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1700 Chestnut

New Construction
Rittenhouse Square, 1700 Chestnut St | Philadelphia
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  •  24-Hour Front Desk
  •  Air Conditioning
  •  Business Center
  •  Cat friendly
  •  Controlled Access
  •  Dog friendly
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Resident Lounge
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

User Rating

8.8
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37 Reviews

About this Location

Di Bruno Brothers
3 min walk
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby
MFL (metro) - 7 min
Suburban Station - 6 min
Rittenhouse Square
5 min walk

Pricing 

Studio, 1 Bath
$1,650+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$2,270+
1 Bedroom, 2 Baths
$2,650+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$2,895+
Schedule Appointment At
(215) 398-1073
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Convenience

    •  Business Center
  • Entertainment

    •  Game Room
    •  Resident Lounge
    •  Theater Room
  • Included

    •  Water Included
  • Kitchen

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

    •  Washer/Dryer In Unit
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning
    •  Hardwood Floors
    •  Vaulted Ceilings
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Parking Nearby
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat friendly
    •  Dog friendly
  • Security & Maintenance

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

    •  Fitness Center
    •  Yoga Studio
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Overall rating 8.8/10, based on 37 renter reviews

8.8
Location
9.2
Amenities
8.8
Management
8.8
Value
8.5
Social
9.3
Safety
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1700 Chestnut reviews and highlights

  • street noise on the side of the building facing 17th
  • brand new apartment building with one of the best locations in Philadelphia
  • great amenities
  • well-managed property
  • good-sized gym with new equipment
  • great location next to bars and restaurants
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Wonderful place to live

I love my apartment at 1700 Chestnut and the building in general. It's in the renovated Bonwit Teller Department store building and has modern decor in the common space and entryway. The apartments are beautiful with hardwood floors, high ceilings and large windows. The management company is also wonderful and responds to any maintenance requests right away. My only issues are that my apartment faces the street (17th) which has lots of hotels so cabs and users get jammed up and frequently honk and make a ton of noise. Davios across the street is also extremely loud on weekends and sometimes wakes me up when it lets out at night. I also think that the windows aren't all that well insulated so right now my utilities are super high and its cold near the windows.

There's a 24/7 door person and package delivery service through luxer/ the door people. Pearl properties also does nice things every so often like have federal donuts and coffee in the lobby or happy hours at local bars for tenants.

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Great building with great amenities but difficult reception

Pros: The building is lovely and new and decorated well. The apartments are spacious, clean, and very new. Amenities include gym and movie room.

Cons: Front desk is very strict on letting people in and other rules. Good for security but taken too far - for example, nobody can leave anything at the front desk for you to pick up. Additionally, extreme rules exist for the common space - only 5 guests allowed before you have to pay a large deposit. At 6 guests, they will force you to leave. The common space can easily fit 50 people and this rule seems extremely unnecessary.

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Love this apartment, but a lot of noise on 4th floor

I really love this building. Beautiful, modern apartments with nice amenities. I love having access to a fully stocked gym, and common area to host events.I live on the 4th floor and you can hear a lot of noise coming from the streets, especially on the weekends. It also used to be free to ruse the common area now they charge $75 to reserve it, 25 guests max plus a refundable $150 cleaning fee.

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Wharton Review

Great place for MBA students!

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Great building with nice amenities

Overall love this apartment! Very responsive management how are great about sending maintenance over when there's issues. Great community with many students (I'm a Wharton MBA student). It's also reasonably close to the trolley which is great for getting to campus. Only downside is that they are rather strict about the use of the common area, often kicking people out at 10pm or requiring that each resident can only bring up 2 people. This depends a lot also on the person manning the front desk at the time and how strict they are. Also, my apartment does not get a lot of natural light because it's right against another building.

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Great place

Great door staff, amenities, and apartments. We got exactly what we paid for.

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Great Building in the Center of Rittenhouse

This building is in a great location. It's right in the middle of the Rittenhouse Square area, and is a ~10 minute walk to Trader Joe's. The building is only a few years old, and feels very new. It has a nice common space, and one of the better gyms of the high-rises buildings. Management is also very responsive to any issues you bring up with them. I've never had an issue with receiving packages. My unit overlooks Chestnut St, so it can be a little bit loud at times.

