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1259 Apartments for rent in Philadelphia, PA

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Logan Square
Rittenhouse Square
Overbrook
University City
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Last updated August 20 at 03:14am
Wynnefield
8 Units Available
Vista
2805 N 47th St, Philadelphia, PA
1 Bedroom
$1,165
488 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,390
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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Last updated August 20 at 03:13am
Upper Roxborough
26 Units Available
Henry on the Park
7901 Henry Ave, Philadelphia, PA
Studio
$1,100
600 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,230
1000 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,435
1234 sqft
Located 5 minutes away from Ivy Ridge Train Station, next to the walking trails of Wissahickon Valley Park. Newly revamped homes with spacious private patios and balconies. Amenities include in-unit laundry and granite counters.
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Last updated August 20 at 03:13am
Rittenhouse Square
24 Units Available
Rittenhouse Claridge
201 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA
Studio
$1,480
438 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,940
625 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,005
1000 sqft
Here's your chance to live on Rittenhouse Square in a huge, newly renovated apartment. Fully appointed, modern kitchens with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Huge closets. Brand-new fitness center with sauna and yoga room.
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Last updated August 19 at 02:47pm
Avenue of the Arts North
4 Units Available
600 on Broad
1440 Mount Vernon St, Philadelphia, PA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,425
532 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Wall-to-wall windows, oak flooring and top-of-the-line interiors in a new building located in The Avenue of the Arts district. Easy access to public transportation and minutes from the University of the Arts and Temple University.
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Last updated August 19 at 02:47pm
Logan Square
3 Units Available
2100 Parkway
230 N 21st St, Philadelphia, PA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,795
790 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,805
1290 sqft
Within the Art Museum District. Luxury apartments with huge windows, high ceilings, modern kitchens, and hardwood floors in a controlled access community. 24-hour front desk. Property offers a fitness center and garage parking.
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Last updated August 19 at 02:46pm
Logan Square
11 Units Available
Parkway House
2201 Pennsylvania Ave, Philadelphia, PA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,385
540 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,825
890 sqft
Studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom pet-friendly apartments feature sleek kitchens, hardwood floors and on-site laundry. Enjoy gym, garage parking and elevator. On public transit line with access to I-76 and I-676.
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Last updated August 19 at 01:56pm
Hawthorne
9 Units Available
777 South Broad
777 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA
1 Bedroom
$2,241
912 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,451
1211 sqft
Spacious homes with oversized windows, walk-in closets, and private balconies. Residents enjoy access to a 24-hour gym, clubroom, and bike racks, as well as other amenities. Just seven minutes from Center City.
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Last updated August 19 at 01:56pm
Logan Square
20 Units Available
The Sterling Apartment Homes
1815 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,990
755 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,849
1416 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 August 19 at 01:56pm
University City
10 Units Available
The Left Bank
3131 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA
Studio
$1,950
608 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,924
963 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,440
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 August 19 at 01:56pm
Fitler Square
12 Units Available
Locust on the Park
201 S 25th St, Philadelphia, PA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,169
745 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,951
1052 sqft
Newly renovated homes with industrial ceilings, stainless steel appliances, and in-unit laundry. Residents have access to a 24-hour gym and clubroom, among other amenities. Pet-friendly community six minutes from Rittenhouse Square.
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Last updated August 19 at 01:56pm
University City
14 Units Available
Chestnut Hall Apartments
3900 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA
Studio
$1,297
433 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,328
622 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,697
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 August 19 at 01:56pm
Avenue of the Arts South
3 Units Available
Southstar Lofts
521 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,840
734 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,678
986 sqft
Minutes away from Broad Street Subway Station, these smoke-free homes feature granite countertops, hardwood floors, and oversized windows. Common amenities include a residents' lounge and 24-hour gym. Pet-friendly.
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Last updated August 20 at 08:29am
Logan Square
23 Units Available
One Franklin Town
1 Franklin Town Blvd, Philadelphia, PA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,420
874 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,445
1183 sqft
Conveniently located apartments with in-suite washer/dryer, heating and A/C, full kitchens and spacious layouts. Community features pool, hot tub and sauna, as well as an open courtyard and 24-hour gym.
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Last updated August 20 at 08:29am
Logan Square
9 Units Available
The Lofts at 1835 Arch
1835 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA
1 Bedroom
$1,695
914 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,823
1343 sqft
Elegant apartment building with art deco features. Apartments have spacious floor plans, raised bedrooms and open kitchens with new appliances. High ceilings and lots of light. Gorgeous views of Center City and the Art Museum.
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Last updated August 19 at 10:33am
Rittenhouse Square
17 Units Available
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1616 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,774
447 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,049
908 sqft
Just two blocks from Rittenhouse Square. Plenty of public transportation. Cultural and entertainment options include the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Academy of Natural Sciences. Hardwood floors, in-unit laundry, stainless steel appliances.
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Last updated August 19 at 10:33am
East Falls
13 Units Available
Falls Village
2991 W School House Ln, Philadelphia, PA
1 Bedroom
$1,325
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,470
975 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Apartments at this property feature a full range of appliances and in-unit laundry. The pet-friendly community includes a gym and bocce court. Just a short drive to Philadelphia University and everything along Route 1.
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Last updated August 19 at 10:33am
Westside
6 Units Available
Hathaway House
515 W Chelten Ave, Philadelphia, PA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,326
860 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,539
1214 sqft
Situated near Cloverly Park with proximity to Lincoln Highway/Roosevelt Expressway and Interstate 76. Apartment community features convenient elevator and on-site laundry. Units feature walk-in closets for extra storage.
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Last updated August 19 at 10:33am
Wynnefield Heights
5 Units Available
Imperial Towers
3801 Conshohocken Ave, Philadelphia, PA
Studio
$975
480 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,270
745 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,680
1039 sqft
Great Philadelphia location in Wynnefield Heights. Modern apartments have air conditioning, dishwasher, garbage disposal and walk-in closets. Community has laundry on-site, 24-hour gym and parking for all tenants.
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Last updated August 20 at 03:13am
Graduate Hospital
57 Units Available
Lincoln Square
1000 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA
Studio
$1,521
454 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,929
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.
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Last updated August 19 at 10:33am
Avenue of the Arts North
7 Units Available
Tower Place
1400 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA
1 Bedroom
$1,696
757 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,185
1010 sqft
Tower Place Apartments offer luxury living in the heart of Philadelphia, near the art museum and other urban activities. A Bosch washer and dryer, hardwood floors, and granite countertops are some of the luxury features.
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Last updated August 19 at 10:33am
Washington Square West
6 Units Available
The St. James
200 W Washington Sq, Philadelphia, PA
Studio
$1,839
640 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,465
850 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,680
1387 sqft
Located on Washington Square, close to Thomas Jefferson University and the Rose Garden. In-unit amenities include laundry, patio or balcony, and stainless steel appliances. Community features elevator, pool, parking, and 24-hour gym.
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Last updated August 20 at 09:35am
Logan Square
47 Units Available
The Hamilton
1520 Hamilton Street, Philadelphia, PA
Studio
$1,325
381 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,848
554 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,340
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 August 20 at 03:13am
Old City
14 Units Available
The Chocolate Works Apartments
231 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA
1 Bedroom
$1,730
615 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,460
953 sqft
Contemporary design in a historic setting. Interior wood beams, detailed cornices, exposed brick, and baths with subway tile surrounds. Close to the Ben Franklin Bridge and the Painted Bride Arts Center.
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Last updated August 20 at 03:14am
Spruce Hill
4 Units Available
LVL at 4125
4125 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
Studio
$1,608
417 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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The LVL 4125 is located at 4125 Chesnut Street Philadelphia, PA and is managed by Alterra Property Group LLC , a reputable property management company with verified listings on RENTCafe.

