The cool points for living in Fishtown hardly need to be enumerated here. There's the burgeoning restaurant scene and the distillery scene, and the city's forthcoming first cidery. All of which is likely why real estate values are on the rise in the 19125 section of the city, home to Fishtown and Kensington. Real estate firm Trulia pins the median sales price at $257,000. Here are three homes to be had for the going rate.

2033 Martha Street
$274,900
Taxes:
$364 (including homestead exemption)
Agent:
Joseph Galster, Sovereign Home Realty
Tell me all about it:
Exposed brick, low taxes, a new kitchen with energy-efficient appliances and granite countertops give this home a lot of appeal. The private rear patio and dry basement help, too.

2027 East Dauphin Street
$255,000
Taxes:
$3,122
Agent:
Michael Master, Keller Williams – Center city
Tell me all about it:
Major curb appeal in the front and the back in this three-bedroom home. A newer kitchen with cool concrete countertops and a glass door leading to a large yard with decking out back make this property worth a look. 

2551 Trenton Avenue #205
$249,900
Taxes:
$849
Agent:
Vickie Davis, Space & Company
Tell me all about it:
This condo is small but mighty. With just more than 1,100 square feet and a single bedroom and en-suite bath, the property packs a lot of design charm. We love the high ceilings with exposed timber (the building was once a ribbon factory), and the unit includes gated parking.

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