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High-rise Apartment  «  Allan Domb
Rittenhouse Square, 2031 Locust 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
  •  High Ceilings
  •  Parking Nearby
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances

User Rating

7.4
Good
49 Reviews

About this Location

Trader Joe’s
9 min via 7 (bus)
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby
21/42/9 (bus) - 3 min
7 (bus) - 2 min
Rittenhouse Square
5 min walk

Pricing 

Studio, 1 Bath
$1,475+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,450+
1 Bedroom, 1.5 Baths
$1,790+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$3,650+
3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths
$2,990+
Schedule Appointment At
(215) 398-1073
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Kitchen

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

    •  Building Laundry Room
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning
    •  Hardwood Floors
    •  High Ceilings
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Parking Nearby
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat friendly
    •  Dog friendly
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  24-Hour Front Desk
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
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Overall rating 7.4/10, based on 49 renter reviews

9.5
Location
5.8
Amenities
6.4
Management
7.9
Value
6.8
Social
9.0
Safety
Excellent
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Good
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Average
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5

The Carlyle reviews and highlights

  • Management can be slow to respond to maintenance issues
  • Our unit is fantastic
  • The heater can be difficult to control during the winter
  • Basic gym with a few treadmills and ellipticals
  • Plenty of closet space
  • Wonderful views of the city
  • Very secure building
  • Appliances in some units are old
  • My roommate and I love our unit
  • Some units have high ceilings, hardwood floors, and renovated kitchens
  • Lots of water leaks and general pipe problems
  • Great lighting
  • Excellent location that is close to Rittenhouse Square and Trader Joe's
  • Old world charm
  • Doormen are really friendly and helpful
  • Building is very old
  • Great value for the space and location
  • Semi-frequent water shutdowns and power outages
  • Spacious rooms with great views
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Good price with no bells and whistles

This apartment is great value for its spaciousness and location. It's nothing fancy and the management isn't very responsive, but with enough persistence things get done. It's an older building, so the amenities are not anything special (small gym in the basement), but that's compensated in the cheaper price.

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Definitely recommend the building

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Great place to live with close proximity to campus!

The Carlyle is a great building - it is an easy walk or short bus ride to campus and it is right by Rittenhouze Square and walkable to everything in Center City! The doormen are incredibly kind and helpful. The building is pet friendly and there are so many dogs all the time! Only downsides are that the building is older so walls are thin, laundry is only in some units so if it’s not in your unit you have to use communal laundry, which costs money, and it’s definitely not an inexpensive place to live. But overall, I have had a great experience and would recommend the Carlyle to anyone who wants to be in Center City and who loves dogs!

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Location!

Good location and building. Washer and dryer in the unit. But Management does not allow subletting!!

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Big apartment for good value

Our apartment feels really spacious and there's a good amount of storage. We even have room for three bikes.

Every room has lots of natural light, which is a big plus. Most of the views are of the river.

The walls are really thick, so we almost never here or neighbors. That matters to me a lot.

The door men are very nice and it's easy and secure to order packages.

The wall to wall carpeting in living, dining, and bedroom is a bit of the drug. The window air conditioning units are crazy loud (but do cool well) We're going to need to ask them to be changed or get new ones.

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Highly Recommend the Carlyle

A lot of space for the cost. Washer and dryer in unit (not true for all in Carlyle). Space is a little dated, but a lot of old, cool charm. The building staff and doormen are also so nice and helpful. They take care of all packages and deliveries.

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Excellent Value

I am very happy with my experience at The Carlyle. It is a great, intimate building with a doorman and small gym for an excellent value. Our apartment has a stand-alone dining room, in-unit dishwasher, in-unit washer and dryer, and nice hardwood floors.

Though it is an old building and some neighbors have experienced minor plumbing or heat issues, the management company is always very quick to respond and resolve issues. The doormen and staff are very friendly and attentive. Overall, this building is great value for a very comfortable and spacious apartment with old building charm.

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Spacious apartments and convenient location

The Carlyle offers competitively-priced, oversized apartments. The prewar doorman building is situated within 6 blocks of everything from Trader Joe's, Rittenhouse Square park, and Pub. For someone that wants space, but does not want to live in a brownstone, this building is for you.

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Great location and great value for the money

The building is old and has its creaks and groans, but we have found good value for the money. The doormen are great and any request we make for a repair is met quickly. Each apartment is quite different so recommend looking at several.

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Good but old

It is an older building so there are often maintenance issues. They have been working on the elevators for over a year.

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 21 Recs

Cleavers
Vernick Food & Drink
Spread Bagelry
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grocery 4 Recs

Trader Joe’s
MOM’s Organic Market
Whole Foods Market
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convenience 4 Recs

Rite Aid
7-Eleven
CVS Pharmacy
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fitness 35 Recs

Philly Power Yoga
Body Cycle Spinning Studio
Thrive Pilates
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parks 9 Recs

Rittenhouse Square Park
Schuylkill River Dog Run
Schuylkill Banks
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coffee 25 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

332 reviews
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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