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Midtown Village, 1125 Sansom St | Philadelphia
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  •  Building Laundry Room
  •  Cat friendly
  •  Dog friendly
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Private Balconies  
  •  Private Decks  
  •  Quartz Countertops
  •  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
$2,240+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$3,005+
2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths
$4,180+
Schedule Appointment At
(215) 398-1073
  • Bathrooms

    •  Bath Tubs (some units)
  • Bedrooms

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

    •  Elevators
    •  Smoke-Free Community
  • Convenience

    •  Package Receiving
  • Entertainment

    •  Community Kitchen
    •  Game Room
    •  Grilling Station
    •  Resident Events
    •  Resident Lounge  
    •  Rooftop Deck
  • Included

    •  Trash/Recycling Included
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Garbage Disposal
    •  Gas Range (some units)
    •  Luxury Cabinets
    •  Microwave (some units)
    •  Quartz Countertops
    •  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
    •  Other Fees
    •  Security Deposit  
  • Living Room

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

    •  Bike Storage
    •  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

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

9.7
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8.5
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8.4
Management
7.6
Value
8.1
Social
9.3
Safety
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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 Near The Collins

No parking is available at The Collins, but there is parking nearby.
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Midtown Village Reviews

113 reviews
12th and chestnut is about the busiest part of center city you’ll find. Always something going on. Very close to many good restaurants and a few gyms. A block away from Jefferson and 3 blocks from Trader Joe’s.
It’s center city. People will scream and honk their horns all day and night relentlessly so it’s irritating but it’s overall a good place to live. People say it’s so dangerous here, and it’s honestly just as dangerous as pretty much anywhere else. Be aware of yourself and your surroundings at all times, and it’s always good to travel with a friend. It’s also very dirty here, and the air is very poor quality. And there are a LOT of bars around here so when you’re walking at night, the sidewalks are literally filled with drunk people and it’s quite annoying to have to push through them all the time because they don’t move when you say excuse me.
Lots of great restaurants, bars, gyms, pretty much anything you could want they have.
Very fun and conveniently located but too loud at night
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!
Best neighborhood in Philly - lots of amazing restaurants (i.e. Lolita, Zavino, Barbuzzo, Xiandu Thai, Masala Kitchen), several grocery options (i.e. Reading Terminal, Mom's Organic, Target, Everything Fresh), and multiple gym options nearby, easily public transit access, and you can walk to everything.

This area of Philly has become much nicer over the last few years, and with the 1213 Walnut building completed, the W Hotel wrapping up and The Ludlow apartments (i.e. Market East) being completed, I expect continued improvements over the next few years. If you are new to Philly, this is definitely the place to be!
Griffin is my first home here in Philly and I think was the perfect choice for me. I always feel safe, have a short walk to the Jefferson Station daily for work, can grab anything i need quickly from the Walgreens across the street, walk down Sansom for a quick bite to eat or 13th street for something a bit more sit-down. Mid-town in my experience over the past year is definitely a more residential, but still happening neighborhood of Philly -- and you get all the benefits mentioned out of the Griffin building. Thanks VeryApt for helping me settle in so smoothly into a new city !

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