Average Rent in Philadelphia

Last updated Jul. 2019
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Philadelphia is $979, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,182.
Studio
$825
1 Bed
$979
2 Beds
$1,182
3+ Beds
$1,479
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!

August 2019 Philadelphia Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2019 Philadelphia Rent Report. Philadelphia rents declined 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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August 2019 Philadelphia Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2019 Philadelphia Rent Report. Philadelphia rents declined 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 declined slightly over the past month

Philadelphia rents have declined 0.2% over the past month, but are up marginally by 0.9% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Philadelphia stand at $979 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,183 for a two-bedroom. Philadelphia's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.1%, as well as the national average of 1.6%.

    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, 8 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 5.0%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,361, while one-bedrooms go for $1,128.
    • Over the past year, King of Prussia has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 2.7%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,522, while one-bedrooms go for $1,261.
    • Pottstown has the least expensive rents in the Philadelphia metro, with a two-bedroom median of $986; rents decreased 1.5% over the past month but were up 2.3% over the past year.
    • Lansdale has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Philadelphia metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,711; rents were up 0.9% over the past month and 3.7% over the past year.

    Philadelphia rents more affordable than many comparable cities nationwide

    As rents have increased marginally in Philadelphia, a few similar cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. 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 1.1% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 1.4% in Pittsburgh and 1.2% in Allentown.
    • Philadelphia's median two-bedroom rent of $1,183 is slightly below the national average of $1,191. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.6% over the past year compared to the 0.9% rise in Philadelphia.
    • While Philadelphia's rents rose marginally over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Boston (+2.4%), New York (+1.8%), and Chicago (+1.4%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Philadelphia than most similar cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,126, 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
    -0.2%
    0.9%
    Wilmington
    $1,070
    $1,290
    0.1%
    4%
    Norristown
    $1,190
    $1,430
    -0.5%
    1.7%
    Newark
    $1,130
    $1,360
    -0.5%
    5%
    Drexel Hill
    $900
    $1,090
    -0.1%
    0.5%
    Pottstown
    $790
    $990
    -1.5%
    2.3%
    King of Prussia
    $1,260
    $1,520
    0.9%
    -2.7%
    West Chester
    $1,330
    $1,610
    -0.1%
    1.2%
    Lansdale
    $1,420
    $1,710
    0.9%
    3.7%
    North East
    $1,010
    $1,220
    -1.5%
    -1.2%
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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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