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Rittenhouse Square, 1520 Spruce St | Philadelphia
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  •  24-Hour Front Desk
  •  Building Laundry Room
  •  Cat friendly
  •  Dog friendly
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Online Rent Payment
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Surface Parking Lot
  •  Walk-in Closets
  •  Wall-to-Wall Carpets
  •  Washer/Dryer  

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8.1
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11 Reviews

About this Location

Di Bruno Bros.
8 min via 2 (bus)
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby
PATCO (rail) - 2 min
BSL (metro) - 7 min
Rittenhouse Square
8 min walk

Pricing 
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Studio, 1 Bath
$1,975+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$2,155+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$3,835+
3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths
$7,425+
5 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths
$12,845+
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  • Bedrooms

    •  Walk-in Closets
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Kitchen

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

    •  Building Laundry Room
    •  Washer/Dryer  
  • Lease Terms

    •  Online Rent Payment
  • Living Room

    •  Central A/C
    •  Wall-to-Wall Carpets
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Surface Parking Lot
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat friendly
    •  Dog friendly
    •  Restricted breeds  
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  24-Hour Front Desk
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Overall rating 8.1/10, based on 11 renter reviews

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The Touraine reviews and highlights

  • Some of these units are truly massive and are great places to share with a few roommates
  • Very nice old building in perfect condition
  • Quiet building with lots of long-time local residents
  • We have a 4 bedroom apartment with 4400 square feet
  • Plenty of old couples live here
  • Recently renovated
  • Many units have in-unit laundry, but otherwise there are free washer and dryers on each floor
  • Great location
  • Very close to Rittenhouse Square
  • Very convenient shops around
  • 24 hour lobby staff is courteous
  • Neighborhood is fairly quiet and feels pretty safe
  • Lives up to being a luxury building
  • Only downside is the building does not have a gym
  • Next to a CVS and two blocks from a larger supermarket
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Very Quiet and Nice. However not the best value!

It is a nice building. Doorman and Front Desk to collect packages, provide extra security at night. For those without Washer and Dryers in unit there are 4 sets of them for use FREE in the basement. I have taken advantage of that a lot. Also free bike storage in the basement as well. My kitchen has not been updated so the appliances are a bit old, but functional and clean. They do maintenance/filter checks seemingly once a month! So I think they do their best to keep everything running smoothly. The price is very high for a studio with only one person in it. But it was a nice place to start off as I learned my way around the city. But you can get a lot more space and amenities at other places in this area when you pay this price. Very Close to the Metro, the Front Desk staff is nice, Maintenance issues are resolved within a week, but I haven't had any MAJOR (no water, heat, ac etc) issues while I've lived here. Just little minor things, Outlet doesn't work, light fixture out etc.
Not the best value for your money, but still very nice!

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Beautiful building with classic charm.

The Touraine was recently renovated. There is no gym and very few Wharton students, but there should be more. Great for my needs.

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I love living at the Touraine!

The building is a former hotel from 1917 that has just been renovated, and has lots of character and class. It feels more personal than a lot of other high-rises - it's smaller (in terms of residents) and the management team and staff, on top of being very professional, are extremely friendly and quickly get to know you by name. There is also a fair number of Wharton students living here. The apartments come in a variety of sizes. There are a handful of one bedrooms, which, while not huge, are well-proportioned, but most apartments are larger. Some of these are truly massive and are great places to share with a few roommates. The apartments on the east side look over the Drake, but those on the south and west have a very open view and a LOT of light. I'm also impressed by the upkeep. The apartment was in very good condition when I moved in and the few issues I've had have been quickly dealt with. It's also worth noting that a lot is included in the rent - hot/cold water, heating/air conditioning, gas for cooking, and even free on-floor laundry and dryer (though many have in-unit ones - which also means the communal ones are always free when you need them). The only extras are a pretty small electricity bill and internet (FiOS is available), and cable if you want it. The one downside to some might be the distance to campus relative to some of the other buildings, as it is further east than most. However, location itself is very good (e.g. right, next to a CVS, literally across the street from a small beer/food store, two blocks from a larger supermarket, close to many great restaurants...), which more than makes up for it. And time to campus is still very manageable (15 minutes by public transport, ~30 min walking only). It also doesn't have a gym, which would be the icing on the cake. /

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The Touraine is a Great Building

Building: Overall, the building is very nice and has recently been restored. No wait time for elevator and one laundry and dryer in each floor. I have never had to wait to use either of them. Few Wharton students live at The Touraine and there are plenty of old couples. However it is very close to Rittenhouse Square area and has very convenients shops around. Facilities: I wish there was a gym in the building and/or pool. However, it is very close (2 blocks away) from Hyatt's gymansium where the boxing club practices and you could get good deals in gym fees per month. Electric: Overall consistent rates month over month (winter and summer). Around 70 dollars.

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Good place to live overall.

Like the location, could be slightly closer to school. Minimal additional amenities. Pretty good about repairing anything that goes wrong. Manager for building is not a nice person.

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Nice building with a convenient location

Quiet building with lots of long-time local residents (only a handful of Wharton students). Building and rooms are very nice (lobby and halls recently redecorated). 24 hour lobby staff is courteous. Great location. Management company is big on paperwork which can make the application process a bit burdensome. Check for construction in the building on the east side. It woke us up at 6am every weekday morning for our last four months in the building.

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Really like the Touraine

Good location, very friendly staff, large apartment

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Very stylish big apartments

Very nice old building in perfect conditions. It has all been refurbished and is very luxurious. There is always even a doorman that opens the door for you. The apartments are very big. There is free laundry in each floor

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One of the best buildings in Center City

Great location with an excellent staff. The neighborhood is pretty quiet for Rittenhouse Square. Not a lot of students, which can be a good or bad thing depending on what you are looking for. Also, the units vary, so be sure to get one of the more recently renovated units.

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Large floorplans

We have a 4 bedroom apartment with 4400 square feet.

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 22 Recs

Monk’s Cafe
Lazaro’s Pizzeria & Grill
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grocery 2 Recs

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

Walgreens
Rite Aid
CVS Pharmacy
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fitness 34 Recs

Flywheel Sports
Philly Personal Training
The Sporting Club at the Bellevue
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parks 6 Recs

Rittenhouse Square Park
Seger Park
John F. Collins Park
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coffee 29 Recs

Elixr Coffee Roasters
Federal Donuts
P S & Co
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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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