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High-rise Apartment  «  Sentinel Real Estate Corp
Rittenhouse Square, 222 W Rittenhouse Square | Philadelphia
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  •  24-Hour Front Desk
  •  Additional Storage Available  
  •  Bike Storage
  •  Cat friendly
  •  Dog friendly
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Oversize or penthouse units
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Walk-in Closets
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

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7.8
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24 Reviews

About this Location

7-Eleven
1 min walk
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby
17 (bus) - 1 min
PATCO (rail) - 8 min
Rittenhouse Square
2 min walk

Pricing 
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Studio, 1 Bath
$1,575+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$2,055+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$3,225+
2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths
$4,525+
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$4,255+
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  • Bedrooms

    •  Walk-in Closets
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Included

    •  Electricity Included
    •  Gas Included
    •  Heat Included
    •  Sewage Included
    •  Trash/Recycling Included
    •  Water Included
  • Kitchen

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

    •  Washer/Dryer In Unit
  • Lease Terms

    •  Application Fee  
    •  Move-in Fee  
    •  Security Deposit  
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning
    •  Hardwood Floors
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Bike Storage
    •  Parking Nearby
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

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

    •  24-Hour Front Desk
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
  • Storage

    •  Additional Storage Available  
  • Unique Unit Types

    •  Oversize or penthouse units
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Overall rating 7.8/10, based on 24 renter reviews

9.8
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7.5
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6.8
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7.2
Value
5.9
Social
8.1
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222 Rittenhouse reviews and highlights

  • Building is well maintained
  • Great views
  • Dog friendly
  • Management is friendly
  • Units have been remodeled recently
  • Right on Rittenhouse Square
  • Great finishes
  • Facilities are completely modern
  • Limited closet storage space
  • Very thick walls that insulate noise well
  • Great place to live
  • Concierge staff is great
  • Utilities are included
  • Location is AMAZING
  • You pay a premium for the location
  • Apartments are upgraded and management is helpful
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222 Rittenhouse Review

Everything from meeting with the property manager to signing the lease to moving in was easy. Any time I have had an issue, it's been fixed within a day. Apartment is on the pricey side, but when I signed the lease they gave me 2 months free on a 12 month lease which makes the average rent over 1 year of 1,700 with utilities included. Gym in the basement is functional but not amazing, but there is an office that has free printing (which is amazing)

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Happy with offering & partial park view

The building is located right on Rittenhouse Square's park and my apt has a view of the park, which is exactly what I wanted. The building is very secure and the staff is responsive. The gym in the basement is nothing special, but as an ex-athlete it's been enough for me and is never crowded. If you want a building full of MBA students, this is not the place for you.

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Great place to live

Great place, very convenient. A bit underrated from a Wharton perspective. The property is right on the Square and the units are renovated. Utilities are also included which is a nice win. The building is on the quieter end, which I definitely prefer.

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Great amenities for a busy lifestyle, but trouble with management!

As a medical student with a very busy schedule, I was looking for an apartment building with amenities that would make the tasks of everyday living extremely easy. The convenience of the modernized kitchen, in-unit washer/dryer, and basement gym are, in my opinion, definitely worth the price that you pay for them. In addition, the building is a block from the bus stop with routes to Penn's campus and Trader Joe's (which I used as my primary grocery store) is a 10 minute walk away. If you are the type of person who loves having numerous trendy coffee shops, top Philly restaurants, and popular clothing brands just blocks away, then this location can't be beat. The biggest downside of this property is its management. Throughout this past year the building has been struggling with elevator function, and it took several months before management stepped in to finally notify residents what was going on. Further there are numerous smokers in the building whose habits leave certain units and stairways extremely smoky and unpleasant. This issue has also been dealt with very poorly by management. The main leasing agent is horrible at phone and email communication. Despite this, the door men/women and maintenance staff have been friendly and wonderful to work with.

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Great building, some elevator issues

222 is one of the nicest buildings on the square. Built by the same architect as the Museum of Art. The amenities are on point: great gym, meeting room (free printers and coffee!), nice doorman, pet-friendly environment. Units have huge closets, all-equipped kitchen including a washer-dryer, and rent includes utility bills.
Another cool feature is that you can do a 6-month rental then a month-to-month deal if desired. The building manager is really helpful and they have a couple maintenance guy on duty that will fix anything in your unit on short notice.
However, the management company (based in NYC) does not seem to care a lot about this building. The elevators seem to break down a lot and although they say they will renovate these, it will take several months before all 4 elevators work again. Meanwhile, at most 2 elevators work at the same time, you have to call the doorman to be picked up on your floor, and sometimes no elevator works at all! They gave a big rent discount when this happened (and maybe you can get better rent terms now), so I was still happy with the experience, as the elevator situation is not a huge issue for me...
All in all, I would recommend this building (and I have seen a few in the city), especially for people who enjoy the proximity of the parc and the safety of an apartment building.

