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1417 Apartments for rent in Philadelphia, PA

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Last updated April 6 at 02:57am
Avenue of the Arts South
2 Units Available
Vida Apartments
235 S 15th St, Philadelphia, PA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,425
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,985
800 sqft
Situated in a historic mid-rise property within walking distance to Rittenhouse Square. Community features period details such as sculpted ceilings and butler kitchens. Residents enjoy easy access to I-95, I-76 and SEPTA public transit.
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Last updated April 6 at 01:35am
East Falls
2 Units Available
Cloverly Park Luxury Apartments
437 West School House Lane, Philadelphia, PA
Studio
$1,045
468 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Last updated April 6 at 01:02am
10 Units Available
The Glen at Lafayette Hill
555 Andorra Glen Ct, Philadelphia, PA
1 Bedroom
$1,250
723 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,594
1056 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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The Glen offers the premier location for luxury apartments in Lafayette Hill, PA. Open floor plans accompanied by a variety of upscale features define the one-of-a-kind lifestyle that can only be found at our Lafayette Hill apartments.
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Last updated April 6 at 01:39am
Logan Square
38 Units Available
NorthxNorthwest
450 N 18Th St, Philadelphia, PA
Studio
$1,134
533 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,326
721 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,769
1231 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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Last updated April 6 at 03:38am
Rittenhouse Square
39 Units Available
1500 Locust
1500 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA
Studio
$1,475
497 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,126
811 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,734
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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Last updated April 6 at 03:38am
Logan Square
18 Units Available
Dalian on the Park
500 N 21st St, Philadelphia, PA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,602
805 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,249
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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Last updated April 6 at 01:17am
University City
10 Units Available
Arrive University City
3601 Market St, Philadelphia, PA
Studio
$1,795
475 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,235
695 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,630
1170 sqft
Located just steps from Drexel University and the Buckley Green. Units feature bathtub, garbage disposal, granite counters, and hardwood floors. Community includes fire pit, pool, yoga, and doorman.
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Last updated April 6 at 01:45am
Roxborough Park
10 Units Available
The Glen at Shawmont Station
300 Autumn River Run, Philadelphia, PA
1 Bedroom
$1,515
870 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,570
1030 sqft
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at The Glen at Shawmont Station in Philadelphia. View photos, descriptions and more!
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Last updated April 6 at 01:48am
Germany Hill
13 Units Available
Ridgeview Apartments
6725 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA
1 Bedroom
$1,055
2 Bedrooms
$1,351
Just minutes from Pachella Fields and ShopRite of Roxborough, this community offers residents a new fitness center, free trash collection, and onsite laundry. Units have brand new kitchens, wall-to-wall carpeting, and are pet-friendly.
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Last updated April 6 at 01:15am
Avenue of the Arts North
35 Units Available
Hanover North Broad
322 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA
Studio
$1,648
529 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,775
820 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,542
1253 sqft
Newly renovated high-rise apartments in the heart of Philly. Near the Community College of Philadelphia. High ceilings and modern lighting. Walk-in closets and stainless steel appliances. Amenities include bocce court and media room.
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Last updated April 6 at 12:49am
Upper Roxborough
11 Units Available
The Ridge
7949 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA
1 Bedroom
$1,155
2 Bedrooms
$1,295
This community offers controlled-access entry, beautiful landscaping, and a resident referral bonus. Redesigned apartment homes feature new windows and appliances, and pets are allowed. Wissahickon Valley Park and the Andorra Shopping Center are nearby.
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Last updated April 6 at 01:29am
Fishtown
30 Units Available
Dwell 2nd Street
1300 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,900
769 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,370
1141 sqft
Above Northern Liberties you’ll find brand new Olde Kensington apartments for rent near Fishtown, one of Philadelphia’s most exciting and walkable neighborhoods. Design that makes sense.
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Last updated April 6 at 12:15am
Manayunk
23 Units Available
Apex Manayunk
4601 Flat Rock Rd, Philadelphia, PA
1 Bedroom
$1,980
1104 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,061
1719 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,530
2083 sqft
Sleek homes with hardwood floors and granite counters. Fully furnished. Lots of community amenities, including a bocce court, game room, and fitness zone. Overlooking the Schuylkill River. Near I-76. By Walnut Lane Golf Course.
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Last updated April 4 at 06:47am
Logan Square
16 Units Available
The Lofts at Logan View
1666 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA
Studio
$1,495
702 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,625
874 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,100
1150 sqft
Prime location next to Whole Foods and the Art Museum. Unique interior features including original brick walls, timber beams and industrial windows. Cable-ready apartments with high ceilings and hardwood flooring.
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Last updated April 6 at 03:38am
Manayunk
16 Units Available
The Isle
1 Cotton St, Philadelphia, PA
Studio
$1,534
481 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,675
712 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,574
1251 sqft
The King of Prussia Mall and Center City are both only minutes from this property. Residents have access to an on-site gym, clubhouse and garage parking. Apartments have stainless steel appliances and in-unit laundry.
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Last updated April 4 at 08:48pm
Old City
8 Units Available
Warehouse Apartments
9 N 9th St, Philadelphia, PA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,590
685 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,145
800 sqft
Spacious Center City East apartments with high ceilings and expansive windows. Boutique hotel-style lobby with fireplace and lounge seating. Fully equipped gym. Near Chinatown with easy access to Market East SEPTA station and bus routes.
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Last updated April 6 at 03:38am
Logan Square
34 Units Available
The Hamilton
1520 Hamilton Street, Philadelphia, PA
Studio
$1,539
381 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,920
554 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,154
936 sqft
One and two-bedroom homes with 9-foot ceilings, plush carpeting, and quartz countertops in a pet-friendly community. Fitness center and conference room available for residents. Logan Square is 8 minutes away.
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Last updated April 4 at 03:53pm
Logan Square
16 Units Available
Franklin Tower Residences
200 N 16th St, Philadelphia, PA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,905
511 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,630
1120 sqft
Located near the University of Pennsylvania in downtown Philadelphia. Recently renovated high-rise complex of one- and two-bedroom apartments, all with patio/balconies, high-end finishes, and underground parking. Roof-top deck and state-of-the-art fitness room.
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Last updated April 6 at 03:38am
Center City East
22 Units Available
1213 Walnut
1213 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA
Studio
$1,609
459 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,990
664 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,499
974 sqft
Luxury property features on-site amenities, such as an outdoor terrace, an exercise studio and gaming space. Apartment features studios and up to two-bedroom units with energy-efficient plumbing fixtures and lighting. Near I-610 and the Galleria.
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Last updated April 4 at 05:04pm
Graduate Hospital
3 Units Available
Liberty View
2031 South St, Philadelphia, PA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,540
500 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Combine city life and outdoor enthusiasm in Midtown Philadelphia, with easy access to Center City. On top of great amenities, running paths and Schuylkill River Park are within minutes of these luxurious homes.
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Last updated April 4 at 03:29pm
University City
69 Units Available
Chestnut Hall Apartments
3900 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA
Studio
$1,119
434 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,424
622 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,759
750 sqft
Beautiful community near Hamilton Field in University City. Located in downtown area. Updated apartments have hardwood floors, granite countertops and walk-in closets. Pet-friendly. Full concierge services available.
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Last updated April 4 at 03:29pm
University City
64 Units Available
The Left Bank
3131 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA
Studio
$1,899
608 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,899
968 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,574
1134 sqft
Homes with hardwood floors, granite countertops, walk-in closets, and in-unit laundry. Common amenities include a 24-hour gym, a game room, and bike storage. Three minutes from Drexel University.
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Last updated April 4 at 03:29pm
Logan Square
38 Units Available
The Sterling Apartment Homes
1815 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA
Studio
$1,502
456 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,029
757 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,990
1448 sqft
Incredible views of downtown. Recently updated apartments feature hardwood floors, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances. Pet-friendly community has valet service, concierge service, and a garage for convenience.
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Last updated April 4 at 03:29pm
Fitler Square
21 Units Available
The Riverloft Apartment Homes
2300 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA
Studio
$1,730
791 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,175
1120 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,351
2041 sqft
Outstanding skyline views and just off the waterfront. Charming loft-style apartments with 16-foot ceilings and 12-foot windows. Smoke-free community. Gallery-like living rooms, chef kitchens, and on-site gym and concierge.

