Although it’s just west of Old City, Washington Square West is centuries away, as one of the hippest places in Philly’s Center City. It contains the lively Gayborhood area (which features tons of LGBTQ-geared shops and bars, plus rainbow street signs), Midtown Village, as well as Washington Square itself, which was first named Southeast Square in 1682. This neighborhood has notoriously poor parking options, but Philly’s SEPTA public transport serves the area well and makes getting around easy and quick. In the rental realm, there is a lot to choose from for most budgets. However, if you’re hoping for something small and cheap, start your search early, because those units go fast.
If you're not sure how much an apartment will cost, the table below shows the average price by size.
Welcome to the September 2022 Philadelphia Apartment Report. In this assessment of the local rental market, Rentable data scientists and rental experts break down the September 2022 key findings and figures for the Philadelphia rental landscape.
Our experts analyze the pricing trends — one-bedroom, two-bedroom, year-over-year and month-over-month — in Philadelphia and surrounding areas and provide comparisons to the entire metro area, nearby cities and some of the most desirable and expensive cities in the United States. Take a look at the last 12 months of Philadelphia average rent prices in the chart below.
Philadelphia rent prices decreased over the last month. From August to September, the city experienced a -0.33% decrease for the price of a one-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Philadelphia one-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,203.0.
When we take a look at the two-bedroom comparison from August to September, Philadelphia experienced a 0.4% increase for the price of a two-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Philadelphia two-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,758.0.
Rent prices have decreased in Philadelphia over the last month. But how have the surrounding areas fared when it comes to the recent volatility in apartment prices? Rent prices in 5 of the Philadelphia suburbs increased last month. On the other hand, 1 local areas experienced a decrease in the price of a one-bedroom apartment.
More key findings include:
Rent increased in Exton, PA, Collingswood, NJ, King Of Prussia, PA, Narberth, PA, Cherry Hill, NJ .
Rent decreased in West Chester, PA.
6 suburbs are currently priced higher than the city of Philadelphia.
Rent growth in Philadelphia over the past year has been declining. When compared to major cities nearby, along with some of the most expensive cities in the country, Philadelphia average rent prices appear to be relatively affordable for local residents.
The price for a Philadelphia one-bedroom apartment remains vastly more affordable than four of the largest cities in the United States — New York City, Washington, D.C. San Francisco and Los Angeles. And pricing compares quite similarly to nearby Midwest cities.
You can view the full rundown of Rentable's September 2022 National Apartment Report and data set here.
For more information about Philadelphia and surrounding area rent prices, take a look at the complete data set below.
|1 BR September||1 BR M/M % Change||2 BR September||2 BR M/M % Change|
|West Chester, PA||$2,516.0||0.00%||$2,414.0||0.21%|
|King Of Prussia, PA||$1,917.0||2.95%||$2,542.0||11.49%|
|Cherry Hill, NJ||$2,041.0||4.35%||$2,512.0||6.31%|
Each month, using over 1 million Rentable listings across the United States, we calculate the median 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom rent prices by city, state, and nation, and track the month-over-month percent change. To avoid small sample sizes, we restrict the analysis for our reports to cities meeting minimum population and property count thresholds.