Rittenhouse Square

Luxury properties in the heart of Center City
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.
Median rents in Rittenhouse Square
Studio
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1,330
1 Bedroom
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1,735
2 Bedroom
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2,640

Living in
Rittenhouse Square

Amazing Charm
Great Independent Restaurants
Central Location
Extremely Safe
Pricey
Great Public Transit Access
Noisy and Crowded at Times
Great Social Scene
Lots of Wharton Students
Prestigious Neighborhood
Great Coffee Shops
Rittenhouse Square — 8.6/10 Rating (based on 127 neighborhood reviews)
I moved to Philly from Manhattan, and Rittenhouse Square feels like a dream. I have all of the amazing charm, food, shopping and culture that I would find in the best NYC neighborhoods with the accessible, quieter, friendlier feel of a smaller city. And there are a handful of parks within walking distance. We live in a brownstone on Spruce St. which helps give that comparatively suburban feel – not sure if it's the same in some of the high rises.
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2006 Spruce st. 2R
The Rittenhouse Square neighborhood is extremely safe. Most of the apartment buildings in the area are staffed with doormen to keep an eye on things especially at night. Though Rittenhouse Market is the closer grocery store, many opt to shop at the more affordable Trader Joe's that is located about 10 minutes away by foot. There is a good amount of construction being done in the area currently, so low floors in apartment complexes can be a little noisy, but this is not a constant problem.
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222 Rittenhouse
There are tons of restaurants and bars in the area; 13th street is bumping. It's a short walk to the Italian market in south philly, Suburban and Jefferson SEPTA stations are just 12 minute walks, the Patco line runs right through the neighborhood. Tons of young people and students make the area a really great place to live!
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The Arts Condominium
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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The Rittenhouse Savoy
There's a Rite-Aid in the building, a Trader Joe's within 5 minutes' walking distance, and a Whole Foods within 15 minutes' walking distance. There's construction going on across the street, which makes it hard for Uber and cab drivers to find the building sometimes, but that should end by next year (2017). It's close to public transportation and many of the city's office buildings, though there's no Market-Frankford line stop nearby.
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1900 Arch Street
As a resident of Philadelphia for over 8 years, I had to laugh when I first heard Rittenhouse Square referred to as the "Wharton bubble". While it is true that I run into at least a handful of Wharton students and partners every time I walk the streets, there is a whole lot more to the neighborhood than just the place where Wharton lives and plays. Rittenhouse Square has it all - shops, restaurants, arts, nightlife - just no reasonable grocery stores! However, living in Rittenhouse Square makes it easy to get to neighborhoods such as Fairmount, Old City, and University City, just to name a few. Those neighbors have many hidden gems (and grocery stores!) that make choosing to stay confined to the Wharton bubble to be absurd. My advice - live in Rittenhouse Square for the amenities, but also for the convenience of being within walking distance of many other great neighborhoods. Do yourself the favor and explore them all during your two years in Philly!
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The Rittenhouse Savoy
Rittenhouse Square is well-located next to most of amenities you can think of. Because the great majority of Wharton Students live here, there is unusual to walk more than 4 to 5 blocks to any meeting/party/etc. It is also very convenient to have 2401 (Wharton satellite building) for group meeting, print cases, etc.
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The Wanamaker House
Close to work so long as you work in the center city area.

Seemingly safe, nothing has ever happened to me, but like always cut down on walking late at night, when you're drunk, and alone.

Its a busy area so there is some noise.

Grocery stores are close, maybe a block or two except WAY over priced.

Everyone has a dog, like everyone.
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The Townhouse Apartments
Easy and fast to get to all local shops. A block away from the reading terminal and a few blocks away from whole foods and acme. Close to the University of the Arts on broad street. Lots of local bars and restaurants right outside your doorstep! Chestnut street can be a little dangerous at night due to bar crowds but other than that its usually fairly quiet and nice.
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Adelphia House
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.
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222 Rittenhouse
Rittenhouse is a fantastic neighborhood to live in as a Wharton student. Not only are most of your friends and classmates very nearby, but you can walk to school (20-25 minute walk) as well as to other exciting neighborhoods. That said, there are plenty of restaurants and bars close by you may never feel the need to leave (although you should!!).
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The Townhouse Apartments
The vast majority of Wharton students live in Rittenhouse Square, so if that's you, you should live here. I know it is one of the most expensive places to live in the city. Us Wharton students are a bunch of idiots that way.

