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  •  Cat friendly
  •  Dog friendly
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Minimum Lease Term  
  •  Private Balconies  
  •  Quartz Countertops
  •  Resident Lounge  
  •  Rooftop Deck
  •  Short Term Rentals
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

User Rating

8.9
Excellent
30 Reviews

About this Location

MOM’s Organic Market
5 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
$1,820+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$2,276+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$3,485+
2 Bedrooms, 3 Baths
$3,751+
Schedule Appointment At
(215) 398-1073
  • Bathrooms

    •  Bath Tubs (some units)
  • Bedrooms

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

    •  Elevators
    •  Smoke-Free Community
  • Convenience

    •  Business Center
    •  Conference Room
    •  Dry Cleaning Valet Service
    •  Package Receiving
  • Entertainment

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

    •  Trash/Recycling Included
  • 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  
    •  Common Amenity Fee  
    •  Minimum Lease Term  
    •  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  
    •  Restricted breeds  
  • Security & Maintenance

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

    •  Fitness Center
    •  Yoga Studio
  • View

    •  Private Balconies (some units)
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Overall rating 8.9/10, based on 30 renter reviews

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Value
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Social
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Griffin Center City Review

Great location for restaurants, bars, and public transportation

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Affordable Luxury

We love living at The Griffin. The units themselves have all been renovated and have a very functional layout. The building is located in a prime location with easy access to restaurants and bars that are frequented by Wharton students. The amenity spaces are lovely and make for great hosting. In hindsight, we wish we had gone with a larger floorplan as our unit can be tight at times, and the cost of a larger unit was well worth it with a better layout, higher end appliances, and more luxurious finishes.

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Great place to live

I love our building - units are very nicely finished. The rooms thesm

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The Griffin

Expensive, but finished well with great amenities. Building and units are maintained very well, and the walls are thick so you don’t hear neighbors at all.

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Luxury living in center city

The Griffin offers fantastic amenities, the best apartment complex gym I have ever seen, quiet and spacious apartments, and top-notch concierge service.

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Mgmt & Location are awesome!

Great location, nice management, terrible parking situation

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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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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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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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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 28 Recs

Barbuzzo
Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse
Rosa’s Fresh Pizza
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grocery 2 Recs

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

Walgreens
Wawa
Old Nelson Food Company
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fitness 32 Recs

Unite Fitness
Philly Personal Training
The Sporting Club at the Bellevue
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parks 6 Recs

Rittenhouse Square Park
Dilworth Park
John F. Collins Park
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coffee 18 Recs

Capogiro Gelato
Beiler’s Bakery
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
$
1,150
1 Bedroom
$
2,050
2 Bedroom
$
2,700

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Parking Near Griffin Center City

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Midtown Village Reviews

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Access to restaurants, attractions, and shops in Center City and even nearby in South Philly or Rittenhouse Square is superb. There is generally a lot of street traffic and drug addiction and homelessness are common in the area, but typically not a source of harm for passersby and also not much different than in any other major urban center in the U.S.
Best neighborhood in Center City - can't beat the price for what you get. Amazing location, just a short walk to Rittenhouse or Old City. Can't beat living in the heart of Center City, and only a 7 minute walk to the hospital. Plenty of night life.
Some crime in the area, but overall, great bar and restaurant scene with easy access to public transit.
Center city is arguably safe but sometimes there are some issues. Police are responsive.
Midtown Village is quickly becoming one of the best places in Philly to live. The quick downside is there's a lot of construction in the area, but that's also the positive if you're okay with the feel of a city that's constantly changing. The area already has lots of great bars and restaurants, and all the new construction is adding in great new options for grocery, coffee, and convenience items. There's now a Target, Mom's Grocery, multiple Wawas, Sweetgreen, etc. all in close proximity to mainstays like Reading Terminal.
Midtown Village is a fast-growing and both has great mainstay restaurants like El Vez and Barbuzzo as well as amazing chains like Chipotle and Sweet Green. The addition of a Target, Wawa, CVS, Starbucks, and Petco makes it even more accessible and naturally the location is as central as you can be in Philadelphia. In comparing options, you usually can get a bit of a discount versus Rittenhouse Square and Old City, mainly because the Midtown Village brand is still being built up, but you really can't beat the location and access to amenities. The only thing it's missing is a full-service grocery store, but between Reading Terminal Market, Target, Walgreens, and CVS you're pretty set. The main downside can be the noise and litter that comes with being in the heart of downtown, but it's a trade off I'm more than willing to make and has been getting better with time.
I love this neighborhood! It's very lively and great for young adults. There are a lot of cool restaurants/bars around. It's a little pricey but what can you expect from being in the center of a city like Philadelphia?
The area is filled with lots of young people. I don't feel unsafe walking around even at night because there are people out all the time. There are a couple of narrow streets I probably wouldn't walk through though.
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.

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