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High-rise Apartment  «  AIMCO
University City, 3131 Walnut St | Philadelphia
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  •  24-Hour Front Desk
  •  Cat friendly
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Minimum Lease Term  
  •  Oversize or penthouse units
  •  Parking Garage
  •  Resident Lounge  
  •  Rooftop Deck
  •  Short Term Rentals
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

User Rating

8.4
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53 Reviews

About this Location

MFL (metro) - 8 min
30th Street Station - 13 min
Schuylkill Banks
8 min walk
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby

Pricing 
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Studio, 1 Bath
$1,870+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,820+
1 Bedroom, 2 Baths
$2,779+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$2,369+
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$3,585+
Schedule Appointment At
(215) 398-1073
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Convenience

    •  Business Center
    •  Mini Grocery Store
  • Entertainment

    •  Resident Lounge  
    •  Rooftop Deck
  • Kitchen

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

    •  Washer/Dryer In Unit
  • Lease Terms

    •  Furnished Units Available
    •  Minimum Lease Term  
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning
    •  Wall-to-Wall Carpets
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Bike Storage
    •  Parking Garage
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat friendly
    •  Pet deposit for cats  
    •  Pet deposit for dogs  
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  24-Hour Front Desk
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
  • Unique Unit Types

    •  Oversize or penthouse units
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Overall rating 8.4/10, based on 53 renter reviews

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8.8
Amenities
8.3
Management
7.3
Value
7.1
Social
9.3
Safety
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The Left Bank reviews and highlights

  • Building staff are some of the nicest, most friendly people in the world
  • Great amenities
  • Central air and heat
  • Wonderful building
  • Safe and clean with a 24 hour doorman
  • Decent gym with lots of cardio equipment
  • Gym is very nice
  • Rooftop deck, conference rooms, large gym, and parking
  • Close to 30th street station
  • On the pricier end, but still a good value
  • Well managed
  • Great location
  • Very spacious apartments with very high ceilings
  • Close to Penn's law school
  • Caters to graduate students and young professionals, but still has a fair number of families and elderly residents
  • Building e-mails you when you receive a package and they will store it for you
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Love living here!

I have loved living at the Left Bank, particularly given how spacious the apartments are in proportion to the rent - will never find something comparable in Center City! Plus, as a resident, my walk to work is 10-12 minutes, which at any time of day, can't be beat. I also love that are maintenance is super responsive.

Only negatives are that management isn't visible and doesn't communicate well with tenants. Although there are lots of e-mails sent (sometimes too many), they don't inform tenants about upcoming changes to rent, etc. Sometimes these can come as a surprise. Recently, there is also high receptionist turnover. It was nice to walk in and see the same friendly faces!

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Left bank

Great place to live. Clean and safe. 3 block walk to work.24/7 gym, concierge at front desk, package service, and maintenance. Washer dryer and dishwasher all in unit. Full kitchen

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Modern and convenient apartment building

The Left Bank has been a lovely place to live for the past 2 years- it is just a 10 minute walk from the hospital, located close to the Schuykill river trail and a 15-20 minute walk from most of Center City. The apartments are large, bright, and modern with high ceilings and big windows and laundry in unit. Gym in the building and roof deck with view of the skyline are both amazing and never crowded. The front desk and maintenance staff are extremely helpful too! Rent is not all that cheap compared to other parts of Philly but the convenience makes it a great place to live during residency.

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Clean!

Clean, very responsive to maintenance requests.

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No Complaints!

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Awesome Apt.

Love it here!

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Convenient, Spacious Apartment w/ Great Amenities

The Left Bank is great for students, especially 1Ls, because it is a quick walk from the law school. It also provides a lot of amenities that I use a lot (study rooms, gym, rooftop patio). If maintenance issues ever come up they have always been fixed within 24 hours and the staff and management are very nice and accommodating. Note, if you are looking at the building I would make sure you do not sign an apartment on the side that borders the train track (it is very loud) but as long as you ask and are on any of the 3 other sides (or any internal unit with a courtyard view) it is a great place to be!

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Good Experience

Generally like living here! Close to school and nice apartments. But be careful about an apartment facing outward- the train is very loud on both sides.

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Best place to stay

I have moved three times from the school's dormitory to a house and finally LB. It is definitely my favorite one. Spacious, high ceiling, clean, friendly and helpful staff. Not crazily expensive, it can save you a lot of time of worrying about how you live!

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Too much money for the headache

The apartment has a great layout, so one could easily be swayed. However, I have experienced many problems that no one would know about until well into their lease. For instance, there are several maintenance issues (e.g. leaking floors, poor A/C in the summer, cheap windows allowing for cold air to come in even when shut in the winter, bad draining systems for water in the bathtub and sink). Additionally, the walls are paper thin, which means that you can easily hear noises of all types coming from neighbors (e.g. TV, loud discussions, showers). Lastly, the management staff is ineffective and often do not even respond to inquiries.

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Thanks for the feedback. If you're in the market for a new apartment, I invite you to give The Left Bank another look, as we are now owned and operated by AIMCO. -George
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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 35 Recs

Walnut Street Cafe
Bridgewater’s Pub
Magic Carpet
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grocery 2 Recs

Trader Joe’s
Whole Foods Market
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convenience 3 Recs

Old Nelson Food Company
Rite Aid
CVS Pharmacy
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fitness 23 Recs

Class of 1923 Ice Rink
The Levy Tennis Pavilion
Penn Campus Recreation
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parks 16 Recs

Cira Green
Penn Park
Schuylkill River Dog Run
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coffee 20 Recs

OCF Coffee House
Saxbys Coffee
Dunkin’ Donuts
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About University City

Sitting west of the Schuylkill River, University City is the scholastic center of West Philadelphia. University City combines the diversity of a college town with the energy of a large metropolitan area. Public parks, farmers markets, restaurants, and theaters, this neighborhood has it all.
Fresh Grocer
College Feel
Very Walkable
Heart of UPenn
Lots of Students
Cheaper than Center City
Solid Restaurants and Bars
Median rents in University City
Studio
$
1,300
1 Bedroom
$
2,200
2 Bedroom
$
2,950

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University City Reviews

69 reviews
My wife & I lived in Center City for a few years before moving across the river here. University City is a ton of fun! Definitely not as many restaurants and bars at each corner, but the ~10 minutes shaved off my commute to HUP / the VA each day makes it well worth it for anyone who works at any of the healthcare sites or at UPenn / Wharton.
Has a down-to-earth vibe with a lot of ethnic diversity (and lots of amazing and cheap food!). Is also convenient to UPenn if you attend school there. Clark Park is also super lovely (with a great farmer's markets throughout most of the year), and there are a ton of adorable dogs around.
A part of me would rather live in center city, but the building is a 2 minute walk to LeBow so that's a nice trade off. Not a lot of convenient stores, and the grocery store is a drive, so that stinks. But there is street parking int he area.
Great neighborhood. The area is close to Walnut Street which is full of restaurants, bars, and anything you need really. There are a lot of students in the area and I have always felt safe here.
Don't feel undergraduate life at all since the property is just before the bridge into Center City. Quick walk into the city makes all the bars and restaurants easily accessible.
Lots of young college students, but that brings with it increased presence of security and a variety of new restaurants and bars.
I have always felt safe here. The build is also very close to campus, restaurants, and public transit stops.
Safe, convenient neighborhood, but lacking good restaurants and not as beautiful as some other locations.

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