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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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Blossom Row Apartments
4

Philadelphia, PA 19118

$1,837+

2-3 Beds2 Baths

5 Units Available

Blossom Row Apartments

Philadelphia, PA (Chestnut Hill)

(4)

$1,837+

2-3 Beds2 Baths
5 Units Available
23
Chestnut Hill Village Apartments
1826

Philadelphia, PA 19118

$1,103+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Chestnut Hill Village Apartments

Philadelphia, PA (Chestnut Hill)

(1826)

$1,103+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
11
Westwood Gardens Apartment Homes
2

Thorofare, NJ 08086

$1,015+

1-2 Beds1 Bath

2 Units Available

Westwood Gardens Apartment Homes

Thorofare, NJ

(2)

$1,015+

1-2 Beds1 Bath
2 Units Available
The New Lynnewood Gardens

Elkins Park, PA 19027

$910+

1-3 Beds1 Bath

The New Lynnewood Gardens

Elkins Park, PA


$910+

1-3 Beds1 Bath
Beacon Pointe

Philadelphia, PA 19114

Contact for Pricing

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Beacon Pointe

Philadelphia, PA (Torresdale)


Contact for Pricing

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
10
Brookmont Apartment Homes
29

Philadelphia, PA 19115

$875+

1-2 Beds1 Bath

10+ Units Available

Brookmont Apartment Homes

Philadelphia, PA (Bustleton)

(29)

$875+

1-2 Beds1 Bath
10+ Units Available
32
Sherwood Crossing Apartments & Townhomes
39

Philadelphia, PA 19114

$875+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Sherwood Crossing Apartments & Townhomes

Philadelphia, PA (Morrell Park)

(39)

$875+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
Dalian on the Park

Philadelphia, PA 19130

$2,218+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Dalian on the Park

Philadelphia, PA (Center City, Logan Square)


$2,218+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
The Courts

Philadelphia, PA 19104

$889+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

The Courts

Philadelphia, PA (Powelton, West Philadelphia)


$889+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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The Left Bank
1

Philadelphia, PA 19104

$1,700+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

The Left Bank

Philadelphia, PA (University City, West Philadelphia)

(1)

$1,700+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
26
Locust On The Park.
2

Philadelphia, PA 19103

$1,695+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

6 Units Available

Locust On The Park.

Philadelphia, PA (Center City, Fitler Square)

(2)

$1,695+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
6 Units Available
24
The Chatham
3

Philadelphia, PA 19103

$1,265+

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

The Chatham

Philadelphia, PA (Center City, Center City West)

(3)

$1,265+

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
23
1700 Chestnut Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103

$1,395+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

1700 Chestnut Street

Philadelphia, PA (Center City, Center City West)


$1,395+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
30
Lofts 640
3

Philadelphia, PA 19130

$1,250+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Lofts 640

Philadelphia, PA (Avenue of the Arts North)

(3)

$1,250+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
18
Mural Lofts

Philadelphia, PA 19123

$1,375+

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths

Mural Lofts

Philadelphia, PA (Avenue of the Arts North, Center City)


$1,375+

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths
35
1401 Walnut St

Philadelphia, PA 19102

$2,500+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

1401 Walnut St

Philadelphia, PA (Center City)


$2,500+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
16
1500 Locust
178

Philadelphia, PA 19102

$1,503+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

1500 Locust

Philadelphia, PA (Center City, Rittenhouse Square)

(178)

$1,503+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
38
The Pointe at 31 Brewerytown

Philadelphia, PA 19121

$1,350+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

10 Units Available

The Pointe at 31 Brewerytown

Philadelphia, PA (Brewerytown, Lower North)


$1,350+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
10 Units Available
The Touraine

Philadelphia, PA 19102

$1,645+

Studio-5 Beds1-4 Baths

4 Units Available

The Touraine

Philadelphia, PA (Center City, Rittenhouse Square)


$1,645+

Studio-5 Beds1-4 Baths
4 Units Available
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Westbury
2

Philadelphia, PA 19102

$1,105+

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

Westbury

Philadelphia, PA (Center City)

(2)

$1,105+

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath