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High-rise Apartment  «  PMC Property Group
Fairmount, 2201 Pennsylvania Ave | Philadelphia
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  •  Building Laundry Room
  •  Cat friendly
  •  Controlled Access
  •  Dog friendly  
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Oversize or penthouse units
  •  Parking Garage  
  •  Private Balconies
  •  Rooftop Deck
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances

User Rating

5.9
Average
8 Reviews

About this Location

Whole Foods Market
6 min walk
Fairmount Park
2 min walk
32 (bus) - 2 min
43 (bus) - 1 min
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby

Pricing 
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Studio, 1 Bath
$1,115+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,385+
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
$1,955+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$1,825+
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
$2,655+
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(215) 398-1073
  • Bedrooms

    •  Walk-in Closets
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
    •  Smoke-Free Community
  • Convenience

    •  Package Receiving
  • Entertainment

    •  Rooftop Deck
  • Included

    •  Basic Cable Included
    •  Internet Included
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Garbage Disposal
    •  Gas Range
    •  Microwave
    •  Refrigerator
    •  Stove & Oven
  • Landscape

    •  Courtyard
  • Laundry

    •  Building Laundry Room
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning
    •  Hardwood Floors
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Parking Garage  
    •  Parking Nearby  
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat fee  
    •  Cat friendly
    •  Dog fee  
    •  Dog friendly  
    •  Pet deposit for cats  
    •  Pet deposit for dogs  
  • Security & Maintenance

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

    •  Fitness Center
  • Unique Unit Types

    •  Oversize or penthouse units
  • View

    •  Private Balconies
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Overall rating 5.9/10, based on 8 renter reviews

8.5
Location
5.2
Amenities
4.5
Management
6.5
Value
6.4
Social
8.0
Safety
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Parkway House Apartments reviews and highlights

  • great rooftop deck
  • great, safe apartment
  • great location easily accessible to Center City
  • high ceilings
  • older building
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great locatiion

The apartment has a great location across the street from whole foods and CVS, very close to Fairmount restaurants and bars and the Art Museum, walkable to center city, longer walk to University City but still doable (when you're not carrying your constitutional law book).
The building is pet-friendly, has a gym in the basement, and a great roof deck.
The management company is not so great though. The building is desperately in need of renovations, the gym is never clean, machines are not wiped down ever, and the carpets are very dirty. Management response is slow and minimal, never completing the job in one shot or communicative about when things may be fixed.

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Great Location!

I've been a resident for about two years now. The location is second to none and I really love being close to Center City but still somewhat removed. Plenty of on street parking but things may change with luxury apartment building across the street opening. Building's demographics lean towards middle aged renters and might not be most attractive for young professionals.

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Great apartment

Parkway Apartments are beautiful and are in a great location. Very close to many bars and restaurants. The bus stop is a block away which takes you right into center city. The neighbors are all very friendly and pleasant. There are restaurants and a grocery store right below us for maximum convenience.

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Awesome location!

I love the location of this apartment. It is close to a Whole Foods, the library, parks, the museums district, Fairmount, and the city. I love being able to walk to work and not having to take public transportation. The fact that they allow dogs is awesome because I love animals and finding a place that allows pets is hard to come by in a great neighborhood in Philly.

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Overall great place

Great, safe apartment. Location is easily accessible to Center City. Have some complaints about the amount of space, but overall very satisfied. Great rooftop deck. You're right on the parkway, so you're often dealing with parking that is hard to find, but otherwise the location is well-served to restaurants and bars. Great place, though rent is a bit high for the space size.

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Location is everything. And the natural sunlight.

Overall, I've been pretty happy with Parkway. Lots of pros and cons like any building. The rent is high, but I'm getting some nice value out of it. I will likely be moving this summer, though.

Pros:
-Nice gym - they recently remodeled it (it was atrocious before last year), and it includes the basics plus several machines, table tennis, pool table.
-Location is great - not convenient if you need to take the subway, but the bus comes in front of the building, bike station across the street, and 20 min walk to 30th St./25 min walk to the heart of CC.
-Floors and ceilings - high ceilings and no carpeting. ++ in my book.
-Safe, fairly secure, nice door people.

Cons:
-Management. They're nice enough, but my god, it can take forever to get anything done. I was without a fridge for nearly two weeks and had to use an empty apt fridge down the hall. I also froze because my heat wasn't turned on (in JANUARY), and it took two days and three calls. It's stuff like that, which gets annoying. And it's a revolving door of management assigned to our building.
-Pipes. So old. I've had my bathroom sink fixed a dozen times in two years, and it still gets plugged up (I'm a guy with very little hair - so it's not me). And they shut the water off all the time.
-Mice. Yes, there are mice in the building; it's an old building, so it's understandable. I've only seen one in two years, and their response was really old traps with peanut butter.
-Laundry room is an oven. Oh, but they thought they should put in a 60 LCD TV that doesn't work instead of a fan.
-Tiny kitchen. At least, mine is tiny. You have to get very creative with counter space, and I had to buy an island at Ikea because I didn't have one drawer.

Mixed:
-Parking. Yes, there's a garage, but it's like nearly $200 a month. There's free parking in front of the building as well as for several blocks on Pennsylvania; it's just a hunt and park situation. Usually, it doesn't take longer than 10 mins to find something, but I've had a few times when it's taken 30-40 mins to find a parking spot.