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Lots of noise if facing 17th Street

Great apartment with excellent staff. Apartments are very solid, and the amenities area is outstanding. Maintenance requests get resolved asap. Only issue is if you have an apartment facing 17th street, it can get very loud on Thursday - Saturday night from 1-3 am.

Only other gripe I have with the units is that there is very limited kitchen storage and counter space.

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Noisy Apt

The apt is well appointed with big windows, new appliances, and a well thought out layout. However, the windows do not block any sound and I can hear a conversation of people on the street corner. 17th and Chestnut is a busy intersection with lots of street peddlers, marching bands, aspiring singers/rappers, and honking at all hours of the day (often in the middle of the night).

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1700 Chestnut

Very responsive management company; building offers a lot for price

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

21 Recommendations

The Dandelion
Oyster House
Parc Restaurant, Bistro & Cafe
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4 Recommendations

Di Bruno Brothers
Trader Joe’s
Everything Fresh
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4 Recommendations

Rite Aid
CVS Pharmacy
Wawa
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19 Recommendations

Pole Haus
Philly Dance Fitness
The Racquet Club of Philadelphia
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3 Recommendations

John F. Collins Park
Dilworth Park
Sister Cities Park
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12 Recommendations

Gran Caffe L’Aquila
Nook Bakery & Coffee Bar
Elixr Coffee Roasters
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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
$
1,350
1 Bedroom
$
1,790
2 Bedroom
$
2,500

Getting around Rittenhouse Square

MFL (metro)

7 min

PATCO (rail)

6 min

Suburban Station

6 min

BSL (metro)

8 min

21/9 (bus)

1 min

2 (bus)

1 min

Parking Near 1700 Chestnut

No parking is available at 1700 Chestnut, but there is parking nearby.

Parkway Liberty Place Garage

3 min
$525 / month

Interpark 1728 Sansom Street

4 min
$310 / month

Sp Plus Grant Park South

4 min
$288 / month
Parking rates are for informational purposes only and may vary — for most up to date pricing, please reach out to the garage directly.

Rittenhouse Square Reviews

284 reviews
I moved to Philly from Manhattan, and Rittenhouse Square feels like a dream. I have all of the amazing charm, food, shopping and culture that I would find in the best NYC neighborhoods with the accessible, quieter, friendlier feel of a smaller city. And there are a handful of parks within walking distance. We live in a brownstone on Spruce St. which helps give that comparatively suburban feel – not sure if it's the same in some of the high rises.
We love living in Center City! There is always something going on - parties, festivals, etc.

Pros: grocery stores within walking distance; very close to several buses and subway stations, as well as the railroad (Suburban station).

Cons: it can get loud but if your windows aren't facing the front of the building, you are fine :)
The Rittenhouse Square neighborhood is extremely safe. Most of the apartment buildings in the area are staffed with doormen to keep an eye on things especially at night. Though Rittenhouse Market is the closer grocery store, many opt to shop at the more affordable Trader Joe's that is located about 10 minutes away by foot. There is a good amount of construction being done in the area currently, so low floors in apartment complexes can be a little noisy, but this is not a constant problem.
central location with tons and restaurants and bars and close to rittenhouse square park. It is one of the safest areas in the city. downside is that there are not any super close grocery stores, and it can be noisy if you are on a lower floor, or if you are north or east facing (especially when the bars close)
There are tons of restaurants and bars in the area; 13th street is bumping. It's a short walk to the Italian market in south philly, Suburban and Jefferson SEPTA stations are just 12 minute walks, the Patco line runs right through the neighborhood. Tons of young people and students make the area a really great place to live!
Close to both University City and Center City campuses for Drexel. Subway and SEPTA bus stops, plus Drexel bus and the PHLASH (tourist bus). LOTS of construction at the moment, which is irritating at times. Logan Fountain is the place to be during the summer. Short walk to Trader Joe's during the winter when you're snowed in. Also able to walk to Reading Terminal Market (20 minutes), Chinatown (25 minutes), Old City and Penn's Landing (30-40 minutes). Honestly, I love the location and I love all the museums. I spend most of my time at them because I love them and they're so close. Millions of places to eat.
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.

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