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High-rise Apartment  «  Kaiserman Company
Rittenhouse Square, 201 S 18th St | Philadelphia
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  •  Building Laundry Room
  •  Cat friendly
  •  Dog friendly
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops  
  •  Hardwood Floors  
  •  Laundry on Every Floor
  •  Minimum Lease Term  
  •  Oversize or penthouse units
  •  Resident Lounge  
  •  Rooftop Deck
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances

User Rating

7.9
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132 Reviews

About this Location

Di Bruno Bros.
5 min walk
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby
PATCO (rail) - 6 min
Suburban Station - 10 min
Rittenhouse Square
1 min walk

Pricing 
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Studio, 1 Bath
$1,650+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,850+
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
$2,665+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$3,145+
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$3,900+
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(215) 398-1073
  • Bathrooms

    •  Bath Tubs
  • Bedrooms

    •  Walk-in Closets (some units)
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Convenience

    •  Business Center
    •  Conference Room
    •  Package Receiving
  • Entertainment

    •  Coffee Bar
    •  Community Kitchen
    •  Game Table
    •  Resident Events
    •  Resident Lounge  
    •  Rooftop Deck
  • Included

    •  Electricity Included
    •  Gas Included
    •  Heat Included
    •  Sewage Included
    •  Trash/Recycling Included
    •  Water Included
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Garbage Disposal
    •  Granite Countertops (some units)
    •  Luxury Cabinets (some units)
    •  Microwave
    •  Refrigerator
    •  Stainless Steel Appliances
    •  Stove & Oven
  • Laundry

    •  Building Laundry Room
    •  Laundry on Every Floor
  • Lease Terms

    •  Application Fee  
    •  Common Amenity Fee  
    •  Minimum Lease Term  
    •  Security Deposit  
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning  
    •  Hardwood Floors (some units)
    •  Large Windows
    •  Lots of Sunlight (some units)
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Bike Storage
    •  Parking Garage  
    •  Parking Nearby
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat fee  
    •  Cat friendly
    •  Dog fee  
    •  Dog friendly
    •  Max Pets Limit  
    •  Pet Grooming Station
    •  Restricted breeds  
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  24 Hour Emergency Maintenance
    •  24-Hour Front Desk
    •  Controlled Access
    •  On-site Maintenance
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
    •  Instructor-led Classes
    •  Yoga Studio
  • Storage

    •  Additional Storage Available  
  • Unique Unit Types

    •  Oversize or penthouse units
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Overall rating 7.9/10, based on 132 renter reviews

9.7
Location
8.2
Amenities
7.6
Management
8.1
Value
8.5
Social
8.7
Safety
Excellent
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Great
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Good
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Average
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Rittenhouse Claridge reviews and highlights

  • Extremely safe location
  • Apartments can be hit or miss in terms of how recently they were renovated
  • Maintenance is very responsive
  • Great value for large spaces, clean facilities, doorman service, garage access, and a gym
  • Really great community for dog owners
  • Big Wharton community in the building
  • Beautiful views of Rittenhouse Square
  • Very convenient bus access
  • Very flexible on lease start/end date
  • Management is good
  • Spacious apartment with ample light
  • Great place to live
  • Older apartment building, but substantially renovated
  • Conveniently located in the center of everything (restaurants, pubs, shopping, etc.)
  • Right on Rittenhouse Square
  • Doorman are very friendly
  • Utilities, including electricity is included
  • Best value of any of the doorman buildings in Center City
  • Great rooftop deck
  • Spacious units
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Great Building with amazing Amenities

Great building! Gym and lounge are beautiful. The A/C is not the strongest especially during the hotter days. The building also is very well insulated, it’s late January and I have yet to turn on my heat! Only complaints are that the walls are pretty thin so you can definitely hear your neighbors and the washer/dryer is pretty expensive (~4.50 per load). Definitely recommend! Additionally, as a Penn student the wall/commute is very easy. Right outside the building is the bus stop that takes you right to the school or it’s about a 20-25 min walk. Noise doesn’t really bother me but it is worth noting that you will definitely hear construction and heavy traffic at all hours just due to being right in the middle of everything!

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Great common space

Love the common area space on the 2nd floor to do work!

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Fantastic location and maintenance

We've loved our apartment in the Rittenhouse Claridge. The location is perfect (right on Rittenhouse Square), and the maintenance staff is quick to respond to any questions or anything that needs fixing. Our apartment is large and recently updated, and we feel that the price is fair for the area and the amenities. We have tons of closet space as well. The only draw back for us is the lack of attentive doormen - they're often absent and not particularly helpful.

