Philadelphia Apartments and Philadelphia Houses For Rent When to search
Coming back for the school year can be a cause for a busy fall semester. Before you even begin prepping for midterms at Temple, we hope you're finishing up your search for an apartment near Temple for next year. We'll give you September to relax and finish moving in but in October you might want to start your search. By the end of October and November, everyone is searching and contacting landlords.
Larger bedroom apartments or houses for rent in Philly can be pretty tricky to find after fall turns to winter. That means if you have a group of friends that want to save some money you need to certainly begin searching as early as October.
Rent In Philadelphia
Philadelphia has a wide variety of apartments available from expensive to very expensive. Fortunately, you'll often get your money's worth. The new apartments close to the Temple campus are very nice and well worth what you will pay. We have noticed the more roommates that you have can really help with the individual cost. On average per roommate, you add you can personally all save $100 each.
Roommates are known for making a mess and drinking the milk for your last bowl of cereal, so we totally understand if you want to live off-campus near Temple by yourself. Having your own space can come at a premium if you choose to have a single bedroom apartment. The best way to reassure you will have cereal is to find a studio, which on average is $200 cheaper than a single bedroom.
Here are the rent averages, per person, per bedroom:
Life in Philadelphia, PA Where to Have Fun
Things to Do
After a long day of school sometimes the best thing to do is relax. Temple has many great places to relax, but Beury Beach has to be one of the most popular. To socialize you can also take advantage of the bell tower or along the Liacouras walk to meet new people and see old friends.
Temple sporting events are a great way to make memories with friends and show off your school pride. Attending a Philadelphia Eagles football game may be out of your budget (and out of your interests if you didn't grow up an Eagles fan), but you can experience a Temple football game on the same Lincoln Financial Field.
Heading to center city can make for a great day of shopping, eating, and enjoying various events. A train leaves right from Temple's campus for a convenient trip to center city. Another trip worth making is to the Wells Fargo Center to see your favorite show or concert. Lastly, if your not feeling like leaving campus the Reel on campus has great movies at only two dollars with a Temple ID.
We have to mention immediately the food trucks. Eating around school may grow tiring if you're not visiting the 21 plus food trucks within walking distance of campus. As a new resident of Philadelphia its customary to have an official opinion on the Philly Cheese Steak, so make sure you check one out. A place students recommend you begin you cheese steak endeavor is with Ginos. Other restaurants and bars you need to check out:
- Maxi's Bar & Pizzeria
- Got Munchies
- Philly Pretzel Factory
Another way to spend a day experiencing a various selection of foods is in the Philadelphia's historic public market called Reading Terminal Market.
A great excuse to spend time outside and exercise in Philadelphia is to run or bike one of the many trails. To plan a route, check out a map of the Circuit Trails to for your next adventure. To take advantage of the sports fields and the many parks you can join club sports or one of the many leagues operating in the city for any sport of your choice.
A little over an hour outside of Philadelphia's city limits is the serene Wissahickon Gorge. The Wissahickon park hosts seven miles of scenic terrains for your adventures. The 1800-acre park hosts 57 miles of trails winding through the valleys and Wissahickon Creek. If you're planning to explore the trails by bicycle you may need to purchase a permit through the Fairmount Park Commission.