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Griffin Center City

New Construction
Midtown Village, 1338 Chestnut St | Philadelphia
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  •  Cat friendly
  •  Controlled Access
  •  Dog friendly
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Minimum Lease Term  
  •  Quartz Countertops
  •  Resident Lounge  
  •  Rooftop Deck
  •  Short Term Rentals
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

User Rating

8.9
Excellent
23 Reviews

About this Location

Everything Fresh
4 min walk
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby
Dilworth Park
4 min walk
MFL (metro) - 4 min
BSL (metro) - 4 min

Pricing 
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Studio, 1 Bath
$1,400+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,850+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$3,470+
Schedule Appointment At
(215) 398-1073
  • Bathrooms

    •  Bath Tubs
  • Bedrooms

    •  Walk-in Closets (some units)
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
    •  Smoke-Free Community
  • Convenience

    •  Business Center
    •  Conference Room
    •  Package Receiving
  • Entertainment

    •  Coffee Bar
    •  Game Room
    •  Game Table
    •  Grilling Station
    •  Resident Events
    •  Resident Lounge  
    •  Rooftop Deck
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Garbage Disposal
    •  Ice Maker
    •  Luxury Cabinets
    •  Microwave
    •  Quartz Countertops
    •  Refrigerator
    •  Stainless Steel Appliances
    •  Stove & Oven
  • Laundry

    •  Washer/Dryer In Unit
  • Lease Terms

    •  Application Fee  
    •  Furnished Units Available
    •  Minimum Lease Term  
    •  Move-in Fee  
    •  Online Rent Payment
    •  Security Deposit  
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning  
    •  Hardwood Floors
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Bike Storage
    •  Parking Nearby  
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat fee  
    •  Cat friendly
    •  Dog fee  
    •  Dog friendly
    •  Max Pet Weight  
    •  Max Pets Limit  
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  24 Hour Emergency Maintenance
    •  24-Hour Front Desk
    •  Controlled Access
    •  On-site Maintenance
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
    •  Yoga Studio
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Overall rating 8.9/10, based on 23 renter reviews

9.6
Location
9.4
Amenities
9.0
Management
8.0
Value
8.8
Social
9.4
Safety
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Outstanding place to live

While most Wharton students stay west of Broad, I'm thrilled that I looked beyond the typical Rittenhouse Square buildings. The Griffin, on the corner of Broad and Chestnut, is a brand new building that has amazing amenities and is part of a very lively neighborhood. The building itself is well managed and typically if there are any issues they are resolved quickly. The two bedroom floorplans are actually quite spacious, though they can be a little lacking in sunlight. The Griffin also has the nicest apartment gym I've ever seen. The free weights go above 50 lbs, there is a fully functional yoga room, and the machines are functional enough that I've been able to actually replace my gym membership. The rooftop is one of the nicest views in Philadelphia and it's actually pretty active on weekends. It's a great space to grab a few drinks with friends or host a larger group for a party. Lastly, being right on Broad and Chestnut makes the Griffin very public transit accessible. I'm able to take the MFL right to campus, and can pretty mcuh get to any part of downtown Philadelphia within a 15 minute commute.

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Very Happy with the Griffin

I love it here. Awesome location, high end amenities, incredible views, and friendly young professional neighbors. While the Griffin isn't cheap, it's still a much better deal than comparable options near Rittenhouse and the Midtown Village neighborhood has a lot more going on. Highly recommend!

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Highly Recommend

I very much enjoy living at The Griffin as this is my second year living there. They provide exceptional amenities. The apartment homes are very modern and provide a great environment. The property management could be a bit more helpful but besides that I highly recommend it.

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Very nice experience

Love the neighborhood, the building, the management and the amenities. Building is brand new - renovated (I am the first tenant of my apartment). In the Top Tier of best buildings in the city and at better price (and this without considering we got two free rent - months - unsure if this offer is still valid or was a first year promotion thing). The Rooftop is first in class. Amazing view of the city hall and the center city and great amenities - everything you could wish for. Perfect for hosting dinners. And having a golf simulator is great. Management is very nice and professional. The 2 bedroom - 2 bath is awesome - beautiful, big and luminous. Other appartments are also great but only issue is they have less light. Distance from campus is 30-35 minutes walk but the 15th St Trolley takes you to Campus in less than 12-15min door to door. Also best restaurant scene in Philly (13th st).

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Very Happy New Tenants

Been living at the Griffin for a few months now, and the whole building is 5 stars!
First ones to live in the unit, so everything was perfect. Brand new appliances.
Maintenance requests have been handled seamlessly.
Amenities are great and well kept.
Property staff are amazing at their jobs!
Only drawback is lack of parking space or partnership with a local lot.

