My husband and I used to live in the colonial sd, in plymouth meeting, pa. we rented a small 3 bedroom 1 bath for 900 a month. we were probably closer to 900 sq feet than 1000. Plymouth meeting is a great little community, we truly miss it. We've moved northeast to Warminster for our jobs in the past year. But be encouraged, you're not completely out of luck with looking for a house in that price range. The neighborhood between I-476 and Arch, bordered by germantown pike and belvoir road is a nice area in the colonial sd. there were always nice little houses for rent and the neighborhood is quiet and safe. It's also bordered by great shopping centers, mall, whole foods, target, IKEA
....it's great and affordable. Happy House Hunting!!