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Rittenhouse Square, 42 S 15th St | Philadelphia
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  •  24-Hour Front Desk
  •  Business Center
  •  Cat friendly
  •  Controlled Access
  •  Dog friendly
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Quartz Countertops
  •  Resident Lounge
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Walk-in Closets
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

User Rating

8.5
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35 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 

Studio, 1 Bath
$1,411+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,895+
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
$1,932+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$2,550+
Schedule Appointment At
(215) 398-1073
  • Bedrooms

    •  Walk-in Closets
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Convenience

    •  Business Center
    •  Conference Room
    •  Package Receiving
  • Entertainment

    •  Community Kitchen
    •  Game Table
    •  Resident Events
    •  Resident Lounge
    •  Theater Room
  • Included

    •  Trash/Recycling Included
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Garbage Disposal
    •  Microwave
    •  Quartz Countertops
    •  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
    •  Controlled Access
    •  On-site Maintenance
  • 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 35 renter reviews

8.7
Location
8.2
Amenities
8.5
Management
8.2
Value
6.7
Social
8.8
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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Great Building! Highly Recommend

Overall a great apartment! Right in the center of Center City it's location can't be beat for anyone knew to Philadelphia. Across from city hall with easy access to suburban station.

While the building is in a busy area the biggest benefit is how quiet it still is! Our apartment gets almost no noise (except for the rare motorcycle group). I believe the other apartments in the building are similar. The apartment is secure with a front desk person which is great with making sure you get your packages. Amenities are all new and updated. ONLY ISSUE is that the apartments don't have drawers in the kitchen (yes this is weird; an issue with the initial development).

The building is also dog friendly and the staff is always kind to our puppy. As far as taking your dog out we are 20 mins from a dog park, and Love Park and Dilworth Park are both right here for when you have to take your dog out regularly.

Staff is great! Very friendly, and always helpful with any issue. Management is also quick with any repair issues! Building has a gym upstairs and a lounge area.

Could not recommend more!!

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Super convenient for trolly and literally center city

Fair price, perfect location, quiet

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Great layout, clean, responsive management

Clean, modern apartment. Studio has a good layout for having such a small space. Management is very responsive, can sometimes hear neighbors but not much and not at night. Can hear street noises sometimes. Full kitchen but limited counter space.

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The building is good

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Great responsive management in a new building at a great location

Overall, a great experience primarily because the management is very responsive and helpful, even with helping during COVID times. The building is also new (2013 I believe?), so all the appliances and cabinets are generally newer than what you see in some of the buildings around rittenhouse park. It is also very close to the septa station trolley. Door to door (from apartment to huntsman entrance) has averaged around 18 minutes. CVS and staples just across the street, sansom restaurants a couple of blocks away, and right near city hall. Great location overall!

Cons:

Can get noisy as it is a busy street (though not debilitatingly so for me, but I am not a light sleeper), and there is no outdoor rooftop, just an indoor penthouse lounge. Windows are also not the most expansive, so sunlight can be a little less than some other buildings, but again, the pros made up for it.

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Love it here

Management is great, apartment is newly renovated and very comfortable, location is 10/10. Even the smallest of studios is comfortable enough and, even though my windows face a wall, I somehow still get plenty of sunlight! My only complaint is that the windows don't have nets (when I asked about having some installed, I was told the windows are not compatible with nets) and, even if you don't mind opening them without them having netting, be prepared to be able to smell the fast food restaurants nearby. As someone who really likes to open windows for fresh air, this has been a major downside. However, I still rate this apartment very very highly and have been very happy here!

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Great Building, Management, and Location

I've really enjoyed living here. The location is excellent, the gym and work spaces are all you could ask for, and the apartments are very nice! The only downside is noise levels. It sometimes seems as though you are on the street with the level of traffic noises in my apartment, and I am on upper floor. With that being said, a noise machine has done wonders, and if you can live with a little bit extra noise, I highly recommend.

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Central location

The building is well-maintained, clean and secure overall, and my apartment is spacious. The street noise in combination with the construction noise across the street have made it difficult to sleep at times. The apartment is a fifteen-minute bike ride to HUP and a ten-minute subway ride to PPMC, so the central location is extremely convenient. There's a door person who accepts packages and lets in guests, a bike room in the basement, a gym on the top floor and a party room available to rent. I feel like I'm getting a good value, and I'm happy with my experience over the past three years.

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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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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
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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Rittenhouse Square Reviews

547 reviews
The neighborhood is both quiet and lively. There is so much around, but I have never had an issue sleeping or studying because there is too much noise. The broad street line is a 10-15 minute walk away and we are close to shopping, food, the park, and the river trail. Has everything within a 10-15 walk.
This neighborhood has everything I need within walking distance. Shops, grocery stores, parks, the subway and trolley, post office. You name it. It's very safe and extremely quiet, which helps when I'm trying to study. The Rittenhouse Square area is really the best place to live in Philly if you don't mind paying a little more.
I love this neighborhood and knew I wanted to live here when beginning my apartment search. The park is one of my favorite places in the city, and I love being able to easily access all the restaurants and shopping nearby. It's also an easy (~20 minute) walk to Penn Law, and the walking commute has always been a nice and peaceful part of my day.

Spruce Street in particular is great - it's a little south of the square, so is quieter/shielded from a lot of the traffic that the neighborhood gets, but it's not out of the way or far away. There's a Starbucks, a grocery store (Rittenhouse Market), and a few corner stores (Four Seasons and Food & Friends) within a 2-3 minute walk of my apartment.
Rittenhouse is one of my favorite spots in Philadelphia. Great food, lots of bars/public spaces to hang out, very walkable, easy access to the Schuylkill River Trail, and beautiful buildings. The fact that it's located right across the river from UPenn as well makes it very convenient for school.
Right in the thick of Center City/Rittenhouse. Surrounded by commercial businesses and other apartment buildings. Nice and close to the park, restaurants, etc. Not too far of a walk to Trader Joe's. Chestnut Street can sometimes feel unsafe, but building itself feels very safe.
Rittenhouse is extremely lively with a lot of great restaurants and shopping. As a Penn grad student, most students live around the area so it's really convenient. The park is a great meeting point.
Close to all the bars and restaurants in the Gayborhood. 7 minute walk to Rittenhouse Square, so close to lots of Wharton students. A bit farther from campus, but I ride my bike and super easy.
I love Rittenhouse for the shopping/restaurants/parks/convenience, but like many neighborhoods in large cities you should be aware of your surroundings especially if you are a woman.

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