When it comes to deciding between urban and suburban life, homeowners and renters are confronted with many trade-offs. Among the largest: whether to ditch the quintessential yard for a higher-density, more walkable lifestyle.

Occasionally, however, home shoppers can find a mix: Suburban municipalities have increasingly adopted walkable town centers, bringing compact shopping, dining, and recreation districts to traditionally sprawling spots. Urban developers, meanwhile, have tried to diversify high-rise buildings, adding green spaces, such as rooftop parks and gardens as public amenities.

Yet, sometimes, urban-home shoppers stumble upon a rare sweet spot: a Philadelphia home that borders a city park, providing a mix of urban living and suburban space all in one place.

The newest Center City ultra-luxury apartment building is marketing the uncommon perk of not just one — but two — parks at its tenants’ doorstep.

The Lyndon at the Curtis, the collection of 63 apartments inside the historic Curtis Center, is now leasing after a soft opening last summer. Situated between Washington Square and Independence Square, the apartments offer views of two of Philadelphia’s premier parks — something that wasn’t possible to city residents during the building’s long commercial tenure.