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Apartment by the park

Great to live right by the Rittenhouse Square. Good: renovated units are clean, park view is great, and faculty is very responsive and kind. Not so good: walls are thin and smoke detectors are super sensitive.

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Great Location but noisy

This building is about location. However, you want to consider that you will get some noise from your neighbors.

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Pretty Happy

Overall I have been very happy with my choice to live near Rittenhouse. It has been an overwhelmingly positive change from living at Sansom place last year both in terms of having more of a sense of independence, and living in such a lively place downtown. The walk to school is about 3 miles roundtrip per day, which I thoroughly enjoy as it it forces me to obtain some daily exercise, but if you do not enjoy walking, it might not be the place for you. It is very pet friendly and the people who live in the building are very nice. There have recently been two small fires in the building which were put out before causing damage but were nonetheless disruptive to residents. It is an older building and some rooms are renovated, but you will pay more for those rooms. I really have no complaints except for based on these recent fires I do have some concerns over the lack of sprinklers/fire extinguishers present in the building. It is an older building so presumably they are not required to install these modern safety features, but nonetheless has recently made me a bit uneasy. Fire safety aside, it is very secure, there is a door person and someone always at the front desk. Studio rooms are small, but if you manage to look out on Walnut, the city skyline view is lovely particularly if you are on the upper floors. I also chose this building because it had a flexible lease term (9-22 months). So if you are planning to leave Philly for the summer and want to have the option to move out and no pay rent, this works for that. I believe subletting may be prohibited.

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All about the location

The location is absolutely great. We signed a second year lease because of the location. Also great to be with many other Wharton students. The apartment is huge. However, the walls are super thin and the garbage truck may wake you up everyday at 7am, even on the 20+ floor. Don't live on the side of the building closest to the alley. Also maintenance sometimes completely ignores smaller requests. They are very responsive in emergencies though.

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Love this place

I absolutely love living here! I have a 22-month lease and I'm very happy about it. The perks:
1) The staff is incredibly nice and thoughtful--Dee and Brandon are the best! 2) The management company truly tries to build the community in the building--from hosting happy hours in the front lounge to offering "Thanksgiving breakfast" that you can pick up on the go to hosting a Halloween Pet trick-or-treating-type mixer for tenants and their dogs. 3) The facilities are great--the gym, the yoga studio, the lounge, the roof, free printing, etc. 4) I love having utilities included. I only pay for internet and you get the choice between Verizon and Comcast unlike other buildings. 5) I don't own a pet, but if you do it's only a 1-time $500 fee as opposed to a one-time fee + a monthly fee of usually ~$50. 6) There are plenty of 1Y and 2Y Wharton students living in the building so lots of people to uber with in the mornings usually. 7) Management is super responsive when it comes to building requests--I had to have my sink fixed and they came within a few hours.

My only "complaints" are that 1) I live on the south side of the building on a relatively low floor so it is loud because you can hear the trash trucks in the morning and there's not a lot of natural sunlight through my window, 2) I live near the elevator and I can hear it through my apartment walls, 3) for a while, my apartment had a musty smell which took probably like 3 weeks for it to go away but it at least went away, 4) kitchen storage space in my studio is limited. I had to get an extra drawer thing to hold things like utensils and pots and pans, etc. 5) I don't love that the bathroom light also turns on the vent, which is kind of loud. There's only one switch.

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Great location, very convenient, a lot of noise

I love the location. The 2nd floor lounge and gym are awesome. The apartment itself is very basic and small but it fits my needs and the price is right. The biggest issue is the noise. I live on the 5th floor overlooking the chancellor st allyway and every morning at 7am (including weekends) the garbage trucks come and there’s constant banging for 30 mins at least, there is no way to sleep through it, no matter how much white noise/ear plugs. Sometimes there’s deliveries at 4am that wake me up too.

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 19 Recs

Cleavers
The Dandelion
Pietro’s Coal Oven Pizzeria
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grocery 3 Recs

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

CVS Pharmacy
Wawa
7-Eleven
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fitness 30 Recs

Body Cycle Spinning Studio
Philly Personal Training
Philly Power Yoga
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parks 6 Recs

Rittenhouse Square Park
John F. Collins Park
Dilworth Park
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coffee 23 Recs

Gran Caffe L’Aquila
Federal Donuts
Capogiro Gelato
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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 at Rittenhouse Claridge

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Parking garage in building, Valet only, Starting at $310/month

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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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