What You Can Rent in Doylestown Right Now
Charming historic houses are a signature feature of the Bucks County seat. We also found some charming newer ones with plenty of space.
Of the four county seats surrounding Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, Doylestown strikes the best balance between small-town charm and urbane class. The many historic houses and office buildings in the heart of the borough have been lovingly maintained and updated through the years, and some of them offer living space you can rent.
And if living in history isn’t quite your cup of tea, Doylestown offers newer houses and apartments too. Many of these have as much charm and style as their older counterparts, and they too have gotten updates over the years. Here are five examples of what we’re talking about.
141 Shewell Ave. (above) | 4 beds, 3 baths, 4,225 square feet, $3,900 per month. Contact leasing agent about pet policy.
At the top of our list is this roomy, handsome stone Tudor. Built in 1941 and just down the block from Bucks County’s new justice center, it’s been updated and expanded with several attractive features. These include: A roomy kitchen with sleek modern appliances and an island with marble and butcher-block counters. A charming breakfast nook in the bay window off the kitchen. A new first-floor master bedroom with skylights, huge windows, and sliding doors that open onto the attractively landscaped backyard and rear terrace. An elegant dining room and a working fireplace in the living room. A slate-paved sunroom. Laundry facilities on the main floor and in the basement. And all the good things downtown Doylestown has to offer just steps from your front door. But wait! There’s one more thing you will appreciate: The solar panels on its roof that will save on your electric bill.
Prospective tenants must supply their credit report and a criminal background check along with their application.
141 Shewell Ave., Doylestown, Pa. 18901 [Melissa Healy | The Melissa Healy Group | Keller Williams Realty]
342 Green St. | 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths, 2,360 square feet, $3,400 per month. No pets.
This 1960s rancher is ideal for tenants with disabilities, as it offers fully wheelchair-accessible single-floor living. It also offers a great live/work setup thanks to a separate entrance for its den, which has its own half bath and can be used as a home office. This house also has a newer master suite attached to its back; it has a full bathroom, and wheelchair users can use the full hall bathroom nearby. It also has an all-new kitchen and a large deck off the back. Ceiling fans throughout help save energy, and the house has a backup generator for when the power goes out. And if you’re a duffer, this house is right across the street from the Doylestown Country Club on the borough’s southeast edge.
The owner will pay water and sewer charges up to a $600 annual allowance and heat and hot water up to a $2,000 annual allowance. The owner also is willing to sign long-term leases.
342 Green St., Doylestown, Pa. 18901 [Owner via Zillow]
106 E. State St. | Three one-bed, one- or 1.5-bath units are currently available, ranging in size from 745 to 966 square feet and renting for $2,000 to $2,950 per month. Contact leasing agent about pet policy.
This handsome 1877 Victorian just east of the center of town has just been converted into five fabulous apartments with brand-new kitchens and bathrooms, refinished hardwood floors and all the original period woodwork and detail preserved. Each unit comes with two off-street parking spaces. The largest of the three available units is the “Henry Mercer” on the second floor. It has built-in bookcases in its living room, a large island kitchen and a bedroom with two closets, one of them a walk-in.
Trash removal, water and sewer service, lawn care and driveway and walkway snow removal are all included in the rent.
106 E. State St., Doylestown, Pa. 18901 (Listing is for Apt. 2, the “Henry Mercer”) [Sue Jones | Keller Williams Realty]
24 N. Main St. #2R | 2 beds, 1 bath, 680 square feet, $1,900 per month. Contact leasing agent about pet policy.
This most urbane and stylish of the apartments and condos in our roundup is located on the second floor of a converted office building at the corner of Main and Court streets – it doesn’t get much more central than this. Exposed brick abounds in this condo. Its stylish kitchen features glass-front cabinets and a gas cooktop on its island. Its bathroom has marble tile to go along with the exposed brick and a rain shower head in its shower. When you’d rather eat out than dine in, a restaurant sits on the street floor of your building, and there are plenty of other options close at hand. The SEPTA Regional Rail station is also a short distance away.
This condo will be available for occupancy on Feb. 1st.
24 N. Main St. #2R, Doylestown, Pa. 18901 [Manny Adames | Realty One Group Legacy via Zillow]
34 S. Clinton St., 1st Floor | 2 beds, 1 bath, square footage unavailable, $1,790 per month. Contact leasing agent about pet policy.
This newly renovated apartment is located on the first floor of a vintage 1885 townhouse two blocks from downtown and close to Doylestown Regional Rail station. It has all-new hardwood floors, an all-new kitchen with traditional cabinetry and stainless steel appliances, and a new bath with tile floor and tub surround. A glassed-in front porch is also available for you to use.
Heat and hot water are included in your rent.
34 S. Clinton St., 1st Floor, Doylestown, Pa. 18901 [Geraldine A. Steuterman | J. Carroll Molloy, Realtor]