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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

7.4
Good
36 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 7.4/10, based on 36 renter reviews

9.3
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7.3
Amenities
8.0
Management
7.4
Value
6.3
Social
9.1
Safety
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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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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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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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Great property, recommend if you're fine with smaller studios

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

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Affordable & Convenient

Pros: affordable, management is super responsive, able to access the gym at 1700 Walnut
Cons: there is a ton of street noise but that's to be expected given the location.

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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.
Parking rates are for informational purposes only and may vary — for most up to date pricing, please reach out to the garage directly.

Rittenhouse Square Reviews

480 reviews
Love the neighborhood, Rittenhouse Square is beautiful and we are so close to the more commercial areas like Walnut Street while not being in the center of the craziness. Plus we are within walking distance of public transportation including 10 minutes from the 15/16 street PATCO station. I personally think it is one of the best areas of Philly to live in.
Rittenhouse square is our favorite neighborhood in the city. It has everything you could need all within walking distance from some of the best restaurants and bars, parks and open space, to a fantastic farmers market every saturday. It is steps away from the Schuylkill river trail and a pleasant walk or bus ride away from University city and other parts of center city. It is very bike friendly, and traffic is not nearly as bad or congested as it is in other parts of center city. You can even find free long term street parking reliably if you know where to look!
love rittenhouse! as a petite woman, i feel safe walking around alone at night. great balance of quiet, residential feel with amazing bars and restaurants close by. lots of green space. easy to travel around philly via transit on walnut, chestnut, and market street. also close to river trail path for running. 20/25 minute walk to penn campus.
Always feel safe here because there's always people around, and I am a female who spends plenty of time outside and alone. The park itself tends to have groups hanging around at night that can be loud, but I have never felt threatened or unsafe from them.
Love walking around Rittenhouse Square. I pass through on my way to errands and for the Saturday farmers' market. There are always cute kids and dogs playing - very lively. Such a walkable part of town and such charming streets.
Rittenhouse Square is a great neighborhood. There are so many restaurants and bars in the area, and several grocery stores within walking distance. There are many public transportation options in the area, and it's safe.
Kind of the perfect neighborhood in that there is green space, tons of shops and restaurants, etc. but it's still an easy walk to the law school (about 25 minutes). Also an easy Lyft/Uber or bus when weather is bad.
Rittenhouse Square. Arguably one of the nicest neighborhoods in Philly. Excellent restaurants on every block, dogs everywhere, and a safe and warm community make this neighborhood a gem.

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