What $500K Will Buy You in Graduate Hospital
For anyone looking for land just south of Center City, we say go for it! In fact, we even recommend it, particularly the neighborhood of Graduate Hospital. G-Ho, as many call it, has exploded with new residential and commercial development over the past several years. And although the neighborhood is on the rise, it is still extremely accessible to potential homeowners – especially those of you with a budget of around $500,000.
With a median home value of around $423,400 (and a median listing price of $465,000), your budget is right on the money. Whether you find a property you love or not is up to you, but the options are definitely there if you look hard enough. We’ve even made it easier for you and picked out our top three. Check them out below and feel free to make your own judgement.
2148 Kater St. (above) | 2 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths, 802 square feet, $479,900
This cute townhouse is located on a tree-lined street in G-Ho and is only minutes from Rittenhouse Square. At only 802 square feet, it isn’t exactly the most spacious property around town, yet it is designed beautifully and would make a great home for the appropriate family. Features of the residence include hardwood floors throughout, exposed brick in the living room, a gas fireplace, an updated kitchen, and more. The property also boasts three outdoor spaces that come with new lighting, privacy walls, and an outdoor sound system. The second floor is home to two bedrooms and a renovated bathroom. The rooftop deck is the perfect place to entertain in the warmer months. Everything is nearby, too, from local restaurants to family-friendly spaces to fitness centers to stores. If the square footage can suit your needs, we surely recommend checking this place out.
2148 Kater St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19146 [Justin Bresson | Keller Williams Realty – Center City]
1930 Webster St. | 2 beds, 3 full baths, 1,650 square feet, $525,000
This trendy pad is cool and relatively new – it was built back in 2009 on a low-traffic block. The open floor plan on the main level is complete with bamboo flooring, high ceilings, and recessed lighting. The kitchen features granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a glass door leading out to a small backyard. Both bedrooms, one on the second floor and one on the third floor, come with en-suite bathrooms, which make this residence a great choice for roommates looking to buy rather than rent. Also on the second floor is a laundry closet and another bathroom. A terrace is accessible from the third floor. If you want even more space, the finished basement is totally versatile. Whether you opt for a family room, an office, a gym, or an additional bedroom, this space can transform to fit your needs.
1930 Webster St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19146 [Mike McCann | BHHS Fox & Roach – Center City Walnut]
1 Academy Cir., Apt. 317 | 2 beds, 1 full, 1 half bath, 1,343 square feet, $499,000
Whether you need to head to University City or Rittenhouse Square, this residence has the ability to take you there. The apartment is located inside Biddle Hall (um, cool!) in the Naval Square development and comes with one bedroom plus an additional living space that can be converted into a second bedroom. Those high ceilings in the living room are to die for and balance out the smaller size of the kitchen. The amenities are pretty great, too, and include a 24-hour guarded gate, concierge in the building, one-car parking, a gym and outdoor pool, a community center and pet-friendly grounds. This listing is much different than others in the Graduate Hospital area. Who wouldn’t want to check it out?
1 Academy Cir., Apt. 317, Philadelphia, Pa. 19146 [Melanie Stecura | Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty]