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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1,500
1 Bedroom
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1,900
2 Bedroom
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2,550

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 — 8.7/10 Rating (based on 451 neighborhood reviews)
The neighborhood is both quiet and lively. There is so much around, but I have never had an issue sleeping or studying because there is too much noise. The broad street line is a 10-15 minute walk away and we are close to shopping, food, the park, and the river trail. Has everything within a 10-15 walk.
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This neighborhood has everything I need within walking distance. Shops, grocery stores, parks, the subway and trolley, post office. You name it. It's very safe and extremely quiet, which helps when I'm trying to study. The Rittenhouse Square area is really the best place to live in Philly if you don't mind paying a little more.
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AQ Rittenhouse
I love this neighborhood and knew I wanted to live here when beginning my apartment search. The park is one of my favorite places in the city, and I love being able to easily access all the restaurants and shopping nearby. It's also an easy (~20 minute) walk to Penn Law, and the walking commute has always been a nice and peaceful part of my day.
Spruce Street in particular is great - it's a little south of the square, so is quieter/shielded from a lot of the traffic that the neighborhood gets, but it's not out of the way or far away. There's a Starbucks, a grocery store (Rittenhouse Market), and a few corner stores (Four Seasons and Food & Friends) within a 2-3 minute walk of my apartment.
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2043 Spruce Street
Rittenhouse is one of my favorite spots in Philadelphia. Great food, lots of bars/public spaces to hang out, very walkable, easy access to the Schuylkill River Trail, and beautiful buildings. The fact that it's located right across the river from UPenn as well makes it very convenient for school.
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The Beacon
Usually pretty safe (as safe as you can be in the city). Great bars and restaurants, fun festivals around City Hall and Rittenhouse Square. Access to the Schuylkill Trail, and easy access to SEPTA stations. Walkable to University City, and easy travel to all the major tourist places.
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The Ellington
South Rittenhouse is a very safe, quaint area to live. Close to restaurants and grocery stores but still relatively quiet, especially the farther you get from the square.
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1734 Pine Street
Rittenhouse is a great place to live! Near public transportation, parks, museums, and tons of great restaurants.
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AQ Rittenhouse
Love the neighborhood, Rittenhouse Square is beautiful and we are so close to the more commercial areas like Walnut Street while not being in the center of the craziness. Plus we are within walking distance of public transportation including 10 minutes from the 15/16 street PATCO station. I personally think it is one of the best areas of Philly to live in.
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The Wellington
Rittenhouse square is our favorite neighborhood in the city. It has everything you could need all within walking distance from some of the best restaurants and bars, parks and open space, to a fantastic farmers market every saturday. It is steps away from the Schuylkill river trail and a pleasant walk or bus ride away from University city and other parts of center city. It is very bike friendly, and traffic is not nearly as bad or congested as it is in other parts of center city. You can even find free long term street parking reliably if you know where to look!
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The Pepper Building
love rittenhouse! as a petite woman, i feel safe walking around alone at night. great balance of quiet, residential feel with amazing bars and restaurants close by. lots of green space. easy to travel around philly via transit on walnut, chestnut, and market street. also close to river trail path for running. 20/25 minute walk to penn campus.
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2038 locust street
I love Center City and being right across from City Hall is awesome. I haven't had any safety concerns and have never felt outright unsafe (but this is also not my first time living in a big city).
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Avenir
I love Rittenhouse for the shopping/restaurants/parks/convenience, but like many neighborhoods in large cities you should be aware of your surroundings especially if you are a woman.
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The Wellington
Rittenhouse is an amazing place to live. The Rittenhouse Park is one of my favorite things about Philadelphia. The restaurant scene nearby has everything from expensive 5-star restaurants to easy-going pizza parlors.

You'll find something for everyone here.
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The Townhouse Apartments
Great location for students -- 2 minute walk to the park which is where a lot of students meet for coffee. Close to the other popular Wharton buildings too
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The Wanamaker House
This neighborhood is incredibly safe. I'm never concerned when walking alone or at night. There are constantly people around and the area is well-lit.
