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Average Rent in Philadelphia, PA

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Philadelphia Studio - $1,330-3%
Philadelphia 1 Bed - $1,8470%
Philadelphia 2 Beds - $2,122+1%

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Local Reviews

I like going to the park and i like to go to clothing stores and food stores. Also camping at night.

Park's are clean more devercity more work unity . Clean and they fixing lots more resturants business.

There are some very nice local businesses and restaurants. All the neighbors are very friendly and everything is nicely maintained.

Demographics

Education

High School

41%

Associate's

13%

Bachelor's

32%

Master's

13%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

41%

3 people

27%

4 people

16%

5 people

5%

6+ people

11%

Household Income

0-50k

38%

50-100k

24%

100-150k

20%

150-200k

11%

200k+

7%

Age

0-10

12%

10-20

7%

20-45

59%

45-65

14%

65+

7%

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Rent Trends

Average rent in Old Kensington, Philadelphia, PA

In Philadelphia, PA, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $1,330 to $2,122. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Old Kensington, Philadelphia, PA is $1,330. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $1,847. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $2,122.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

-3%

Changed from $1,371 to $1,330
1 Bed

0%

Changed from $1,847 to $1,847
2 Beds

+1%

Changed from $2,101 to $2,122

Cost of Living

Compared to State Average

0.3%

Compared to National Average

1.9%

The cost of living in Old Kensington, Philadelphia, PA is 0.3% higher than the state average and 1.9% higher than the national average. Old Kensington, Philadelphia, PA housing is 2.3% less expensive than the U.S average, while utilities are about 8.6% more pricey. When it comes to basic necessities such as food and clothing, groceries are around 2.5% more in Old Kensington, Philadelphia, PA than in the rest of the country.

Healthcare services such as doctor check-ups and dentistry cost 7% less here compared to the U.S. average.
Cost of Living in Old Kensington, Philadelphia, PACompared to State AverageCompared to National Average
Housing
2.8%
2.3%
Utilities
3.3%
8.6%
Food
1.8%
2.5%
Transportation
0%
7.6%
Healthcare
0%
7%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Cherry Hill$2,212+9%
Conshohocken$2,107--
Allentown$1,835+53%
Bensalem$1,817-32%
Bala Cynwyd$1,728+2%
King of Prussia$1,607-11%
West Chester$1,562+4%
Wilmington$1,492-4%
Philadelphia$1,330-3%
Reading$1,305-3%
Newark$1,0250%
Bethlehem$872-31%
Easton$8720%
Trenton$7210%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Princeton$2,917-5%
Ardmore$2,902+5%
Conshohocken$2,692+17%
Cherry Hill$2,221-9%
Allentown$2,134+15%
Toms River$2,022+9%
Bala Cynwyd$2,004-11%
King of Prussia$1,964+1%
Reading$1,877+22%
Philadelphia$1,8470%
West Chester$1,830-5%
Easton$1,800+9%
Bethlehem$1,742+2%
Wilmington$1,598+2%
Bensalem$1,592+3%
Northeast Philadelphia$1,544-4%
Newark$1,492+2%
Trenton$1,375-5%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Conshohocken$3,836+67%
Princeton$3,496-15%
Bala Cynwyd$2,844-3%
Cherry Hill$2,702-9%
King of Prussia$2,688-4%
Easton$2,637+47%
Bethlehem$2,350+12%
Allentown$2,238+17%
Toms River$2,230+8%
West Chester$2,177-11%
Philadelphia$2,122+1%
Wilmington$1,876+3%
Bensalem$1,869-2%
Northeast Philadelphia$1,849-5%
Reading$1,6500%
Newark$1,615+2%
Trenton$1,590-12%

Compare Neighborhoods

Point Breeze

$812

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Wynnefield

$895

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Oxford Circle

$925

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Philadelphia, PA?

For renters in Philadelphia seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are Point Breeze, Wynnefield, and Oxford Circle, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $812, $895, and $925 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Germantown and West Oak Lane, where the rents are $950 and $950, a favorable comparison to Philadelphia's overall 1-bedroom average of $1,847.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Philadelphia, PA?

