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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

8.5
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27 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 
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Studio, 1 Bath
$1,457+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,718+
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
$2,375+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$2,755+
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 8.5/10, based on 27 renter reviews

8.5
Location
8.7
Amenities
7.6
Management
8.0
Value
6.7
Social
8.2
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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Avenir

Avenir is great. I had mediocre experiences my first couple of years with housing, but I am very happy in this complex I have lived in since August 2018. Management is great, there are new appliances, and it's located in a very central location. It is a 30 minute walk to school, but I enjoy the exercise, and the metro station is only a block away if the weather is inclement. The apartments are small and a bit pricy, but it is safe, there is 24 hour security, a sprinkler system, and if you watch the prices, you are generally able to apply to rent a space at a comparable price. The flats are also great because, though they are small, they have a ton of built in storage, so no need to invest in many furnishings. Also the building is very quiet. The people who live here are mostly young professionals, so if you prefer to study away from campus, there is no problem doing so here.

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Love The Avenir

Good facility, gym and security, but inconvenient to social with the Wharton crowd due to the distance

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Worth the Price

Avenir is a great apartment complex, definitely pricy, but worth it.

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Great apartment

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Avenir is the best

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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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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.
Really lovely neighborhood. Everything you could want is a short walk away. The dog park by the river is great.

You can save money and have a similar experience by moving towards Spruce and Pine St.
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.
Rittenhouse is the premier location in the city of Philadelphia. Great restaurants, bars, shopping, and a beautiful park in the center of Philadelphia. It is an easy walk to the law school, and there are buses, taxis, and uber if you don't want to walk. It's nice to get away from campus at the end of the day to an exciting but not terribly noisy environment. Also a ton of law school students live in the area, and many of the bar review bars are around here.
Pros: There are many great places to eat / drink in Rittenhouse. I think the area is overall pretty safe.

Cons: 1) there are a lot of homeless people around the area. You can't leave your apartment without being asked for money several times. 2) there is no grocery store very close. Best options are Trader Joes and Whole Foods, but both are a decent walk.

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