With rental rates steady in the city (and slightly below the national average, somehow), we were curious to see what a monthly budget of $1,200 would rent you around the city. We found two-plus-bedroom units in Germantown, Washington Square West and Port Richmond with a variety of features to recommend them.
224 W. Tulpehocken St. Rear 3B
Monthly rent: $1,200, plus $200 to cover heat, electric and water
Tell me all about it: Talk about curb appeal. This two-bedroom apartment is part of a mansion dating to 1886 that sits on two private and landscaped acres of flowers and gardens. The unit itself boasts an eat-in kitchen with stainless appliances, as well as 12 oversized windows.
324 S. 11th St. Apt. 26
Monthly rent: $1,200
Neighborhood: Washington Square West
Tell me all about it: This apartment boasts major location, adjacent to darling Kahn Park and nearby Antique Row in Washington Square. We love the spacious living room with an open flow into the kitchen and the enormous windows with deep sills.
2977 Memphis St. #1A
Neighborhood: Port Richmond
Monthly rent: $1,150 + all utilities
Tell me all about it: This three-bedroom home has been recently renovated, boasting new hardwoods and a handsome new kitchen. We love that the home includes a back yard and that it offers easy access to SEPTA and a nearby shopping center.