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Callowhill, 317 N Broad St | Philadelphia
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  •  24-Hour Front Desk
  •  Business Center
  •  Cat friendly
  •  Dog friendly  
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Online Rent Payment
  •  Parking Garage
  •  Resident Lounge
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

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8.0
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13 Reviews

About this Location

Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby
BSL (metro) - 4 min
400/408/409 (bus) - 4 min
Dilworth Park
9 min walk

Pricing 
updated 18 hrs ago

Studio, 1 Bath
$1,595+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,675+
1 Bedroom, 1.5 Baths
$1,895+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$2,450+
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(215) 398-1073
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Convenience

    •  Business Center
  • Entertainment

    •  Resident Lounge
  • Kitchen

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

    •  Washer/Dryer In Unit
  • Lease Terms

    •  Online Rent Payment
  • Living Room

    •  Hardwood Floors
    •  Individually Controlled Heat & A/C
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Parking Garage
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat friendly
    •  Dog friendly  
    •  Restricted breeds  
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  24-Hour Front Desk
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
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Overall rating 8.0/10, based on 13 renter reviews

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7.6
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7.8
Value
7.3
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The Packard Motorcar Building reviews and highlights

  • 15 minute bike ride from Penn Law
  • Small gym
  • Private parking for $180
  • Building is nice
  • Modern and well kept social areas
  • Conveniently located by the Race-Vine SEPTA station
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My First Year Experience at the Packard

My apartment is a loft. It is very spacious and comfortable. The kitchen is a good size and well equipped(fridge,microwave,dishwasher,stove with oven)if you like to cook. You have a nice counter facing the living room where you can sit to enjoy your food or use for entertaining a group of your friends.

The bedroom and bathroom are in the upstairs area. The bedroom comfortably fits a large frame queen size bed,side table and a dresser. Additionally, it has a nice walk-in closet. Stairs and upper level is carpeted,with exception of the bathroom.

The apartment itself has an industrial feel to it which makes it very cozy. It is a great space for a single person or for a couple. The service and amenities are excellent. The location is superb if you are going to Hanneman; you just cross the street and you are there.

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Highly recommend

Apartment complex is great overall. There is definitely some wear and tear on some of the walls and closets, but they do their best to fix it up whenever you need. I haven't had any maintenance issues as of yet. The rooms have very high ceilings which is nice as it is easy to get sunlight in. Rent includes a nice gym downstairs with a common room as well. Overall, I am very happy. The rent is a bit steep, but is seems to be the norm in Center City.

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Pros and cons

Pros:
My experience has improved greatly since moving here. Gym was recently renovated and more equipment added, also you have access to another gym and basketball court at the Metropolitan apartments.

Also recently renovated lounge areas

People who work at HUH get a rent discount.

I pay $100 for a covered parking spot which is one of the best rates I've seen in the city.

Administration quick to respond to messages

High ceilings means don't hear noise from above floor (in general the sound proof is good all around)

Random parties/events

Free storage

Opposite HUH so VERY CLOSE

Cons:
An older building

Electric not included

High ceilings in bedrooms means that difficult to heat the room

No pool

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This place is mediocre but will hold you over for 3 years.

Pros: Close to work, it's relatively moderately priced, has a full size gym recently renovated, high wall ceilings are spacious, parking garage has individual spots

Cons: The fire alarm goes off about once a month especially more often during winter months, roaches and rats on lower floors, I've had packages stolen from inside the "secure" mail room (how does that even happen?), the concierge service is mostly apathetic, very thin walls, maintenance is slow to respond (2-4 days) to requests such as microwave and door repair, parking garage is not heated, lots of construction noise, lots of highway noise, lots of shouting from nearby homeless shelters, occasionally your parking garage will be taken by a random person, this one random person with asthma is on the gym elliptical for 2 hours from 530 am to 730am and it's kinda uncomfortable but she comes with the property, only 2 ellipticals in the gym.

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Resident

Great apartment complex with doorman, gym, underground parking in the building for an extra monthly fee. Convenient location between Spring garden and Race/Vine subways, convenient to walk or run to the Schuylkill. Large windows make for great sunlight. Study rooms also available in the building.

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Center City luxury apartment great for students!

It's a convenient and safe place to live because it's right by the subway station and just blocks from city hall. There is also 24/7 security. Downstairs has a community room and a conference room with free wifi and printing. It's right across the street from Drexel University Center City campus and Hahnemann Hospital The management can be a little friendlier in terms of accommodation. Very strict when it comes to extending the lease if it's not for a complete year. Parking is also over-priced I believe (extra $200/month).