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The Chatham
Rittenhouse is a great place for students to live. Close to classmates, lots of restaurants available, walking distance to classes, etc.
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Lippincott Mansion
Rittenhouse Square is more or less the ideal urban neighborhood.

Commute from The Wellington (or from Rittenhouse Square itself) to University of Pennsylvania is about 20 minutes by trolley, can sometimes be slightly more.
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The Wellington
Love walking around Rittenhouse Square. I pass through on my way to errands and for the Saturday farmers' market. There are always cute kids and dogs playing - very lively. Such a walkable part of town and such charming streets.
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2045 Locust Street
With Rittenhouse square park view
Food and friends (grocery) is open Til midnight. 7-11 nearby. Bus and tram available
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222 Rittenhouse
Very quiet neighborhood (little vehicle noise) right in the middle of center city so close to restaurants & shops.
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Lippincott Mansion
There is a lot of crime, but only because we are in centercity. Everything is always handled immediately, however.
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9
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The Westbury
Relatively safe and lots of things to do. Rittenhouse is a great area for young adults/grad students.
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8
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The Wanamaker House
Hard to really evaluate during COVID but convenient and lots of restaurants and so close to the park
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1700 Chestnut
Rittenhouse/center city is a nice area with lots to do within walking distance. It feels safe.
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1500 Locust
- Close to a lot of restaurants and shopping malls
- Noisy roads - Close to city centre
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1700 Chestnut
Convenient location near Target and CVS and quick walk to the park and restaurants.
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The Harper
In my opinion, Rittenhouse is the best spot for Penn graduate students.
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2012 WALNUT ST
Right by rittenhouse square and city hall. 2 min walk from school.
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The Nash
Super safe street. Not a Main Street so very quiet and secure.
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2028-34 Rittenhouse Square
A beautiful, historic, and safe part of Philadelphia with gorgeous architecture, wonderful walks, Rittenhouse Square Park, great restaurants/bars, and shopping.
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The Townhouse Apartments
What more can you ask for? Best neighborhood in America.
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Parc Rittenhouse
Nice, clean, safe, perfect location for Wharton student
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Brownstone
Great area, easy to walk around, and tons of shops and restaurant/bars. Since this is a fairly nice area, many of these places are on the expensive side.
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8
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1600 Chestnut
Rittenhouse without the bustle of being on the square
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The Latham
Pricey on a student budget, but not oppressively so. Lots of good food within a 10 min. walk. Everyone seems to have a dog. 25 min. walk to Penn Law.
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9
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2007 Spruce St.
True center city experience. Surrounded by everything you may need. Only a 10 minute commute to work, but seems like its in two different worlds.
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9
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115 S 21st Street
You are a block off Rittenhouse Square- need I say more? Tons of great restaurants, bakeries and a local food store are only blocks a way.
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The Townhouse Apartments
It's one of the most desirable city neighborhoods in the United States. If you are not familiar with Philadelphia, just google. :)
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The Townhouse Apartments
Feels safe. Lots of restaurants and bars around, and a short walk to Spruce Street Harbor Park, Franklin Square, both rivers.
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The Ellington
2 blocks from the patco, near groceries, gyms, restaurants, also quiet area (not too close to walnut st/ city noise)
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Rittenhouse sqaure
Neighborhood is very safe, crime still happens just far less in abundance than other places. It is Center City.
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1430 Lombard Street
Rittenhouse is close to transit and is central to a lot of bars, restaurants, and things to do in the city.
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9
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Rittenhouse Claridge
I like this neighborhood a lot! Close to everything, tons of Wharton students living in the area
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The Wanamaker House
Right next to Rittenhouse Square and the bus stop that takes you to UPenn, very convenient
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9
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The Carlyle
Fantastic neighborhood with tons or restaurants and bars, and a great park steps away.
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The Warwick Condos
Love that the building is near Rittenhouse park and the Schuylkill River for running.
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The Wanamaker House
Right in the middle of everything while still on a quiet street. I love spruce st!