In Philadelphia, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are Northern Liberties, Fitler Square, and Logan Square. A 1-bedroom apartment in Northern Liberties averages at $2,955, in Fitler Square it averages $2,723, and in Logan Square, the average is $2,677. For additional high-end living options, Avenue of the Arts South offers 1-bedroom apartments at $2,550, and Old City at $2,286. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $1,847 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Philadelphia, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Philadelphia, PA?

In Philadelphia, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include Brewerytown, Lower North, and North Central. In Brewerytown, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $1,322. Lower North sees average rents of $1,650 for a 1-bedroom unit. North Central offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $1,425. For those seeking other popular areas, Avenue of the Arts North presents 1-bedroom apartments at $2,059, and Hartranft at $1,281. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $1,847 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Philadelphia, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Fishtown$1,727+30%
Lower North$1,725+25%
Old City$1,6800%
Logan Square$1,657-7%
Avenue of the Arts North$1,500-9%
River Wards$1,492+17%
Francisville$1,375-8%
Society Hill$1,375+2%
Oxford Circle$1,355--
West Philadelphia$1,350+4%
West Kensington$1,338--
University City$1,318+2%
Center City West$1,300-18%
Center City$1,299-13%
East Falls$1,299-7%
Point Breeze$1,284-4%
Rittenhouse Square$1,250-12%
Mantua$1,2500%
West Powelton$1,246-4%
Roxborough$1,245-7%
Lower Northwest$1,222-7%
East Kensington$1,210+11%
Brewerytown$1,200-14%
South Philadelphia$1,198-10%
Chestnut Hill$1,166-21%
Bella Vista$1,150+15%
Bustleton$1,129+3%
Washington Square West$1,085-13%
Near Northeast Philadelphia$1,085+14%
Spring Garden$1,0500%
Queen Village$1,050-22%
Cobbs Creek$1,050-12%
Southwest Philadelphia$1,030-9%
Graduate Hospital$1,025-22%
Upper North District$996+6%
Fox Chase$962+20%
Kensington$950-14%
North Central$925-2%
Cedar Park$870+4%
Hartranft$850-6%
Upper North Philadelphia$850-3%
Garden Court$7120%
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Old City$2,286+13%
Center City$2,241+2%
University City$2,159-13%
Society Hill$2,085-8%
Avenue of the Arts North$2,059+3%
Center City West$1,8950%
Garden Court$1,850+37%
South Philadelphia$1,787+29%
West Philadelphia$1,777+1%
Kensington$1,7670%
East Falls$1,762+8%
East Kensington$1,722+10%
Graduate Hospital$1,695-1%
Lower North$1,650+10%
Upper North District$1,638+46%
Roxborough$1,622+2%
West Powelton$1,615-8%
Lower Northwest$1,590-1%
Upper North Philadelphia$1,585+63%
Bella Vista$1,575+13%
West Kensington$1,560+4%
Washington Square West$1,550-7%
Rittenhouse Square$1,550-27%
Chestnut Hill$1,529-27%
River Wards$1,522-8%
Francisville$1,518-11%
Fishtown$1,487-15%
Mantua$1,476+38%
North Central$1,425+10%
Queen Village$1,400-10%
Bustleton$1,362+5%
Brewerytown$1,322-12%
Somerton$1,310-6%
Hartranft$1,281-1%
Southwest Philadelphia$1,263+1%
Spring Garden$1,192-22%
Cobbs Creek$1,175-2%
Near Northeast Philadelphia$1,122-2%
Cedar Park$1,115-12%
Fox Chase$1,062+12%
Germantown$950--
West Oak Lane$950-17%
Oxford Circle$925-16%
Wynnefield$895-54%
Point Breeze$812-44%
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Avenue of the Arts South$3,113-9%
Center City West$3,000+8%
Kensington$2,400+33%
Society Hill$2,295+15%
Bella Vista$2,259+56%
West Philadelphia$2,220+21%
Garden Court$2,217+9%
Francisville$2,200+23%
Somerton$2,150+8%
Washington Square West$2,075-10%
South Philadelphia$2,072+20%
Queen Village$2,000+13%
Roxborough$1,995+5%
Avenue of the Arts North$1,950-20%
River Wards$1,947+2%
East Kensington$1,947+8%
Chestnut Hill$1,935-22%
East Falls$1,914-16%
Rittenhouse Square$1,900-39%
Lower Northwest$1,842-3%
Fishtown$1,837-18%
Brewerytown$1,800-3%
Mantua$1,800-10%
Upper North Philadelphia$1,795+9%
Lower North$1,700-6%
North Central$1,700-8%
Spring Garden$1,697-32%
West Kensington$1,695-6%
West Powelton$1,695-6%
Graduate Hospital$1,625-10%
Wynnefield$1,595--
Bustleton$1,547+5%
Near Northeast Philadelphia$1,495+8%
Upper North District$1,470+13%
Cobbs Creek$1,400+17%
Southwest Philadelphia$1,3830%
West Oak Lane$1,375+10%
Hartranft$1,350-19%
Fox Chase$1,335-7%
Cedar Park$1,270-27%
Germantown$1,200--
Oxford Circle$1,200-9%
Point Breeze$970-37%

