The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The West Philadelphia region is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $4 per sqft per year. That's a 20% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Philadelphia market, the West Philadelphia submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 12 listings have been made available, which means spaces might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. 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 3,000 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this region are around 3 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1972 and are Class B.