Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The North Philadelphia submarket is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $3 per sqft per year. That's a 10% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Philadelphia market, the North Philadelphia region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 31 listings have been made available, which means new listings might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 61% of the available leases in the North 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 available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 4,470 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are around 3 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1938 and are Class B.