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Brownstone
You have everything you need within walking distance, the area is amazing!
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The Carlyle
Nice neighborhood with lots of nice restaurants and bars in the area.
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The Chatham
20 mins to HUP and walking distance to the bars and restaurants
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8
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2006 Walnut St
Fantastic for bars, shopping, restaurants, and access to the Rittenhouse park. Less ideal for walking to Wharton's campus - you need to take a 10 min bus ride.
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The Beacon
convenient location to Penn campus as well as center city
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6
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The Wanamaker House
Awesome restaurants, any service you need, super safe.
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1700 Chestnut
Love the neighborhood! Close to tons of restaurants and cafes, public transit, the park, easy access to much of philly.
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The Latham
A great place to live if you're new to Philadelphia. Extraordinarily safe -- no problems walking alone 24 hours per day. Convenient to groceries (though kind of overpriced, like everything in the area), drugstore, lots of food and shopping. Easy access to lots of transit options like the city bus, trolley, and subway lines, and obviously never any trouble getting picked up by a rideshare. That said, it's very crowded with tourists and shoppers and can be a little too bustling... definitely no neighborhood feel and fewer small businesses with local character than elsewhere in the city.
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The Rittenhouse Savoy
Middle of Rittenhouse, although you'll find more Wharton students living West of you. ICON is near the border of how far most Wharton students will live. Taking an Uber from the apartment to Huntsman can take longer than expected because of traffic on Walnut Street (there's a lot of construction further west on Walnut). It takes 30-35 minutes if you are walking.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
Do love the neighborhood and tree-lined streets, cafes, restaurants. Red-brick buildings.
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1933 Manning Street
Mostly everything you'll need:

-Great restaurants (mostly a bit pricier)
-Target usually is out of stock of needed groceries. Rittenhouse Market is pricey. TJ's is too far. PrimeNow works well though!
-Transit to campus is marginally more difficult
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The Warwick Condos
This is the place to be if you want a charming bustling area ! It’s close to everything - I commute to med school by bus or on foot . I appreciate having access to buses, trains, restaurants, salons, shops etc. I never have to take an uber to go out to dinner.
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The Dorchester
Vast majority of Wharton lives within a few min walk
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The Republic
Lots of traffic noise and little street parking, BUT so close to the park, amazing bars/restaurants/stores/coffee shops. Rittenhouse farmers' market, Schuylkill running trail, PATCO is right there . . . love it.
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220 South 16th Street
The neighborhood is safe, right in center city. The building is located on Walnut street though which means that there is a decent amount of noise in the apartments that are facing that street.
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1600 Walnut Street
Right in the middle of Rittenhouse square. Very close to most other popular Wharton buildings and easy commute to school, whether you are walking, using the SEPTA, or catching a ride.
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The Republic
It's on the NE side of Rittenhouse Square park and it's the perfect location--close to stores, great restaurants, and of course, the park! There's a farmer's market every Saturday.
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Rittenhouse Claridge
Great neighborhood! It is the place to be, especially for young adults. There is always a lot of events and activities in the area as well as many great restaurants and bars.
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Rittenhouse Claridge
Great, but sometimes I feel like it's too-Whartonized. Sometimes I don't want to be around my classmates! I can't order a pizza without someone walking by and knowing! :)
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2045 Chestnut Street
Great access to all that Philly has to offer, I walk to school and feel very comfortable around my apartment at all hours. The big drawback is the lack of parking.
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1723 Spruce St
Great neighborhood. All social activities stem from this area and many Wharton students live here. However, the walk to campus is about 30mins so not very quick.
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The Townhouse Apartments
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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Le Crillon
Rittenhouse Square is such a convenient and safe neighborhood. Great for people with pets and there are endless restaurants, hotels, and stores right by you.
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The Wellington
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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9
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Very nice. A bit expensive—few full grocery stores. Walkable, restaurants, green park, and shopping. Busy on weekends and Friday, Saturday, & Sunday PM.