Feels safe. Trader Joes is a few blocks away. You can probably get much better value on South St with similar distance to bars and grocery stores.
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The Wanamaker House
Fantastic neighborhood. Close to Fitler Square and Rittenhouse Square. Right next to a gym. 3 minutes from a grocery store and 15 minutes from Trader Joes. Close to several bus stops. Lots of coffee shops and cafes nearby.

Possible con: 25 minute walk to and from campus or having to take the bus
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The Textile Lofts
Living on the square is super convenient. You are right between 2401 and many of the bars and restaurants on 12-15th. Very easy to get cabs / ubers. Rittenhouse Market is right around the corner for your grocery shopping as well as a Starbucks for your coffee fix.
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The Rittenhouse Savoy
Honestly, the best part of living in this place is being able to have access to the whole city. Everything is close by, including campuses and food, grocery stores, and entertainment. Love it. Broad street is right up the street and close to the subway and bus transportation is right out the door.
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The Arts Condominium
Great area to live. Very fun, vibrant crowd. Near to bars, transportation, and the general pulse of the city. Safe area. There are no nearby grocery stores though (use Peapod or something) and it can be a little loud sometimes (though the strong windows limit the noise for me).
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The Ellington
This is a great place to live, tons of bars, shopping and awesome restaurants. It's close to all forms of public transit and walking distance to a lot of other cool Philly neighborhoods. It can get loud, but I expect that when you live in the heart of a city.
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Chancellor Apartments
I absolutely love the Rittenhouse area. There are great people around and so many things to do, plus it is gorgeous. The only con I would note is that there are not many accessible, cost-effective grocery stores nearby.
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Pros
25 min walk to campus
Plenty of bars and restaurants nearby
Trader Joe's 1.5 blocks away
Shopping nearby
Not as expensive as Rittenhouse Square

Cons
Not a quiet place for family with children
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Riverwest Condominiums
Lots of restaurants (sit down and take out) available. Great for walking to Center City (Broad St. entertainment) and if you work at Drexel or U Penn. Easy walk to 30th St. Feels relatively safe.
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2116 Chestnut
Rittenhouse Square is an amazing neighborhood with lots of restaurants and shops near by. The area is generally safe even late at night. It can be a bit noisy during the day though, from both traffic as well as construction happening nearby.
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The Wellington
Great living here - it's in the center of everything. Getting to school is an easy walk or bus ride and the opposite direction is the old city and center city bars and restaurants. Area is very safe, within walking distance is a rite aid and a trader joes.
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Embassy Apartments
I am in the heart of the action. Directly above Di Bruno Brothers, across the street from Franklin, great restaurants and shopping everywhere around me. The only downside is that it comes with a bit of street noise.
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Le Crillon
Rittenhouse square is a small but beautiful park that anchors this high-end neighborhood of Philly. Tons of bars, restaurants and shopping in this area - always something to do!

Centrally located to the other neighborhoods, Rittenhouse is a great option if you can afford it.
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Chestnut View Condos
Close to tons of restaurants and anything else you want in Center City.