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Just me and my kitchen mice living the dream

I chose to live at the parkway house because I loved the location (still do!) and the size of the apartment for the rent I am paying. I have had a few maintenance issues, which for the most part have been handled. When I first moved in the floor in my bedroom had a bunch of wood ripped up which took them 3 months to repair, but the new property manager at the time had it fixed promptly upon her starting. The new property manager who started in December seems like a great guy!

Problems I have with the building:
- The gym and laundry room in the summer are unbearably HOT, to the point I have almost fainted doing laundry.
- I have mice. I understand its an old building in a city, however I feel like they could do a better job plugging up the holes and closing up the open spaces under the kitchen counter. I never leave food out however that did not seem to make a difference.
- Philadelphia Housing Authority legally requires buildings to make sure tenants are "capable of maintaining a room temperature of 68 degrees F in all habitable rooms and bathroom" after October 1st. Well, after October 1st there were a few days when it was 56 degrees in my apartment, I complained to the property manager at the time who basically told me to f*** off and that the heat would not be turned on until October 15th.
- My key doesn't really fit in my door so it takes me a while to open my lock everyday, something I have asked maintenance to fix but have been ignored.
- The water is always being turned off and the elevators are always being fixed...

Overall, I did enjoy my time living here, however the mice thing was fairly annoying. The space and layouts of the apartment are great, and the location is amazing if you enjoy being a quick walk into center city yet having good restaurants nearby and a quiet neighborhood! If you happen to live here while there is a good property manager, your requests will be addressed in a timely manner. Also the maintenance guy and the front desk staff are very nice!

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Great location, terrible apartments

So I rented a 2 bedroom apt at the Parkway House. Which look great from outside but are really nasty from inside. Especially the bathrooms!
Terrible central cooling and heating. Froze in the winters and fried in summers. I will not recommend them. The amenities are negligible, management not helpful. It's a pretty social area though with a great location.

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 33 Recs

Pizzeria Vetri
Umai Umai
Luigi’s Pizza Fresca
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grocery 3 Recs

Whole Foods Market
Klein’s Supermarket
Trader Joe’s
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convenience 2 Recs

Rite Aid
Wawa
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fitness 33 Recs

Mindful Elephant Yoga
Priya Hot Yoga
Lifesport Fitness Resource Center
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parks 9 Recs

The Oval
Sister Cities Park
Clemente Park and Playground
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coffee 10 Recs

OCF Coffee House
Peddler Coffee
Mugshots Coffeehouse
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About Fairmount

Withdrawn from the middle of Center City, Fairmount provides ample activities for the community, especially families. Eakins Oval welcomes locals and visitors alike to its green spaces. Appropriately nicknamed the Art Museum, Fairmount is the epicenter of artistic culture in Philadelphia.
Lots of Bars
Affordable Rent
Easy Metro Access
Very Pet Friendly
Great for Families
Ample Street Parking
Beautiful Architecture
Median rents in Fairmount
Studio
$
1,450
1 Bedroom
$
2,000
2 Bedroom
$
2,850

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Fairmount Reviews

32 reviews
Fairmount is an excellent area to live in. It is walking distance to the Schuylkill trail, great for biking to work, exercising or relaxing by the river. The area has great restaurants, easy-to-find parking and an excellent massive Whole Foods with 4 restaurants inside. It is also very easy to walk to downtown Philly (15-40 min walk for most of Center City and University City).
Pros: close-knit neighborhood where residents look out for each other and know each others' names, lots of families and students, low noise, walkable to Girard and Fairmount BSL stops, close to Fairmount Ave shops and restaurants, overall v. safe feel

Cons: be careful and use common sense walking around Girard and Broad at night - some blocks are sketchier than others
The Fairmount area is a great place to live. It is close to a lot of the city's attractions and art, and equally close to some great outdoor space. The neighborhood is generally pretty quiet, and parking is easier than in Center City. There are a lot of coffee shops, restaurants, and pubs within easy walking distance. There are a lot of neighborhood events, especially in the summer, that are great to attend. The major downfall (if you see it that way) is the city run events that happen at the art museum from time to time. These really close down the neighborhood and make parking and driving really hard. But, they are usually fun to attend or spectate.
I absolutely loves the location. Easy walk to work, good food options ranging from fine dining to late-night pizza to bars. It's close to a Whole Foods and a local family owned market called Kleins. Unfortunately, Fairmount is only assessable by bus. City Hall and 30th Street Station is a 30 minute walk away if you need to take the MFL or Regional Rail lines.
- close to whole foods
- close to amazing restaurants
- close walk into center city
- close enough to 2 train stations
- close to many bus routes
- close to many museums
- close to kelly drive and Fairmount park

- far from liquor stores
- far from nightlife/popular philly bars
Pros: Ample street parking, safe area, very close to center city, new restaurants and bars, good and quick building management

Cons: Rent is a bit steep, but you do get a lot of space for your money. Pool/tub/gym area should be accessible past 11 pm and before 6 am for those who are up.
Good neighborhood, great sense of community overall. Still some slightly scary areas but the neighborhood has changed so much over the past couple of years. Could use more restaurant options, especially in the evenings.
I was pleasantly surprised when I settled into Fairmount. It feels safe. It is full of families with young childrens and dogs and young professionals. There's also a great restaurant and bar selection.

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