What You Can Rent in Media Right Now

Thinking of making "Everybody's Hometown" yours? Renting an apartment or house is a good way to test the waters. Here are five good candidates.

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Everybody wants to live in Media, or so it seems. The Delaware County seat has become an address of choice for people in search of an urbane vibe and a small-town feel rolled into one convenient suburban location. The local boosters know what they’re talking about when they call the place “Everybody’s Hometown.”

Perhaps you’re looking for somewhere you can make your hometown. Perhaps you haven’t quite decided yet what that place will be. Perhaps you should consider renting a house or an apartment in Media, then, to see if it fits you.

You won’t get extra amenities with any of the apartments, condos or houses for rent listed here, but that shouldn’t be much of an issue. State Street is amenity enough.

Room for a Large Family: 401 South Ave. (above) | 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths, 1,720 square feet, $1,800 per month. Cats and small dogs welcome.

This corner twin has been well maintained over the years. It has a sun porch in front and a nice grassy yard in back. There’s plenty of room inside for your family, with two bedrooms and a bathroom on each of its upper two floors. A full basement contains the laundry facilities. And best of all, it’s just two blocks south of State Street.

401 South Ave., Media, Pa. 19063 [Dina Holt | United Real Estate via Zillow]

Bright MLS image via BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors

Live/Work Opportunity: 333 E. State St., 1st Floor | 1 bed, 1 full, 1 half bath, square footage unavailable, $1,600 per month. Contact leasing agent about pet policy.

Rent this space and you will be living on State Street. You can’t get much closer to the heart of town than this. As you can see, it’s actually set up so it can function as an office, but the space has four rooms. One is an eat-in full kitchen, and there’s a full bath attached to the one in the back. Behind it is a patio, and its basement has hookups for a washer and dryer. The landlord will work with you to configure this space to suit your needs: office or studio plus living space, purely commercial, or purely residential.

This property is also listed as a purely commercial lease for the same monthly rent.

333 E. State St., 1st Floor, Media, Pa. 19063 [Lee Kernen | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]

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Contemporary Condo Close to the Court House: 500 N. Lemon St. #B13 | 2 beds, 2 baths, 975 square feet, $1,595 per month. Contact leasing agent about pet policy.

This unit in the Hickory Hill condominium got refreshed recently with fresh paint, new carpet and updated baths. Its kitchen didn’t get a makeover as part of this job, but that shouldn’t be cause for concern, for it is in fine shape with up-to-date appliances that include a smooth-top range. You’ll feel at one with nature thanks to both its wooded surroundings and its Florida room, where you can take in the natural beauty of this condo’s site all year round. The Delaware County Court House is four blocks away, and it’s one block further to State Street.

500 N. Lemon St. #B13, Media, Pa. 19063 [Carl Adams | Keller Williams Real Estate – Media]

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Classic Garden Apartment Building: Monticello Apartments, 400 S. Orange St. | Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments range in size from 346 to 874 square feet and rent for $750 to $1295 per month. Cats welcome.

This handsome neo-Colonial garden apartment building is one of dozens in Media and environs owned or managed by Media Real Estate, the borough’s largest independent brokerage and one of its biggest landlords. They keep their units in great condition, and while their bathrooms and kitchens may look like they came from the 1970s, or maybe earlier, they’re perfectly functional, nicely outfitted and in tip-top condition.

The agency is offering a special rent of $99 for the first month to tenants who move into a two-bedroom apartment by Feb. 15th. Can’t find one in this building? Ask about their other properties.

Monticello Apartments, 400 S. Orange St., Media, Pa. 19063 [Susan Deeb | Media Real Estate]

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Hillside Hideaway: 111 Woodview Lane | 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths, 2,640 square feet, $2,600 per month. One small pet welcome with additional deposit.

This late-1960s contemporary is ideal for someone who wants to live in Media but doesn’t want to live all that close to State Street. Yes, you can still walk to the main drag from this house on a cul-de-sac, but the route is longer and not as direct as most walking routes in Media are. It’s just as convenient to the big-box stores at Marple Crossroads on Route 1 as it is to State Street — assuming, of course, that you’re driving to the shopping center. A floating staircase in the foyer and a decorative fireplace in the family room add a touch of style to this house, and you can enjoy its wooded surroundings from either the wraparound second-floor balcony or the patio in the rear. It also has plenty of closet space and an attached storage shed.

111 Woodview Lane, Media, Pa. 19063 [John McFadden | RE/MAX Hometown Realtors]