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Overview of Philadelphia

Welcome to the "City of brotherly love," or as we like to call it, Philly. Sure it's got a reputation for being a bit rough around the edges, but over the years Philadelphia has transformed into a hotspot for culture and opportunity. The recent rise in population can partially be attributed to Philadelphia's economic hub, City Center. Many have migrated to take a job in this epicenter for Fortune 500 and information technology companies. Or maybe it's the art that's bringing people in. Philadelphia has more outdoor sculptures and murals than any other city in the United States, and the low cost of apartments for rent in Philadelphia is perfect for those trying to focus strictly on being creative. Or maybe it's the food. The unique blend of backgrounds and ethnicities make for a plethora of authentic and experimental cuisine that will impress even the most discerning foodies. No matter what brought you to Philly--we're glad you're here. This bustling metropolis may be famous for its historical happenings and cheesesteaks, but soon you'll know all the hidden gems that make Philadelphia a great place to live.

Philadelphia Apartments & Cost of Living

Considering that Philadelphia is the second largest city on the East Coast and the fifth most populated city in the US, it's pretty darn affordable for its size. And if you compare the cost of rent in Philly to the nearby cities of Washington D.C., Boston, and New York City, Philadelphia apartments seem down-right cheap. The general rule of thumb is this: the further out you are from City Center, the cheaper the rent will be. One bedroom apartments in City Center average between $1,300 and $1,700, but that's the price you pay to be near all the shops, restaurants, and clubs. At the far reaches of the city you'll find one bedroom and studio apartments for about $600 a month, but depending on what you want from the neighborhood you live in, paying a bit more can get you much closer to certain amenities.

When searching for Philadelphia apartments, there are a few other costs you'll want to keep in mind. Within the city limits you don't need a car which eliminates the need for gas, upkeep, parking, and insurance--but you will need a public transit pass. Contrary to what some might say, it's not always sunny in Philadelphia. In fact, it gets quite a lot of snow and most apartments for rent in Philadelphia use gas for heating. So if you have an apartment that doesn't cover utilities in rent then you'll definitely need to budget for high gas bills in the winter.

Entertainment, Vibe, & Culture of Philly

We mentioned it briefly earlier, but Philadelphia is widely known for its thriving arts and culture. Aside from all the local art and outdoor sculptures, there are many historic venues that are home to Philadelphia's famous performing arts scene. The Academy of Music is the oldest operating opera house in The States and is home to the Pennsylvania Ballet. The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is home to the Philadelphia Orchestra (one of the top five orchestras in the US). There's also Philadelphia Theatre Company, The Wilma Theatre, Walnut Street Theatre, and many more.

Plus when you're searching for Philadelphia apartments, you'll want to be close to great food and places to just hang out. While City Center has the highest concentration of restaurants, bars, and clubs, many neighborhoods have their own little pockets of entertainment. There are a ton of cheesesteaks, soft pretzels, and local watering-holes to be found: you'll have to do a lot of exploring to find your favorite pockets of the city.

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Dobson Mills Apartments & Lofts

Philadelphia, PA 19129

$1,325+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Dobson Mills Apartments & Lofts

Philadelphia, PA (Allegheny West, Upper North Philadelphia)


$1,325+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
57
Presidential City

Philadelphia, PA 19131

$1,165+

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths

Presidential City

Philadelphia, PA (West Philadelphia, Wynnefield Heights)


$1,165+

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths
Mansion at Bala
3

Philadelphia, PA 19131

$1,270+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Mansion at Bala

Philadelphia, PA (West Philadelphia, Wynnefield)

(3)

$1,270+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
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Bala Apartments

Philadelphia, PA 19131

$710+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Bala Apartments

Philadelphia, PA (Main Line)


$710+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
The Enclaves
6

Philadelphia, PA 19145

$1,460+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

4 Units Available

The Enclaves

Philadelphia, PA (Packer Park, South Philadelphia)

(6)

$1,460+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
4 Units Available
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6300 City

Philadelphia, PA 19151

$1,030+

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath

1 Unit Available

6300 City

Philadelphia, PA (Overbrook, West Philadelphia)


$1,030+

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath
1 Unit Available
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The Royal Athena

Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

Contact for Pricing

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

The Royal Athena

Bala Cynwyd, PA (Main Line)


Contact for Pricing

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
Falls Village
6

Philadelphia, PA 19144

Contact for Pricing

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

6 Units Available

Falls Village

Philadelphia, PA (East Falls)

(6)

Contact for Pricing

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
6 Units Available
Alden Park

Philadelphia, PA 19144

$844+

Studio-4 Beds1-3 Baths

10+ Units Available

Alden Park

Philadelphia, PA (East Falls)


$844+

Studio-4 Beds1-3 Baths
10+ Units Available
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Merion Trace Apartments
15

Upper Darby, PA 19082

$815+

1 Bed1 Bath

Merion Trace Apartments

Upper Darby, PA

(15)

$815+

1 Bed1 Bath
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410 Shurs Lane

Philadelphia, PA 19128

Contact for Pricing

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

410 Shurs Lane

Philadelphia, PA (Roxborough)


Contact for Pricing

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
Lennox Apartments

Philadelphia, PA 19144

$675+

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath

6 Units Available

Lennox Apartments

Philadelphia, PA


$675+

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath
6 Units Available
The Lofts At Chimney Hill
1

Manayunk, PA 19127

$950+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

The Lofts At Chimney Hill

Manayunk, PA

(1)

$950+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
Venice Lofts

Manayunk, PA 19127

$1,674+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

7 Units Available

Venice Lofts

Manayunk, PA


$1,674+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
7 Units Available
Pelham Park
12

Philadelphia, PA 19119

$1,050+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Pelham Park

Philadelphia, PA (West Mount Airy)

(12)

$1,050+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Maybrook

Wynnewood, PA 19096

$1,960+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Maybrook

Wynnewood, PA (Main Line)


$1,960+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
Lindenwood Apartments

Drexel Hill, PA 19026

$925+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Lindenwood Apartments

Drexel Hill, PA (Oakview)


$925+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Korman Residential at International City Chalets
6

Philadelphia, PA 19153

$830+

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

6 Units Available

Korman Residential at International City Chalets

Philadelphia, PA (Eastwick, Southwest Philadelphia)

(6)

$830+

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
6 Units Available
14
Parkview at Collingswood
124

Collingswood, NJ 08107

$840+

Studio-3 Beds1 Bath

10+ Units Available

Parkview at Collingswood

Collingswood, NJ

(124)

$840+

Studio-3 Beds1 Bath
10+ Units Available
Suburban Court Apartments
6

Ardmore, PA 19003

$1,015+

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

1 Unit Available

Suburban Court Apartments

Ardmore, PA (Main Line)

(6)

$1,015+

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
1 Unit Available