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Great Apartment/Building

Beautiful roof deck with indoor area to lounge and play games. There’s almost always room to find a spot. Apartment itself is spacious and clean. Gym is awesome and has everything you need for a good workout. Front desk staff very friendly and leasing staff is very friendly and easily accessible.

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Fantastic Perks

Griffin apartments is a clean new nice place to live! I highly recommend it. It has a great gym. I love the view. It is really close to the subway. It has awesome door people. The management is also cool. I recommend it to anyone looking to work in the city.

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Perfect Apartment

Modern design, great amenities, unbeatable location, very accessible and responsive staff, building-sponsored events. Fellow residents are friendly and concierge is very helpful. I've lived in a few buildings. This is the first one that really feels like a community.

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Experience Life at the Top

Experience all that Center City living has to offer at the premier property Griffin Center City. The amenities, location, and outstanding customer service set this apartment building ahead of the rest. I highly recommend Griffin Center City to family and friends!

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Great living space

The Griffin has been a very positive experience. The building is newly renovated and clean and has great amenities including a gym and beautiful roof deck. The management staff is very nice and I love having the concierge there 24/7. Would definitely recommend for young professionals who are looking for a well maintained building in a convenient location.

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

25 Recommendations

Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse
New York Gyro Halal Food Cart
Rosa’s Fresh Pizza
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Everything Fresh
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4 Recommendations

CVS Pharmacy
Rite Aid
7-Eleven
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20 Recommendations

Pole Haus
Golf Science Center
The Racquet Club of Philadelphia
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4 Recommendations

John F. Collins Park
Dilworth Park
Washington Square Park
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La Colombe Coffee
Cafe Twelve
Elixr Coffee Roasters
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About Midtown Village

Working professionals abound in the heart of Center City, populating the many restaurants and cafes during their lunch breaks. Also known as The Gayborhood, this area has a large concentration of LGBTQ-friendly businesses and bars. Day or night, Midtown Village is bustling with activity.
Busy
Very Safe
Gayborhood
Center City
High Prices
Tough Parking
Central Location
Median rents in Midtown Village
Studio
$
1,050
1 Bedroom
$
1,530
2 Bedroom
$
2,600

Getting around Midtown Village

MFL (metro)

4 min

Jefferson Station

9 min

BSL (metro)

4 min

27/32 (bus)

2 min

400/409 (bus)

4 min

Parking Near Griffin Center City

No parking is available at Griffin Center City, but there is parking nearby.

Abm Parking Services System Parking

2 min
$310 / month

Abm Parking Services

4 min
$450 / month

Patriot Parking Inc. - Holiday Inn Garage

3 min
$265 / month
Parking rates are for informational purposes only and may vary — for most up to date pricing, please reach out to the garage directly.

Midtown Village Reviews

54 reviews
Love being the in the middle of everything and not having to drive to get somewhere. I walk to work so I save money that way too. I couldn't count how many times people have commented on how amazing it is to live in a great part of the city. If I was going to do it all over again, I would have lived here earlier in the cheapest place I could afford, just for the location!
Pros: safe, 15-minute walk to Drexel Center City campus, Chinese grocery stores and restaurants everywhere, 2 blocks from Reading Terminal Market, 1 block from Jefferson Station (SEPTA Regional Rail)

Cons: loud, sometimes noxious smelling (trash days, especially), frequent construction, no non-Chinese store options within 20-minute walk
The neighborhood is amazing and getting better every day! It combines access to great daily conveniences (coffee shops, Target, Wawa, etc.) with some of the best independent restaurants and bars in Philly. The location is incredibly central overall and transit options can get you pretty much anywhere in the city. It can get a bit noisy, though that's the price you pay for being downtown.
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. As a student, it's so close to the trolley station at City Hall which runs to campus in 10-15 minutes.
Central location with tons and restaurants and bars and close to Rittenhouse Square Park. It is one of the safest areas in the city. Downside is that there are not any super close grocery stores, and it can be noisy if you are on a lower floor, or if you are north or east facing (especially when the bars close)
There are tons of restaurants and bars in the area; 13th street is bumping. It's a short walk to the Italian market in south philly, Suburban and Jefferson SEPTA stations are just 12 minute walks, the Patco line runs right through the neighborhood. Tons of young people and students make the area a really great place to live!
Honestly, the best part of living in this place is being able to have access to the whole city. Everything is close by, including campuses and food, grocery stores, and entertainment. Love it. Broad street is right up the street and close to the subway and bus transportation is right out the door.
We love living in Center City! There is always something going on - parties, festivals, etc.

Pros: grocery stores within walking distance; very close to several buses and subway stations, as well as the railroad (Suburban station).

Cons: it can get loud but if your windows aren't facing the front of the building, you are fine :)

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