Whether you're using it as a pied-à-terre for weekending in town or downsizing to simplify your life to find minimalist zen, condos are a great option.

This time of year is susceptible to over-the-top luxury and anxiety-inducing spending levels. So we wanted to find some bargains downtown for those of us who don't have room for a seven-figure mortgage.

2019 Spring Garden Street #2F
$199,000
Square footage: 445
Who needs a massive kitchen when you live a seven-minute walk from Pizzeria Vetri? Who needs a back yard when Fairmount Park beckons? This unit has lots of built-ins and includes a separate storage area.

1010 Race Street 5LM
$197,500
Square footage: 1,234
At more than 1,200 square feet, this hardly feels like downsizing. There's a bidet in there! And a Jacuzzi! Petit kitchen with a peek-a-boo window will be useful on days you aren't eating dim sum or picking up food at adjacent Reading Terminal Market.

604-36 S. Washington Square #1404
$199,900
Square footage: 600
This is an address with cachet. We love the L-shaped sleeping alcove that keeps the bed out of the way. HOAs don't include parking or access to the rooftop swim club, but they do include all your utilities.

Know of an interesting property in the Philadelphia or South Jersey region? E-mail us!