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Rittenhouse Square, 135 S 19th St | Philadelphia
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  •  24-Hour Front Desk
  •  Air Conditioning
  •  Building Laundry Room
  •  Cat friendly
  •  Dog friendly
  •  Elevators
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Surface Parking Lot
  •  Walk-in Closets

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8.1
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55 Reviews

About this Location

Di Bruno Bros.
6 min walk
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby
PATCO (rail) - 8 min
12/21/9 (bus) - 1 min
Rittenhouse Square
1 min walk

Pricing 

Studio, 1 Bath
$1,295+
1 Bedroom, 0 Baths
$1,690+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,695+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$2,850+
3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths
$6,750+
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(215) 398-1073
  • Bedrooms

    •  Walk-in Closets
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Included

    •  Heat Included
    •  Water Included
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Garbage Disposal
    •  Granite Countertops
    •  Microwave
  • Laundry

    •  Building Laundry Room
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning
    •  Hardwood Floors
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Surface Parking Lot
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat friendly
    •  Dog friendly
    •  Restricted breeds  
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  24-Hour Front Desk
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Overall rating 8.1/10, based on 55 renter reviews

9.7
Location
5.4
Amenities
7.6
Management
8.0
Value
6.1
Social
9.2
Safety
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The Wellington reviews and highlights

  • Wonderful place to live
  • No issues with noise
  • Management and doormen are FANTASTIC
  • Good closet space
  • Limited amenities
  • Great skyline views
  • Clean and safe building
  • Older appliances
  • Lots of elderly tenants
  • Great for working professionals and grad students
  • Very good maintenance and responsive management
  • Good lighting and bright rooms
  • Doormen are very friendly
  • Bedrooms are huge
  • Building is somewhat old, but charming
  • No gym
  • Make sure you look at multiple units; some are renovated and some aren't
  • Utilities are included
  • Right in the middle of Rittenhouse Square
  • Location is PERFECT
  • Elevators are very quick
  • Great value
  • No gym or pool
  • Laundry room is in the basement
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Great location and doormen

Very clean building, they decorated the lobby beautifully this past Christmas. I live in a studio with all new kitchen appliances, stainless steel. I love the location (right by Rittenhouse Square, a block away from Target and CVS and extremely close to many stores). I like that it's close to the commercial areas and yet because it's by the park it's already on a quieter street. Plus living across the street from La Colombe and a sushi restaurant doesn't hurt :) Neighborhood is one of the safest. Management so far has been responsive to my concerns. The doormen are the best, so nice and always willing to help, and having a 24-hour desk/doormen in general is great.

I sometimes wish that the building had more amenities (ex. we do not have a gym or any conference rooms). They are also constructing a new building a block away which can get annoying noise-wise at night when they drill on the street. Overall I have had a good experience living here and do not plan on moving in the near future.

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  • Studio / 1 bath
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The Wellington

This is my first time living in a studio and my first time living in a high-rise in a city center. I'm very pleased with The Wellington. The location is incredible (in relation to transit and shopping, not to mention the park). Concierge staff are helpful and kind. Building is well maintained, though not luxury. Rent is at a moderate level commensurate with the quality of the building. I am glad to have signed a two-year lease and continue living here!

Main negative, in my opinion: I cannot control temperature with a thermostat, though I assume that would require a massive renovation. Instead, the management decides whether to heat or cool the building, and we can set airflow from the vent to low, medium, high.

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Pretty good

Really love this apartment. The natural light is great and the bedrooms are both fairly large. Kitchen is nice, but wish it was more open. Biggest complaint is that the heat turns on super early and makes it incredibly hot.

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Old but good!

The best part of the Wellington is its location and its management. Very convenient if you are Wharton MBA student. It is close to all your friends and around a 30 min walk to Campus ($7 approx is you go with Uber or Lyft in pick hours, so try to share it!). Regarding management, the person who runs the building is very efficient and responsive. Any time I found that something was not going as I expected, he solved it.

The worst part of the apartment is that the building is very old. The unit I got is not great; it is on the back of the building, so the view is another building with people working. That also makes the unit kind of dark, especially during winter! There are no lights in most of the units in the building, so get ready to spend some mone getting lamps and bulbs.

Most units are very big with a lot of storage, which is great! However, some of the appliances are quite old (air conditioner, kitchen for example), so if you don't care about it, go ahead!

Another thing is that if you rent a studio, consider that you won't be able to host any dinner or lunch with your friends! And believe me, you're gonna want to host events!

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Great building

Great doormen and attentive maintence staff. Heating is way too hot.

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Recommend

The Wellington has a great location and friendly staff. The rent is cheaper than many of my friends' comparable apartments. Some units are carpeted but you can usually negotiate new floors if you prefer wood. Rent includes access to the gym at The Westin Hotel two blocks away.

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Can't beat the spot

Solid apartment - not deluxe but great location.

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Meets our needs but slow service

The Good: Perfect location. Spacious apartment with hardwood floors throughout. Really good heating. Gym partnership with Weston fitness, about 3 blocks away. Friendly doormen who know your name.
The Bad: When one of the two elevators broke, it took over 2 months to fix.

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Excellent location and value, but older building

More affordable than other buildings in the area and amazing location by the park. But building lacks amenities - e.g., business center, common space, etc. Gym access is available at Westin Fitness a few minutes away. Some units are not renovated. Management and maintenance staff are responsive and doormen are very friendly.

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Amazing Location and Wonderful People

Right on the corner of S 19th and Walnut, this is the perfect location for my husband and me since we have a dog and my husband is a Wharton student. All the doormen, front desk, and maintenance workers are extremely friendly and professional. The building is smaller than others, making it easier to come and go. Our apartment has lots of windows and great lighting, I wish it was a little more updated in the appliances, the flooring, and and the bathroom. There is also no gym or garage, but there are plenty of studios and gyms close by and we tend to walk everywhere. There is a garage behind the building and others close by residents can use.
If you need storage they have areas you can rent in the basement.
Overall, we absolutely love our building!

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 21 Recs

Cleavers
Farmer’s Keep
V Street
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grocery 3 Recs

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

CVS Pharmacy
Wawa
Old Nelson Food Company
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fitness 30 Recs

Body Cycle Spinning Studio
Focus Barre & Yoga
Philly Power Yoga
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parks 7 Recs

Rittenhouse Square Park
John F. Collins Park
Sister Cities Park
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coffee 21 Recs

La Colombe Coffee
Capogiro Gelato
Gran Caffe L’Aquila
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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.
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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