First-Time Find

Live in the Heart of Fishtown for $245K

This classic two-story rowhome has been lovingly maintained and updated. All you need to do is move in.

446 E. Flora St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19125 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors

We feel the pain of those aspiring younger adults who, like Lisa Wilcox, the speech pathologist The Wall Street Journal said “got priced out of…Philadelphia?” in a recent feature, find they can’t find anything they can afford in Fishtown anymore.

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We’d like to suggest there are other good neighborhoods in this city with affordable homes aplenty, but for those for whom only Fishtown will do, there’s this.

“This” is a beautiful specimen of a classic Philly house type – the two-story row home that formed the backbone of an earlier generation’s “workforce housing.”

This home’s been spiffed up beyond its working-class roots, though. It has an all-new kitchen with stainless steel appliances and central air conditioning. The bathroom is in great shape, the original wood floors have been refinished, there’s storage space in the basement, and it has a small backyard where you can relax, barbecue, and have a few friends over.

And it’s just off Girard Avenue, close to Adaire School, and a short walk from Frankford Avenue to boot.

According to Zillow, the mortgage payment on this home should run a little more than $700 a month. That’s less than Wilcox pays in rent on her East Kensington apartment. We hope that once she’s saved up the down payment, there’s a home like this on the market for her.

THE FINE PRINT

BEDS: 2

BATHS: 1

SQUARE FEET: 728

SALE PRICE: $245,000



446 E. Flora St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19125 [Patrick Campbell | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]


Sandy Smith Home and Real Estate Editor @MarketStEl
ssmith@phillymag.com