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

21%

15-30 Mins

32%

30-40 Mins

20%

40-60 Mins

20%

60+ Mins

7%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 9696

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

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Has Sidewalks

Yes

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Percentage: 8080

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

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Percentage: 6464

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

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Area Amenities

Top Score

Grocery Stores

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Suffice to say, this place is great for groceries.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. An average number of grocery stores
  3. A standard number of grocery stores compared to areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You can shop till you drop in Old Kensington Philadelphia.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. An average number of shops
  3. A standard number of shops compared to areas of a similar size

Pet Services

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Sit. Stay. Good boy. Old Kensington Philadelphia is a good place for pets.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. 52% more pet facilities than average
  3. 50% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Happy hour starts at six around here.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. 66% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 23% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Childcare

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Old Kensington Philadelphia earns a gold star for childcare.

  1. A high number of daycares per resident
  2. 60% more daycares than average
  3. 20% more daycares than areas of a similar size

Amusement Parks

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Just the ticket: amusement parks are an uplifting presence in Old Kensington Philadelphia.

  1. A high number of amusement parks per resident
  2. 89% more amusement parks than average
  3. 80% more amusement parks than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The road is less traveled for filling the tank up in Old Kensington Philadelphia.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. An average number of gas stations
  3. A standard number of gas stations compared to areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Old Kensington Philadelphia serves up a dining scene that's only lukewarm.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. 54% more restaurants than average
  3. 59% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in Old Kensington Philadelphia.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. An average number of parks
  3. A standard number of parks compared to areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll have to workout somewhere else to keep fit.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. An average number of gyms
  3. A standard number of gyms compared to areas of a similar size

Theaters

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Hiding in the dressing room? Old Kensington Philadelphia has a quiet theater scene.

  1. A high number of theaters per resident
  2. 91% more theaters than average
  3. 87% more theaters than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We have a bone to pick with this Old Kensington Philadelphia's access to medical care.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. 58% more medical facilities than average
  3. 49% more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Coffee

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Stock up on your home beans, because this place is out of brew.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. 61% more coffee shops than average
  3. 47% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Hospitals

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll work yourself into a fever to find a hospital in this area.

  1. Few hospitals per resident
  2. An average number of hospitals
  3. A standard number of hospitals compared to areas of a similar size

Area Features

Busy Streets

No

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Noise Late At Night

No

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Near Schools

Yes

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Pet Friendly

Yes

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Area Has Potholes

No

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Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

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Area Has Litter

No

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Mostly Newer Buildings

Yes

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Nearby Parks

Yes

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Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

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Well Lit

Yes

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Maintained Yards

Yes

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Mostly Older Buildings

Yes

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Near Grocery Stores

No

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Near Highways

No

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Quiet Area

No

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Safe For Families

No

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Near Downtown

No

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Nice Views

No

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Tree Lined Streets

No

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Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

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Top Schools in Old Kensington Philadelphia

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Find Apartments in Nearby Neighborhoods

Neighborhood1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Center City 1.7 miles$2,241$3,245
Northern Liberties 0.6 miles$2,955$4,695
Fishtown 0.8 miles$1,487$1,837
Old City 1.5 miles$2,286$3,199
Lower North 1.5 miles$1,650$1,700
North Central 1.5 miles$1,425$1,700
West Kensington 0.8 miles$1,560$1,695
Logan Square 1.9 miles$2,677$4,336
Ludlow 0.4 miles$1,656$2,077
Avenue of the Arts North 1 miles$2,059$1,950