Compared to the rest of the Philadelphia market, the North Philadelphia East region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 3 listings have come on the market, which means new availabilities most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 5,000 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this region are close to 7 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1971 and are Class B.