Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The West Philadelphia region is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $10 per sqft per year. That's a 33% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Philadelphia market, the West Philadelphia region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued submarket.
In the last 90 days, 22 listings have been posted online, which means leases are probably 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 available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 6,070 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this region are close to 4 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1975 and are Class B.