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Rittenhouse retreat perfect for busy students and young professionals

Because I knew that I definitely wanted to live in the Rittenhouse Square area, I spent a lot of time researching and viewing options. 222 Rittenhouse is a great fit for me because I wanted the safety element and amenities that come along with an apartment complex. The concierge staff is always so friendly and really helpful about accepting packages when I am gone during the day. The maintenance staff always responds to any requests I make in a very timely fashion. Though my studio square footage is small it has a full kitchen, bath, washer/dryer. The building itself has a conference room great for studying, rentable extra storage space, and a small gym in the basement with all the equipment I need for daily workouts. Though I definitely pay the price for my view of Rittenhouse Square, the neighborhood is incredible, and the apartment works perfectly for my needs!

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Fantastic apartment

I have been extremely happy at 222 Rittenhouse. Location cannot be beat and building is very safe. Apartment itself is beautiful and I rarely have maintenance issues. If I do, the building is quick to respond. Highly recommend.

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Excellent but pricey

The building has beautiful architecture and great amenities. In unit washer/drier, dishwasher, ability to switch between heat and ac at any time (which is not always available in older buildings with old central air systems), small gym in basement, and the free printing in the conference room is very useful. The location is excellent, on Rittenhouse Park and only a 20 minute walk to the law school with plenty of other options for transportation. Management and staff are friendly and professional. My only qualm is that the price is high and there are a lot of great apartments in brownstones that are cheaper with similar amenities. Those, however, won't have a doorman like this building which adds tremendously to the sense of security. Overall great.

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Great location with mediocre management

222 Rittenhouse is a nice building in a terrific location. Right at the southwestern edge of Rittenhouse Square, Center City is very accessible, and University City is only a short 15-20 minute walk across the Walnut Street Bridge. The business center with a coffee machine is a nice perk, and while the gym is bare-bones, it has all the essentials (dumbbells, treadmills, machines, etc.).

The only downside is that management is so-so. While they are very responsive to individual complaints, they are slow to respond to issues that affect the whole building--such as a broken coffee machine, printer, or even the elevators. Two of the three elevators were inoperable for 6 weeks at a time, with about 2 weeks of overlap, and there was very little hustle on management's part to resolve the issue. I suppose some people are okay with that, yet it's definitely a weak spot of the residence as a whole.

Away from that, once again the location is great, the staff is friendly, and the inclusion of utilities in the rent eliminates one more thing to worry about.

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Apartments are Nice, but Management is Horrible

Wharton MBA student living in a one bedroom. Planning to move out, and looking forward to it.

Simply put, don't recommend living here, especially given the price. Why? The elevator situation in this building is really really bad and it has been poor since I moved in, with elevators constantly breaking. For a month, both elevators in the building were broken and the entire building had to share a service elevator (had to call the front desk every time you needed to come downstairs). Currently, we have one functional elevator and the service elevator. The building's inability to fix its elevator issues is baffling and has been incredibly annoying to deal with. The building has not offered any concessions to residents either.

The apartment finishes are nice and the utilities (electric, heat) are included, which is a plus. Unit includes a combination washer/dryer, which is useless and a waste of space. Each floor has separate washer & dryer, but they are kind of expensive ($2.25 each). Building's gym is not so useful, as it is in the basement and is not properly air-conditioned so I don't use it.

Building management is horrible, but the doorman & doorwomen are really nice. I had a problem with hot water in my apartment, complained several times to management, and the issue remains unresolved. I contacted the management company in NY, and they were nasty.

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 27 Recs

Cleavers
Spread Bagelry
Shake Shack
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grocery 3 Recs

MOM’s Organic Market
Di Bruno Bros.
Trader Joe’s
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convenience 5 Recs

CVS Pharmacy
7-Eleven
Walgreens
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fitness 34 Recs

Philly Power Yoga
Body Cycle Spinning Studio
Thrive Pilates
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parks 7 Recs

Rittenhouse Square Park
Schuylkill River Dog Run
Filter Square
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coffee 23 Recs

Capogiro Gelato
The Bakeshop on 20th
La Colombe Coffee
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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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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.

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