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Fitler Square, 201 S 25th St | Philadelphia
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  •  Cat friendly
  •  Dog friendly
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Minimum Lease Term  
  •  Oversize or penthouse units
  •  Parking Garage  
  •  Resident Lounge  
  •  Short Term Rentals
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

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8.2
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About this Location

Rite Aid
6 min walk
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby
12/7 (bus) - 3 min
MFL (metro) - 15 min
In a quiet
neighborhood
Schuylkill Banks
2 min walk

Pricing 
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Studio, 1 Bath
$1,752+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$2,075+
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
$2,873+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$3,014+
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  • Bedrooms

    •  Walk-in Closets
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Entertainment

    •  Resident Lounge  
  • Kitchen

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

    •  Washer/Dryer In Unit
  • Lease Terms

    •  Furnished Units Available
    •  Minimum Lease Term  
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning
    •  Hardwood Floors
    •  Wall-to-Wall Carpets
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Bike Storage
    •  Parking Garage  
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

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

    •  24-Hour Front Desk
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
  • Unique Unit Types

    •  Oversize or penthouse units
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Overall rating 8.2/10, based on 60 renter reviews

8.4
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Value
6.3
Social
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Locust on the Park reviews and highlights

  • Maintenance is very responsive
  • Not very close to any grocery stores
  • Clean apartments
  • Great for runners
  • Rooms are large, have lots of light and high ceilings and new appliances
  • Right next to the Schuylkill running path and the dog park
  • Right next to the river and running/biking path
  • Convenient on-site parking
  • Small gym in the building, but Sweat is also just a block away
  • Great value
  • High ceilings (14 ft.)
  • Staff is wonderful
  • Short 15-minute walk to Penn's campus
  • Good lounge and study rooms
  • Safe and quiet residential neighborhood
  • Very good amenities
  • Safe residential neighborhood
  • Location is a little far from bars and restaurants
  • Doesn't allow sublets
  • Large windows with good views of the river
  • Units are very bright
  • Fantastic building to live in
  • Building is relatively new
  • Great management company
  • Well equipped gym
  • Very friendly and helpful doormen
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Warehouse vibe units, full of character!

I love the warehouse feel, with huge windows, high ceilings and lots of sunlight. The building is very well kept and has a lot of young people (mostly young families and dogs). Close to the park, water, university and Rittenhouse. The price is a bit high but worth it for the character of the units and the friendliness of the staff. Great for pets if you have (or love) dogs. The management and maintenance teams are responsive - our unit was not fully finished when we arrived and they turned it around quickly. Not a lot of Wharton students but it is so close to the Rittenhouse action that it is actually better. The only downside is that the closest grocery store (Trader Joes) and stores are 10 mins walking... small downside for the character of the place. Love it!

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Mixed experience with new management

The facilities themselves are fine (though the walls between apartments can be thin depending on the apartment's layout and the walls between the rooms within an apartment are very very thin), but I am not sure how I feel about the new management company for several reasons:

-As soon as they bought the building, they tried to layoff doormen who had been working here for decades and replacing them with strangers (disregarding residents' comfort levels).

-They have also been making a number of unsolicited changes to the building, which mean that we have been required to allow maintenance folks in our apartment ~1x/month over the past 6 months and noisy construction can be common.

-I can't confirm this myself, but some of my neighbors have indicated that their rents went up significantly when their leases came up for renewal.

-The building is going to start charging for us to receive packages (and will charge extra for late pickups) via this service: https://www.luxerone.com/

-They're also cutting the weekday morning-early afternoon doorman service (leasing office personnel will man the front desk instead)

On their own, none of these changes are drastic, however, it's emblematic of a fairly cost/profit-focused management style. I understand that this is a business, but this is getting to a point where it's becoming noticeably less pleasant to live here.

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Great apartment IF there aren't too many maintenance projects

New owners are doing a lot of upgrades but be aware of whether any major work will be done when you move in. They are part way through a disaster of a façade project that took so long and angered tenants so much from noise and dust that they temporarily stopped. It will likely start up again and won't be pleasant when it does

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Amazing building but very expensive which is why I deducted points.

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Convenient

The apartment building is super convenient. Only a 20 min walk to Penn's campus. I needed somewhere with parking (which is difficult to find in grad hospital area), so that was why we ultimately picked here. Parking is $200/month which is pretty standard compared to other places in the area. It has a gym in the building which is pretty well-equipped and not typically crowded. It is definitely on the more expensive side compared to most places in Philly but the commute is pretty unbeatable and it has all the normal building ameneties - doorman, package deliveries, gym, responsive maintenance etc.

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An excellent place to live but extremely expensive

Overall, my experience at Locust on the Park has been excellent and I loved living there however I was paying a ridiculous amount for the space allotted.
PROS: beautiful building, excellent view of the Philly skyline, friendly and awesome doormen, never lost a package because there was always a doorman to accept them, gym included, designated parking (additional $200), TONS of sunlight w large windows, cool lofted ceilings, extremely close to the hospital and buses, live right on the river park, very convenient and easy to live there, repair men help with anything that goes wrong, very secure, extra storage closet (although kinda small), in apt washer and dryer

CONS: big old windows = leaky = expensive cooling and heating bills, overall EXTREMELY expensive for the space (you can barely host anybody), parking is an additional $200-250 (but you always had a spot)

Additionally, I lived on the top floor and had a persistent leak from the roof that caused mold and mushroom growth in my baseboard that they could just not fix. This was a unique issue with me however they never offered to compensate me or understand how distressing water leaking on my face while I am sleeping is not cool.

