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The Beacon

New Construction
Rittenhouse Square, 1527 Walnut St | Philadelphia
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  •  24-Hour Front Desk
  •  Business Center
  •  Cat friendly
  •  Controlled Access
  •  Dog friendly
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Private Balconies
  •  Resident Lounge
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

User Rating

9.0
Excellent
5 Reviews

About this Location

Di Bruno Bros.
7 min walk
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby
MFL (metro) - 7 min
PATCO (rail) - 3 min
Rittenhouse Square
4 min walk

Pricing 

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$2,095+
1 Bedroom, 1.5 Baths
$1,995+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$3,475+
Schedule Appointment At
(215) 398-1073
  • Bathrooms

    •  Double Sinks
  • Bedrooms

    •  Walk-in Closets
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
    •  Smoke-Free Community
  • Convenience

    •  Business Center
    •  Package Receiving
  • Entertainment

    •  Resident Lounge
    •  Theater Room
  • Included

    •  Sewage Included
    •  Trash/Recycling Included
    •  Water Included
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Garbage Disposal
    •  Gas Range
    •  Granite Countertops
    •  Luxury Cabinets
    •  Microwave
    •  Refrigerator
    •  Stainless Steel Appliances
    •  Stove & Oven
  • Laundry

    •  Washer/Dryer In Unit
  • Lease Terms

    •  Application Fee  
    •  Security Deposit  
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning
    •  Hardwood Floors
    •  High Ceilings
    •  Large Windows
    •  Wall-to-Wall Carpets
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Parking Nearby
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat fee  
    •  Cat friendly
    •  Dog fee  
    •  Dog friendly
  • Security & Maintenance

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

    •  Fitness Center
  • View

    •  Private Balconies
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Overall rating 9.0/10, based on 5 renter reviews

7.8
Location
8.8
Amenities
9.0
Management
8.6
Value
8.4
Social
9.2
Safety
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Awesome apartment!

The beacon is brand new and I would highly recommend it to wharton students. The apartments are beautiful and the amenities are some of the nicest that I've seen. Also, the landlord is wonderful and incredibly responsive if there are any issues.

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  • 2 beds / 2 baths
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Great location but a bit far from Penn

Overall a great apartment located right in the heart of everything in Center City. Brand new, large apartments with modern kitchens and tons of storage space throughout. Really thoughtful design and on the top floors (7 - 14) you get floor to ceiling windows, which give you a great view of Philly.

Only cons: no roof deck (though there's an outdoor terrace on the 7th floor), elevators are small (and one seems to consistently be out of service), and moving in is a pain (there's only one freight elevator and you need to get someone to come and operate it).

Otherwise no major issues so far!

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  • 2 beds / 1 bath
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Very well run

New building that opened in July 2017. 30 or so Wharton students. Awesome location on walnut Street. Straight shot to school down a Walnut Street. Easy to split Uber’s with other residents/classmates in the morning. Pearl is a great management company so far. Place has shitty wood floors and cheap (albeit new) appliances, but otherwise it’s pretty solid. Also there’s a marching band that plays outside sometimes that people loathe. Can get kind of loud even on upper floors on the weekend. Gym is never busy. Things are pretty seamless. Also they have these shitty solar shades in the bedrooms which were a really bad decision by somebody. They need to be swapped out for shades that block the light better.

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 24 Recs

Cleavers
Snap Custom Pizza - Center City
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grocery 2 Recs

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

Walgreens
Wawa
CVS Pharmacy
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fitness 31 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 21 Recs

Elixr Coffee Roasters
Federal Donuts
Gran Caffe L’Aquila
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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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Parking Near The Beacon

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Rittenhouse Square Reviews

264 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.
Safe neighborhood; although there are people hanging around the streets, that generally does not present any threat. Located in the shopping zone, and in the center of the bar/restaurent scene. Many grocery stores are in close proximity and very accessible as well.
Best place for Penn grad students to live, lots of bars and restaurants, reasonable walk to school. Outside university bubble.
Lots of bars and restaurants nearby, but not close enough that you hear late-night weekend foot traffic.
Rittenhouse area has a ton of great coffee shops, restaurants, retail stores, and bars/options for nightlife. The area feels incredibly safe and vibrant; during the day, it's bustling. The biggest challenge in this neighborhood is buying groceries, particularly if you're on a budget. Overall, an amazing neighborhood!
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.

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