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Avenir

New Construction
Rittenhouse Square, 42 S 15th St | Philadelphia
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  •  24-Hour Front Desk
  •  Additional Storage Available  
  •  Aerobics & Cardio Room
  •  Bike Storage
  •  Cat friendly
  •  Dog friendly
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Resident Lounge
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

User Rating

8.3
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22 Reviews

About this Location

Di Bruno Bros.
6 min walk
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby
Dilworth Park
3 min walk
MFL (metro) - 3 min
BSL (metro) - 4 min

Pricing 
updated Dec 13

Studio, 1 Bath
$1,157+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,781+
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
$2,154+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$2,356+
Schedule Appointment At
(215) 398-1073
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Convenience

    •  Conference Room
  • Entertainment

    •  Resident Events
    •  Resident Lounge
    •  Theater Room
  • Included

    •  Trash/Recycling Included
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Garbage Disposal
    •  Granite Countertops
    •  Microwave
    •  Refrigerator
    •  Stainless Steel Appliances
    •  Stove & Oven
  • Laundry

    •  Washer/Dryer In Unit
  • Lease Terms

    •  Application Fee  
    •  Common Amenity Fee  
    •  Security Deposit  
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning  
    •  Hardwood Floors
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Bike Storage
    •  Parking Nearby
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat fee  
    •  Cat friendly
    •  Dog fee  
    •  Dog friendly
    •  Max Pet Weight  
    •  Max Pets Limit  
    •  Pet deposit for cats  
    •  Pet deposit for dogs  
    •  Restricted breeds  
  • Security & Maintenance

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

    •  Aerobics & Cardio Room
    •  Fitness Center
  • Storage

    •  Additional Storage Available  
  • View

    •  Amazing Views
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Overall rating 8.3/10, based on 22 renter reviews

8.6
Location
8.8
Amenities
7.0
Management
8.2
Value
7.1
Social
8.0
Safety
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Avenir reviews and highlights

  • quality finishes and great amenities
  • quite noisy during the day
  • brand new building
  • manager is nice and understanding
  • great for public transportation within philly
  • units are pretty small
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Noisy

Very busy area - all the noise from 15th and chestnut comes right into the apartment because the walls are paper thin (I was also on the 5th floor). The area can get shady at night. There are frequent power outages. Also, for Wharton students, the location is quite far from where most students live and is not within walking distance of Huntsman Hall.

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Great Commute

This is an excellent commute to the law school if you want to live in Center City. My building is about a block from the 15th Street Market Frankfort Line stop at City Hall, and it runs right to 34th and Market. I usually leave my apartment at 8:30am and am at school no later than 8:45am with plenty of time to print things and get organized before 9am class.
Note, friends who live in Uni City may be less willing to travel over to Center City, but there is way more to do in the Center City area, so introduce people to the MFL and that will help the social aspect.

The leasing office was a little disorganized, but the unit is beautiful and I've had no issues with electric, water, heat/AC or anything. There is a nice gym and some silent study spaces in the penthouse if you don't want to study in your apartment. No noise from neighbors, and there are definitely some Wharton folks in the building. Building is wired for Comcast and Verizon Fios.
There is some construction across the street and we're on the corner of 15th and Chestnut, so there can be some noise, even a few floors up. It's not the end of the world to me because I am a heavy sleeper and cityscape sounds don't bug me in general. But, nonetheless, make sure you pay attention to the noise level when you visit to see if you are ok with it. Leasing was very upfront and honest about noise and construction, too, so ask questions.
If you have an apartment on the Chestnut St side (south facing) there is a bunch of sunlight! All around a good place to be. Close to Rittenhouse, a quick walk to the Sansom St bars and the cool 13th St neighborhood. I'll likely stay all 3 years of law school.

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Great Apartment

Outstanding place to live and really convenient to get around the city. Nice amenities, friendly doormen, and a new Stephen Starr coffeeshop (Parliament) right downstairs.

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Great building - good management

Overall, I've enjoyed living at the Avenir. The gym, lounge areas, study rooms, etc are always clean and well-managed. The front desk employees are great and someone is always there 24/7. Only con is that it is slightly outside of Rittenhouse, but the trolley is very convenient, a ~2 minute walk from the building

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Great apartment decision

I really love the management here! The screening room, community space, free printing, gym, and conference rooms are a great addition to the building. The building is right in the heart of Philadelphia and a few short blocks from Rittenhouse Square. All appliances are up to date and most after school/night time activities happen within a few blocks of this location.

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Would recommend!

Lets start with the good: Fairly new building, awesome building amenities, great location with lots of great restaurants and bars nearby, and well laidout floorplans. I knew about the negatives going into the apartment, so they aren't necessarily unexpected, but they can still get annoying over the course of a year. As a starting point, the units are really small for the price. The prices are still better than some of the other options in Center City, but I've had to be ultra organized in order to fit all my furniture in and to make sure I have sufficient closet space. There is also a lot of street noise/construction noise. The construction noise has become better over time, but given all of the new construction in Center City I'm not sure it's really avoidable anywhere in the city.

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More Pros than Cons

Pros
Free printing is huge plus for students
Management is quick to respond with repair requests
Security folks are very amicable
Package pickup is very convenient
Location is close to the trolley (stops on 37th and Spruce)
2BD2BA are spacious & high-ceilinged (1000+ sqft)
Close to 13th st shops and restaurants (but further from campus)
Remote temperature control

Cons
Noise due to single-pane windows (I can hear conversations on the street, the drummers!!, Chestnut st. honking at 2AM, drilling at 1AM, constructions etc.)

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Great experience so far!

Love our (small but well-designed) apartment! Great location, wonderful gym, lounge, and study rooms, reasonable price (especially compared to many similar buildings in the area). The complex is only a few years old and definitely has the feeling of being new. Only complaint is the noise from construction (loudest on the east side of the building), but we got used to it pretty quickly and it tends to stop at a reasonable time. The building does not offer parking, but does have bike racks in the basement.

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Beware of Noise Level; location not ideal

The apartments are nice, management is responsive and helpful, and rents are lower compared to some of the other buildings in Rittenhouse Square. However, the noise from the streets is just through the roof, especially on the lower floors. You will hear loud drumming for a couple of hours each Saturday and Sunday, making it impossible to study or do anything that requires some focus during that time. Also, the intersection is busy but not necessarily safe -- there are plenty of shady people roaming around 15th and Chestnut after 7pm or so. Last, the building is much further away from Wharton and therefore less walk-able compared to some of the other buildings popular with Wharton students. I would not pick Avenir if I had to do it all over again.

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Great value and location, Management team is Ok.

Apartments are spacious and modern. Gym is a great addition. Very close to trolley station, which is convenient for cheap and fast trips to Penn campus. Management team is troublesome and slow moving.

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 24 Recs

Snap Custom Pizza - Center City
Cleavers
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grocery 2 Recs

Di Bruno Bros.
MOM’s Organic Market
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convenience 2 Recs

Walgreens
Wawa
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fitness 33 Recs

Philly Personal Training
Flywheel Sports
Body Cycle Spinning Studio
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parks 5 Recs

Rittenhouse Square Park
Dilworth Park
John F. Collins Park
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coffee 20 Recs

Elixr Coffee Roasters
Capogiro Gelato
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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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Rittenhouse Square Reviews

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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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