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High-rise Condo
Rittenhouse Square, 111 S 15th St | Philadelphia
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  •  24-Hour Front Desk
  •  Cat friendly
  •  Central A/C
  •  Dog friendly
  •  Elevators
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Parking Nearby
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Walk-in Closets
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

User Rating

8.2
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14 Reviews

About this Location

Di Bruno Bros.
7 min walk
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby
Dilworth Park
3 min walk
MFL (metro) - 3 min
BSL (metro) - 5 min

Pricing 

Studio, 1 Bath
$1,425+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,750+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$2,875+
2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths
$2,995+
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$3,600+
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(215) 398-1073
  • Bedrooms

    •  Walk-in Closets
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Kitchen

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

    •  Washer/Dryer In Unit
  • Lease Terms

    •  Move-in Fee  
  • Living Room

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

    •  Parking Nearby
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat friendly
    •  Dog friendly
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  24-Hour Front Desk
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
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Overall rating 8.2/10, based on 14 renter reviews

7.9
Location
7.7
Amenities
7.1
Management
8.3
Value
6.3
Social
9.0
Safety
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The Packard Grande reviews and highlights

  • Can be loud at night because its on the corner of 15th and Sansom which has lots of bars
  • Lounge floor with a rooftop terrace
  • Staff is always very friendly
  • Floor to ceiling windows
  • Building itself is extremely safe
  • Great for hosting
  • Amazing view of the Philadelphia skyline
  • Tons of natural light throughout the day
  • Management could be better
  • Really enjoy the common amenities
  • Great place for young families and couples
  • Spacious bedrooms
  • Front desk staff is very friendly and helpful
  • Units are very nice
  • Utility bill can get a little steep in the winter
  • Great floorplans
  • A little expensive, but a high quality place to live in a great location
  • Centrally located
  • Very nice hardwood floors, countertops, and appliances
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Great location for Center City and Temple Med School

I've been in this building all 4 years of medical school. It only takes a few minutes to walk to the City Hall subway stop which quickly gets you to the med school, but is also right in center city with plenty of restaurants and things to do in walking distance. The apartments are great, big windows and lots of light, and the doormen and other staff are very friendly.

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Packard Grande

This apartment is fair at best. Not a great community feel or great management. I expected my neighbors to be friendly and there to be a sense of community but there is literally none. The management always goes with the cheapest solution, which causes everything to become rundown in a few years. The only good thing I would say is the location. The locations is amazing and right in the middle of everything.

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Good location

The actual unit is good and you really can't beat the location. It is nice to be able to deal directly with the owner rather than through a management company if we were in an apartment building. However, the building management has made a number of cosmetic changes in the past year that has felt like a waste of money.

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Good location

Location is great, and the building used to be awesome. With the new hotel (roost) downstairs, though, lots of amenities/service have gone downhill. The gym could also use some updating, and after some threatened lawsuit, the equipment rests on these dumb coasters that really hinders workouts. Front desk is also forced to cater to roost, so residents don't really get the service they used to.

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Excellent place

My girlfriend and I have had the best experience at our apartment. We have polite and helpful doormans at the building, a great floorplan with good space in the bedroom, restroom, kitchen and living room. Excellent natural light, hard-floors. The only possible thing that could be better is location since this place can be a little far from where usually most of people are.

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Great natural lighting, friendly and helpful staff

Pros: We're in an east-facing unit that gets great natural lighting all throughout the day - a very important requirement for my wife and I. The bathroom in our unit is also very spacious and comfortable (nice marble floors/finishing). The front desk staff is always very friendly and helpful. There's a gym in the top floor of the building that's small but gets the job done - the rest of the public facilities there are also great (meeting room, entertainment room, and outdoor deck).

Cons: The windows in the apartment unit are of an older design that doesn't seal completely. As a result, small bugs are able to find their way into the apartment easily (stuff like silverfish and little gnats).

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Great location, but the building could be more social

The Packard Grande is very centrally located, but not for party-ers.

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Condo building with great amenities

The packard grande is a condo building so you rent directly from the owner of your unit. The units are very nice with hardwood floors, nice countertops, and appliances. Most units have a combined washer/dryer in the unit. There is a doorman on staff 24/7 and a nice lounge floor with rooftop terrace, business center, and gym. The only downside is that the building is located far from campus and can be loud at night since it's on the corner of 15th and sansom.

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Excellent apartment

We are very happy with our apartment. It is very spacious and is very well illuminated; kitchen, bathroom and bedroom are very well distributed. There is a gym at the top of the building and membership is included in the rent. The only thing we are missing is a pool.

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Food kitchen behind the building = lots of bums

The apartment is great, but the management company is awful. They operate several other apartments in the fringe/up-and-coming areas. Wife and I have a newborn so we wanted a cheaper place (second bedroom + parking spot gets intense in center city). We like our apartment, can't stand the management, and live with a food kitchen behind our building. Not recommended for families.

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 25 Recs

Snap Custom Pizza - Center City
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grocery 2 Recs

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

Walgreens
Wawa
CVS Pharmacy
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fitness 33 Recs

Philly Personal Training
Flywheel Sports
The Sporting Club at the Bellevue
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parks 5 Recs

Rittenhouse Square Park
Dilworth Park
John F. Collins Park
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coffee 22 Recs

Elixr Coffee Roasters
Capogiro Gelato
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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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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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