What $400,000 Buys in the Greater Philadelphia Area

Four-hundred-thousand dollars won’t buy you a mansion in the Philadelphia area. But for that price you can get a spacious, well-maintained home on a nice, big lot, or fall for a charming fixer-upper with superb architecture. We picked five homes in the five-county region, so there’s something to match any commute.

Montgomery County

1390 Pinetown Road, Fort Washington

Bedrooms: 3
Baths: 2 full, 1 partial
Square footage: 3,010
Extra space: This 1752 house sits on more than half an acre.
Duly noted: We love the beamed ceiling in the updated kitchen.
Price: $400,000

Delaware County

10 Applebough Lane, Rose Valley

Bedrooms: 3
Baths: 2 full, partial
Square footage: 1,905
Extra space: A screened porch and a greenhouse for your new indoor-outdoor lifestyle.
Duly noted: This Arts and Crafts cottage needs some serious work, but it’s hard to find a house in Rose Valley’s historic intentional community so we’d snap this up if we weren’t committed city-dwellers.
Price: $399,000

Philadelphia County

105 South 12th Street, Philadelphia

Bedrooms: 1
Baths: 1
Square footage: 907
Extra space: There’s an on-site fitness center for residents.
Duly noted: The tiny sleeping loft gives a bit of privacy in an otherwise open-plan space.
Price: $399,000

Chester County

10 White Tail Lane, Phoenixville

Bedrooms: 4
Baths: 2 full, 1 partial
Square footage: 2,968
Extra space: An acre of woodland surrounds the house.
Duly noted: Double-sided fireplace between the living room and dining room.
Price: $401,000

Bucks County

3066 Dorchester Street, E 94, Furlong

Bedrooms: 4
Baths: 2 full, 1 partial
Square footage: 2,393
Extra space: Detached garage, and two closets in the master suite.
Duly noted: Upstairs laundry? Yes, please.
Price: $395,000