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Old 04-26-2014, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Maryland, The Original Catholic colony.
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Just inquiring.

875 in some other east coast cities won't get you much unless you are in the hood or suburbs/exurbs.
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Old 04-26-2014, 08:33 AM
 
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outside of CC it should be ok.
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Old 04-26-2014, 08:49 AM
 
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It will rent you a small studio in Fishtown and a 1 BR in the less hip parts of Souf Philly or the outer reaches of Fairmount. There are definitely times of the year when you can find studios in old city or by the art museum for under $950.
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Old 04-26-2014, 09:22 AM
 
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Yea, what's been said already describes the situation pretty well. 875 will get you something small on the edges of Fairmount, Fishtown, Grad Hospital, and something pretty decent in the further reaches of South Philly or UCity. It's a bit of a stretch for Center City, though I've come across some rentals in that range, usually in older high-rises, can't really speak to the quality of such buildings. There's also a lot of mid-rises off of Baltimore ave. that rent for that price or less, once again not really sure of the quality though. You could also get a decent place in Manayunk for that price, and a pretty nice one in East Falls or parts of Mt. Airy.

One of the best things about Philly is the affordable housing in nice areas, compared to other Northeastern cities. Once you get north and east of Trenton, prices skyrocket because people commute to Manhattan for work and landlords can charge rent based off of supposedly higher New York salaries. Thus even run-down cities such as Newark or East Orange still feature rents over $1000 even in sketchy areas. And any town with a rail connection in northern NJ, the lower Hudson Valley, Long Island, or Connecticut is going to cost 1400-1500 easily, even if the town is a 90 minute train ride away and features few local amenities.
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Old 04-26-2014, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Maryland, The Original Catholic colony.
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Thanks for the replies.
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Old 04-26-2014, 07:36 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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university city and fairmount
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Old 04-27-2014, 12:47 AM
 
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Keep your eye on CL though, for real. I found a gorgeous studio (I know, you said 1BR but this studio was HUGE) for $600 in Bella Vista. Problem was, these things go fast and there was already a line of people wanting the place.

You actually can find something in CC for your price, but you have to be quick on the draw and keep your eye out for it. Check CL on Fridays--that seems to be when a lot of stuff is posted. Then by Sunday all of the lower priced places are already snatched up.

FBJ is right: UC and Fairmount will have lower prices, and they are nice areas. Also Bella Vista has occasional deals. You might find some around Grad Hospital but this area is gentrifying rapidly and prices are rising. Be vigilant though. You never know when a good deal might turn up.
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Old 04-27-2014, 05:22 AM
 
Location: Phila Pa & NYC
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Keep your eye on CL though, for real. I found a gorgeous studio (I know, you said 1BR but this studio was HUGE) for $600 in Bella Vista. Problem was, these things go fast and there was already a line of people wanting the place.

You actually can find something in CC for your price, but you have to be quick on the draw and keep your eye out for it. Check CL on Fridays--that seems to be when a lot of stuff is posted. Then by Sunday all of the lower priced places are already snatched up.

FBJ is right: UC and Fairmount will have lower prices, and they are nice areas. Also Bella Vista has occasional deals. You might find some around Grad Hospital but this area is gentrifying rapidly and prices are rising. Be vigilant though. You never know when a good deal might turn up.
Very true. A friend of my wife got a nice studio for 750 on 10th St a block north of South St. Includes heat and elec., and only has to pay an annual fee of 200 bucks if she puts an AC unit in the window.
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Old 04-28-2014, 12:39 AM
 
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Very true. A friend of my wife got a nice studio for 750 on 10th St a block north of South St. Includes heat and elec., and only has to pay an annual fee of 200 bucks if she puts an AC unit in the window.
I'm jealous!
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