Although it’s just west of Old City, Washington Square West is centuries away, as one of the hippest places in Philly’s Center City. It contains the lively Gayborhood area (which features tons of LGBTQ-geared shops and bars, plus rainbow street signs), Midtown Village, as well as Washington Square itself, which was first named Southeast Square in 1682. This neighborhood has notoriously poor parking options, but Philly’s SEPTA public transport serves the area well and makes getting around easy and quick. In the rental realm, there is a lot to choose from for most budgets. However, if you’re hoping for something small and cheap, start your search early, because those units go fast.
If you're not sure how much an apartment will cost, the table below shows the average price by size.