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The Collins

New Construction
Midtown Village, 1125 Sansom St | Philadelphia
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  •  Building Laundry Room
  •  Cat friendly
  •  Dog friendly
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Minimum Lease Term  
  •  Private Balconies  
  •  Resident Lounge  
  •  Rooftop Deck
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

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8.5
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24 Reviews

About this Location

MOM’s Organic Market
4 min walk
Dilworth Park
9 min walk
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby
MFL (metro) - 4 min
PATCO (rail) - 6 min

Pricing 
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,692+
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
$2,332+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$2,717+
Schedule Appointment At
(215) 398-1073
  • Bathrooms

    •  Bath Tubs (some units)
  • Bedrooms

    •  Partial-height bedroom walls (some units)  
    •  Walk-in Closets (some units)
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
    •  Smoke-Free Community
  • Convenience

    •  Package Receiving
  • Entertainment

    •  Grilling Station
    •  Resident Lounge  
    •  Rooftop Deck
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Garbage Disposal
    •  Gas Range (some units)
    •  Granite Countertops
    •  Luxury Cabinets
    •  Microwave
    •  Refrigerator
    •  Stainless Steel Appliances
    •  Stove & Oven
  • Laundry

    •  Building Laundry Room
    •  Washer/Dryer In Unit
  • Lease Terms

    •  Application Fee  
    •  Common Amenity Fee  
    •  Furnished Units Available
    •  Minimum Lease Term  
    •  Online Rent Payment
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning  
    •  Ceiling Fans
    •  Hardwood Floors
    •  High Ceilings
    •  Large Windows (some units)
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Parking Garage  
    •  Parking Nearby  
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat fee  
    •  Cat friendly
    •  Dog Park
    •  Dog fee  
    •  Dog friendly
    •  Max Pet Weight  
    •  Max Pets Limit  
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  24 Hour Emergency Maintenance
    •  24-Hour Front Desk
    •  Controlled Access
    •  On-site Maintenance
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
  • Storage

    •  Pantry Closet
  • View

    •  Juliet Balconies (some units)
    •  Private Balconies (some units)
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Overall rating 8.5/10, based on 24 renter reviews

9.7
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8.5
Amenities
8.4
Management
7.6
Value
8.1
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9.3
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Central Location & Well Managed

Have been at the Collins for over a year and have really enjoyed the experience. When I first moved in, it was a brand new building so they were still figuring out some of the kinks, but it's been really well managed over the last 6 months.

Things that I really like: High ceilings, lots of sunlight, really great modern look, friendly concierge/front desk, doesn't feel like a HUGE complex, great rooftop, and awesome location.

Things that could be better: Noise insulation at times. Overall the building does a really good job with noise, but it there are some quirks. We can hear dogs frequently and one of our neighbor's speakers. In addition, every once in a while we'll see that a tenant hasn't cleaned up common spaces (e.g. people leaving a beer can in the elevator). Lastly, the gym is on the smaller end and in the basement. It's fine for a quick workout, but wouldn't be a great replacement for a standard gym membership.

Overall, I have no regrets about living here and would happily renew my lease!

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Modern building, homey feel

The Collins has been the perfect mix between a modern, brand new apartment building that still feels more like a home than a cookie cutter high rise building. There are only six floors which helps. After a month or two, I actually started to recognize my neighbors which is great. The floor plans are pretty spacious and I LOVE the high ceilings. Because there are only about 120 units in the building, the rooftop and the gym are never too busy.

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Great Location and Staff

The Collins is in the perfect location and staff are very friendly.
They always run events for residents to encourage the community feel.
Gym is great as well. More competitive deals are out (Philadelphia market is over saturated with rentals) there so keep this in mind when negotiating/re-negotiating your rate. They were not receptive when I tried; hopefully their attitude is better this year.

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Great building in heart of Philly

I've loved living in the Collins! I would strongly recommend it, especially for roommates.

Pros:
- Directly on top of a Target. It's like your refrigerator is a Target.
- There's also a CVS and Starbucks downstairs
- Very quiet in the whole building
- Incredibly low utility/electrical bills (~$80/month for our 2BR)
- Package receiving machines are very effective. You won't miss Amazon deliveries.
- Common amenities are very nice but not so nice they get overcrowded (i.e. the rooftop doesn't get too fratty)
- Unit finishes are great. Everything has just worked since we moved in.
- Rooms are good size. It doesn't feel like one roommate is getting a bad deal.
- Local bar/restaurant/grocery scene just keeps getting better.
- Always feel very safe. Doorman is always there and the fact you can enter via Chestnut or Sansom means you can enter on a street that has more activity if you prefer late at night.

Cons:
- There have been a few small issues that have persisted. The front intercom system has never worked well but it's just not an issue because the doorman is always there.
- Similarly, our living room blinds have always been a bit of an issue but they're finally fixing them soon.
- Not tons of common storage in the units, but the closets in the rooms are a good size
- Gym is good but definitely not great. I've used it in place of a gym membership but it's not enough if you want a lot of variety.

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Modern Building in Great Location

We will be renewing our lease for a second year. Very modern & spacious. Building is in a great location. We are right above a target, liquor store, and petsmart! The rooftop is a great place to either study, have a group of friends up, or even take your dog to the dog park. Great amenities and concierge! Mail is delivered in secure lockers for convenience! Free coffee in the lobby as well. Constantly improving!

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Great location, at a price...

