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Rittenhouse Square, 1600 Chestnut St | Philadelphia
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  •  Air Conditioning
  •  Cat friendly
  •  Controlled Access
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  High Ceilings
  •  Laundry on Every Floor
  •  Oversize or penthouse units
  •  Parking Nearby
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Walk-in Closets

User Rating

8.3
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24 Reviews

About this Location

Di Bruno Bros.
5 min walk
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby
MFL (metro) - 5 min
PATCO (rail) - 5 min
Dilworth Park
5 min walk

Pricing 

Studio, 1 Bath
$1,350+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,600+
Schedule Appointment At
(215) 398-1073
  • Bedrooms

    •  Walk-in Closets
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Included

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

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

    •  Laundry on Every Floor
  • Lease Terms

    •  Application Fee  
    •  Security Deposit  
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning
    •  Hardwood Floors
    •  High Ceilings
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Parking Nearby
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

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

    •  Controlled Access
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
  • Unique Unit Types

    •  Oversize or penthouse units
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Overall rating 8.3/10, based on 24 renter reviews

7.7
Location
6.4
Amenities
8.7
Management
8.7
Value
6.0
Social
8.1
Safety
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1600 Chestnut reviews and highlights

  • Electric bill is very cheap compared to other Center City buildings
  • Small fitness center
  • Location is convenient
  • Building feels super safe
  • Good mix of grad students and young professionals
  • Hardwood floors and high ceilings
  • Building was recently renovated
  • Management is very responsive
  • Great value for the money
  • Laundry and a tv room Wi-Fi access on each floor
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Amazing Value

Most units are studios or 1 bedrooms, so tenants are almost all young professionals or students. No pets are allowed and the insulation between units is quite good, so I can't really hear much unless I'm in the hallway. The laundry is free (almost every floor has 2 washers/dryers), have never been waiting to use. The gym is small in the building, but does the job.

There's no doorman, but I've never had any issues with safety. The insomnia cookies next door is open until 4am and the SoulCycle across the street opens about an hour or so afterwards, so there's always people milling about. That being said, the location is at a fairly busy intersection so you'll hear the sounds of the city during the day. If you are a light sleeper and live on a lower floor, there is a fair amount of light pollution (from the H&M across the street) and occasional sound pollution from the night life nearby.

Overall, this building is great value! Management is super quick to resolve any issues and open to unusual lease terms (more than 12 months). As a student, it's a bit further from University City, but it opens up all of Center/Old city for exploring. Would highly recommend if you can deal with the noise!

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Great building at reasonable price

Pros:
- Pearl is a very responsive management that actually cares about their tenants. They address maintenance requests timely. The occasional perks (e.g., free bagels and coffee, free yoga, etc.) are also quite nice.
- Very well maintained elevator apartment with pretty much everything you need.
- Good location that sits in between the Wharton community and all the good restaurants and bars

Cons:
- Commute to the Wharton campus is ~30min door to door by bus or trolly. Generally not walkable.
- No doorman (but that's a sacrifice I personally don't mind given the price I'm paying)
- Depending on where your unit is, there can be lots of noise from the street

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Good building but good value

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Nicest you can get for the price

It's not the biggest or newest apartment, but everything works well and it's certainly the least expensive you can get in the rittenhouse area for an apartment

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It is awesome to live here

Close to the trolley and bus lines, this modern apartment building is cheap, well located and in amazing condition.
The property manager is accessible and answers fast to any questions I have. They provide decent support and are always in the building doing maintenance, cleaning and keeping the place in order.
Amazon lockers were installed recently, making safe to receive valuable orders by mail.
The gym, although small, has all I need and is in good condition.

The downsides of this building are: Location - at the corner of 16th and Chestnut there is always people walking by or playing instruments on the street (only during day times), which is annoying.
Kitchen - small in most apartments. The counter top does not leave much space for cooking or holding stuff.

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Great so far

Like everything so far. Unit matches the photos online. Haven't had any major maintenance issues yet, but management was super responsive and fast in coming for minor repairs.

Each floor has a free laundry room. Only rarely have to wait for a machine to free up.

Has fitness center, but very bare bones.

Great location around restaurants/bars, but no grocery store nearby, and far from Wharton by foot. To get to campus, I take the trolley instead (15th/Market station).

Other downsides:
- No doorman, so packages are just left in lobby
- No community at all (neighbors don't know neighbors)
- Doesn't allow pets
- Can definitely hear outside noise, but my unit has an interior bedroom tucked inside which keeps things quiet

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Great Location

Nice Management Team

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Good and cheap

Simple but very comfortable 1-bedroom apartment. Although not appropriate to invite large groups to your place, this building has good low price options with perks included in rent such as water and laundry. I definitely enjoy this place.

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Great units in a nice building

I live in a 6th floor one bedroom (lofted bedroom) and love it.

Pros:
-Recently remodeled building
-High (~16 foot) ceilings on 6th floor
-Large windows
-Responsive management
-Lots of Wharton students in building
-Never had a bug/pest issue in two years of living here

Cons:
-Gym leaves a lot to be desired, but if you only need a treadmill/elliptical it does the job
-Can be loud due to nearby construction and the street drummers at 16th and Chestnut

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Renovated and cheap, but a little noisy

The electric bill is very cheap, but it can be a little noisy at night. There are a lot of restaurants and bars in the neighborhood.

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 23 Recs

Cleavers
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

Walgreens
Wawa
CVS Pharmacy
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fitness 31 Recs

Philly Personal Training
Body Cycle Spinning Studio
Flywheel Sports
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parks 5 Recs

Rittenhouse Square Park
Dilworth Park
John F. Collins Park
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coffee 21 Recs

Gran Caffe L’Aquila
Federal Donuts
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 1600 Chestnut

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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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