Philadelphia real estate: What you can buy for $250,000

The median home listing price in Philadelphia is $180,000, and the median closing price is $170,000. We wanted to see what a budget of $250,000 would get you in three city neighborhoods: Old Kensington, Center City and the Northeast. These three properties each come with a variety of finishes and amenities.

Center City 
210 Locust St., Unit 11F 
Square feet: 699 
Monthly taxes: $257 
Tell us all about it: With this budget, you can live in an I.M. Pei masterpiece in Society Hill. This one-bedroom, one-bath condo clocks in at just under 700 square feet, but it feels much bigger thanks to walls of windows. Building amenities include a gym, as well as a lovely pool.

8905 Fairfield St. 
Square feet: 1,139 
Monthly taxes: $215 
Tell us all about it: This Winchester Park home features three bedrooms and an in-law suite in the lower level. We love the finishes in the new kitchen, including ceramic floors, 42-inch cabinets and granite counters. Bonus: There is an attached garage, to boot.

Old Kensington 
1424 N. Franklin St., Unit 2F 
Square feet: 1,050 
Monthly taxes: $269 
Tell us all about it: This condo features fabulous kitchen amenities (we love the matte appliances), a bathroom with a seamless glass shower, and parking, too. Each unit within the building features private outdoor spaces: either a ground-level patio or a roof deck at the top of the building.

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