Compared to the rest of the Philadelphia market, the West Philadelphia region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 28 listings have been listed, which means new listings most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 18% of the available space 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 on the market, 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 region are approximately 3 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1975 and are Class B.