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5 houses for sale in Philly, if you want a more affordable city

By Austin Havens-Bowen | February 11, 2022 - 12:35PM 

This four-bedroom, three-bath townhouse is listed for $1,995,000. 

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Philadelphia was named the best city to buy a house online, according to a new report from Repair Pricer, a home inspection site, which analyzed Zillow listings and found it had a high proportion of 3D tours and a low median listing price. 

The quality and frequency of real estate listings with virtual apartment tours improved during the pandemic, making buying in another location much easier.

Buying in Philly means you get the perks of city life at more affordable prices. The median sales price is $250,000, according to Realtor.com. Just like in New York City, there’s a mix of apartments, townhouses, and single-family houses. Property taxes are also lower than in NYC. 

You also won’t miss out on all of the cultural amenities you’re used to in the Big Apple. Philly is filled with history, museums, parks, and popular restaurants (try Little Nonna’s and South Philly Barbacoa). If you’re a foodie, check out Reading Terminal Market (grab a cannoli at Termini Brothers), history buffs can head to the Liberty Bell, and if art is your thing, head to Philadelphia Museum of Art or The Barnes Foundation (the galleries are replicas of the house where the collection was originally). And you’re less than a two-hour drive to NYC for quick visits. 

To help with your search, check out these five places for sale in Philadelphia including a three-bedroom townhouse for $1,495,000. 

1501 North 31st St., #414, Brewerytown 

This three bedroom, three bath is listed for $600,000. It has floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors, high ceilings, recessed lighting, stainless steel appliances, central air, a balcony, and one parking space. The building has a roof deck, dog run, package room, and storage. 

300 North 3rd St., #301, Old City 

This three bedroom, two and a half bath is listed for $898,500. The condo features high ceilings, oversized arched windows, hardwood floors, recessed lighting, moldings, Viking stainless steel appliances, custom closets, central air, a breakfast bar, storage unit, and deeded parking space. 

211 South 4th St., #401, Society Hill 

This two bedroom, two and a half bath is listed for $990,000. The condo has high ceilings, skylights, floor-to-ceiling windows, built-ins, hardwood and carpet floors, recessed lighting, white appliances, and central air. The building has garage parking and storage lockers. 

2604 Naudain St., Fitler Square 

This three bedroom, three bath is listed for $1,495,000. The townhouse features exposed brick, high ceilings, moldings, hardwood floors, recessed lighting, built-ins, central air, oversized windows, stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, a patio, and finished basement. 

631 Pine St., Society Hill 

This four bedroom, two and a half bath is listed for $1,995,000. The townhouse has a stone fireplace, vaulted ceilings, recessed lighting, hardwood floors, built-ins, skylights, exposed brick, stainless steel appliances, central air, a walk-in closet, deck, and attached two-car garage. 

 

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