe: North of Center City

Northern Liberties/Fishtown: Consider yourself a hipster? Ride a fixie to your job at a coffee shop/dive bar/tattoo parlor? Create sculptures out of trash in your spare time? You’ve found your ’hood. Northern Liberties is the area immediately north of Old City; Fishtown is the next stop over. Northern Liberties, especially, is slowly being gentrified, with new homes and apartments sprouting up. That means there’s now a huge range of rents, depending on if you’re looking for a small space in an older rowhome, or a swanky, artist-style loft. Just remember that if one place doesn’t suit your budget, another a few blocks down probably will.

Art Museum: At the northwestern edge of Center City is the Art Museum neighborhood, where the appropriately located Philadelphia Museum of Art resides. Set on the other side of the wide boulevard known as Benjamin Franklin Parkway, this area feels slightly removed from downtown. Quieter, narrower streets and lower rents are typical fare around here, perfect for someone looking for someplace a bit quieter. People do, however, tend to use the word “funky” when describing this neighborhood, so keep that in mind if you shy away from the Bohemian-type.

To the South we Have

Graduate Hospital: Also known as “South of South,” “Southwest Center City,” or sometimes -- don’t worry, we’re trying to put a stop to this -- “G-Ho,” Grad Hospital is what the polite folk call an “up-and-coming neighborhood.” There’s an optimistic blend of brand-spanking-new townhouses; slightly larger properties, each being converted into two or three upscale apartments; and run-down fixer-uppers being bought by young professionals who want to be near their jobs in Center City. Add an abundance of students living in the places that haven’t been rehabbed yet to that mix, and you’ve got a pretty good image of what to expect when moving out here.

Bella Vista/Queen Village: These classy next-door neighborhoods just east of Grad Hospital are pretty hard to tell apart, with one exception: Queen Village gentrified a little earlier, so it’s a bit more expensive. Both have a settled in feel, especially compared to the other neighborhoods. A lot of the homes here, whether for one family (more common) or broken up into apartments, are old. Like, 18th-century old.

Westward Ho

University City: Just west of the Schuylkill River, Center City’s western boundary, is West Philly. The section of West Philly closest to Center City is called University City. If you haven’t figured out the elaborate naming system yet, it’s where the universities are. Surprising, right? Here, you’ll find a mix of students, professors, hippies and, of course, hipsters. Normally, you’ll find them all heading to the park to check out the farmers market and play Frisbee, so consider joining in if that’s your scene. The properties catering to students/closest to the colleges are typically pricy, but you’ll be able to find plenty of affordable options carved out of rambling old Victorian homes. In fact, the low-cost apartments here are among the most inexpensive in the city: One-bedrooms start as low as $600.

Insider Tip: Getting around

It’s a good thing Philly is a very walkable city, because parking is a pain and the public transit system is spotty at best. It’s not as if you can’t get anywhere using SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority), it’s just that it’s not always convenient. If you’re someone who plans your day out to the minute, you might want to give yourself a pretty big window, just in case. There are two fast subway lines, one north-south and the other east-west, and many, many slow buses and trolleys. It’s always good to make sure you have available transportation options before signing a lease, but we recommend you double check. And don’t even bother planning to catch a free ride for just a stop or two on one of the suburban trains that pass through the city. The conductors are on to that trick, and they’ll embarrass you in front of the whole car. Um, not that we’d know.

Now that you've gotten a taste, go out and find yourself that perfect pad. This historic city is just waiting for you to make your mark, so go out and do it already! Happy hunting!

July 2019 Philadelphia Rent Report

Welcome to the July 2019 Philadelphia Rent Report. Philadelphia rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Philadelphia rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

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July 2019 Philadelphia Rent Report

Welcome to the July 2019 Philadelphia Rent Report. Philadelphia rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Philadelphia rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Philadelphia rents increased significantly over the past month

Philadelphia rents have increased 0.4% over the past month, and are up slightly by 1.0% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Philadelphia stand at $980 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,180 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in March. Philadelphia's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.2%, as well as the national average of 1.6%.

    Rents rising across cities in Pennsylvania

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Philadelphia, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Pennsylvania, 9 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 1.2% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

    • Looking throughout the state, Norristown is the most expensive of all Pennsylvania's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,440; of the 10 largest cities in the state that we have data for, Erie, where a two-bedroom goes for $720, is the only major city to see rents fall year-over-year (-0.5%).
    • Wilmington, Harrisburg, and Norristown have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (4.4%, 3.4%, and 2.6%, respectively).

    Philadelphia rents more affordable than many other large cities nationwide

    As rents have increased marginally in Philadelphia, a few comparable cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Philadelphia is still more affordable than most similar cities across the country.

    • Philadelphia's median two-bedroom rent of $1,180 is slightly below the national average of $1,190. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.6% over the past year compared to the 1.0% rise in Philadelphia.
    • While Philadelphia's rents rose marginally over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Boston (+2.5%), DC (+2.3%), and Seattle (+1.6%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Philadelphia than most comparable cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,100, which is more than two-and-a-half times the price in Philadelphia.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    City
    Median 1BR price
    Median 2BR price
    M/M price change
    Y/Y price change
    Philadelphia
    $980
    $1,180
    0.4%
    1%
    Wilmington
    $1,070
    $1,290
    1.5%
    4.4%
    Norristown
    $1,190
    $1,440
    0.5%
    2.6%
    Pottstown
    $800
    $1,000
    1.3%
    2%
    King of Prussia
    $1,250
    $1,510
    -0.7%
    -2.3%
    West Chester
    $1,330
    $1,610
    0.4%
    2.2%
    Lansdale
    $1,400
    $1,700
    0.4%
    3.6%
    North East
    $1,030
    $1,240
    0.9%
    -0.9%
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    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

    Renter Confidence Survey

    Apartment List has released Philadelphia’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

    "Philadelphia renters expressed satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment Li...

    View full Philadelphia Renter Survey

    Here’s how Philadelphia ranks on:

    C+
    Overall satisfaction
    D
    Safety and crime rate
    C+
    Jobs and career opportunities
    A-
    Recreational activities
    B
    Affordability
    B+
    Social Life
    C
    Weather
    A-
    Commute time
    D
    State and local taxes
    A+
    Public transit
    B-
    Pet-friendliness

    Overview of Findings

    Apartment List has released Philadelphia’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

    "Philadelphia renters expressed satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "However, there seems to be a discrepancy between renters who are parents, who are unsatisfied (F), and millennial renters (C)."

    Key Findings in Philadelphia Include the Following:

    • Philadelphia renters gave their city a C+ overall.
    • The highest-rated categories for Philadelphia were public transit and recreational activities, which received A+ and A- grades, respectively.
    • The areas of concern for Philadelphia renters are quality of local schools (F), state and local taxes (D) and safety and low crime rate (also D.)
    • Renters who are parents are more dissatisfied with their city (F), while millennial renters were more satisfied (C).
    • Philadelphia did relatively poorly compared to other cities in Pennsylvania, including Pittsburgh (B+) and Allentown (B-).
    • Philadelphia ranked comparably to other similar cities nationwide, including Los Angeles (C+), New York (C+) and Miami (C+).
    • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

    Renters Say:

    • "There’s always something to do" – David C.
    • "There’s never a dull moment and there are so many options for activities. But it sometimes feels unsafe due to crime." – Jessica R.
    • "Love the four seasons" – Anon.
    • "I love the museums, but the crime is very bad" – Josephine N.
    • "Love the culture, museums and creativity" – Nina M.

    For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

    View our national survey results here

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