~20 min walk to law school
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The Carlyle
The Rittenhouse Square neighborhood is great. As a single woman I feel safe. Its easily accessible, walk able, and has lots of great food and shops. I wish the market-frankfort line served this area but other than that its a great neighborhood.
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Embassy Apartments
Rittenhouse square area is full of bars and restaurants. Public transit makes it easy to get around. Very lively neighborhood.
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125 S 21st Street
Close to a lot of Wharton activities, lots of unique restaurants and bars, and fairly safe at night. Centrally located to walk to either campus or cebter city.
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1700 Chestnut
Great neighborhood. Very accessible by public transport and by foot. However, sometimes a few dark patches at night. But haven't heard of any major incidents in the area.
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2116 Chestnut
Rittenhouse is great if you're a Wharton student because essentially all your classmates live within a 5 block or so radius.
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The Belgravia Condos
I think Logan Square is a good compromise for Center City-- easy access to the museums, close to Rittenhouse, close to Reading Terminal Market, lots of restaurants nearby.
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1701 Arch
While a nice area, I would not pay much more to live in Rittenhouse than say graduate hospital. Definitely a lot nicer than Western/University City though.
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The Republic (formerly 1930 Chestnut)
Everyone lives here. Wish I lived in a brownstone a bit farther south (Pine/Spruce streets) rather than on Chestnut.
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1600 Chestnut
It is super close to 2401 and close to campus compared to other options. Area is safe and there is a Trader Joes about 3 blocks away. Also just 2 blocks from the pretty rittenhouse square.
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The Wanamaker House
Very safe, smack dead in the middle of the financial district, 3 minute walk to Rittenhouse Square. Great location.
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The Sterling Apartments
Pros- great restaurants, bustling, feels like the heart of everything, lots of shopping close to MFL
Cons- more expensive, farther away from school
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The Sansom
Everything is great except a decently priced grocery store is far away.
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The Ellington
Only 1.25 miles from campus, very safe area, low noise, only 1-2 blocks away from a liquor store and trader joes.
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AQ Rittenhouse
1 mile walk to campus, close to Trader Joes, very central location. A bit expensive.
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245 S 21st Street
Right near Rittenhouse/Fitler Square there are lots of great little restaurants PLUS access to the parks and the River trail. It's a very safe neighborhood, too!
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Embassy Apartments
1900 Arch is located between Logan Square & Rittenhouse Square - it is a very short walk to each. It is very safe and a close walk to both Trader Joes and Whole Foods.
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1900 Arch Street
Rittenhouse Square is the best neighborhood for shopping, restaurants, and easy access to everything that one might need. The optimal area to live in Philly.
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Pricier area of town but close to lots of good restaurants, bars, nightlife, etc.
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The Dorchester
Very good access to public transit and an easy walk to all the bars/restaurants in Rittenhouse
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2121 Market Street
Easy access to residents of most Wharton students. Very safe with a lot food options around.
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AQ Rittenhouse
Close to the trolley (great for winter), close to the bus, close to several pubs and restaurants.
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Riverwest Condominiums
In close proximity to restaurants and shops.
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1919 Market
Lots of bars and places to eat around
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Adelphia House
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!
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1501 Locust
Far and away best place to live as a Wharton student, primarily due to proximity to great restaurants, bars, and your classmates. Wish I lived in a brownstone south of Walnut though.
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1600 Chestnut
Don't live anywhere else besides Rittenhouse Square. Seriously. Despite what some people tell you. You will regret not being close to restaurant, bars and friends.
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The Carlyle
In the heart of Rittenhouse. Easy walk to bars, restaurants, Rittenhouse Square and about 20 minutes from Penn campus. Couldn't be a better location.
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Lippincott Mansion
Tons of bars and restaurants. 20-25 min walk to school or very cheap Uber. With so many classmates in the building, we often share Ubers.
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2116 Chestnut
No real point to live south of Rittenhouse Square since everything that people do is either on Walnut or north of Walnut.
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The Townhouse Apartments
THE GOOD
• (+) love living so close to Rittenhouse and the Schuylkill River Park
• (+) near many restaurants
• (+) within easy walking distance to both school (Wharton) and work (Center City)
• (+) area is very safe
• (+) our street is quiet, residential (but other streets can be more noisy)
• (+) bike lanes on Spruce and Pine
• (+) many buses on Walnut and Chestnut

