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Mid-Rise Condo
Devil's Pocket, 1 Academy Cir | Philadelphia
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  •  24-Hour Front Desk
  •  Cat friendly
  •  Central A/C
  •  Dog friendly
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Resident Lounge  
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Surface Parking Lot
  •  Swimming Pool
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

User Rating

9.6
Excellent
43 Reviews

About this Location

In a quiet
neighborhood
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby
Fitler Square
13 min walk
7 (bus) - 6 min
40 (bus) - 5 min

Pricing 

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$2,350+
1 Bedroom, 1.5 Baths
$2,300+
2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths
$2,400+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$2,800+
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$3,500+
Schedule Appointment At
(215) 398-1073
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Entertainment

    •  Resident Lounge  
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Garbage Disposal
    •  Granite Countertops
    •  Luxury Cabinets
    •  Microwave
    •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Laundry

    •  Washer/Dryer In Unit
  • Living Room

    •  Central A/C
    •  Hardwood Floors
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Surface Parking Lot
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat friendly
    •  Dog friendly
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  24-Hour Front Desk
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
    •  Swimming Pool
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Overall rating 9.6/10, based on 43 renter reviews

8.8
Location
9.5
Amenities
8.8
Management
8.6
Value
8.2
Social
10.0
Safety
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Naval Square reviews and highlights

  • Gated community that includes a pool, gym, package services, and a large lawn that kids play on
  • Parking is typically included
  • Great value for the money
  • Units feel very new and have nice appliances
  • There is guest parking
  • Perfect for families
  • Although it is removed from the Rittenhouse "scene", but it is still very walkable
  • Location is very nice
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Naval Square

I've had a great experience. I live in one of the 2 unit condos, on the top floor unit (3rd and 4th floors). Despite having to walk upstairs every day, the unit is SUPER spacious, with stainless steel appliances and a balcony with an amazing view of the city. The gated community is very safe (great for young kids!) and has tons of amenities (concierge for deliveries, gym, outdoor pool, and various outdoor/indoor common spaces for activities).

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Naval Square

Naval Square is a super convenient location (right across the South St Bridge from JMEC) with awesome amenities (reliable gym and pool in the summer). Graduate Hospital in general is a very safe neighborhood, but it is nice to have the extra security of a gated community (e.g. there is a concierge to accept packages so I never worry about a package being stolen). I live alone in a studio apartment. There are not many of these units; I lucked out when I was searching for an apartment. Only downside is the price.

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Naval Square Review

Nice place, great neighborhood, good amenities.

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Naval Square

Naval is an excellent place to live with kids or with pets. It's secure, has plenty of grassy areas for playing, has a pool and nice gym, and is much more neighborly than anywhere else in Philly. It's definitely more expensive than other rentals, but comes with gym, pool, parking (usually), security, good neighbors, secure package delivery, and when you rent you don't foot the homeowners association fee. It's a great location for easy access to hospitals and penn.

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We love it here!

We have had a really great experience at Naval Square. The facilities are top notch and the buildings are all new and very comfortable. The management is on top of things and visitors often comment that the common areas feel like a hotel. The swimming pool and large field out front has been a great place for our toddler to play and to meet other people.

The only downside is that since it's a pretty large complex, it takes a while to get out while walking. For example, a "quick" walk to South Street Market is probably 10 minutes or so. Obviously, this depends on where you are within the complex. So it's close enough to Center City where you feel like you're close, but definitely far enough to have the space but also lack some of the conveniences of being embedded in the city.

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Great!

Phenomenal spot for families. Hard to get into, and can be expensive, but it is well worth it. Cannot imagine life another way here in Philly.

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Suburban Living in Center City

Excellent location for accessing both Penn Medicine hospitals or downtown. All the amenities you'd want (gym, pool, package concierge, security). Included parking (covered for some units) and available guest parking is extremely valuable and competitive with luxury high-rises that often charge $200+ additional per month for parking. Community of young professionals with lots of kids and dogs. Inside the walls, very quiet and peaceful, like living in the suburbs in the middle of the city (this can feel odd/disjointed to some, I find it a feature). Different floorplans available to suit taste, including townhomes and more traditional condos.

Main con: very poor sound proofing between floors (hear foot/pawsteps of upstairs neighbors) -- this would not be an issue on top floor units.

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Excellent

Close to campus and comfortable and homey, with all the amenities

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A piece of suburbia near downtown Philly

Overall, Naval Square is a great place to live if you want somewhere close to Penn/CHOP/HUP and is easy to get to Center City. The complex has a very suburban feel, with new construction, manicured lawns and flower beds, and an HOA that sometimes makes you feel like you’re one of the Stepford Wives. Many units include garage or outdoor parking as well as a storage unit. There is a concierge to accept packages and the complex is very pet-friendly.

Downsides include that it’s relatively pricey for Grad Hospital, and that the soundproofing between floors is very poor, so if you’re the kind of person who likes to play loud music or have parties late at night, this is not the complex for you. The complex itself is very much geared towards families and older couples who want peace and quiet at night. The HOA/management can also be very strict when it comes to enforcing rules and regulations for the complex, so keep that in mind as well.

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Townhome in Naval Square

Fantastic place to live - awesome community with great neighbors. Great for families and a nice suburban feel while being only blocks away from the busier parts of Center City.

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 25 Recs

Old Towne and Sannas
Omega Pizza & Restaurant
Honey’s Sit N Eat
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grocery 2 Recs

Trader Joe’s
The Fresh Grocer
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convenience 1 Rec

CVS Pharmacy
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fitness 31 Recs

City Fitness
O’Connor Pool
Philly Dance Fitness
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parks 11 Recs

Schuylkill River Dog Run
Schuylkill River Park
Filter Square
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coffee 15 Recs

Ants Pants Café
Rival Bros.
Rival Bros Coffee
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About Devil's Pocket

At only 3 square blocks, many miss the smaller neighborhood of Devil's Pocket. Tucked in between Fitler Square, Graduate Hospital, and Grays Ferry, Devil's Pocket is home to a large Irish-American population. Gentrification has brought some local businesses to the area, such as Thai Square and Devil...
Safe
Quiet
Families
Students
Growing Area
Not Many Shops
Close to School
Median rents in Devil's Pocket
Studio
$
1,800
1 Bedroom
$
2,100
2 Bedroom
$
3,050

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Parking at Naval Square

Surface Parking Lot

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Devil's Pocket Reviews

18 reviews
Highly residential and quiet. Not a lot of restaurants/bars in the immediate area, but plenty of options a short walk away.
Devil's Pocket has come a long way in the last 10 years. It has become very family friendly and a lot of stores have opened up that cater to young couples with kids. South Philly is still up and coming, but Devil's Pocket has already gotten there.
Again, the people here are awesome. There are so many wonderful people we meet all the time it's almost hard to keep track. I can't recommend this place enough. If you have a family I think you would be crazy to live somewhere else.
I really don't spend much time in the neighborhood immediately surrounding Naval Square so I can't speak to it.
Lots to do around here, with just a short walk to center city and to campus.
Great quiet neighborhood tucked into the bustling city.
Close to Penn, short walk to rittenhouse
Wonderful people. Could use more restaurants and shops.

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