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3 Bedroom Apartments for Rent in Philadelphia, PA
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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.

Look for 3 bedroom apartments near me

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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 $900 and $9,070. Search 3 bedroom apartments in Philadelphia, PA.

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

There are 131 3 bedroom rentals available on RENTCafé. Prices and availability in Philadelphia, PA were last updated on 26 Jul 2021.

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

The average Philadelphia, PA 3 bedroom apartment size is 1,116 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, June 2021 $1,712 /mo

Philadelphia, PA Apartment Rent Ranges

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 Jun / 2021
Philadelphia, PA $1,525 $1,545 $1,572 $1,590 $1,624 $1,640 $1,664 $1,663 $1,643 $1,672 $1,712
National $1,348 $1,357 $1,362 $1,394 $1,401 $1,403 $1,394 $1,397 $1,404 $1,482
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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

Renting a 3 bedroom apartment in Philadelphia, PA

Upgrading to a 3 bedroom apartment can have its pros and cons. Most renters who are looking for a three bedroom rental is because they need extra space for a home office, or for a child. This size apartment is also practical to share with roommates as it actually saves money on rent when 3 or 4 people get together to rent a 3 bedroom unit. They are very spacious, averaging around 1,142 Sq.Ft.. Or you can get even more space if you select “3+” beds in the top menu. The only down side is that they cost more. In Philadelphia, PA, rents on 3 bedroom apartments go up to $9,070. 120 rental properties offer 3 bedroom units in Philadelphia, PA to choose from. You are more likely to find 3 bedroom apartments in primarily residential neighborhoods, away from business districts and urban cores.

Tips on finding a cheap 3 bedroom apartment in Philadelphia, PA

For most renters, the cost of rent is the major pain point. The larger the apartment, the more money comes out of their pocket. For that reason, cheap 3 bedroom apartments are in high demand and hard to come by. Though rent prices can go as low as $540 in Philadelphia, PA, the market is still tight. But with a little diligence and some handy search tools, you will find an affordable apartment. Try an area that’s further away from the main city attractions, or try an older building that may have cheaper apartments and a ton of charm. Try searching in more affordable neighborhoods, like Frankford or another nearby. Sometimes lower-priced residential areas have diversity and ethnic authenticity that lend them a lot of character and color.

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