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High-rise Apartment  «  Michael Singer Real Estate
Rittenhouse Square, 135 S 20th St | Philadelphia
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  •  24-Hour Front Desk
  •  Building Laundry Room
  •  Cat Friendly
  •  Central A/C
  •  Dishwasher
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Microwave
  •  Oversize or penthouse units
  •  Parking Nearby
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances

User Rating

8.0
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24 Reviews

About this Location

MOM’s Organic Market
9 min via 9 (bus)
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby
12/21/9 (bus) - 1 min
17 (bus) - 1 min
Rittenhouse Square
2 min walk

Pricing 

Studio, 1 Bath
$1,285+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,585+
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
$1,800+
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  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Laundry

    •  Building Laundry Room
  • Living Room

    •  Central A/C
    •  Hardwood Floors
    •  Large Windows
    •  Lots of Sunlight
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Parking Nearby
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat Friendly
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  24-Hour Front Desk
  • Unique Unit Types

    •  Oversize or penthouse units
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Overall rating 8.0/10, based on 24 renter reviews

9.8
Location
5.8
Amenities
7.6
Management
9.3
Value
5.6
Social
9.0
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The Chatham reviews and highlights

  • Nice hardwood floors
  • Excellent maintenance staff
  • Love the building
  • Steps to the bus stop
  • Many of the units do not include dishwashers or microwaves
  • Utilities are included
  • Staff is reliable and nice
  • Older kitchens
  • Amazing value for the location and space
  • Laundry is in the basement
  • Lacks some of the amenities of luxury buildings
  • Clean, spacious, and has its own charm
  • Very safe building in a good location
  • Walk-in closets even in the studios
  • Lots of natural light
  • Building is on the older side
  • Management is great
  • Great location with a nice view of Rittenhouse Square
  • 24-hour doormen keep the building safe and secure
  • Amazing location
  • Huge rooms
  • Great for families because the units are spacious
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Amazing Deal in Center City

Such a hidden gem. Loads of space. Beautiful apartment with lots of character. Not fit for someone looking for super modern apartment. No gym is only minus.

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Affordable and big

Older building but best value doorman building for sure

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Solid for the price

I like the value of the Chatham. I get to live alone, with plenty of space and high ceilings for a reasonable price.

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Great value and place to live

It's a perfect location, super cheap for what it is, and a big room! Sure, the hallways are pink and the appliances are old, but it's unbeatable value if you don't cook too much and like to have plenty of space. The studio has an extra office-type room and the closet is basically another room.

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Prime location with lots of space

I have lived in The Chatham for 5 years and highly recommend the building. It is old, but well maintained. It has all the benefits of an old building - high ceilings, sound-proof walls, lots of space, cute features, and HUGE closets. Drawbacks are that the windows can be a little drafty and amenities are lacking - no dishwasher, washer dryer in the basement, etc. If old and spacious is what you're looking for, you've come to the right place. Plus, the 24 hour doormen are fantastic and the manager is very responsive. Definitely recommend.

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Great Value

Great value for a large studio! Kitchen/eating area is separate from main studio - feels like 2 separate rooms unlike typical studios. Also lots of storage space available.

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Good value

Cheap apartment; very low-frills; conveniently close to everything but not very social.

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No frills building that comes with plenty of space at an amazing price

Huge rooms. Wooden floors. All utilities included. Doorman and elevator. Excellent maintenance staff. Older kitchens (no dishwasher).

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Great location and cheaper than the competition

You do have to write your rent payment and walk it over to the landlord...older building, but besides that it is a great location and cheaper than the competition. Spacious places. I really have enjoyed my time at the Chatham.

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5 out of 5 stars if you get the right rooms at the right location/floor!

Great value for the location and space. Building maintainance and rent office is extremely prompt, answering to any requests within 24 hours. An A/C is included in the rent every summer, however the apartments do not include heater, microwave, and dishwasher so be prepared to supply those by yourself. Recommend high floor that faces Sansom street for less noise, since it is a lively neighborhood. Good with family due to wide space.