Median Rent in Philadelphia

Last updated Mar. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Philadelphia is $978, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,181.
Studio
$824
1 Bed
$978
2 Beds
$1,181
3+ Beds
$1,478
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!

April 2020 Philadelphia Rent Report

Welcome to the April 2020 Philadelphia Rent Report. Philadelphia rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Philadelphia rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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April 2020 Philadelphia Rent Report

Welcome to the April 2020 Philadelphia Rent Report. Philadelphia rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Philadelphia rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Philadelphia rent trends were flat over the past month

Philadelphia rents have increased 0.1% over the past month, and have increased slightly by 1.1% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Philadelphia stand at $979 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,182 for a two-bedroom. Philadelphia's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.5%, as well as the national average of 1.9%.

    Rents rising across the Philadelphia Metro

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Philadelphia, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Philadelphia metro, 9 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Newark has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 7.0%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,386, while one-bedrooms go for $1,148.
    • Over the past year, King of Prussia is the only city in the metro that has seen rents fall, with a decline of 3.1%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,504, while one-bedrooms go for $1,245.
    • Pottstown has the least expensive rents in the Philadelphia metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,005; rents increased 0.1% over the past month and 5.1% over the past year.
    • Lansdale has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Philadelphia metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,721; rents grew 0.6% over the past month and 3.2% over the past year.

    Philadelphia rents more affordable than many comparable cities nationwide

    As rents have increased slightly in Philadelphia, a few similar cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Philadelphia is still more affordable than most other large cities across the country.

    • Rents increased slightly in other cities across the state, with Pennsylvania as a whole logging rent growth of 1.5% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 1.7% in Pittsburgh.
    • Philadelphia's median two-bedroom rent of $1,182 is slightly below the national average of $1,197. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.9% over the past year compared to the 1.1% increase in Philadelphia.
    • While Philadelphia's rents rose slightly over the past year, the city of San Francisco saw a decrease of 0.2%.
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Philadelphia than most similar cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,102, 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 Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    Philadelphia
    $980
    $1,180
    0.1%
    1.1%
    Wilmington
    $1,080
    $1,310
    0.7%
    5%
    Levittown
    $1,360
    $1,640
    -0.1%
    3.4%
    Norristown
    $1,200
    $1,450
    0.6%
    3.9%
    Newark
    $1,150
    $1,390
    0.2%
    7%
    Drexel Hill
    $910
    $1,100
    0.1%
    1.3%
    Pottstown
    $800
    $1,010
    0.1%
    5.1%
    King of Prussia
    $1,250
    $1,500
    0.2%
    -3.1%
    West Chester
    $1,320
    $1,600
    0.5%
    0.5%
    Lansdale
    $1,430
    $1,720
    0.6%
    3.2%
    Lansdowne
    $880
    $1,060
    0
    0.9%
    North East
    $1,040
    $1,250
    0.2%
    2.7%
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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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