THE BAD • (-) no nearby grocery stores that are reasonably priced • (-) pricier than other parts of Philly
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2109 Spruce
Great area to be, but most apartments on the square are a huge ripoff.
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The Rittenhouse Savoy
Great neighborhood. Really enjoying living near the park
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The Wanamaker House
Very safe, noise isn't too bad near the park, lots of shopping. Trader Joe's is your best bet for grocery shopping but if you require more items, the downside is that either of the Whole Foods location are about a 20 min walk away (Callowhill or South Street) and Rittenhouse Market is extremely expensive. Runners/cyclists the Kelly Drive bike path and Schuylkill River trail is very close, just 4 blocks off the square.
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The Rittenhouse Savoy
Pros:

Good access to transportation
Relatively quiet
Close to Rittenhouse park and Fairmount Park
Close to Center City shopping
Relatively safe

Cons:
No free street parking More expensive than other neighborhoods
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2003 Chestnut St.
Beautiful, close to so many bars/restaurants but close enough to school that you can still walk (if you want to, or take a super cheaper Uber)
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2038 Locust Street
Rittenhouse Square is a great area to live in - close to restaurants, gyms, shopping, etc. While things are pricey around here, and the grocery store / daily life shopping isn't great, we really enjoy living here.
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1824 Spruce St Apt 2R
My experience is good. No complaints. No noise, rodents, bugs, or issues with plumbing. The neighborhood is very commercial with restaurants and stores.
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2004 Chestnut Street
We love living in Rittenhouse because of the ease of walking everywhere. 17th and Spruce is a great area within center city as well!
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313 S 17th Street
Great restaurant and bar scene.
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The Republic (formerly 1930 Chestnut)
Lots of great shops and restaurants!
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Avenir
We love living in Center City! There is always something going on - parties, festivals, etc.

Pros: grocery stores within walking distance; very close to several buses and subway stations, as well as the railroad (Suburban station).

Cons: it can get loud but if your windows aren't facing the front of the building, you are fine :)
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Adelphia House
central location with tons and restaurants and bars and close to rittenhouse square park. It is one of the safest areas in the city. downside is that there are not any super close grocery stores, and it can be noisy if you are on a lower floor, or if you are north or east facing (especially when the bars close)
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1500 Locust
Close to both University City and Center City campuses for Drexel. Subway and SEPTA bus stops, plus Drexel bus and the PHLASH (tourist bus). LOTS of construction at the moment, which is irritating at times. Logan Fountain is the place to be during the summer. Short walk to Trader Joe's during the winter when you're snowed in. Also able to walk to Reading Terminal Market (20 minutes), Chinatown (25 minutes), Old City and Penn's Landing (30-40 minutes). Honestly, I love the location and I love all the museums. I spend most of my time at them because I love them and they're so close. Millions of places to eat.
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1900 Arch Street
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.
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Residences at the Ritz Carlton
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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1700 Chestnut
Overall a great location with easy public transit to Wharton, great access to trader joes/restaurants, close to 2401 and other students. Does not feel as residential as Fitler square or Rittenhouse proper, but really enjoy living here. Distance from other students has never been an issue. 22nd street can get noisy.
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The Coronado
Rittenhouse is probably the most dynamic area to live in Philly at the moment. Close to all services, parks (Schuylkill River Park is 5mn away and amazing!), restaurants, quality fast food, grocery stores, coffee shops (La Colombe!), movies, theatres, transport, offices...
It is as safe as it can be in Philly and noise level is super acceptable. Lots of graduate, med/law school,students but also young professionals, families and retired people live around.
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222 Rittenhouse
Rittenhouse Square has lots of great bars, restaurants, shopping, the park that is nice to walk around in, and a farmer's market during warmer seasons. The best part is that many Wharton students live in or near Rittenhouse so most of your friends/classmates will be very close by. Only complaints are that 1. There aren't any normal grocery stores nearby. There's a Di Bruno Bros, which tends to be pretty expensive, Trader Joe's, which is great but a little further away, and then smaller markets, which are also a bit expensive. 2. Lots of homeless people so the park can get pretty sketchy at night 3. Not a lot of places where you can buy beer in bulk (plenty of specialty / craft beer places though)
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Great neighborhood vibe, lots of good restaurants, bars and shopping nearby. Walkable from Penn campus though a long walk. As an alternative to walking, 21/42 buses on Walnut are convenient and plenty of students are always around to split a cheap Uber to campus with. 10-15min walk to 2401 Walnut, Trader Joe's and the liquor store is a little annoying.
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The Rittenhouse Savoy
I live at 21 and market, which is a few blocks north of Rittenhouse but I would classify my neighborhood more as Rittenhouse than as Logan Square. Live next to the Trader Joe's ad 3 blocks from Whole Foods. Tons of restaurants/coffee shops within easy walking distance as well as a 7/11, CVS, and Rite Aid.
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The Murano
Close to center city work locations, 30 minute walk from UPenn/Wharton, Trader Joes (and future City Target) nearby, close to lots of food and drinking establishments.
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The Republic (formerly 1930 Chestnut)
Pros: Culturally rich place - near the museum district; 15-30 min walk will take you everywhere - Old City, Chinatown, South St., University City, etc. (Well perhaps that's true for everywhere east of Schuylkill) Work, Play, and Shop within walkable distance - really, no need for a car. (if you need one, car/bikeshare is everywhere here.)

