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3 Bedroom Apartments for Rent in Philadelphia, PA - 220 Rentals available


Philadelphia’s average rent reached $1,685 in April

Philadelphia’s average rent reached $1,685 in April, after a 1.5% increase since last year. A thriving economic and cultural hub with a 44% renter share, Philadelphia is a desirable place to live and work in, with apartment prices above the national average of $1,417. [View Full Report]

Philadelphia apartment rent report

Philadelphia’s average rent was $1,685 in April

Philadelphia’s average rent reached $1,685 in April, after a 1.5% increase since last year. A thriving economic and cultural hub with a 44% renter share, Philadelphia is a desirable place to live and work in, with apartment prices above the national average of $1,417.

The average rent for an apartment in Philadelphia rose slower than in other surrounding cities, such as Upper Darby ($946), where prices went up by 4.5%. Meanwhile, apartment rates in Bensalem increased by 8.2%, reaching a $1,372 average.

Philadelphia apartment rent report

What it costs to rent in the largest renter hubs in the Philadelphia area

West Chester, the city with the largest renter share (63%) in the Philadelphia area, has a $1,637 average rent, after an 4.7% annual increase. The second largest renter hub, Norristown, has a 62% renter share, with its apartments going for $1,375 on average (up by 1.8% since last year). Exton and its 52% share of renters follows, with a $1,829 average apartment price.

Pottstown also has a 52% renter share, with apartments going for $1,241 after a 7.3% yearly increase. Last but not least, Bryn Mawr's 51% share of renters places it fifth among the area’s renter hubs. The city’s average rent reached $1,764 in April, going up by 3.8% in the past year. 

The priciest and cheapest cities for renters in the Philadelphia area

Exton is the priciest city for renters in the Philadelphia area, with apartments renting for $1,829 per month. Malvern’s $1,807 rate is the second most expensive, while apartments in Bryn Mawr ($1,764) come in third.

For renters in search of budget-friendly apartments, Upper Darby's $946 average rent is the cheapest in the Philadelphia area, followed by Drexel Hill's $1,178 rate. Morrisville rentals are the third least pricey on the list, with a $1,209 average rent as of April.

Philadelphia apartment rents in popular ZIP codes for renters

Among Philadelphia's most popular renter ZIP codes, 19103 has a $2,206 average rent, above the city average ($1,685). At the same time, rentals in ZIP 19104 go for $2,551, while prices in ZIP 19144 circle around $1,302. Apartment rents in ZIP 19131 clock in at around $1,561, lower than the Philadelphia average, while rates in ZIP 19102 average at $2,238.

Check out how average rents evolved across the Philadelphia area

Philadelphia apartment rent report

Methodology

RENTCafe.com is a nationwide apartment search website that enables renters to easily find apartments and houses for rent throughout the United States. 

The data on average rents included in our reports comes directly from competitively-rented (market-rate) large-scale multifamily properties (50+ units in size), via telephone survey. The data is compiled and reported by our sister company Yardi Matrix, a business development and asset management tool for brokers, sponsors, banks and equity sources underwriting investments in the multifamily, office, industrial and self-storage sectors. Fully-affordable properties are not included in the survey and are not reported in rental rate averages. Local rent reports include only cities with a statistically-relevant stock of large-scale multifamily properties of 50+ units.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price of a 3 bedroom apartment in Philadelphia, PA?

The price range of a 3 bedroom apartment is between $875 and $10,302. Search 3 bedroom apartments in Philadelphia, PA.

How many 3 bedroom apartments for rent are available in Philadelphia, PA on RENTCafé?

There are 144 3 bedroom rentals available on RENTCafé. Prices and availability in Philadelphia, PA were last updated on 23 Jun 2021.

What is the average size of a 3 bedroom apartment in Philadelphia, PA?

The average Philadelphia, PA 3 bedroom apartment size is 1,120 sq. ft.

What are the advantages of renting a 3 bedroom apartment in Philadelphia, PA?

Renting a 3 bedroom apartment offers extra space compared to a 2 bedroom apartment, suited for a family or for sharing it with someone else.

What are the downsides of renting a 3 bedroom apartment in Philadelphia, PA?

A 3 bedroom apartment is more expensive than smaller units and it usually comes with higher utility costs. You might be interested in studio apartments, 1 bedroom apartments or 2 bedroom apartments, or browse all RENTCafé apartments for rent in Philadelphia, PA.

Philadelphia, PA Demographics

  • Total Population1,579,075
  • Female 747,479
    Male 831,596
  • Median Age34.4

Average Rent in Philadelphia, PA

  • Philadelphia, PA Average Rental Price, May 2021 $1,688 /mo

Philadelphia, PA Apartment Rent Ranges

  • $701-$1,00012%
  • $1,001-$1,50040%
  • $1,501-$2,00024%
  • > $2,00024%

Philadelphia, PA Rent Trends

Average Rent Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Mar / 2021 May / 2021
Philadelphia, PA $1,525 $1,545 $1,572 $1,590 $1,624 $1,640 $1,664 $1,663 $1,643 $1,672 $1,688
National $1,314 $1,345 $1,354 $1,358 $1,390 $1,397 $1,400 $1,392 $1,396 $1,407 $1,428
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Philadelphia, PA Households

  • Total Number of Households601,337
  • Family 325,916
    Non-family 275,421
  • Children 163,078
    No Children 438,259
  • Average People Per Household2.55
  • Median Household Income$45,927
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$994

Philadelphia, PA Education Statistics

  • No High School5%
  • Some High School43%
  • Some College19%
  • Associate Degree5%
  • Bachelor Degree17%
  • Graduate Degree11%

Renting a 3 bedroom in Philadelphia, PA

In Philadelphia, PA 3 bedroom rental apartments are typically a top choice for families with children or roommates sharing living space. The former choose them for the need of extra space. The latter choose them for the need to save money. The conclusion? 3 bedroom apartments offer more space (1,153 Sq.Ft. on average) at a good price (usually, around $2,546 per month). Whether you’re Jess from New Girl or a cool couple with 2 kids who want to live downtown, a 3 bedroom apartment for rent in the heart of Philadelphia, PA is the answer to your questions. Typically, only about 10 to 20% of apartments are three bedroom rentals, so they may be a little harder to find than smaller apartments. However, Philadelphia, PA has 124 apartment buildings that have 3 bedroom floor plans available to rent, totaling about 220 units.

How to find a cheap 3 bedroom apartment in Philadelphia, PA for you and your family

Are the two of you about to become three and need to find a rental apartment a.s.a.p.? Need to have one master bedroom, one bedroom for the nursery and one bedroom for an office that on occasion serves as a guest bedroom? And last, but not least, you need a rent payment that won’t entirely swallow both your paychecks? You should take a look at listings of cheap 3 bedroom apartments. Sort your results by “Rent” ascending to display the lowest-priced listings first. Browse photos, take a look at the list of amenities and read the listing descriptions to see which one appeals to you the most. Some rentals go for as little as $804 per month. You can further filter your results by number of baths or check the amenities that are important to you by opening up the “More” menu. Child care, playground and controlled access/gated are the most popular features for families. Save your search and get notified by email when new units the meet your criteria become available.

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