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Idk
Everything is nearby. It's certainly less residential than Rittenhouse area, so if you're looking for more of the city-living aspect, Center City is great.
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Avenir
Love living in Rittenhouse! It has the ideal community feel, with all the benefits of restaurants, bars, shops, and being walking distance to Huntsman
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269 S 21st Street
I love this neighborhood. It is cute, with great retail, fitness facilities, and restaurants. It's the place to live if you're a Wharton MBA student.
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The Republic
Love living where my classmates live. I know so many people in my area and building that I sometimes accidentally refer to the Dorchester as a dorm.
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The Dorchester
You are at the heart of it all in Rittenhouse. Walking distance to many others apartments, bars, and restaurants where you are likely to hang out.
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The Townhouse Apartments
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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Rittenhouse Claridge
Neighborhood is great. Lots of restaurants and shops on walnut street. You probably don’t want to go too far east butbotherwise you’re fine.
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The Beacon
Great place to live. I walked, biked, took uber, and rode the bus to school. It's convenient to hop on bus lines on Walnut or on Lombard.
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The Townhouse Apartments
Tons of bars/restaurants/shopping within walking distance. Rittenhouse square is very nice and it's also close to a great running trail!
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1700 Chestnut
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
I love Rittenhouse- you can never get bored! Such a fun/cute area. I never feel unsafe and everything you need is always close by.
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The Latham
If you're a Wharton student, you must live in Rittenhouse. You'll regret it if you don't because >90% of students live there!
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The Dorchester
Best place for Penn grad students to live, lots of bars and restaurants, reasonable walk to school. Outside university bubble.
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2049 chestnut st
Neighborhood is fantastic. Great restaurants and shopping. Can walk everywhere and there is plenty of public transportation.
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The Latham
If you go to Wharton you'll likely live here. It's a nice spot, but definitely the most expensive place to live in the city.
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1734 Pine Street
Wonderful bars and restaurants right outside the building. New wine and spirits store across the street. Pharmacies nearby
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1500 Locust
It's Walnut Street, Center City. You've got everything there, including pedestrians and construction. Not much more to say.
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The Beacon
Rittenhouse Square is convenient for meeting up with classmates but also for having mulitple restaurants and bars nearby.
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1500 Locust
Loved the Rittenhouse area. Close to plenty of restaurants, bars, shops and almost everything is within walking distance.
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The Townhouse Apartments
Rittenhouse Square is absolutely beautiful. Best location in Philadelphia! Tons of restaurants and shopping. Super safe!
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Rittenhouse Claridge
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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The Townhouse Apartments
Rittenhouse Square has shopping, nightlife, and the basic essentials. The only thing lacking is a large grocery store.
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Everything you need is in close proximity. The charm of Philadelphia's architecture comes alive in the neighborhood.
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222 Rittenhouse
I enjoy going out for a walk among the nice residential areas of Philadelphia and this apartment is great for that.
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412 S 15th Street
I live SE of Rittenhouse Square in a brownstone, it's slightly farther from Upenn but the extra space is worth it.
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Brownstone
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
Love the neighborhood though it can get pricey. The only neighborhood that seems better would be the gayborhood.
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340A South 19th Street
I love Rittenhouse Square. I wouldn´t choose any other neighborhood in Philly. Its full of bars and restaurants
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The Townhouse Apartments
Plenty of wharton people nearby
Close to everything center city
Longer walk to trader joes for groceries
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Parc Rittenhouse
Rittenhouse is the best neighborhood in Philly. It offers the best walkability, saftey, and opportunities.
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1700 Chestnut
Neighborhood is great! Near many shops, bars, and restaurants. Quite safe as well, right next to a hotel.
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1700 Chestnut
Lots of bars and restaurants nearby, but not close enough that you hear late-night weekend foot traffic.
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Avenir
Plenty of restaurants and bars around this apartment, however, can be noisy living right in the center!
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1700 Chestnut
Best neighborhood. Close proximity to most classmates, and tons of great restaurants/bars in the area.
