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Mid-Rise Apartment  «  Alterra Property Group
Rittenhouse Square, 1830 Lombard St | Philadelphia
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  •  24-Hour Front Desk
  •  Cat friendly
  •  Dog friendly
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors  
  •  Minimum Lease Term  
  •  Short Term Rentals
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Walk-in Closets
  •  Wall-to-Wall Carpets  
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

User Rating

9.2
Excellent
12 Reviews

About this Location

Walgreens
4 min walk
Rittenhouse Square
5 min walk
40 (bus) - 1 min
PATCO (rail) - 10 min
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby

Pricing 
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,835+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$2,530+
Schedule Appointment At
(215) 398-1073
  • Bedrooms

    •  Walk-in Closets
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Kitchen

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

    •  Courtyard
  • Laundry

    •  Washer/Dryer In Unit
  • Lease Terms

    •  Minimum Lease Term  
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning
    •  Hardwood Floors (some units)
    •  Wall-to-Wall Carpets (some units)
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Parking Nearby
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

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

    •  24-Hour Front Desk
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
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Overall rating 9.2/10, based on 12 renter reviews

9.3
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8.5
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9.1
Management
8.6
Value
7.7
Social
8.8
Safety
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The Pepper Building reviews and highlights

  • Close enough to Rittenhouse Square while still being a little quieter
  • Building staff is friendly and helpful
  • Management team is excellent
  • Finishes are very nice
  • Nice fitness center
  • Building is really great
  • Neighborhood is fairly quiet
  • Unique combination of value, amenities, and location
  • Units are clean
  • Building was recently renovated
  • Location and neighborhood are great
  • Amazing views
  • Love having a doorman both for security purposes and receiving packages
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Love the building, unsure of new property management.

I absolutely love my building. Location is a little far from Huntsman (about a 35-40 min walk), however the neighborhood is fabulous. Management company changed a few months ago, so it remains to be seen how things go. Alterra is working to complete major building updates including installing new boilers and fixing the facade. Maintenance is always quick to respond to requests.

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Spacious apartment in a vibrant neighborhood

I like my apartment very much for its decent amenities and vibrant neighborhood. It has a tall ceiling, the windows in the living room are long and large, allowing much of the sunshine inside, and is quote spacious. There is a gym and a media centre. The neighborhood is quite away, say, from the Wharton bubble but it is close to a lot of really nice cafés and restaurants that I enjoy very much.

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Great Location for School

I live here and go to school and everything has worked out well since starting school. Things are quiet and I never have to worry about not being able to study at home, even with my noisy pets and spouse. They always have something to do since we are close to everything we could ask for. I love this aspect of living here. In addition, if we want to go somewhere new, we are close to public transportation.

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Love the Pepper Building!

The management here is amazing and very friendly. There is a great gym in the basement, as well as a bike storage room. Close to various bus lines, parks, restaurants, and bars. The building is also very pet friendly, and most people in the building have dogs. We love living here!

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Perfect first apartment

My zen den has been an amazing first apartment. It may be small to some, but I have just enough space for myself, my cat, and friends. I love having my own washer/dryer, but I do wish I had hardwood floors and a garbage disposal. Everything else is great from the friendly greetings every single time I walk in, to the gym in the basement free to use at any time.

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Great building great location

The Pepper Building is a really nice building close to Rittenhouse. The staff is very friendly. There is a full-time concierge who accepts packages and it feels very safe. If there are any maintenance issues they are fixed within 24 hours. I love living there.

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Dream Come true

I looked at a lot of places and was skeptical about renting in a high rise, but this was the best decision I ever made. The neighborhood is quiet the tenants are friendly. The facility is pet friendly. Great for any age. My apartment is spacious and is a place I love to call home.

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Best apartment I've ever lived in!

While the rent is higher than in University City, the building is really great. I've never lived in an apartment before that I wasn't kind of excited to move out of. But this apartment is so comfortable and management does such a great job fixing anything that goes wrong that I'm really not looking forward to the day I have to leave.

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Wonderful Place to Live in Philadelphia - Great finishings, Great Maintenance Staff, Good Residents, Business Center, and Full Gym

I love this building. Both the lobby and the apartment finishes are very nice. It is dog friendly as we have two dogs, but I have never been bothered by anyone else's pets (no noise issues, etc.). The people are very nice. The neighborhood is great - just outside of the main Rittenhouse madness, but easily walkable in two minutes. I love having a doorman both for security purposes and receiving packages. The maintenance staff are wonderful. The management team is pretty good, but we don't really need them for much. The rent is high, but we feel it is worth it. They also have a full gym in the basement which is usually pretty empty so it feels like your own personal gym.

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Well-managed building with a friendly staff

Really like The Pepper Building. I looked at a lot of places when trying to find an apartment near Rittenhouse Square and I felt that The Pepper Building was a unique combination of value, amenities, and location.

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 17 Recs

Lazaro’s Pizzeria & Grill
Cleavers
Randazzo’s Pizzeria
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grocery 4 Recs

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

Walgreens
CVS Pharmacy
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fitness 35 Recs

Body Cycle Spinning Studio
Philly Power Yoga
Philly Dance Fitness
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parks 7 Recs

Rittenhouse Square Park
Filter Square
Schuylkill River Park
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coffee 27 Recs

Magpie
The Bakeshop on 20th
Metropolitan Bakery & Cafe
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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 Pepper Building

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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.
Safe neighborhood; although there are people hanging around the streets, that generally does not present any threat. Located in the shopping zone, and in the center of the bar/restaurent scene. Many grocery stores are in close proximity and very accessible as well.
Best place for Penn grad students to live, lots of bars and restaurants, reasonable walk to school. Outside university bubble.
Lots of bars and restaurants nearby, but not close enough that you hear late-night weekend foot traffic.
Rittenhouse area has a ton of great coffee shops, restaurants, retail stores, and bars/options for nightlife. The area feels incredibly safe and vibrant; during the day, it's bustling. The biggest challenge in this neighborhood is buying groceries, particularly if you're on a budget. Overall, an amazing neighborhood!
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.