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197 Houses for rent in Philadelphia, PA

Last updated September 19 at 4:11pm UTC
6486 Matthews Street #1F
East Mount Airy
Philadelphia, PA
Updated September 19 at 4:11pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
2239 N. Broad Street #306
Hartranft
Philadelphia, PA
Updated September 19 at 4:09pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,400
411 Fitzgerald Street
Whitman
Philadelphia, PA
Updated September 19 at 12:36pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,500
1467 E Wilt St
Kensington
Philadelphia, PA
Updated September 19 at 12:32pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,450
6029 Catharine St. Apt. B
Cobbs Creek
Philadelphia, PA
Updated September 19 at 12:31pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$975
2225 Watkins Street
Point Breeze
Philadelphia, PA
Updated September 19 at 12:28pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$975
264 W WALNUT LANE
West Central Germantown
Philadelphia, PA
Updated September 19 at 5:29am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,495
9414 EVANS STREET
Bustleton
Philadelphia, PA
Updated September 19 at 5:28am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,400
5536 MATTHEWS STREET
East Germantown
Philadelphia, PA
Updated September 19 at 5:28am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,000
5702 N LAMBERT STREET
Ogontz
Philadelphia, PA
Updated September 19 at 5:28am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,300
448 W. Bringhurst Street #3
Westside
Philadelphia, PA
Updated September 18 at 4:26pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$950
3325 N. 16th Street (3rd Floor)
Tioga
Philadelphia, PA
Updated September 18 at 1:13pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,000
43 N. Redfield St.
Haddington
Philadelphia, PA
Updated September 18 at 1:09pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,050
4623 Sansom Street #B
Walnut Hill
Philadelphia, PA
Updated September 19 at 4:11pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,800
506 Monastery Avenue
Roxborough
Philadelphia, PA
Updated September 19 at 4:10pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,000
1146 S Carlisle St
Point Breeze
Philadelphia, PA
Updated September 19 at 12:36pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,650
1614 CAMBRIDGE STREET
Francisville
Philadelphia, PA
Updated September 19 at 5:30am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,975
1614 CAMBRIDGE STREET
Francisville
Philadelphia, PA
Updated September 19 at 5:30am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,875
5728 N LAMBERT STREET
Ogontz
Philadelphia, PA
Updated September 19 at 5:29am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,400
5911 GREENE STREET
West Central Germantown
Philadelphia, PA
Updated September 19 at 5:29am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,095
4356 MANAYUNK AVENUE
Roxborough
Philadelphia, PA
Updated September 18 at 7:36pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,700
113 League St.
Queen Village
Philadelphia, PA
Updated September 18 at 1:09pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,150
1401 ALCOTT STREET
Mayfair
Philadelphia, PA
Updated September 19 at 2:28pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$800
308 E CLARKSON AVENUE
Olney
Philadelphia, PA
Updated September 19 at 2:28pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$875

September 2018 Philadelphia Rent Report

Welcome to the September 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 state and nation.

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September 2018 Philadelphia Rent Report

Welcome to the September 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 state and nation.

Philadelphia rent trends were flat over the past month

Philadelphia rents have declined 0.1% over the past month, but have remained steady at 0.4% 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. Philadelphia's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.7%, as well as the national average of 1.0%.

Rents rising across cities in the Philadelphia Metro

Throughout the past year, rents have remained steady in the city of Philadelphia, but other cities across the entire metro have seen rents increase. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Philadelphia metro, 8 of them have seen prices rise. Pennsylvania as a whole logged rent growth of 0.7% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Looking throughout the metro, West Chester is the most expensive of all Philadelphia metro's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,590; of the 10 largest cities in Pennsylvania metro that we have data for, Pittsburgh and Pottstown, where two-bedrooms go for $910 and $990, are the only two major cities in the metro to see rents fall year-over-year (-0.8% and -0.3%).
  • Lansdale, Norristown, and King of Prussia have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (5.9%, 4.1%, and 2.1%, respectively).

Philadelphia rents more affordable than many similar cities nationwide

Rent growth in Philadelphia has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases; in contrast, rents in a few cities have actually declined. Philadelphia is still more affordable than most comparable 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 1.0% over the past year compared to the stagnant growth in Philadelphia.
  • While rents in Philadelphia remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Houston (+3.6%), San Francisco (+1.1%), and New York (+0.6%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,030, $3,100, and $2,510 respectively.
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Philadelphia than most other large 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 $970 $1,170 -0.1% 0.4%
Camden $940 $1,130 0.2%
Norristown $1,160 $1,410 0.8% 4.1%
Drexel Hill $890 $1,080 -0.4% 0.4%
Pottstown $790 $990 -1.1% -0.3%
King of Prussia $1,260 $1,520 0.5% 2.1%
West Chester $1,320 $1,590 0.3% 1.8%
Lansdale $1,310 $1,590 0.6% 5.9%
Ardmore $1,190 $1,440 0.0% 0.7%

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.