Port Richmond home values have risen $17,500 in the last year, indicating a 15 percent increase in the burgeoning neighborhood. Data at Trulia say the median home sales price in the River Wards community is about $132,750. These three homes are under $200,000.

3638 E. Allen St.
$189,999
Monthly taxes: $132
Tell me all about it: We love the kitchen in this three-bedroom rowhouse. It includes granite counters and new stainless appliances and a beautiful back splash. The property has been recently renovated, adding hardwood floors, recessed lighting, and a tray ceiling. The basement is waiting to be finished, and the back yard is ready for entertaining.

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3412 Salmon St.
$149,944
Monthly taxes: $116
Tell me all about it: We're a sucker for a rowhouse with an enclosed entryway. This three-bedroom home includes a newly updated kitchen with granite counters and a hardwood floor. The property also includes new windows, doors, and central air. Plus it comes with a one-year home warranty.

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3127 Tilton St.
$195,000
Monthly taxes: $134
Tell me all about it: This two-bedroom home is walking distance from Campbell Square and features recent renovations throughout. We love the dining room built-ins and the paved back yard. Plus, the living room is ready for your flat screen.

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