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High-rise Condo
Rittenhouse Square, 1500 Chestnut St | Philadelphia
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  •  24-Hour Front Desk
  •  Air Conditioning
  •  Cat friendly
  •  Dog friendly
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Oversize or penthouse units
  •  Resident Lounge  
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Walk-in Closets
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

User Rating

8.7
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14 Reviews

About this Location

Di Bruno Bros.
7 min walk
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby
Dilworth Park
3 min walk
MFL (metro) - 3 min
BSL (metro) - 5 min

Pricing 

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,850+
1 Bedroom, 2 Baths
$1,800+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$2,800+
2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths
$2,700+
Schedule Appointment At
(215) 398-1073
  • Bedrooms

    •  Walk-in Closets
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Entertainment

    •  Resident Lounge  
  • Kitchen

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

    •  Washer/Dryer In Unit
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning
    •  Hardwood Floors
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Parking Nearby
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat friendly
    •  Dog friendly
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  24-Hour Front Desk
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
  • Unique Unit Types

    •  Oversize or penthouse units
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Overall rating 8.7/10, based on 14 renter reviews

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7.9
Amenities
8.9
Management
9.1
Value
7.8
Social
9.6
Safety
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The Ellington reviews and highlights

  • Study room comes in handy
  • Gym is OK
  • Windows are thick and do a good job of reducing noise
  • 24-hour doorman
  • Washer and dryer in unit
  • Clean and well maintained
  • New appliances and lots of light
  • Love the modern kitchens and the fitness center
  • Convenient parking as well as easy metro and bus access
  • Great hardwood floors
  • The surrounding area is a bit noisy
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Great building

Great building. Very safe with 24hr doorman who knows everyone. Small gym with just the basics. Property manager can be a little neurotic but still an amazing place to live. Convenient to the trolley and bus stops.

Hard wood floors throughout.

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Great building

Friendly landlord and building staff. Office manager is somewhat challenging but overall great experience.

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Great finishes, spacious, and safe!

The Ellington has lovely wood floors, quality kitchens, and spacious rooms. The living space and bedroom are large for a one bedroom. The bathrooms are large and have good ventilation. The front desk staff are fantastic and I always feel safe! Can't beat the location, either--close to 15th Street Station, Suburban Station, and Dilworth Park!

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Great apartment

I love living here. This building is smack in the middle of the city, and is in a great location for me. I had lived in Philadelphia prior to starting medical school, and really love that this apartment is so close to most of the bars/clubs/restaurants that people go to. It is a little bit further from school, but I bike and its only a 15 minute bike ride. I love this building, it feel super safe since there is a 24/7 concierge. Theres a gym (but its kind of small, but still its relatively empty all the time!)

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Love it

Great location! The subway station is one block away so I take the trolley to university city. All the social events are a couple of minutes away from my apartment which is very convenient. The building is high end and the residents are very friendly.

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Great place to live

I've loved living here these past two years. The location is very central to much of what Center City has to offer and is 1 block from suburban station, with easy access to the trolley and subway (great for getting to University City). The staff is very friendly and willing to help, and the building is wonderfully maintained. My apartment is fantastic with great amenities, fantastic views, and sooo much natural light. I constantly receive compliments on the apartment whenever guests come over, and I pay less than many of them. Would highly recommend.

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Very good option for a fair price.

The apartment is beautiful. No complaints about it. Regarding the building, administration and maintenance are excellent. The gym is OK, but some buildings have better ones. The study room is good and help with group assignments. As it is very close to city hall, some nights it may be a little noisy, but it is nothing that will leave you awake. The windows are thick and do a good job reducing the noise. The building is close to the 15th subway/trolley station. I always go to Wharton by trolley (10-14 min).

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Great building at the corner of 15th and Chestnut

The Ellington is clean and well maintained, has a 24-hour doorman and is an excellent location.

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Luxury living in the heart of Center City

Great building, love the modern kithcen and the fitness center. Convenient parking as well plus easy metro and bus access. The surrounding are does get a little sketch at night though--then again, it is Philly.

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Nice amenities and finishings!

Staying in a new 2BR 2BA. Great unit although the second room is very small. Pros: New appliances and lots of light. Washer and dryer in unit as well. Has a common study room and gym. Cons: Not many Wharton students.

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 25 Recs

Snap Custom Pizza - Center City
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Cleavers
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grocery 2 Recs

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

Walgreens
Wawa
CVS Pharmacy
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fitness 33 Recs

Philly Personal Training
Flywheel Sports
The Sporting Club at the Bellevue
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parks 5 Recs

Rittenhouse Square Park
Dilworth Park
John F. Collins Park
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coffee 22 Recs

Elixr Coffee Roasters
Capogiro Gelato
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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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Parking Near The Ellington

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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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