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High-rise Apartment
Washington Square West, 834 Chestnut St | Philadelphia
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  •  24-Hour Front Desk
  •  Business Center
  •  Cat friendly
  •  Controlled Access
  •  Dog friendly
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Minimum Lease Term  
  •  Parking Garage  
  •  Quartz, Granite Countertops
  •  Short Term Rentals  
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

User Rating

8.3
Great
10 Reviews

About this Location

Di Bruno Bros.
1 min walk
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby
Washington Square
6 min walk
MFL (metro) - 5 min
PATCO (rail) - 5 min

Pricing 
updated 19 hrs ago

Studio, 1 Bath
$4,050+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,600+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$2,899+
3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths
$6,500+
Schedule Appointment At
(215) 398-1073
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
    •  Smoke-Free Community
  • Convenience

    •  Business Center
    •  Mini Grocery Store
  • Included

    •  Trash/Recycling Included
    •  Water Included
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Garbage Disposal
    •  Microwave
    •  Quartz, Granite Countertops
    •  Refrigerator
    •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Laundry

    •  Washer/Dryer In Unit
  • Lease Terms

    •  Application Fee  
    •  Furnished Units Available
    •  Minimum Lease Term  
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Parking Garage  
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

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

    •  24-Hour Front Desk
    •  Controlled Access
    •  Gated Community
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
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Overall rating 8.3/10, based on 10 renter reviews

9.1
Location
7.9
Amenities
8.7
Management
7.4
Value
8.4
Social
9.0
Safety
Excellent
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0

The Franklin Residences reviews and highlights

  • spacious units
  • great location in the city
  • very clean and well kept
  • individual apartments are beautiful with high ceilings, large windows, and washer/dryer in unit
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I <3 the Franklin

I absolutely love living at the Franklin. It's a little pricey, but a lot of 2 bedroom units in the area are similarly priced and don't come with the same amenities the Franklin offers. I love having a 24/7 doorman, package service, beautiful gym, restaurant, ballroom and coffee shop all under my roof. The staff goes out of their way to make their residents happy, including monthly happy hours, Friday pretzels and the annual Christmas party. The lobby is so beautiful and I feel so happy living there.

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Awesome Staff

I really like the staff at this apartment. The location is great, and the building is really nice.

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Good living w all the amenities.

Although my rent is on the higher side, my apartment includes w/d, dw, plenty of space w large windows and lots of light, excellent and fast maintenance at no charge, and a very close location to the hospital where I work. If I had to pick again, I would most likely Live here again.

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Great Location, great security and managment

The apartment is well managed. There are people at the front desk all the time and are always ready to help with whatever need. The location is great, near subways, bus stations, parks, restaurants, hospitals, stores, etc. Great community, friendly people, great for families especially with kids.

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Living at the Ben

I stayed here as a fellow and continued as an attending physician. Very close to everything you need, and the di brunos is a welcome addition. Lobby was renovated few years ago and now has a nice bar with nightly music. Perfect for doctors working at Jeff

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Enjoyed every day!

I have enjoyed every day living at The Franklin so far. The employees in the building are extremely friendly. Our unit is spacious and in great condition. The gym is a great amenity. I also really enjoy relaxing in the lobby and grabbing a drink after a long day. Very convenient!

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  • 1 bed / 1 bath
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Lovely and clean

Overall, renting at The Franklin was a positive experience. The place was very clean and well kept. My unit itself was pretty spacious but didn't have good lighting. I find the location to be very convenient and close shops and many food options. The biggest con is the fact that it is a bit over priced.

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Good Place

I really like the Franklin. The management is great and the apartments are very large for the price, with multiple closets (including walk in).They do not have many fancy amenities, just a gym, but it is really all that you need. I like living in old city because I am close to a lot of the bars and restaurants. They generally respond to maintenance requests very quickly and are overall really reasonable. It is a huge plus having dibrunos bros. attached and a private resident bar with live music on certain nights. Plus , it is pretty cool that Silver Linings Playbook was filmed in their ballroom. Most people who live here are young professionals or young families.

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City Living!

The Franklin is the best building I have ever lived in. The individual apartments are beautiful with high ceilings, large windows, and a washer/dryer in unit. The staff is responsive day and night; I called with a problem with toilet at 10 PM and someone fixed it that night. It is also great to have a front desk to accept deliveries, and you get an e-mail notification when they do! It is a convenient and lovely place to live!

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Franklin Apartments

The building is very nice, the gym is decent, the apartments are adequate space, and the Dibrunos doesn't hurt either. The rent price increases every year a little more than I think it should. I wish the kitchens were bigger and that we got more natural light! Overall, a good place to live in a great location in the city, but will definitely not be staying long term (more than a few years).

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 24 Recs

Morimoto
QT Vietnamese Sandwich
Destination Dogs
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grocery 3 Recs

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

Walgreens
Wawa
Old Nelson Food Company
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fitness 28 Recs

solidcore
Unite Fitness
Philly Personal Training
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parks 8 Recs

Washington Square Park
Seger Park
Dilworth Park
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coffee 22 Recs

Capogiro Gelato
Cake and the Beanstalk
Talula’s Daily
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About Washington Square West

Home to Washington Square Park and beautiful brownstones, Washington Square West offers a neighborhood for any lifestyle. Cobblestone streets, hip restaurants, and and urban green spaces draw Philly natives and new residents to this neighborhood.
Safe
Busy
Old Town
Gayborhood
Extremely Walkable
Reading Terminal Market
Thomas Jefferson University
Median rents in Washington Square West
Studio
$
1,250
1 Bedroom
$
1,900
2 Bedroom
$
2,900

Getting around Washington Square West


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Washington Square West Reviews

38 reviews
This is the ideal area to live if you're going to Jefferson. Anywhere in Washington Square West will put you around a 5 minute walk to campus. It's incredibly safe and I love that everyone around you is a Jefferson employee. There's tons of bars and restaurants in the area, all within walking distance.
The building is situated between Pennsylvania Hospital and Jefferson so it is a relatively safe and clean neighborhood. This does mean there are occasional ambulances or helicopters going by, but generally it isn’t too noisy. The subway and grocery stores (Acme or Whole Foods) are about half a mile away, but the walk is pleasant.
Probably more expensive than most of the city, but very convenient. Close to lots of stores and restaurants. Relatively safe and well-lit, but you still need to be alert
I absolutely love the neighborhood. You have Delis, walgreens, restaurants, target etc. everything is nearby. The people are very nice
Midtown village is a wonderful neighborhood. There are many restaurants, shops, bars, lounges all within walking distance. Public transportation is abundant and always on time, too. People here are generally friendly and the streets don't get too crowded as it does closer to Center City West. Everything you need is in this neighborhood!
I really enjoy this area. It's very close to lots of bars and restaurants, but not noisy at all. I used to live in Rittenhouse which is extremely nice but very loud and I often was kept up at night by cars honking and construction. The area now is extremely quiet at night. It's very safe and I feel fine walking by myself at night. It is close to reading terminal plus the grocery stores on south street. I like the proximity to the park as well!
Can't beat the close proximity to restaurants, parks, hospital, campus library, etc.
Really close walking distance to all the attractions in Old Town, Reading Terminal Market, shopping on Market Street, good food on Walnut Street, cheap food in Chinatown, AND the subway is right there. On the downside, Market Street often has homeless people between 7th and 10th streets and feels a bit unsafe at night

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