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Rittenhouse Square, 135 S 17th St | Philadelphia
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  •  24-Hour Front Desk
  •  Air Conditioning
  •  Cat friendly
  •  Elevators
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Laundry on Every Floor
  •  Parking Nearby
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Yoga Studio

User Rating

7.2
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37 Reviews

About this Location

Di Bruno Bros.
5 min walk
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby
Rittenhouse Square
2 min walk
PATCO (rail) - 4 min
MFL (metro) - 8 min

Pricing 

Studio, 1 Bath
$1,250+
Schedule Appointment At
(215) 398-1073
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Entertainment

    •  Theater Room
  • Included

    •  Sewage Included
    •  Trash/Recycling Included
    •  Water Included
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Granite Countertops
    •  Microwave
    •  Refrigerator
    •  Stainless Steel Appliances
    •  Stove & Oven
  • Laundry

    •  Laundry on Every Floor
  • Lease Terms

    •  Application Fee  
    •  Security Deposit  
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning
    •  Hardwood Floors
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Parking Nearby
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat fee  
    •  Cat friendly
    •  Pet deposit for cats  
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  24 Hour Emergency Maintenance
    •  24-Hour Front Desk
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
    •  Yoga Studio
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Overall rating 7.2/10, based on 37 renter reviews

9.4
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7.4
Amenities
7.8
Management
7.0
Value
6.2
Social
9.2
Safety
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Nice but expensive

The place itself is really nice, it is just really expensive. I will not be living here next year due to the price, but if the price is not an issue I recommend it!

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Good company and area makes it worth it

Have lived in my studio for two years. No complaints my first year. Property super responsive, safe area, modern/up-to-date facility, access to gym (across the street in the neighboring building). Since covid and WFH still no major “issues” with the building, but the studios are VERY small—mine is like 300sq ft—so may not be the best choice for spending all day in the same room. But the location and building make it worth it. I moved to the Philly area not knowing anyone, so safety was my biggest concern and this was the perfect solution. The whole building is studios and most of them are other students. Lots of girls. Not a social building and very quiet.

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The Latham

Apartments are renovated with great appliances and amenities. Only downside is the square footage. The studio apartment I am renting is just under 300 sqft.

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Perfect for 1 person but small for 2

I like the location, my unit's finishes, and the management, as well as being able to access 1700 Chestnut's amenities. The units are small and even mine, one of the largest, is not enough room for a bed, kitchen table, and couch

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Love it but Pricey Studio

I love living in the Latham. The facilities are clean, the amenities are great, and the apartment itself has large windows and updated appliances. It's a great space to live - the building is all studios and is usually very quiet.

It's a bit pricey though, and I think you could get a similar living experience for a bit cheaper!

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  • Studio / 1 bath
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Great place to live alone in Rittenhouse

I love my apartment space and the building, staff, location, and amenities. My only. It is a little expensive but worth it for the way they treat us. I only wish the units had washer-dryer instead of on the floor.

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Great property, recommend if you're fine with smaller studios

Great property, with amazing management. But sizes are small.

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Good value for studios

Overall, good value for MBAs looking for a studio.

Pros:
- Units are all newly renovated: lots of built-in storage, spacious walk-in closets, great lighting in the bathrooms (since it used to be a hotel), functional kitchens with nice countertops and dishwashers.
- The amenity space in 1700 Chestnut is right across the street, including a well-equipped gym and study spaces.
- The doormen and staff are great; management is very responsive and addresses maintenance issues ASAP.
- Location is convenient with lots of restaurants and shops right around the corner.

Cons:
- Street noise on low floors (worse than most NYC apartments)
- Flaky internet (resort to using a cell hotspot once a week)

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Cute and affordable studio in a nice renovated space

Pros:
- One of the most affordable studios that I've found. If you sign a 2-year lease, they'll lock in the price
- Includes WiFi, access to amenities (one less bill to worry about)
- Quiet (not a party building which is good for me since I like having my space to myself after hours)
- Newly renovated (building is old but each suite has been upgraded)
- 24/7 concierge with package lockers for deliveries

Cons:
- VERY tiny floorplans (mine is ~300 sqft); definitely only livable for one individual (can't host at all)
- Shared amenities space with a different building so you still have to put on a jacket in the winter to go to the gym, etc.
- Minimal storage (I have a tiny closet and if you have a lot of stuff, this layout likely won't work for you)

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Good value in Center City

Latham is a good choice if you do not require big space to host friends.
Good:
Value of money
New renovations
Safe

Bad:
Have to share gyms and common spaces with another building across the street
Internet is slow after midnight
Temperature of shower water fluctuates in winter

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 19 Recs

Cleavers
Pietro’s Coal Oven Pizzeria
Snap Custom Pizza - Center City
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grocery 2 Recs

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

CVS Pharmacy
Wawa
Walgreens
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fitness 31 Recs

Philly Personal Training
Body Cycle Spinning Studio
Flywheel Sports
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parks 6 Recs

Rittenhouse Square Park
John F. Collins Park
Dilworth Park
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coffee 24 Recs

Federal Donuts
Gran Caffe L’Aquila
Elixr Coffee Roasters
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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 Latham

No parking is available at The Latham, but there is parking nearby.
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Rittenhouse Square Reviews

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The neighborhood is both quiet and lively. There is so much around, but I have never had an issue sleeping or studying because there is too much noise. The broad street line is a 10-15 minute walk away and we are close to shopping, food, the park, and the river trail. Has everything within a 10-15 walk.
This neighborhood has everything I need within walking distance. Shops, grocery stores, parks, the subway and trolley, post office. You name it. It's very safe and extremely quiet, which helps when I'm trying to study. The Rittenhouse Square area is really the best place to live in Philly if you don't mind paying a little more.
I love this neighborhood and knew I wanted to live here when beginning my apartment search. The park is one of my favorite places in the city, and I love being able to easily access all the restaurants and shopping nearby. It's also an easy (~20 minute) walk to Penn Law, and the walking commute has always been a nice and peaceful part of my day.

Spruce Street in particular is great - it's a little south of the square, so is quieter/shielded from a lot of the traffic that the neighborhood gets, but it's not out of the way or far away. There's a Starbucks, a grocery store (Rittenhouse Market), and a few corner stores (Four Seasons and Food & Friends) within a 2-3 minute walk of my apartment.
Rittenhouse is one of my favorite spots in Philadelphia. Great food, lots of bars/public spaces to hang out, very walkable, easy access to the Schuylkill River Trail, and beautiful buildings. The fact that it's located right across the river from UPenn as well makes it very convenient for school.
Right in the thick of Center City/Rittenhouse. Surrounded by commercial businesses and other apartment buildings. Nice and close to the park, restaurants, etc. Not too far of a walk to Trader Joe's. Chestnut Street can sometimes feel unsafe, but building itself feels very safe.
Rittenhouse is extremely lively with a lot of great restaurants and shopping. As a Penn grad student, most students live around the area so it's really convenient. The park is a great meeting point.
Close to all the bars and restaurants in the Gayborhood. 7 minute walk to Rittenhouse Square, so close to lots of Wharton students. A bit farther from campus, but I ride my bike and super easy.
I love Rittenhouse for the shopping/restaurants/parks/convenience, but like many neighborhoods in large cities you should be aware of your surroundings especially if you are a woman.

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