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June 30, 2016

Trulia debuts tool to price and find Philly apartments near SEPTA

Real estate site keys in on data around transit hubs

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SEPTA's Market-Frankford Line.

Finding a good spot in Philly is a challenge these days — demand for apartments is steadily rising — and it doesn't help that all those projects you see under construction don't quite align with your timeline to get a new place.

In the majority of neighborhoods surrounding Center City, most Philly residents rely on either a car or their legs to get to work, but there's a sizable share of the city's population that prioritizes public transportation. That data is analyzed fully in a report released this week by the Center City District examining how the region utilizes our transit system.

If you're the sort of person who swears by SEPTA's subway system, whether it's the Broad Street or Market-Frankford Line (or both), a new tool from Trulia will help you figure out the best place to match your price with proximity to a nearby station.

The prices shown on the map below reflect the median price within a fifteen-minute walk of each of these stations. When you click on a station, you can see a map of available properties in the area. 


Map of rent near SEPTA stations in Philadelphia.

At the very least, this is a much more organized way of going about your search and getting a feel for neighborhoods than just randomly querying neighborhoods or dragging your way around a map.

Trulia's tool is now available in Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Boston.