Cons: JFK and Market st. can be quite noisy with cars and fire engines from the nearby fire dept - some people may have difficulties sleeping at night due to that.
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The Sterling Apartments
Love being the in the middle of everything and not having to drive to get somewhere. I walk to work so I save money that way too. I couldn't count how many times people have commented on how amazing it is to live in a great part of the city. If I was going to do it all over again, I would have lived here earlier in the cheapest place I could afford, just for the location!
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The Packard Grande
It's expensive to live in Rittenhouse Square, but you'll always be a few minutes away from the social scene--house parties, bars, Drinkers, Irish Pub, you name it. Plus, it's incredibly easy to uber-pool to school, saving you the pain of figuring out the arcane public transit system.
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Rittenhouse Claridge
Rittenhouse Square is a great place to live. It's a long walk to campus but most MBA students live here and there's access to many different types of restaurants, bars, etc. On the weekends also it's nice to be away from campus and you are close to 2401 Walnut for group meetings, etc.
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The Townhouse Apartments
Safe- not much activity after normal working hours (in a good way!)

Construction noise from Comcast center is atrocious.

Nearest grocery stores-WF and Trader Joes each only a few blocks away.
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1900 Arch Street
Close to lots of bars and restaurants, grocery store, dry cleaners, drug store and coffee shops nearby. Walkable and pet-friendly. There is a bike rental nearby. Also very close to the schuylkill river trial.
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The Pepper Building
Di Bruno Bros is great if you have fat wallet. Otherwise, it's a bit of a hike to any grocery store. Rittenhouse rent is also overpriced if you ask me, but so many Wharton students live in the area so I guess it's worth it...
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1600 Chestnut
The entrance of the building meets with the busy Walnut Street so there is always some action going on at the junction of 20th and Walnut. But it is a high-rise and so the noise is never a disturbance.
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The Wanamaker House
Most people in my class seem to live in the Graduate Hospital and Fitler Square areas, which are a shorter walk to the med school than Rittenhouse Square. On the other hand, Rittenhouse has access to more shops and restaurants and is generally more 'bustling' (and probably marginally safer).
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The Rittenhouse Savoy
You're right in the middle of the action on Market Street - which also means street noise if you're on the lower levels
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1919 Market
Food: expensive but plentiful. Lots of foot traffic. Very well lit. Corner grocery stores are expensive but food and friends is open until midnight and sells beer. One block to walnut for all your shopping needs.
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The Dorchester
Rittenhouse Square is close to transportation, lively, convenient and the place to be! Fantastic restaurants, art and parks.
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1919 Market
The location of Logan square is great to be close to transportation. It is quite on the weekend since all the business people aren't there but there is always something going on within walking distance.
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The Sterling Apartments
Safe, shopping, bars, restaurants.... some beggars. Walnut Street is always busy, so if you can live o
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Very close to Trader Joe's and very close to lots of bars and restaurants
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Riverwest Condominiums
This location is convenient for the SEPTA trolley which gets to Campus in 10 minutes; and near the Trader Joe's grocery store. The SEPTA also goes to the Airport in 20 minutes.
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The Sterling Apartments
At the heart of great restaurants, bars, and the square. No shortage of things to do and discover! And very walkable.
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The Wellington
Rittenhouse Square has shopping, nightlife, and the basic essentials. The only thing lacking is a large grocery store.
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Relatively safe - definitely a one headphone in, one headphone out place, even though it is relatively safe. Lots of wharton students.
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AQ Rittenhouse
Everything you need is a convenient walk from Rittenhouse. It's busy but not too busy. Overall really love the neighbourhood.
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The Wanamaker House
Safe, 30 min walk to campus, but easy bus/uber ride.
No nearby affordable grocery stores.
Park is not as nice as you initially think it is.
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Parc Rittenhouse
Plenty of wharton people nearby
Close to everything center city
Longer walk to trader joes for groceries
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Parc Rittenhouse
Logan Square is full of some of the cities most beautiful sites - Swann fountain, the Barnes Museum, City Hall. It's one of the best parts of the city to go for a walk and take in the scenery.
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The Phoenix
Closer to campus than some buildings, lots of Wharton students make transportation to and from campus very easy. Close to bars and restaurants, dry cleaners, parking, etc.
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2116 Chestnut
