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Pet-Friendly Apartments for Rent in Philadelphia, PA - 2,123 Rentals available

Philadelphia’s average rent reached $1,660 in December

Philadelphia’s average rent reached $1,660 in December, after a 0.5% increase since last year. Renters make up 47% of Philadelphia’s households. Pennsylvania’s largest city is a diverse and vibrant place to live in, with apartment rents above the national average of $1,462. [View Full Report]

 Philadelphia apartment rent report

Philadelphia’s average rent was $1,660 in December

Philadelphia’s average rent reached $1,660 in December, after a 0.5% increase since last year. Renters make up 47% of Philadelphia’s households. Pennsylvania’s largest city is a diverse and vibrant place to live in, with apartment rents above the national average of $1,462.

This December, the average rent for an apartment in Philadelphia has increased along with other surrounding cities such as Upper Darby where apartments go for $911 after a 0.6% growth, and Bensalem, where rent went up 6.7%, reaching $1,330.

Philadelphia apartment rent report

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

62% of West Chester and Norristown households are renting. Rent in West Chester is $1,577 on average, following a 1.3% increase this past year. Apartments in Norristown go for $1,352, 0.1% more than last December. Exton (60%) is also popular among renters even as rates went up by 3.6% and reaching $1,776 this December. Apartments in Media (57%) saw a 3.6% growth and reached $1,600. In Bryn Mawr (also 57%), apartments go for around $1,820 per month after an 8.1% increase compared to last year.

The priciest and cheapest cities for renters in the Philadelphia area

Bryn Mawr is the priciest city for renters in the Philadelphia area, with apartments here going for $1,820 a month. Next in line when it comes to most expensive average rent is Malvern, averaging on $1,787, followed by Exton with $1,776 a month.

At $911 a month and despite a 0.6% increase, Upper Darby has the most budget-friendly apartments in the Philadelphia area. Following a 3.6% growth, Drexel Hill’s $1,149 average rent is still an attractive option, much like the $1,167 found in Pottstown (up 2.2%).

Philadelphia apartment rent report


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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 pet friendly apartments near me

Are you looking to move into a new apartment with your furry, best friend? Are you afraid of not finding a place that allows pets? You can now look for pet-friendly apartments near you, anywhere in the U.S., check if they accept dogs or cats, and find out what is the pet deposit and pet rent. Select your favorite apartments that fit your needs and well as your pet's needs, using fiters for size, amenities and so much more.

Search in your neighborhood, ZIP code, and beyond to find the ideal apartment near you or wherever you and your pets plan on moving to. Whether it's next to a dog park, a pet store, a veterinary, or a pet friendly mall or coffee shop, you can find exactly what you are looking for right on RENTCafé - let's find it now!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price of a pet-friendly apartment in Philadelphia, PA?

The price range of a pet-friendly apartment is between $507 and $10,025. Search pet-friendly apartments in Philadelphia, PA.

How many pet-friendly rentals are available in Philadelphia, PA on RENTCafé?

There are 1995 pet-friendly rentals available on RENTCafé. Prices and availability in Philadelphia, PA were last updated on 15 Jan 2021.

What is the average size of a pet-friendly apartment in Philadelphia, PA?

The average Philadelphia, PA pet-friendly apartment size is 714 sq. ft.

What are the advantages of renting a pet-friendly apartment in Philadelphia, PA?

Pet-friendly apartments are usually larger and located in a community that offers pet-focused amenities.

What are the downsides of renting a pet-friendly apartment in Philadelphia, PA?

Renting a pet-friendly apartment comes with a higher rent and a pet deposit. You might be interested in studio apartments, 1 bedroom apartments, 2 bedroom apartments or 3 bedroom apartments, or browse all RENTCafé apartments for rent in Philadelphia, PA.

Philadelphia, PA Demographics

  • Total Population1,575,522
  • Female 745,543
    Male 829,979
  • Median Age34.3

Average Rent in Philadelphia, PA

  • Philadelphia, PA Average Rental Price, October 2020 $1,645 /mo

Philadelphia, PA Apartment Rent Ranges

  • $501-$7001%
  • $701-$1,00015%
  • $1,001-$1,50040%
  • $1,501-$2,00020%
  • > $2,00023%

Philadelphia, PA Rent Trends

Average Rent Nov / 2017 Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Oct / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Oct / 2020
Philadelphia, PA $1,514 $1,525 $1,545 $1,572 $1,590 $1,624 $1,652 $1,640 $1,664 $1,663 $1,645
National $1,377 $1,380 $1,417 $1,426 $1,430 $1,466 $1,466 $1,473 $1,474 $1,461 $1,464

Philadelphia, PA Households

  • Total Number of Households594,778
  • Family 321,389
    Non-family 273,389
  • Children 161,687
    No Children 433,091
  • Average People Per Household2.57
  • Median Household Income$43,744
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$973

Philadelphia, PA Education Statistics

  • No High School5%
  • Some High School43%
  • Some College19%
  • Associate Degree5%
  • Bachelor Degree16%
  • Graduate Degree10%

Renting a pet-friendly apartment in Philadelphia, PA

Moving can be a huge pain, even before you start packing all the stuff you ever accumulated and labeling boxes and all that fun stuff. The big search for your next apartment commences before all that. Now, browsing through rental properties can be tiring, but if you’re trying to rent with pets it takes it to a whole other level. The new apartment doesn’t have to satisfy only your needs, but those of your beloved pet too. Add to the equation that not every landlord shares the same affinity for animals as you do, and you might end up thinking that you’re really out of luck. No need to worry, there are 297 rental communities in Philadelphia, PA that offer pet-friendly units. There is something for every pocket, with listings are starting from $507 per month. If you’re looking to rent a more upscale apartment and budget is a non-issue, there are amazing properties suitable for pets for up to $9,978 per month.

Finding pet-friendly apartments in Philadelphia, PA that allow certain dog breeds

Finding apartments that accept pets, or even just pet-friendly rooms, can get complicated when it comes to certain breeds. Browsing through our 2,125 apartments and finding housing for you and your bird will probably be easier than finding no breed restriction apartments for you and your not so little four-legged friend. If you have a service dog, leaving him behind it is absolutely out of question, as he or she is not just a trusty companion but a real necessity. If you just got a pit bull puppy and are wondering how to rent with a pit bull, we can help. pit bull friendly rentals are not all that common. So, we cannot promise that there will be plenty of apartments that allow pit bulls, yet large breed dog friendly apartments will not pose so much of a challenge for you and your cuddly companion. To make your search easier, filter your results by going to the top menu, under “More” you may select a pet policy. Every property will have extra details about pet restrictions and fees in their own description. Extra tip: the average size of an apartment in Philadelphia, PA is 1,104 Sq.Ft., but consider renting something bigger if you have a large dog or more than one pet.

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