127 Apartments under 900 for rent in Philadelphia, PA

Last updated January 17 at 12:58pm UTC
York North
1320 West Somerville Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
Updated January 17 at 12:51am UTC
Studio
$869
1 Bedroom
$1,125
Regency House
6301 N 10th St
Philadelphia, PA
Updated January 17 at 12:51am UTC
Studio
$771
1 Bedroom
$827
2 Bedrooms
$1,187
Gardens of Mt. Airy
1133 E Mount Airy Ave
Philadelphia, PA
Updated January 17 at 12:51am UTC
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1 Bedroom
$830
2 Bedrooms
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Fountain Gardens
2901 Welsh Rd
Philadelphia, PA
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1 Bedroom
$850
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Mt. Airy Arms
1651 E Mount Airy Ave
Philadelphia, PA
Updated January 17 at 12:51am UTC
Studio
$780
1 Bedroom
$865
2 Bedrooms
$1,125
Eola Park
6344 N 8th St
Philadelphia, PA
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1 Bedroom
$896
2 Bedrooms
$1,081
Academia Suites
1100 W Godfrey Ave
Philadelphia, PA
Updated January 17 at 12:51am UTC
Studio
$820
1 Bedroom
$825
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January 2018 Philadelphia Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2018 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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January 2018 Philadelphia Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2018 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 rents held steady over the past month

Philadelphia rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they are up slightly by 1.1% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Philadelphia stand at $960 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,160 for a two-bedroom. Philadelphia's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 2.1%, as well as the national average of 2.8%.

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, all of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Pottstown has the least expensive rents in the Philadelphia metro, with a two-bedroom median of $980; additionally, the city has seen rent growth of 0.6% over the past month, the fastest in the metro.
  • Over the past month, Lansdale has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.0%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,470, while one-bedrooms go for $1,210.
  • West Chester has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Philadelphia metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,540; rents decreased 0.1% over the past month but were up 1.6% over the past year.

Philadelphia rents more affordable than many similar cities nationwide

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

  • Rents increased in other cities across the state, with Pennsylvania as a whole logging rent growth of 2.1% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 0.1% in Pittsburgh.
  • Philadelphia's median two-bedroom rent of $1,160 is equal to the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.8% over the past year compared to the 1.1% rise in Philadelphia.
  • While Philadelphia's rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide saw more substantial increases, including Columbus (+3.8%), Seattle (+3.0%), and Houston (+2.5%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Philadelphia than most similar cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,010, 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 $960 $1,160 0.2% 1.1%
Camden $940 $1,130 0.0% 0.5%
Wilmington $1,010 $1,220 0.2% 4.3%
Levittown $1,210 $1,460 -0.2% 3.0%
Norristown $1,110 $1,340 0.3% 5.5%
Drexel Hill $890 $1,080 0.1% 1.0%
Pottstown $790 $980 0.6% 1.1%
King of Prussia $1,210 $1,460 -0.2% 4.4%
West Chester $1,270 $1,540 -0.1% 1.6%
Lansdale $1,210 $1,470 -1.0% 4.0%
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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.