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Low-Rise Apartment  «  Equinox Management
University City, 4213 Chester Ave | Philadelphia
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  •  Air Conditioning
  •  Doorman Building
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Parking Available
  •  Pet Friendly
  •  Private Balconies
  •  Rooftop Deck
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Vaulted Ceilings
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

User Rating

8.2
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4 Reviews

About this Location

Clark Park
2 min walk
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby
34 (light rail) - 3 min
13/36 (light rail) - 2 min

Pricing 

  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Entertainment

    •  Rooftop Deck
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Granite Countertops
    •  Microwave
    •  Refrigerator
    •  Stainless Steel Appliances
    •  Stove & Oven
  • Landscape

    •  Courtyard
  • Laundry

    •  Washer/Dryer In Unit
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning
    •  Hardwood Floors
    •  Vaulted Ceilings
  • View

    •  Private Balconies
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Overall rating 8.2/10, based on 4 renter reviews

7.8
Location
5.2
Amenities
7.2
Management
9.5
Value
6.0
Social
8.0
Safety
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4213 Chester reviews and highlights

  • everything is new and modern
  • new apartment building
  • close to Clark Park and Baltimore Ave with its many, many restaurants
  • the location is close enough to the Penn Campus
  • easy access to public transportation
  • management has been responsive$ to concerns
  • efficient heating/cooling
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Great value

Love the West Philly community, it's within a 10-15 minute walk to the Fresh Grocer, and for a fairly new and modern Apartment building, it's an amazing value. Waters don't stay terribly hot for showers and walls can sometimes be a bit thin, but it's mostly students living here so it's usually not a problem.

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  • Roommates
  • 4 beds / 2 baths
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Excellent Value for Modern Apt

I love living at 4213 Chester. The building was completed in July 2015, so everything is new and modern. Hardwood floors, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, efficient heating/cooling. Location is also excellent! It's next to Clark Park, which hosts a weekly Amish Farmers' Market and other seasonal events, including movies in the park, musical gatherings, cultural gatherings, etc. It's also conveniently one block from Baltimore Ave, which has several bars and restaurants. An easy one-mile walk to Penn Law's campus, very short walk to the Vet School or even the undergrad campus. The 13 and 34 lines run frequently and right around the corner so easy access to public transportation. Really amazing place!

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  • 1 bed / 1 bath
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New and nice place, quiet location with a few kinks

Being a new apartment building, everything in the apartment is pretty nice- new stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and fairly high ceilings. The included washer and dryer were a nice addition as wellThe location is close enough to the Penn campus for me and it is close to Clark Park and Baltimore Ave with its many, many restaurants. However, when we first moved in, it was not completely move-in ready. There were things still being worked on. From our understanding, this was the fault of the construction company in charge of building the apartment complex and not the management company. However, it would have been nice to have had a clearer idea of what was going on, since we were in the dark of when exactly things would be completed. They have been fairly responsive of our concerns and I think that overall, they have addressed most of them so far. I will write another review on them in a few months, once we have these kinks worked out.

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 30 Recs

Linda’s Cart
Royal Pizza
Desi Chaat House
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grocery 1 Rec

Mariposa Food Co-op
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convenience 1 Rec

CVS Pharmacy
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fitness 7 Recs

Studio 34
8 Limbs Academy
Bikram Yoga West Philly
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parks 7 Recs

Clark Park
Clark Park Dog Bowl
James G. Kaskey Memorial Garden
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coffee 20 Recs

Ice Cave
Dottie’s Donuts
Mood Cafe
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About University City

Sitting west of the Schuylkill River, University City is the scholastic center of West Philadelphia. University City combines the diversity of a college town with the energy of a large metropolitan area. Public parks, farmers markets, restaurants, and theaters, this neighborhood has it all.
Fresh Grocer
College Feel
Very Walkable
Heart of UPenn
Lots of Students
Cheaper than Center City
Solid Restaurants and Bars
Median rents in University City
Studio
$
1,300
1 Bedroom
$
2,200
2 Bedroom
$
2,950

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Parking Near 4213 Chester

No parking is available at 4213 Chester, but there is parking nearby.
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University City Reviews

85 reviews
My wife & I lived in Center City for a few years before moving across the river here. University City is a ton of fun! Definitely not as many restaurants and bars at each corner, but the ~10 minutes shaved off my commute to HUP / the VA each day makes it well worth it for anyone who works at any of the healthcare sites or at UPenn / Wharton.
Has a down-to-earth vibe with a lot of ethnic diversity (and lots of amazing and cheap food!). Is also convenient to UPenn if you attend school there. Clark Park is also super lovely (with a great farmer's markets throughout most of the year), and there are a ton of adorable dogs around.
There's definitely enough restaurants, bars, and shopping to get you through the week. On the weekends I think it's a lot more fun to head to the Rittenhouse/Center City area, but there's certainly nothing wrong with UCity.
I enjoy living in University City. It is perfect if you want to live in a low key area very close to school. Most people in the area are affiliated with Penn, so the community is generally pretty young and active. You are in walking distance from everything you might need. You do not need a car to get around. Even if you plan on spending a good deal of time in Center City, you can get there easily by rail or by Uber. I wouldn't have chosen to live anywhere else during 1L.
It is really close to campus, so the campus security is always around making the area very safe. The noise level never gets too bad, during class hours there are people everywhere. However after evening classes everything dies down as people are either going home or are inside studying. The closest grocery stores are Fresh Grocers (on 40th street and Walnut) and Trader Joe's (on 21st and Market). Because this is an area that is mostly college campus there are not a lot of social places near by, you typically have to head into center city for most of the good places to socialize.
University City can be fairly noisy due to the students and many nearby hospitals and it lacks the nicer restaurants you find elsewhere in Philadelphia. Grocery shopping is fairly convenient but if you need to buy furnishings for your apartment, you may need to make a special trip elsewhere in the city. The bookstore is convenient but is a bit overpriced and has al limited selection.
Great neighborhood. The area is close to Walnut Street which is full of restaurants, bars, and anything you need really. There are a lot of students in the area and I have always felt safe here.
Nice area, but there have been a fair number of robberies in the neighborhood at night. Though they never occurred in Sansom, I would not walk alone especially as a female at night West of Sansom. As long as you are careful where you are walking and going towards campus or center city you are ok.

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