Philadelphia is one of the US’ largest cities and has much to offer it’s residents as many other big American cities. It is known for its historical significance, top universities and an affordable cost of living compared to neighboring big cities like New York or DC. Philadelphians also have access to nearby parks, mountains and beaches, walkable neighborhoods and major sports teams. It’s a fantastic place to live, and you’ll get a bigger bang for your buck with rent. But, that doesn’t mean you’ll want to forgo finding a roommate or a room for rent. 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 notion that finding a roommate is difficult, our roommate finder makes it easy to someone fantastic you’ll love living 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 rental in Philadelphia, with the average rent of a two bedroom apartment being ~$1700. However, the neighborhood you’ll move into can have a significant impact on the cost of rent. 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 by having a roommate, you can still live in the more expensive areas, but save money on rent. For around $1,800 for a two bedroom, you could live in University City, Fairmont, Chestnut Hill or Kensington. For much lower rents, you can find neighborhoods like Elmwood, West Oak Lane or Mayfair where the average rent for a shared apartment is ~$950. If you don’t want to stress about making rent while still being able and take advantage of everything Philadelphia offers, having a roommate is a good idea.
Finding a good roommate or a room for rent may seem difficult. Everyone's wants can be different, so we aim to match you with roommates who share similar lifestyles and preferences. First, you’ll need to tell us a little about yourself. We’ll start with the basics such as budget, move date and preferred areas. Then, we’ll ask about your lifestyle and preferences, such as your schedule, habits and sociability. The more we know about you, the better we can match you with potential roommates. Once signed up, you can explore potential roommates and rooms for rent who we will present to you based on the best fit. You can further filter the roommate and room options based on your preferences to find the perfect person to live with.
Our roommate finder makes it easy to find someone you’ll love living with. Once you sign up, review your top roommate prospects and check out their profiles. If you like what you see and read make sure to engage 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 to meet in person if they seem as a good fit. It won’t be long before you find the perfect roommate, and start making plans to room up.
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 our roommate finder today. A free Diggz account is all you need to start looking for the perfect roommate to live with. Let us help you find the perfect roommate 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.