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Lot of sunlight, quiet and spacious

I love my apartment and would live here forever if I could. People and management are very nice and take your complaints seriously. The apartment is huge. I have a king size bed, a tv and a desk in my room and still have space to walk without feeling there is no space. What I like the most is the view and I'm waiting every day to come back home and watch the sunset and the philly skyline. My parking is covered which is also amazing. Specially during the winter. I have to pay about 150 to 170 for parking if I remember well. It's worth paying as it's covered and taking into account that parking in Philadelphia is so hard to find. There is a gym and a resident lounge with computers and a printer. 24 hour door attendant. Sometimes homeless people are around the building but this has improved since I moved and safety has never been an issue. I would definitely recommend this place. It is a little pricey but it's worth paying if you are one of those who prefer paying a little more for a very comfortable and cozy apartment.

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Summary of the experience

- the location is bad. There are only hospitals around here and there is a shelter for homeless next to the building. While getting the car often hear drunk people yelling at each other.
- safety isn't great. The moment you start walking north from the city hall it is less safe. More drunk people, homeless and occasionally someone dealing drugs. Not the worst I have been but not recommending.
- property management is reducing cost in the second year and quality is dropping. elevator not always working and the fired the old crew to hire cheaper labor and you get what you pay for (i.e. did you get a package for me ? No. Are you sure? yes, all the packages are for apt. 317. I think 317 is the street number... and so on)
- MOST IMPORTANTLY the lease contract is outrageous, Seriously, I told them 1 day after the renewal that I wanted a shorter term and they charge 3 months rent for early terminations (got a discount). They charge you 1 month rent if you do not give the keys back...They wanted me to sign a release form in case my son was affected by lead paining while local law requires them to prove the building is safe.
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Happy on Broad

Not too much in the immediate area but very short walk to Logan Sq Whole foods and a few restaurants, and not too far from Museums, Rittenhouse and Midtown West areas. Love our apt - Very spacious, good management, parking IN building. Going on 3 years and happy

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Great Place for nurses

It has not been a long time at this apartment, however, I have no complaints. It is surrounded by many hospitals and is a perfect location for nurses/doctors. The only thing that I dislike would be the proximity to the homeless shelter and the dangers of living so close to a major road (Vine St) where cars often drive pretty fast.

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 27 Recs

Meltkraft At Reading Terminal Ma...
Five Guys Burgers and Fries
Bufad
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grocery 4 Recs

MOM’s Organic Market
Trader Joe’s
Whole Foods Market
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convenience 3 Recs

Walgreens
Wawa
Rite Aid
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fitness 32 Recs

Priya Hot Yoga
Golf Science Center
Philly Personal Training
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parks 8 Recs

Dilworth Park
Love Park
Sister Cities Park
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coffee 21 Recs

Beiler’s Bakery
Nom Wah Tea Parlor
A La Mousse
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About Callowhill

What once was only manufacturing buildings, Callowhill is now home to a diverse set of apartment homes, music venues, and restaurants. Old industrial buildings have been converted into cool lofted apartments, many of which maintain their warehouse facades. Callowhill is also the capital of undergrou...
SEPTA
Museum
Chinatown
Entertainment
Underground Music
Industrial Warehouses
Reading Terminal Market
Median rents in Callowhill
Studio
$
1,750
1 Bedroom
$
1,950
2 Bedroom
$
2,750

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Callowhill Reviews

10 reviews
Reading Terminal Market is a few blocks away which has some of the best food shopping in the city. Chinatown provides some great nightlife for a night out. I hope some more brunch and restaurants open up in the area.
Neighborhood is great. There are some homeless people around, but I have never been harassed or bothered by them. You are a few blocks north of City Hall and the Center City bar/restaurant/shopping scene.
This is a great location, within walking distance of great restaurants and Cafe's in Rittenhouse etc.

Some are put off by the homeless population but this is the city, it is what it isb
A lot of small cafes and shops around. Reading Terminal and Rail Park is a great boost to the neighborhood. Hope to see bigger retails stores like Target or grocery store opening up soon.
Walking outside guarantees encountering one or all of the following
-Used needles
-Human excrement
-The odor of urine
-Beggars -Open air drug usage The district is overrun with vagrants and the dangerously mentally ill. Police presence is minimal and they are incredibly ineffectual and, frankly, slothful and are not to be relied on for security.
My experience with the neighborhood has been very good. I have not had any trouble walking around late at night. There are a couple of excellent brunch places nearby right on Callowhill Street. Also, right across the street at the Hannover there is a nice grocery store.
You are about a ten minute walk from Chestnut Street, were you can find a shopping mall and ample stores for your convenience.
Close to restaurants
Amazing area down to the museum to go jogging
10 minutes drive to work

Sometimes homeless people around
Can hear the noise from cars or bikes at night coming from vine street but tolerable
Have to take both septa and patco if working in Camden or can take a single ride in bus
We are located in the center of 4 homeless centers, next to the highway, and a very busy intersection in which I see at least 2-4 accidents a month. You get all the cons of city living without any benefits of being close-by to any restaurants in the immediate vicinity.

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