Kingswood Apartments & Townhomes, 580 Lewis Rd. | 2-bed, 1 full, 1 half- to 2-bath apartments range in size from 960 to 1,020 square feet and rent for $1,245 to $2,440 per month. Pets welcome, up to two per unit; breed and weight restrictions may apply.
This is the “nearby community” referred to above; it’s just a little ways down Gulph Road from Abrams Run, on the other side of the Valley Forge Memorial Gardens cemetery. It’s also a garden complex with the usual complement of amenities, give or take a few: this complex has the pool and cabanas, it has a clubhouse, and it has two dog parks, but it lacks basketball courts (it has you covered if you play tennis). One reason for the wide variations in rent: Some of this community’s apartments have been upgraded with up-to-the-minute kitchens and in-unit laundry facilities, while others remain untouched and share coin-operated laundry rooms. As far as location and convenience are concerned, see Abrams Run above.
Kingswood Apartments and Townhomes, 580 Lewis Rd., King of Prussia, Pa. 19406 [Morgan Properties]
Gulph Mills Village Apartments, 649 S. Henderson Rd. | 2-bed, 2-bath apartments range in size from 980 to 1,000 square feet and rent for $1,464 to $1,558 per month. Cats welcome, up to two per unit; $250 deposit and additional monthly rent apply.
This mid-rise apartment complex is set in a lushly wooded landscape that has the feel of a garden apartment community. Community amenities include a swimming pool, a courtyard and a fitness center housed in the 19th-century farmhouse that also contains the management and leasing office. Some of the units have been renovated and contain modern kitchens like the slick Eurostyle one in the model unit shown above; most of the upgraded units, however, have kitchens a notch or two below that one on the style index. Even the unrenovated units have kitchens and bathrooms that are in good shape. (Apartment amenities vary with the apartment.) If you work in Chesterbrook and want to leave your car at home, this complex is a good choice because it’s located on the Route 124 bus line.
Gulph Mills Village Apartments, 649 S. Henderson Rd., King of Prussia, Pa. 19406 [Westover Communities]
416 W. DeKalb Pike | 2 beds, 1 bath, 831 square feet, $1,500 per month. No pets.
If you’d like to live in King of Prussia the way it used to be, this cottage will take you there. It’s in very good condition with a recently updated kitchen where you’ll be cooking with gas. There’s plenty of room for relaxing and entertaining in the open living/dining room, and in back you’ll find your own patch of green and two storage sheds. As you’re right on the main thoroughfare through the area, getting where you want to go should be simple, except when traffic clogs the roads around the mall.
416 W. DeKalb Pike, King of Prussia, Pa. 19406 [C. David Keyser | North Penn Real Estate via Zillow]