Restaurants, bars, theater, culture, shopping - this location has everything! There isn't a spot in the city I would rather live, everything is walkable from here!
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The Arts Condominium
Close to all different types of restaurants, shops (including a grocery store) and public transportation (including busses and trains). Greenway and parks close by too. Love it!
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2116 Chestnut
Fun, convenient, safe neighborhood, where most of your classmates will live.
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The Drake
Close to restaurants bars, and most of the other students. Generally a very safe area.
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The Townhouse Apartments
Close to all the MBA bars, a number of restaurants and grocery options
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Le Crillon
Busy with lots of people and lots to do. Nice park.
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9
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Parc Rittenhouse
Best location in Philly: restaurants, grocery stores, theaters, pubs. Quiet and safe neighborhood.
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8
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1500 Locust
Diverse. The crowds on the streets vary immensely by the day of the week and time of the day.
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9
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Adelphia House
Pros-groceries, bars, restaurants
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9
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The Murano
I love living on Spruce Street. We're just a little bit off the beaten path from all of the high-rises on Rittenhouse, but have access to some amazing cafes and restaurants. It's been a great location for recruiting events, too, as we're really central to a lot of venues in downtown Philly.
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10
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The Newport
Generally pleasant neighborhood, but not particularly safe. There was a recent shooting in Rittenhouse Park, and I have been followed by people on multiple occasions.
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7
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Rittenhouse Claridge
It's close to everyone but the restaurants are meh, fairly crowded area, constant construction. I'm not sure why I was so set on living in Rittenhouse anymore.
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5
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Le Crillon
Very nice and convenient. Homeless person per block ratio is very somewhat high; you will be solicited for money on Walnut east of 18th street.
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10
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Rittenhouse Claridge
Rittenhouse Square is full of exciting activities, many bars and restaurants, but tend to be on the expensive side in Philadelphia.
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9
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2209 Walnut St.
Wonderful bars and restaurants right outside the building. New wine and spirits store across the street. Pharmacies nearby
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10
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1500 Locust
The neighbourhood is amazing. Great to walk around. Near nice restaurants and bars, and near the river. It's very cool.
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10
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The Townhouse Apartments
It's one of the best neighborhoods in the city. And if you're a Wharton student, you will want to live here.
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10
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The Wanamaker House
Rittenhouse is a great place to live. It is very safe, and the shopping and night life can't be matched. It's a quick walk to Trader Joes, and there are other little grocery stores around. The mile walk to school is better than a gym, and gives me 40 minutes a day to get out of the law school mentality. My street is pretty quiet, so I don't have to deal with the noise of city night life, but it's still close to all the fun places. I definitely recommend living in Rittenhouse.
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7
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2220 Spruce St
My apartment is one block from Rittenhouse Square, so it is close to everything - grocery store, CVS, bus routes, restaurants, theaters, bars, my friends' apartments, etc. I have an easy 10 minute bike to the hospital and can also take the bus of its snowing or raining outside.
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6
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313 S 17th St
Great, safe neighborhood with lots of bars/restaurants
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8
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The Drake
Rittenhouse Square is the epicenter of off-campus social life for business school. The west side of the square area has good bus access to campus, a short walk to Trader Joes for groceries, many food and bar options, easily accesses the running path along the river, and has always felt very safe to me. It's the nicer part of town. That said, the services tend toward the upscale and the associated prices.
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8
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2205 Saint James Street
Close to campus but not right on campus, so you don't feel like an undergrad. Right in the middle of a ton of amazing restaurants, stores, farmers markets, etc.
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8
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101 Mill Creek Apartments
Pros: very safe, multiple grocery stores, very quiet, close to Rittenhouse Square, high concentration of other Wharton students (e.g., rideshares, social activities)

