Rittenhouse Square
1 Unit Available
224 W RITTENHOUSE SQ #1502
226 W Rittenhouse Sq, Philadelphia, PA
1 Bedroom
$1,475
This high floor studio unit is in the Dorchester building which is in the heart of the center city, surrounded by restaurants, bars, stores and a lot more fun places. The building represents the finest of the Rittenhouse Square.
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Cobbs Creek
1 Unit Available
6020 WALNUT STREET
6020 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA
3 Bedrooms
$1,050
1280 sqft
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Brewerytown
1 Unit Available
1458 North Dover Street
1458 North Dover Street, Philadelphia, PA
2 Bedrooms
$1,350
840 sqft
Newly Renovated!!!!! Only $1350 per month!!!!! Beautifully renovated 2 bedroom/1.5 bath home in the highly sought after Brewerytown section of Philadelphia.
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Wissinoming
1 Unit Available
6274 Montague Street - Office
6274 Montague Street, Philadelphia, PA
Studio
$900
325 sqft
Commercial Space for Lease AVAILABLE!.
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West Central Germantown
1 Unit Available
42 West Duval Street
42 West Duval Street, Philadelphia, PA
Studio
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3 Bedrooms
$1,200
1100 sqft
Single family home with lots of charm. Straight through providing a open layout. Hardwood floors. Back yard. Ready to rent. CALL 215-844-1788 to learn more. Single family home avaiable for rent.
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Brewerytown
1 Unit Available
1827 North Bailey Street
1827 North Bailey Street, Philadelphia, PA
2 Bedrooms
$950
826 sqft
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Brewerytown
1 Unit Available
2516 Ingersoll St
2516 Ingersoll Street, Philadelphia, PA
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
848 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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A charming newly renovated family home, comprised of 3 bedrooms and 1 bath, decked with modern bathroom fixtures and overhead shower and a kitchen recently refurbished with modern amenities. Surrounding areas in the home are freshly painted.
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Franklinville
1 Unit Available
3504 Germantown Avenue, 2nd Floor
3504 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
4 Bedrooms
$1,200
1550 sqft
This spacious 4 bedroom apartment if around the corner from Hospital. Perfect for medical students. This unit has hard wood flooring, recessed lighting, central air, washer/dryer, stainless steel appliances.
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Queen Village
1 Unit Available
760 E Passyunk - 2
760 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
1 Bedroom
$1,795
1400 sqft
****AVAILABLE JUNE 1st 2019****** Over 1400 sq/ft, 1 bed/1bath on a tree lined street in Queen Village.
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Point Breeze
1 Unit Available
1538 S OPAL STREET
1538 S Opal St, Philadelphia, PA
2 Bedrooms
$1,600
1008 sqft
Gorgeous 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom in a renovated home with high end finishes including central air! Open floor plan on the first floor with beautiful hardwood floors throughout.
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East Mount Airy
1 Unit Available
6319 Germantown Avenue - 2
6319 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
Studio
$925
900 sqft
Spacious two bedroom apartment with large kitchen and rear deck. This is a great 2nd floor rental with 2 spacious bedrooms a large eat in kitchen with a bathroom that has a claw foot tube and . Great living room with lost of light.
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Old City
1 Unit Available
710 Chestnut Street - 204
710 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
2 Bedrooms
$2,050
855 sqft
Brand new construction is what is offered in this spacious rental. Harwood floors throughout, open kitchen with granite island and all stainless steel appliances. Full size living room with two large closets and an attached private patio.
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Frankford
1 Unit Available
4655 Mulberry St.
4655 Mulberry Street, Philadelphia, PA
4 Bedrooms
$1,350
1172 sqft
GORGEOUS REHABBED 3BR HOME IN BEAUTIFUL FRANKFORD- AMAZING STREET AND NEIGHBORHOOD - LARGE 3 bedroom ON AMAZING STREET, newly renovated with modern ceramic bath & kitchen, fridge, disposal, microwave.
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East Falls
1 Unit Available
3451 TILDEN ST
3451 Tilden Street, Philadelphia, PA
3 Bedrooms
$1,500
Spotless 3 bedroom porch front on a terrific block. Great takeout in the immediate vicinity, convenient to Murphy's Saloonery an exceptional local pub.
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Roxborough
1 Unit Available
3879 MANOR ST
3879 Manor Street, Philadelphia, PA
3 Bedrooms
$1,650
Welcome Home! Enter into this sun filled beautiful freshly renovated property boasting Pergo wood flooring throughout the first and second floors...
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Grays Ferry
1 Unit Available
2728 Wharton Street
2728 Wharton Street, Philadelphia, PA
2 Bedrooms
$1,700
1316 sqft
Only $1700 per month! Beautifully renovated 2 bedroom/2.5 bath home in the highly sought after Greysferry section of Philadelphia.
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West Passyunk
1 Unit Available
2128 MIFFLIN ST
2128 Mifflin Street, Philadelphia, PA
3 Bedrooms
$1,675
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East Parkside
1 Unit Available
4176 Poplar St.
4176 Poplar Street, Philadelphia, PA
6 Bedrooms
$1,850
2267 sqft
GORGEOUS REHABBED, SPACIOUS AND FUNCTIONAL OFFICE SPACE half a mile near the ZOO.
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Cobbs Creek
1 Unit Available
533 South Salford Street
533 South Salford Street, Philadelphia, PA
3 Bedrooms
$1,100
1093 sqft
A charming newly renovated family home, comprised of 3 bedrooms and 1 bath, decked with modern bathroom fixtures and overhead shower and a kitchen recently refurbished with modern amenities. Surrounding areas in the home are freshly painted.
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Spruce Hill
1 Unit Available
4447 Chestnut Street - 1
4447 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
700 sqft
Welcome to University City's large luxury apartments. Just far enough away from the college party noise, just close enough to enjoy a latte on the walk to class or work.
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Spruce Hill
1 Unit Available
130 S 45th St - 3B
130 S 45th St, Philadelphia, PA
Studio
$800
500 sqft
Available Now for Move In Studio Unit Available for 12 month Lease; perfect for students.
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Grays Ferry
1 Unit Available
1514 S. Corlies St.
1514 South Corlies Street, Philadelphia, PA
4 Bedrooms
$1,350
1022 sqft
Newly renovated home in “move-in” condition. Convenient to transportation and schools. We will accept a 4 Bedroom voucher for this property.
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Cobbs Creek
1 Unit Available
6124 Locust St. - A
6124 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA
3 Bedrooms
$1,000
956 sqft
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Walnut Hill
1 Unit Available
5035 Irving Street - Unit 1
5035 Irving St, Philadelphia, PA
3 Bedrooms
$1,700
1500 sqft
Make yourself at home in our lovely renovated 3 bedrooms and I bath family house, fully equipped with newly refurbished bathroom containing modern amenities and an overhead shower.
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Average Rent in Philadelphia

