67 Furnished Apartments for rent in Philadelphia, PA

Last updated July 23 at 11:40am UTC
Rittenhouse Claridge
201 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA
Updated July 23 at 3:29am UTC
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
Avenue of the Arts South
Philadelphia, PA
Updated July 23 at 10:03am UTC
2 Bedrooms
East Kensington
Philadelphia, PA
Updated July 20 at 10:32pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
Graduate Hospital
Philadelphia, PA
Updated July 18 at 10:35pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
624 N 11th st
West Poplar
Philadelphia, PA
Updated July 18 at 10:17am UTC
3 Bedrooms
2742 S 11TH STREET
Stadium District
Philadelphia, PA
Updated July 17 at 11:06pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
Graduate Hospital
Philadelphia, PA
Updated July 17 at 6:44pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
Queen Village
Philadelphia, PA
Updated July 16 at 10:54pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
Washington Square West
Philadelphia, PA
Updated July 14 at 7:16pm UTC
1 Bedroom
1027 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA
Updated July 22 at 1:18am UTC
2 Bedrooms

July 2018 Philadelphia Rent Report

Welcome to the July 2018 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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Rent Report

July 2018 Philadelphia Rent Report

Welcome to the July 2018 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 moderately over the past month

Philadelphia rents have increased 0.3% over the past month, and are up slightly by 1.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Philadelphia stand at $970 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,170 for a two-bedroom. This is the fourth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in February. Philadelphia's year-over-year rent growth is level with the state average of 1.2%, but lags the national average of 1.4%.

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, West Chester is the most expensive of all Pennsylvania's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,580; of the 10 largest cities in the state that we have data for, Pittsburgh, where a two-bedroom goes for $920, is the only major city to see rents fall year-over-year (-0.9%).
  • Lansdale, Pottstown, and Monroeville have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (4.5%, 3.1%, and 2.9%, respectively).

Philadelphia rents more affordable than many other large cities nationwide

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

  • Philadelphia's median two-bedroom rent of $1,170 is slightly below the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 1.2% rise in Philadelphia.
  • While Philadelphia's rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide saw decreases, including Seattle (-2.0%), Chicago (-1.3%), and DC (-0.1%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Philadelphia than most comparable cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,070, 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 $970 $1,170 0.3% 1.2%
Levittown $1,200 $1,450 0.2% 0.8%
Norristown $1,150 $1,380 0.7% 1.8%
Drexel Hill $900 $1,090 0.1% 0.5%
Pottstown $810 $1,010 1.5% 3.1%
King of Prussia $1,240 $1,500 0.6% 1.6%
West Chester $1,310 $1,580 1.0% 1.3%
Lansdale $1,300 $1,570 1.7% 4.5%
Ardmore $1,180 $1,430 -0.3% 1.3%

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.


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.