How to Find the Perfect House in Philadelphia

Whether you’re in the market for an urban loft or a sprawling farmhouse, we’ve got the places where you’ll find them, the prices you’ll pay, and the perks (and drawbacks) you’ll want to keep in mind. Happy hunting!


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THE LURE: Philly Living broker Noah Ostroff, who specializes in Center City and surrounding neighborhoods, points to amenities such as a doorman, a gym, a spa, a roof deck and valet service. “There are buildings that go as far as having private wine lockers,” he says.

KEEP IN MIND: There will be condo fees, and depending on square footage and amenities, they can be steep—the monthly fee for a unit at tony 10 Rittenhouse, for instance, is likely to be more than $2,000. And you can’t build out—only up. Neighborhoods with condos also tend to be dense.

WHERE TO LOOK: Rittenhouse Square, Center City, Old City, Society Hill.

EXPECT TO PAY: In Center City, around $400 per square foot.

On the market: A 2BR, 3BA penthouse at the Murano, 21st and Market streets, $1.9 million. Contact: Joanne Davidow, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach, 215-790-5656.

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