Overall, when I moved I chose this place because it was secure, convenient, beautiful, and close to the hospital. But as I got more comfortable with Philly I opted to move for more space at a fraction of the cost (plus I wanted some outdoor space and more storage). If I went back, I would probably only live there my first year instead of my first two but I do not regret living there at all.

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Thanks for the review and feedback! If you are having trouble with insulation, feel free to submit a service request through the resident portal. A service team member can outfit your window with insulation strips. -George
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Solid choice - good value

Overall a fantastic apartment and really happy with our choice-

Nice, updated apartments with huge windows. Great finishes everywhere and the front desk folks are awesome. Perfect location if you have a pet, and closer to campus/2401 while still being center city. Amazing views depending on the unit. More space for your money since it's outside of Rittenhouse.

There are a few caveats. First - make sure anything the leasing agents tell you is put in writing because there's a good chance it may not be entirely accurate (e.g. storage lockers, renovation timelines, etc..). Second - there is significant train noise depending on the apartment location (downside of big windows). Finally - and this will hopefully not be an issue for future renters, but construction on the facade of the building has lasted 6+ months longer than residents were told (and no end in sight). No big deal if it's finished, but a huge pain for current residents.

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Great apartment

Great building. Missing a grocery store in neighborhood though.

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Locust on the Park has been awesome

This spot is perfect -- closer to campus, near the train station, huge spaces, kind and helpful staff, cool-looking building, new gym, beautiful park nearby, and overall easy and awesome loft-style living experience. I think people will pressure to have to live on Rittenhouse because that's what everyone immediately says to do, but in reality you can live near Rittenhouse (Locust on the Park is just a 5 minute walk to the square) and not miss out on anything. Fitler Square is beautiful, quiet, and still a perfect location.

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Thanks for the great review! -George
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Great spot

Pros: Really like the spot as a Wharton student. Close as you can be to campus, great spot by river trail, affordable, nice little gym, parking that visitors can temporarily stay in, high ceilings and big units

Cons: Not much super close in terms of supermarkets, limited amount of other food (besides a few sit-down places), Sandy's closed :(

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 18 Recs

Gusto Pizzeria
Mama Palma’s Gourmet Pizza
Vernick Food & Drink
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grocery 4 Recs

MOM’s Organic Market
Trader Joe’s
Whole Foods Market
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convenience 2 Recs

Rite Aid
7-Eleven
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fitness 29 Recs

Balance Studios
Crossfit Rittenhouse
Philly Power Yoga
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parks 12 Recs

Schuylkill River Dog Run
Schuylkill Banks
Rittenhouse Square Park
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coffee 22 Recs

Capogiro Gelato
Rival Bros.
Rival Bros Coffee
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About Fitler Square

Situated right along the Schuylkill River, Fitler Square is a quaint neighborhood full of old-school Philadelphia charm. It's part of a larger area more commonly referred to as 'Schuylkill' that's also comprised of Devil's Pocket and Grays Ferry. Renters rave about this area for the nearby parks and...
Quaint
Walkable
Very Safe
Great Parks
Trader Joes
Prime Location
Public Transit
Median rents in Fitler Square
Studio
$
1,750
1 Bedroom
$
2,200
2 Bedroom
$
3,050

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Fitler Square Reviews

168 reviews
The neighborhood is perfect for my needs. I am 1 block from the Schulykill park (and the running/biking trail) (and dog park, basketball courts, tennis courts). I'm also half a block from Fitler Square. I am about 7 minutes via bike from CHOP and on closer to my clinic site than the hospital. I'm north of South Street so closer to the action and very close to the gym. Also Delancey is a very good looking street.
Wharton bubble. I love it. Decent restaurants-- not as many fast+healthy+good-value meal options nearby as I'd like but many nice places. Nightlife is what Wharton makes it. Easy walk to some cool stuff in town.

Chestnut street has more of a homeless problem than I'd like but that will be hard to avoid in general, has not been a problem for me personally.
Couldn't be better. Walk to my favorite restaurants and bars in less than 5minutes. Walk to my gyms/work out studios in as little as 4 min. 1.5 blocks away from bus stop and Septa trolley. Trader Joes down the block as is Rite Aid, CVS, multiple take-out restaurants. Can walk to work in 20 mins. Many residents live nearby-social hub.
I was looking for a more authentic Philly experience outside of the heavily commercialized Rittenhouse Square area. Fitler Square is one of the most charming and beautiful neighborhoods in Philly. Amazing location next to a Starbucks, grocery store, bars, and many other amenities. So happy to be here. Love this neighborhood
Our neighbors have been quiet, lots of people with pets and young families. The neighborhood is pretty calm, cars are fairly rare and it’s very walkable. There’s a grocery store about 3 blocks away, which is great, and there are a lot of trees, which is always nice.
It is terribly unexceptional, which may be a good thing - no crowds, gawping tourists, amateur sports teams on a night out, etc. There are a few restaurants and bars nearby and you are generally in walking distance of everything you might need
Fitler square is primarily behind Riverloft (which faces Walnut). You're really in Center City. The Fitler square neighborhood is amazing for walks with dog, running, hanging out in the park, small cuter-type restaurants, etc. Probably more attractive to couples, families, and lower-key students. A little bit of a walk (10 minutes) for bar scene, with exception to Pub and Bonners.
I think Fitler Square has it all. It has its own good bars and restaurants and is only a couple blocks to the full host of things at Rittenhouse. Easy walk to campus or convenient Route 40 bus. Multiple parks including the one at Taney and Lombard which is one of the biggest parks in the city and part of the Schuylkill River Trail. Decent grocery store right at 23rd and south, but still a reasonable walk to Trader Joes at 22nd and Market too.

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