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High-rise Apartment  «  Panco Management
Rittenhouse Square, 1605 Sansom St | Philadelphia
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  •  24-Hour Front Desk
  •  Air Conditioning
  •  Bike Storage
  •  Cat friendly
  •  Dog friendly
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Parking Nearby
  •  Resident Lounge
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

User Rating

8.2
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25 Reviews

About this Location

Di Bruno Bros.
6 min walk
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby
Rittenhouse Square
5 min walk
MFL (metro) - 6 min
PATCO (rail) - 3 min

Pricing 
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Studio, 1 Bath
$1,525+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,891+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$2,383+
Schedule Appointment At
(215) 398-1073
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Entertainment

    •  Resident Lounge
  • Kitchen

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

    •  Washer/Dryer In Unit
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning
    •  Hardwood Floors
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Bike Storage
    •  Parking Nearby
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat friendly
    •  Dog friendly
    •  Max Pets Limit  
    •  Pet deposit for cats  
    •  Pet deposit for dogs  
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  24-Hour Front Desk
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
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Overall rating 8.2/10, based on 25 renter reviews

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Value
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The Sansom reviews and highlights

  • Front desk people are very nice and responsive
  • Not really a great "value", but in my opinion it is an excellent price for the quality
  • Maintenance has been pretty responsive and the property owners are friendly
  • Good building that's only a couple years old
  • TV/Wi-Fi lounge is nice and it has a small outdoor patio
  • Brand new building
  • All the appliances are new
  • Amenities are new and very well taken care of
  • Units have loft-style features and the building's clean
  • Only downside to the apartments facing Ionic Street (the back alley) is the noise from the trash trucks
  • The walls are thin and you may hear your neighbors
  • One bedrooms are really spacious
  • Gym is nice, but pretty small
  • Love having the washer and dryer in the apartment
  • Staff is incredibly friendly
  • Fantastic location
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Nice unit and location, highly unresponsive management

Overall a nice building with newly renovated, modern apartments, spacious floorplans, and convenient location. The main downside to the apartment is the management, which seems to have very frequent personnel turnover (I had to deal with 4-5 people on one issue due to turnover) and is generally unresponsive.

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Great apartments in the middle of everything

I've lived at The Sansom for the last 3 years and really enjoyed it. The apartments themselves are very nice especially with no carpet and nice appliances. We've had no problems with management. Having laundry in each apartment, a dishwasher and a building gym makes it very comfortable. The location can't be better as it is right near the MFL, Rittenhouse Square, and lots of fantastic places to eat. Sansom St is not as crazy as Walnut or Chestnut and it is sort of tucked away between the two main streets. The front desk crew is generally awesome with a couple duds here and there that tend not to last too long. We couldn't feel safer.

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Amazing apartments, enough amenities, and poor management team

Apartments are amazing! – they are spacious, beautiful, and almost new. If you rent online, please take in mind that apartments facing north have low sunlight, especially between the second and fifth floor. In terms of amenities, the building has the basic. The spaces are very clean. Location is unbeatable.

People at frontdesk are GREAT, very helpful, efficient and truly reliable! Regarding the management office, unlike Pearl Property (the previous owner), the new management office (Panco) has been very difficult to deal with. They have been sometimes kind of rude, and have had serious problems to respond on time when damages occur. Moreover, they have administrative problems – In only one year, people in charge have changed three times.

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Lots of space, cardboard walls, tricky apt selection

My 1br is very good and spacious (with a study area), facing Sansom Street. It gets a good amount of sunlight and street noise at night is usually tolerable (there are bars a block away). However, walls are very thin and you can almost feel like you are in your neighbor's apt. They don't even need to be that noisy.
I recommend this building because I like space, hardwood floor and location. But gym is small and management far from great. Other caveat: always pick apartments facing Sansom.

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Great building, but prefer previous building management

Great building but the quality of management has gone significantly downhill since changing over from Pearl Properties last year.

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Great Location, nice apartments but pretty bad management

I love my apartment because of the location and the distribution, but it was recently bought by Panco and the management has been horrible.

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LOVE the Sansom!

The Sansom is fantastic because it's a decently priced, modern building with a location that cannot be beat. You're right by all the major stores and bars MBAs use and minutes from the other big apartment buildings (ICON, 1700 Chestnut, Claridge). It's a quieter building, too. Lots of light and space given the high ceilings in most units. You're in front of or literally in the same building as ton of great restaurants (Abe Fisher, Federal Donuts, Dizengoff). Plus, you get discounts at Adolf Biecker (hair salon housed in the building).

Downsides: No big common space, management is fairly unresponsive, and they've had issues with the restaurant next door not getting their garbage taken out, leading to the lobby smelling funky on occasion.

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New building, nice units

I've enjoyed living in this new-ish building (I'm the second person to live in my unit). The units have loft-style features and the building's clean. Ownership changed this fall from Pearl to Panco.

Downsides: thin walls (I can hear my neighbor flush the toilet); lack of light due to my windows facing another building; early morning noise from garbage trucks in the alley 1-2 times a week; wafting grease smells from alley exhaust fans.

Overall, the newness of the building, size of my apartment, and in unit washer/dryer make up for the negatives.

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Depends on What You're Looking For

High price because the units are brand new, but it feels good to live in an actually nice place. Good location for walking home from bars, but takes longer to get to campus. The gym / outdoor deck are limited compared to some of the other buildings.

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Love the sansom

Cannot ask for better amenities and space...but it comes with a cost.

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 23 Recs

Cleavers
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grocery 2 Recs

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

Walgreens
Wawa
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fitness 32 Recs

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

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

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Federal Donuts
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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 Sansom

No parking is available at The Sansom, but there is parking nearby.
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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.