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Fairmount, 1901 Callowhill St | Philadelphia
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  •  24-Hour Front Desk
  •  Cat friendly
  •  Club Room with Outdoor Terrace
  •  Dog friendly
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Oversize or penthouse units
  •  Parking Garage
  •  Rooftop Deck
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

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9.2
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6 Reviews

About this Location

Whole Foods Market
4 min walk
33 (bus) - 1 min
43 (bus) - 5 min
Fairmount Park
2 min walk
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby

Pricing 
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$2,178+
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
$2,312+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$2,537+
3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths
$5,293+
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  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Convenience

    •  Business Center
  • Entertainment

    •  Club Room with Outdoor Terrace
    •  Rooftop Deck
  • Kitchen

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

    •  Washer/Dryer In Unit
  • Living Room

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

    •  Parking Garage
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat friendly
    •  Dog friendly
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  24-Hour Front Desk
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
  • Storage

    •  Additional Storage Available
  • Unique Unit Types

    •  Oversize or penthouse units
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Overall rating 9.2/10, based on 6 renter reviews

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The Granary reviews and highlights

  • Great place to live
  • Modern appliances
  • Management is very friendly and helpful
  • Gym is well equipped and clean
  • Surrounding neighborhood is beautiful
  • Common areas are spacious
  • 24-hour concierge service
  • Limited storage space
  • Nice view of Philly's skyline
  • Brand new apartments
  • Apartment gets lots of sunlight
  • Apartments are a little small
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The Granary

Very nice apartment, great for dog owners, the rent is pricy but we were given 2 months of free rent by signing a 13 month lease

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Amazing apartment

I was the first to live in this apartment. I have been here 3 years and I love it. the location is great, whole foods near by a gym, great places to eat. very close to Center City. I couldn't say enough good things about the staff they are very helpful. the only draw back is the price but I think it is worth it.

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Well worth the price

I have lived here for almost 2 years. It is on the more expensive side but it is well worth it for someone in residency or in any busy career. Everything is new (approx 3 years) so there is no worrying about things breaking down and if there is an issue, maintenance and front desk are available 24/7. The building is clean, lots of young professionals especially medical residents/fellows, 10-15 minute walk into Center City but you don't have to deal with Center City traffic. Neighborhood is safe and there is a Whole Foods around the corner. The apartments are beautiful and include all new appliances. There is a rooftop area with a grill, community space which is great for hosting parties or lounging, gym is accessible 24/7, and the property management organizes free happy hours and activities every 2 months or so. Lots of dogs. Favorite part is the coffee machine in the lobby where I get coffee-to-go every morning before heading out to work. I am very happy living here and will be sad when I have to move!

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If you're looking for amenities, this place is it!

I've been living at the Granary for 2 years and have resigned our lease for a third. It's been great. Everything is updated. We're talking all kitchen appliances, washer/dryers, fixtures, flooring - it's all new. The gym, common rec area, and rooftop terrace are amazing. Even better than all of that is the level of service you receive. The staff are so friendly and help with everything from mailing and receiving your packages, to arranging cab rides, to requesting maintenance services, and the list goes on and on. The price may be a bit high for the amount of living space in the actual apartment, but after shopping around we found it to be comparable to other high rise apartments in the area. Very happy with this place!

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Great Property / High Cost

The Granary is a great property provided you have the bank account to support it! Expect to pay $2,000+ easily for a 1 BR - decent sized, with a gorgeous kitchen. The bedroom for the 1 BR is small - will only fit a Queen and you will need to mount your TV.

It's a shame electric and water is no longer included - it's quite steep ($60-$130 AND $20-30 per month respectively). The amenities are nice - great gym and social center. They used to do happy hour every week, but that's decreased to about once a month, if that.

The rooftop is quite nice, with a grill to boot. Be wary though - apparently you're not longer allowed to have more than X number of visitors depending on the time. For July 4th, there were security guards and you couldn't have more than 4 people upstairs. Liability and all.

Management is very good at taking care of issues when they arise whether it's sanding the nice butcher block island or simply changing the lightbulb.

Again - as long as you're OK with paying the price, the Granary should suit your needs. Great property.

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Beautiful apartment with amazing amenities

The Granary is a great place to live in. It locates near Logan circle/museum area and the neighborhood is beautiful. The apartments are brand new and with modern appliance. The living room and master bedroom is always full of sunlight and if your room is south facing, you will have a nice view of Philly skyline.
The common areas are spacious, well-designed and cozy. The gym on the 2nd floor is well-equipped and clean. The building has 24-hr concierge service and the management team is very friendly and helpful.
The only downside of the place is the size of the apartment. My bedrooms & storage space are not as spacious as I would like them to be. I could only fit a queen-sized bed and two night stands in the master bedroom.

