Compared to the rest of the Philadelphia market, the West Philadelphia submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued submarket.
In the last 90 days, 26 listings have been posted online, which means leases most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 19% of the listings in the West Philadelphia are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 6,110 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are close to 3 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1975 and are Class B.