Philadelphia is one of the country’s largest cities and has much to offer its residents as many other big American cities. It is known for its historical significance, top colleges and an affordable cost of living compared its neighbor cities like New York or Washington DC. Philadelphians also have access to nearby parks, mountains and beaches, walkable neighborhoods and major sports teams. It’s a great city to live in, and you’ll get a bigger bang for your buck when it comes to rent. But, this doesn’t mean you’ll want to forgo getting a room for rent and sharing a place with a roommate. If you are just moving to Philadelphia, the perfect roommate can help make for a softer landing as well as lower your living costs. Despite the common belief that finding good roommates is difficult, Diggz makes it easy to find a room you’ll love and someone fantastic to live with.
Rents in Philadelphia have remained stable over the past few years and are slightly above the national average. Yet it is still a good time to find an affordable rentals in Philadelphia, with the average rent of a two-bedroom apartment being $1,700. However, the neighborhood you choose will have a significant impact on your rent cost. Neighborhoods like Logan Square, Rittenhouse Square or Center City East offer an average rent of between $2,300 to $2,700 for a two-bedroom apartment. Compared to $1,700 for a one-bedroom apartment in these neighborhoods. So if you split the rent with a roommate, you can still live in the more expensive and popular areas, and save money on rent. For around $1,800 for a two-bedroom, you could live in University City, Fairmont, Chestnut Hill or Kensington. For lower rents, you can find neighborhoods like Elmwood, West Oak Lane or Mayfair where the average rent for a shared apartment is around $950. If you don’t want to stress about being able to pay rent while still enjoying everything Philadelphia has to offer, renting a room for rent and having a roommate is a good idea.
Finding a room for rent and a good roommate may seem difficult. Everyone's wants can be different, so we aim to match you with listings that will match your lifestyle and preferences. First, tell us a about yourself. Start with the basics such as your budget, move date and preferred areas to live. Then, expand about your lifestyle, such as your schedule, habits and sociability. The more we know, the better we can match you with potential rooms and roommates.
Our roommate finder makes it easy to find a place you’ll love living in. Once you sign up, review your top rooms and roommate prospects and check out their listings. If you like what you see and read make sure to reach out by "liking" them or send them a message to introduce yourself. You’ll be able to chat with them directly on our platform, and schedule a viewing in person or a virtual tour if they seem as a good fit. It won’t be long before you find the perfect place, and start making plans to move in.
With the right roommate you can spend less on rent and more on everything else Philadelphia has to offer. So don't wait, start looking through Diggz today. A free Diggz account is all you need to start looking for the perfect room for rent in Philadelphia.
Search through thousands of potential roommates, whether you have a room for rent, are looking for a vacant room, or want to pair up with someone to search for a new apartment. Our proprietary algorithm will match your personality, lifestyle and preferences with other roommate prospects and display your personalized best matches on top. You can further refine your roommate search using our filters to match your specific requirements.
Express interest by clicking “Like” on profiles of those who seem as they would be good roommates and if it’s mutual, they will become a “Match”. When a potential roommate “likes” you, you will receive a notification and they will be added to your “Likes” page where you can decide if it is mutual and “Like” back.
You can communicate directly and safely with your potential roommate “Matches” within our application. All your roommate search leads are in one central place, and you don’t need to share your personal contact information until you are ready.