Last updated May. 2019
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Philadelphia is $976, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,179.
Studio
$822
1 Bed
$976
2 Beds
$1,179
3+ Beds
$1,475
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!

June 2019 Philadelphia Rent Report

Welcome to the June 2019 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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June 2019 Philadelphia Rent Report

Welcome to the June 2019 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 significantly over the past month

Philadelphia rents have increased 0.5% over the past month, and have increased marginally by 0.8% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Philadelphia stand at $980 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,180 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in March. Philadelphia's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.2%, as well as the national average of 1.5%.

    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, Norristown is the most expensive of all Pennsylvania's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,440; of the 10 largest cities in the state that we have data for, Erie, where a two-bedroom goes for $720, is the only major city to see rents fall year-over-year (-0.4%).
    • Wilmington, Harrisburg, and Norristown have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (4.1%, 3.8%, and 3.2%, respectively).

    Philadelphia rents more affordable than many comparable cities nationwide

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

    • Philadelphia's median two-bedroom rent of $1,180 is slightly below the national average of $1,190. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 0.8% increase in Philadelphia.
    • While Philadelphia's rents rose marginally over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including DC (+2.2%), Boston (+2.1%), and New York (+2.0%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Philadelphia than most comparable 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
    $980
    $1,180
    0.5%
    0.8%
    Wilmington
    $1,050
    $1,270
    1.2%
    4.1%
    Norristown
    $1,190
    $1,440
    1.1%
    3.2%
    Newark
    $1,120
    $1,350
    2.5%
    6.4%
    Drexel Hill
    $900
    $1,090
    0.2%
    0.3%
    Pottstown
    $790
    $990
    1.7%
    2.1%
    King of Prussia
    $1,260
    $1,520
    -1.2%
    -1.4%
    West Chester
    $1,330
    $1,610
    0.5%
    2.8%
    Lansdale
    $1,400
    $1,690
    1%
    4.2%
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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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