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Rittenhouse Square, 1530 Spruce St | Philadelphia
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  •  Building Laundry Room
  •  Cat friendly
  •  Central A/C
  •  Controlled Access
  •  Elevators
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Parking Nearby
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Washer/Dryer in Many Units

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8.0
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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 

Studio, 1 Bath
$1,150+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,525+
1 Bedroom, 1.5 Baths
$2,695+
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
$2,295+
3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths
$7,295+
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(215) 398-1073
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Garbage Disposal
    •  Granite Countertops
    •  Microwave
  • Laundry

    •  Building Laundry Room
    •  Washer/Dryer in Many Units
  • Living Room

    •  Central A/C
    •  Hardwood Floors
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Parking Nearby
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat fee  
    •  Cat friendly
    •  Dog fee  
    •  Max Pets Limit  
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  Controlled Access
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
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Overall rating 8.0/10, based on 10 renter reviews

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7.7
Amenities
6.3
Management
8.4
Value
6.0
Social
8.3
Safety
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The Newport reviews and highlights

  • Close to Flywheel, dry cleaners, and CVS
  • Close to Rittenhouse Square
  • Well priced
  • The in-unit (normal size) washer and dryer is very convenient
  • Great amenities at a very competitive price
  • High ceilings
  • Nice hardwood floors
  • Surrounding area is fairly quiet
  • Great location
  • Huge windows and lots of natural light
  • Spacious living rooms, but small bedrooms
  • Some units have been recently renovated
  • No frills, no doorman, very small, older gym
  • Cute coffee shop and Thai restaurant across the street
  • Management can be unresponsive, but the maintenance man is amazing and responds quickly
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Expensive but close

The mgmt team gets things solved promptly, the contract is a big wack but overall its a good steady place to live really close to school

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The Newport- Great Value for Quieter "In-Between" Option

I've really enjoyed living at the Newport, which I describe to friends as a "hybrid" of a brownstone and sky rise. For those looking for a solid in-between option, the Newport can't be beat- it's an old school Philly apartment building with nine floors, lots of space, tons of sunlight, high ceilings, and a small but fully equipped gym in the basement.

For other amenities, we have our own dishwasher, washer/dryer, and small balcony, along with ample closet space and beautiful hardwood floors. The best part is the price; it's value can't be beat, though this is definitely kept down by a lack of a doorman.

As for the neighborhood around 16th and Spruce, there are lots of fantastic restaurants and coffee shops nearby, and it's just a few minutes walk to the heart of Rittenhouse. While it's certainly not a very social building, there are a number of Penn grad students who live here (mostly med school from what we can tell), and plenty of classmates to share ubers with in neighboring buildings or nearby brownstones.

Management could be more responsive, but they're definitely not the worst we've experienced.

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Just fine

Good price, decent location. Not too social, a bit far from school, but can't beat price. Management is a bit hard to reach.

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The Newport is is in a great location

Great location, well priced, a bit old inside that needs renovation

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No frills, good location

Location: Great location near the Square, restaurants, bars, two blocks from the bus stop (where the bus isn't yet too crowded). Cute coffee shop and Thai restaurant right across the street. Lots of coffee shops in the area. Close to Flywheel, markets, dry cleaners, and CVS. A bit far from school - about a 35-40 minute walk at a brisk pace.

Building: No frills, no doorman, very small, older gym. Building management is very unresponsive but the maintenance man is amazing and responds very quickly.

Unit: In-unit (normal-size) washer and dryer is very convenient. Huge windows facing west (beautiful sunsets) so lots of natural light. Tall ceilings. Nice hardwood floors everywhere. Spacious living room. Very small bedrooms, but great built-in organization in the closets. Kitchen does not have granite or stainless and lacks in cabinet/pantry storage. Units vary.

Price: Cheaper than most in Rittenhouse, but you get what you pay for (limited amenities, no granite or stainless). Additional cost will be cable/internet and electric (Aug - Oct has been ~$50-65 a month) only.

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The Newport is a great building

Great location and aesthetic!

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Great location and amenities at a competitive price

The Newport has been largely under-the-radar for MBA students. It offers a great location, large rooms with high ceilings and great amenities for a very competitive price.

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Have enjoyed living at The Newport

Smaller apartment complex, in a quiet neighborhood that's still close to Rittenhouse Square and right next to the Kimmel Center. It is not as flash as some of the other buildings Wharton students live in, but it was recently renovated and has some nice amenities, including a gym.

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The Newport is a great value

The Newport has cheaper two bedrooms than most of the other options in the Center City Area and it comes with some amenities you would not expect at the price range like a Washer and Dryer and a gym. The surrounding area is fairly quiet, but the location is still pretty convenient. Lots of nice shopping and restaurants nearby.

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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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Parking Near The Newport

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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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