Cons: sometimes Spruce St feels a bit too quiet (e.g., lack of dining options after 10pm)
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1734 Spruce St
The area is about a 25 minute walk from campus. My street is quiet and safe, and very close to some of the best restaurants in the city.
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7
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2038 Locust St. Apt. 2
This part of Rittenhouse is beautiful - tree-lined streets, very quiet. That being said, it's a little far from campus and 2401; however, I appreciate being a little bit removed from the craziness of the square.
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4
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1520 Pine St. Apt 1R
Great area, well lit at night, safe, lots of great restaurants and shops, close to campus, 2401, and pub. Close to water and running trail.
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2307 Sansom Street
Wouldn't live anywhere else than Rittenhouse
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10
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The Chatham
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Getting to Know
Rittenhouse Square

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: Broad St to S 21st St
North to South Boundaries: Market St to South St
entertainment
Byblos
Chris' Jazz Cafe
Helium Comedy Club
Kimmel Center For the Performing Arts
transit
125/31/44 (bus)
17 (bus)
17 (bus)
27 (bus)
BSL (metro)
MFL (metro)
PATCO (rail)
grocery
CVS Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
Di Bruno Brothers
Rittenhouse Market
Trader Joe's
gyms / rec
John F. Collins Park
Lithe Method
Maha Yoga & Healing Arts
Pole Haus
The Racquet Club of Philadelphia
shopping
Anthropologie
Barbour
H&M
Joseph Fox Bookshop
Ubiq Life
Zara
dining
Almaz Cafe
Elixr Coffee Roasters
Gran Caffe LAquila
Joe Coffee
P S & Co
The Foodery Rittenhouse
Village Whiskey
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey
• Rittenhouse Square contains the 5 digit ZIP code(s) of 19103 and 19102. Half of residents are renters, and the rental vacancy rate is typically 15%.

• More than half of units are in 20+ unit buildings, with less than 10% having being built in the past 15 years. 2BR+ properties make up roughly a quarter of the market, with the balance in 1BR and studios.

One quarter of people in Rittenhouse Square drive to work.

• Half of Rittenhouse Square residents are 22-34, 3% are below 21, 15% are 35-49, and a third are older than 50.

• Roughly 20% of Rittenhouse Square residents are students (mostly grad students), and 17% are unemployed or retired.

• Most units are heated by electric, and three quarters of ACS survey respondents said that they pay extra for one or more utilities.
What Rittenhouse Square Residents Think About Their Apartments
overall
8.0
value
8.0
amenities
6.5
social
7.1
management
7.2
safety
7.7

Best Apartments
in Rittenhouse Square


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2 Beds $2,585

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1 Bed $1,795
2 Beds $2,500

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Studio $1,365
1 Bed $1,925

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Studio $1,625
1 Bed $1,950
2 Beds $2,795

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1 Bed $2,400
2 Beds $3,600

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1 Bed $1,795
2 Beds $2,900

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