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 23 Recs

Cleavers
Shake Shack
Vernick Food & Drink
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grocery 2 Recs

Trader Joe’s
Di Bruno Bros.
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convenience 5 Recs

CVS Pharmacy
Old Nelson Food Company
Rite Aid
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fitness 37 Recs

Philly Power Yoga
Body Cycle Spinning Studio
Thrive Pilates
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parks 4 Recs

Rittenhouse Square Park
Schuylkill Banks
John F. Collins Park
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coffee 19 Recs

Capogiro Gelato
La Colombe Coffee
Almaz Cafe
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About Rittenhouse Square

Rittenhouse Square is located in Center City and is home to some of the city's best restaurants, shopping, and nightlife. The neighborhood has luxury high-rises with beautiful views of the the park and has quick access to popular transit.
Pricey
Amazing Charm
Extremely Safe
Central Location
Great Social Scene
Great Coffee Shops
Lots of Wharton Students
Median rents in Rittenhouse Square
Studio
$
1,500
1 Bedroom
$
1,900
2 Bedroom
$
2,550

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Parking Near The Chatham

No parking is available at The Chatham, but there is parking nearby.
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Rittenhouse Square Reviews

332 reviews
I love everything about living at 2116 chestnut, except for the rent. My apartment is new, updated, clean, floor to ceiling windows, large closets, has a doorman, and includes a great gym and amenity floor. It is a quick walk to work (~20 min from CHOP/Penn). The management is excellent, and fixes anything that breaks within a day. It is very quiet, I have never heard a peep from my neighbors or upstairs. My only gripe is the rent. My unit is a corner unit on a high floor with a balcony, so you could find a 1BR on a lower floor for a little bit cheaper.
Rittenhouse Sq is the hub of Wharton social activity, but consider where in the neighborhood you are - east side has more shops/restaurants but is farther from campus, grocery stores seem to be mostly NW of the square, SW is probably the quietest. South side (and anywhere away from the square) tends to be cheaper, quieter, more residential.
Safety: With the exception of Wendy's on Chestnut Street, Rittenhouse Sq (near City Hall) feels pretty safe (I used to live near Oakland, CA so gauge your level). In other words, I never feel unsafe walking back home at 2-3AM as there is always considerable foot traffic on Chestnut St.
Really lovely neighborhood. Everything you could want is a short walk away. The dog park by the river is great.

You can save money and have a similar experience by moving towards Spruce and Pine St.
Living in Rittenhouse Square you are right in the middle of everything. It's a 20-30 minute walk to Penn but also an easy bus ride on the 21/42 (two of the more reliable SEPTA lines). It can be a little noisy and crowded but it is also incredibly safe and one of the only parts of the city where I feel totally comfortable at any time of night. Likewise it is more commercial and just less "charming" than living in a neighborhood like Fitler Square.
We are a few blocks away from Rittenhouse Square itself, right across the street from City Hall. The only complaint is that the street noise can be very noisy even on the 15th floor. Otherwise it has been great to be so central in the city to everything and for my student, so close to the trolley station at City Hall that runs him right to campus in 10-15mins.
Rittenhouse is the premier location in the city of Philadelphia. Great restaurants, bars, shopping, and a beautiful park in the center of Philadelphia. It is an easy walk to the law school, and there are buses, taxis, and uber if you don't want to walk. It's nice to get away from campus at the end of the day to an exciting but not terribly noisy environment. Also a ton of law school students live in the area, and many of the bar review bars are around here.
Pros: There are many great places to eat / drink in Rittenhouse. I think the area is overall pretty safe.

Cons: 1) there are a lot of homeless people around the area. You can't leave your apartment without being asked for money several times. 2) there is no grocery store very close. Best options are Trader Joes and Whole Foods, but both are a decent walk.

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