NOW THAT YOU’RE ALL FIRED UP about Philadelphia from reading my last few blog posts, perhaps you’re ready to go live there? Or know someone who is? (If so, please pass this on.)
Because I happen to have an apartment for rent, starting January 1, in Queen Village, the beautiful, civilized, convenient neighborhood I came to know and love while spending time in Philly recently. (This is not the apartment I’m in the process of renovating, by the way; that’s on the top floor of the same building. That’s a two-bedroom, and will be ready in mid-winter.)
The apartment available January 1 is a one-bedroom of 650 square feet, on the ground floor of an 1810 building that was once the parsonage of the church next door (which is now co-ops, with a lovely planted courtyard in front).
It has its own entrance (red door on left, top) and, rare in Philly, a huge private backyard.
The rent is $1,300/month, plus utilities. Scroll down to the bottom of this post for my no-frills craigslist copy with a bit more info.
For more details, photos, or to schedule a viewing, please contact me at caramia447 [at] gmail [dot] com.
Dining area with ceramic tile floor, adjacent to kitchen at front of apartment.
Kitchen with dishwasher, renovated 2006.
Living room at front of apartment, coat closet at rear. Wood floors throughout.
Three views of large bedroom at rear of apartment overlooking gardens at back and side. Built-in bookshelves, walk-in closet.
Bathroom with staking washer/dryer, pedestal sink, tub/shower.
Large east-facing backyard, approx. 300 square feet, for grilling, dining, entertaining. Three-season use. Think containers!
Nearby Mario Lanza Park, right around the corner. For more neighborhood views, go here.
Some fine print from my Craigslist ad:
Renovated ground floor apartment with large private yard in historic building on beautiful, quiet, upscale block.
Private entrance. Approx. 650 sq.ft. apartment consists of: living room with closet; kitchen with DW, Ikea cabs; separate dining area with ceramic tile floor; large bedroom with walk in closet and French door leading to backyard; modern bath with pedestal sink, stacking washer dryer. High ceilings, wood floors throughout. Central AC.
Monthly rent $1,300 includes water. Other utilities (gas heat & cooking, electric) are tenant’s responsibility. Cats OK, dog negotiable.
Prefer one person. Previous landlord, employment and credit references will be checked.
Flexible move-in date between Xmas and Jan. 23.
No fees. One month’s rent + one month’s security deposit required on lease signing.
Once again: for more details, photos, or to schedule a viewing, please contact me at caramia447 [at] gmail [dot] com. Thanks!
Hi, Quick question. What is your feeling for philly market, areas which are experiencing resurgence and gentrifying. Thinking about job there. Thanks!!! Remember we were considering buying your Long Island place. Still kinda wish we did! Happy new year Brian
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Hi Brian. The short answer is: Kensington. https://casacara.wordpress.com/?s=kensington
It’s next to Fishtown and Northern Liberties just north of Center City, but less pricey than either of those… but not for long.
I’m not familiar with south and west Philly, but there are up and coming neighborhoods there as well. Good luck!
Ground floor apartment probably not very safe for a single woman1
Very safe nabe.