You cannot beat the location, but the price is quite high

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Terrible Management, Overpriced, Inconsiderate Neighbors

I had a really awful experience living at the Collins. I moved in when the building first opened and it was a nice living space for the beginning of my lease since no one else really lived there yet. The management did severely mislead me and rent me a much smaller apartment than the floorplan indicated, but all in all I liked my actual apartment. Management had a lot of turnover that first year they were open. As time went on and more people moved in, it was always loud and always dirty. The maintenance guys are great and kept up as best they could but there would be Sunday mornings when I'd go up to the rooftop lounge to study and there was garbage (and even blood once) everywhere, the one day of the week the maintenance guys had off. The building itself keeps out 0 sound and I could hear every word and flush from my neighbor's apartment, so it was terrible for a med student. Management also rented out the rooftop lounge frequently, so not only could I not enjoy the amenities I paid for, but there were also random drunk crowds of people hanging out in the hallways at all hours of the night, since they had to walk through my floor to get to the rooftop lounge elevator. When it comes down to it, I would have stayed and just gotten a white noise machine for the street sound but I couldn't tolerate the neighbors or the management. It was crazy overpriced and just not worth it.

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A great place to live

Definitely a great place to live! The management team is great. The people who sit at the front desk are always very helpful and friendly.
The roof deck is a plus and great for socializing. The management team is always bringing in new services to make living here more convenient.

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Beautiful, Brand New Building

Brand new building, great amenities, close to center city shops. Wish the communal pet area and garden space on the 3rd floor were maintained more frequently. Doormen are always friendly and personable.

Would be really great if the building partnered with one of the local garages to offer discounted resident parking.

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Can't Beat It Here

Best place to live in Philly. There are a lot of restaurants and shopping spots nearby. Apartments are very nice. Don't get disturbed by neighbors. Maintenance team helps us all the time. The roof top has a BBQ and a big TV.

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 30 Recs

Destination Dogs
Barbuzzo
NYPD Pizza
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grocery 3 Recs

MOM’s Organic Market
Di Bruno Bros.
Whole Foods Market
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convenience 3 Recs

Walgreens
Wawa
Old Nelson Food Company
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fitness 31 Recs

Unite Fitness
Philly Personal Training
The Sporting Club at the Bellevue
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parks 6 Recs

Rittenhouse Square Park
Washington Square Park
Dilworth Park
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coffee 17 Recs

Capogiro Gelato
Cake and the Beanstalk
Beiler’s Bakery
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About Midtown Village

Working professionals abound in the heart of Center City, populating the many restaurants and cafes during their lunch breaks. Also known as The Gayborhood, this area has a large concentration of LGBTQ-friendly businesses and bars. Day or night, Midtown Village is bustling with activity.
Busy
Very Safe
Gayborhood
Center City
High Prices
Tough Parking
Central Location
Median rents in Midtown Village
Studio
$
1,150
1 Bedroom
$
2,050
2 Bedroom
$
2,700

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Parking at The Collins

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Parking garage adjacent to building, Valet only, Starting at $240/month

Parking Near The Collins

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Midtown Village Reviews

75 reviews
Great neighborhood that keeps on getting better. Lots of new restaurants have been added over the last year, and we have several great grocery options (i.e. Target, Mom's Organic, and if you want to walk a bit further, Whole Foods). It's easy to walk anywhere in Center City, and if you need to get a bit further, there are several public transit options nearby (Jefferson Station, Suburban, Broad Street Line, Market Frankford line).
Wonderful vibrant neighborhood that is also affordable especially relative to nearby options like Rittenhouse Square or Old City. Constantly has tons of new fast casual and fine dining restaurants offering a wide variety of price options. Between the Target, Mom's, and Reading Terminal, there are plenty of options for groceries/necessities that weren't there a few years back. Public transit is great - you can get across town easily by bus or train. If you need to get to NYC or somewhere on regional rail, Jefferson Station and Greyhound are right there as well. I'd strongly recommend Midtown Village if you're moving to Philly!
Midtown Village is a fast-growing and both has great mainstay restaurants like El Vez and Barbuzzo as well as amazing chains like Chipotle and Sweet Green. The addition of a Target, Wawa, CVS, Starbucks, and Petco makes it even more accessible and naturally the location is as central as you can be in Philadelphia. In comparing options, you usually can get a bit of a discount versus Rittenhouse Square and Old City, mainly because the Midtown Village brand is still being built up, but you really can't beat the location and access to amenities. The only thing it's missing is a full-service grocery store, but between Reading Terminal Market, Target, Walgreens, and CVS you're pretty set. The main downside can be the noise and litter that comes with being in the heart of downtown, but it's a trade off I'm more than willing to make and has been getting better with time.
I love this neighborhood! It's very lively and great for young adults. There are a lot of cool restaurants/bars around. It's a little pricey but what can you expect from being in the center of a city like Philadelphia?
The area is filled with lots of young people. I don't feel unsafe walking around even at night because there are people out all the time. There are a couple of narrow streets I probably wouldn't walk through though.
The neighborhood is amazing and getting better every day! It combines access to great daily conveniences (coffee shops, Target, Wawa, etc.) with some of the best independent restaurants and bars in Philly. The location is incredibly central overall and transit options can get you pretty much anywhere in the city. It can get a bit noisy, though that's the price you pay for being downtown.
The location for The Collins could not be better. The Chestnut St. entrance is just a few feet from a brand new Target, and the Sansom St. entrance is directly across from two parking garages with monthly parking options. There are a ton of fantastic restaurants within a few blocks, and public transportation available at every street corner.
Right on Broad Street, so parking is tough but you're literally in the middle of the city.

Area comes with the usual urban lifestyle: lots of bars, restaurants, nightlife, but also lots of construction, traffic, and questionable characters on the streets
Great location, conveniently located to restaurants, bars - pretty much in the center of everything. Tons of young people and working professional in the area. Only downside would be that the closest major grocery store is about a 20 minute walk.

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