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 34 Recs

Pizzeria Vetri
Sabrina’s Cafe
Pizzeria Vetri
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grocery 2 Recs

Whole Foods Market
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convenience 2 Recs

Rite Aid
Wawa
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fitness 27 Recs

Priya Hot Yoga
Mindful Elephant Yoga
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parks 11 Recs

Sister Cities Park
Love Park
John F. Collins Park
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coffee 15 Recs

Peddler Coffee
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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

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When I first moved to Philadelphia (from out of state) I lived in a building in Center City because I wanted the central location closer to non-school activities and thought it might be safer. Now that I've moved, I vastly prefer Fairmount/Spring Garden. CC, especially where I lived, was very loud. Groceries can be a bit of a pain because I don't have a car (although this is improved now that there is a new Trader Joe's ~5 blocks away on Arch and a new CVS at Spring Garden!) I think it is about pretty much as safe as CC - fewer people around, which can go either way, but more residential and in a really beautiful area especially west of Broad St. Compared to CC there isn't quite as much to do, but there are still some bars and restaurants and there are relatively close coffee shops to study at if that's your thing. Lots of other students live in the area as well.
Close to public transport, new food options opening up, hopefully a grocery store soon as well (aldi)
Absolutely love living in Fairmount. It's safe, residential, and not crowded or congested as normal city living would feel. It is also very accessible to both Center City and greenery via the Schuylkill River and Fairmount Park. Adequate rental prices are hard to find in this area, but as a couple looking to share the rent for a one bedroom apartment, and with a local recommendation, we lucked out finding this place.
I am very happy with my choice of neighborhood - living on the western edge of Fairmount/Brewerytown. The bike trail is extremely close and conveniently goes straight to Penn. One of our favorite parts about this area is how pet-friendly it is. I see more dogs than I can count everyday just on my way to and from school. The neighborhood is quiet and safe. It is a bit farther from Penn/Center City and other neighborhoods which is important to take into account when meeting up with friends or rainy/snowy days. The rent is great for how much space we have (3 floors).
Fairmount is it's own self-contained neighborhood. It is easy to take public transportation to other popular parts of the city if you're near Broad Street, otherwise, it quickly becomes more tedious. It's a pretty neighborhood, with Green Street and the Art Museum nearby, and is developing rapidly. Parking near shops and restaurants on Fairmount Ave is more difficult than in Center City or Rittenhouse Square because of the number of apartments without garages in the area.
I love the aparment itself - cozy space, modern accommodations, huge rooftop w/ great view!

There are, however, some downfalls that make living there less than ideal...

1) CON: There is a night club two doors down called The Playhouse that plays extremely loud music until 2am EVERY NIGHT OF THE WEEK. I'm 26 and understand that clubs will generally have big nights, and I'd be OK with that happening Friday/Saturday, maybe even a Thursday night. But a Sunday or Tuesday night? When I need to get a good night's sleep to be able to function at work? No way. It has been a huge pain, and my roommates & I felt that we were duped by our landlord into believing it wouldn't be an issue - yet we hear it every night.

2) CON: Living on N Broad St., you can definitely expect things to be on the uglier side of the spectrum, given the area's recent rugged history; still, the omnipresence of trash everywhere you look when you walk out your front door is simply appalling. No doubt, I hold those people accountable who can't hold on to their items until they reach a trash can or can't dispose of it in a practical manner, but the fact that it's SO difficult to find a trash can in certain parts of the city is a huge part of the problem - unlike NYC where there is a can every six feet. On a side note: NOBODY likes those trash cans where you have to touch/grab the handle to pull it open - it's just as bad as sticking your hand inside the can to pull trash out.

3) CON: Lack of security & overall unpredictability of the neighborhood. My girlfriend never even wants to stay at my place for fear of walking around the area. We made a stop at the CVS at Broad & Girard, and, during that visit, we saw two separate arrests & a drunken man yelling at the store clerk & every patron in sight. Aside from that, I was almost rammed off the road by a woman right at Broad & Poplar: Simply put, it seems she didn't like that I didn't realize the light was green for a few seconds, so she beeped her horn uncontrollably, drove up beside my car to lower her window & yell expletives, then take a sharp swerve to her right on the steering wheel to push me off the road. Luckily, I braked and she missed, but she had no intention of stopping as she drove up onto the sidewalk and continued through the following red light. Recently, I noticed I was side-swiped on my car parked right on Parrish, and I can absolutely attribute it to the fact that there are folks who drive in an insanely reckless manner in the neighborhood.

Constant violent remarks from absolute strangers, countless homeless individuals lining the streets, overall uncertainty of safety. The CONS undoubtedly weigh the PROS.

4) PROS include: I can hop on the BSL at the Fairmount station and make it to my office @ the Wanamaker in less than 20min door-to-door. I also like that there are some great bars/eateries within walking distance in the Fairmount area - even if I don't always feel completely safe walking late at night.
Fairmount is a more affordable part of Philly that offers great restaurants within walking distance. It is close to the Art Museum and Kelly Drive, so you can go for a run or a bike ride, or visit Eastern State. The Broad Street line runs close by, so transportation into Center City or out to the suburbs is easily done, and it is not too far to Center City (less than a mile) so walking, biking, or taking an uber is an affordable option. Street parking is usually easy to find, but can get difficult on weekends or around Halloween when Terror Behind the Walls is going on. Overall, a really fun place to live!
- 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

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