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Rittenhouse Square, 1616 Walnut St | Philadelphia
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  •  24-Hour Front Desk
  •  Cat friendly
  •  Dog friendly
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Oversize or penthouse units
  •  Parking Garage  
  •  Resident Lounge
  •  Rooftop Deck
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

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62 Reviews

About this Location

Di Bruno Bros.
5 min walk
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby
Rittenhouse Square
2 min walk
PATCO (rail) - 4 min
MFL (metro) - 8 min

Pricing 
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Studio, 1 Bath
$1,728+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$2,031+
1 Bedroom, 2 Baths
$2,997+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$3,144+
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$4,857+
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(215) 398-1073
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
    •  Smoke-Free Community
  • Convenience

    •  Business Center
    •  Cold Storage for Grocery Delivery
  • Entertainment

    •  Community Kitchen
    •  Grilling Station
    •  Resident Lounge
    •  Rooftop Deck
  • Included

    •  Trash/Recycling Included
  • Kitchen

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

    •  Washer/Dryer In Unit
  • Lease Terms

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

    •  Air Conditioning
    •  Hardwood Floors
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Bike Share Program
    •  Bike Storage
    •  Car Share Program
    •  Parking Garage  
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

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

    •  24-Hour Front Desk
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
    •  Yoga Studio
  • Unique Unit Types

    •  Oversize or penthouse units
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Overall rating 8.0/10, based on 62 renter reviews

8.9
Location
8.8
Amenities
6.4
Management
7.1
Value
7.7
Social
8.9
Safety
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Icon reviews and highlights

  • Surrounded by endless shopping and restaurants
  • Few blocks from Rittenhouse Square
  • Several conference rooms, a movie room, and one of the best roof decks in Philly
  • I appreciate the hardwood floors and walk-through closets
  • Cold storage is convenient
  • Love the building
  • Management has been very kind to us and always responds to our questions in a timely, professional manner
  • Very quiet
  • Definitely a bit pricey, but worth it
  • Units are spacious and well designed
  • Great facilities, nice and helpful staff, and lots of Wharton residents
  • The roof has the most spectacular view of the city
  • Great modern building that just opened up this past summer (2014)
  • Gym is outstanding
  • Roof deck is great
  • Location is excellent as the building is right in the heart of Center City
  • New building with tons of amenities (e.g. Roof deck, gym, lounge area, bike storage, and cold storage)
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Great building, amazing amenities

Building very modern, great amenities and I personally love the location (Although if you study at University City it is a little bit further away). Would definitely recommend.

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Good value and comfortable location

Good place if you want to stay close to stores and restaurants. Cons are that you are a little further away from Huntsman (consider biking, bus or trolley) and no cheap grocery store nearby.

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I enjoy living at the ICON. There's some construction noise going on behind the building, but north facing apartments mostly don't hear it. Sometimes annoyed by other street noise, but that's typical of any apartment in center city. Generally, amenities are top-notch and the apartment finishings are solid.

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So far my experience at the Icon has been amazing. I really enjoy that each unit has its own thermostat and individual ventilation system. The walls seem to be quite thick as we rarely hear our neighbors. I personally think we have some of the best views in the city and the roof is always a great place to bring guests.

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Highly Recommend

Great building with lots of Wharton students. Building has amenity space (great for small group gatherings), gym and roof deck with stunning views of Philadelphia.

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Best Roof in PHL

Amazing apartment building, great staff, quick to respond to issues, centrally located, a lot of young people in building (Wharton and professionals). THE BEST ROOF IN PHILLY.

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Best decision!

Love the finishings, amenities, location, doormen, pretty much everything about it! Am so happy I decided to live here.

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Great building

If you're looking to live in a high rise apt, Icon is a great option. Updated units, friendly/responsive staff/service, nice amenities, and great location

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Highly Recommend

Very solid apartment. Finishes are updated and modern. Decent sized apartment, but not the best layout. Many of the apartments have a large column in the middle of the space, which isn't great. I've seen other apartments with much better layouts. There's a lot of storage space, there is in-unit washer/dryer, dishwasher, a large updated bathroom, and windows in both the main room and bedroom. This apartment building is a converted office building from a few years ago, so everything is still pretty new. Good amenities. Sometimes there are issues with the water pressure and sometimes the elevators run slowly. Otherwise, it's a great building.

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 19 Recs

Cleavers
Pietro’s Coal Oven Pizzeria
Snap Custom Pizza - Center City
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grocery 2 Recs

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

CVS Pharmacy
Wawa
Walgreens
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fitness 31 Recs

Philly Personal Training
Body Cycle Spinning Studio
Flywheel Sports
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parks 6 Recs

Rittenhouse Square Park
John F. Collins Park
Dilworth Park
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coffee 24 Recs

Federal Donuts
Gran Caffe L’Aquila
Elixr Coffee Roasters
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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

Getting around Rittenhouse Square


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Parking garage in building, Valet only

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Rittenhouse Square Reviews

332 reviews
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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