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The Wanamaker House
Excellent access to bars and restaurants that other Wharton students frequent. Easy commute to school.
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The Wellington
Everyone is here. You should be too.
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8
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2001 Delancey St
Cute!
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1832 Pine St
Neighborhood is fine.
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AQ Rittenhouse
If you go to wharton, don't live anywhere else
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The Dorchester
Best place in town
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8
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The Sansom
The only place to live if you go to Wharton.
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The Ellington
Everyone lives in this neighbhorhood
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10
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1920 Pine Street
rittenhouse
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The Dorchester
Love the neighborhood. The park is super cute and convenient. Lots of good food and shopping nearby.
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Rittenhouse Claridge
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
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
Many restaurants and stores, great access to public transportation, the residential heart of Philly
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1736 Pine Street Apartment 3R
Very central location with lots of stores, restaurants and bars. Would not recommend for families.
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Great to be within walking distance of shops and the restaurant scene Wouldn't live anywhere else
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The Latham
Great neighborhood. Safe. Everything you need. Close to school and everything in Center City
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111 S 21st St Philadelphia
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.
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
Amazing neighborhood. Very safe, all amenities needed, and incredible bar/restaurant scene.
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313 s18th ST
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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The Newport
Very centrally located. Not too far from school and very close to all evening activities.
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1700 Chestnut
It's a bit far from campus (30-35 minute walk) but everything else is super convenient.
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The Latham
Close to restaurants bars, and most of the other students. Generally a very safe area.
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The Townhouse Apartments
This is THE place to live if you're a Wharton student. Everything you need is within a 5 block radius. The park is beautiful all times of year, there is great shopping on Walnut, great workout studios scattered about, and amazing restaurants (competitive with the NYC restaurant scene).
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The Dorchester
Very safe neighborhood. Apartments are right above many shops and restaurants nearby.
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Rittenhouse Claridge
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
not on the square but right near great restaurants and two blocks from the square.
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The Sansom
Happening downtown scene and nice parks and restaurants within walking distance
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Avenir
Love Rittenhouse Square - lots of amazing bars and restaurants very close by
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The Dorchester
Fun, convenient, safe neighborhood, where most of your classmates will live.
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The Drake
Great restaurants, safe neighbourhood, fun bars, all of Wharton lives here.
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1933 Manning St.
At the corner of the park. Close to school and the city. Prime location.
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The Dorchester
Best spot in Philly, especially for people in the mid-20's to early 30's
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The Dorchester
This is the only place I'd choose to live in Philly. Great neighborhood
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1834 Pine St
Close to all the MBA bars, a number of restaurants and grocery options
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Le Crillon
- Great neighborhood for walking, eating out, close to public transit
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1806 Spruce Street
Love the neighborhood! Great bars and restaurants and close to work!
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Beekman Place
Love this area! Walking distance to everything that you ever need.
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The Wellington
Safe neighborhood; although there are people hanging around the streets, that generally does not present any threat. Located in the shopping zone, and in the center of the bar/restaurent scene. Many grocery stores are in close proximity and very accessible as well.
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The Latham
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
Great location. Easy to walk to campus. Lots of restaurants.
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The Townhouse Apartments
Live in Rittenhouse square, please. Most events happen here.
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The Latham
very central
near the park
easy walking to everything
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331 S 18th Street
Close to everything without having the noisy walnut street
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The Wanamaker House
Close to restaurants, bars, and the Schuykill river trail
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The Townhouse Apartments
Great neighborhood. Really enjoying living near the park
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The Wanamaker House
Lots of bars, restaurants and very easy to walk around
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Rittenhouse is the safest and nicest area of the city
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The Dorchester
Great location - market nearby, lots of restaurants.
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The Townhouse Apartments
center city, close to broad street, lots of homeless
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1501 Locust
Can't imagine living elsewhere as a Wharton student
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The Republic
Rittenhouse is fantastic and where you want to be.
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2052 Locust Street
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
Safe and nearby to lots of restaurants and bars. Not as good due to high foot traffic, many panhandlers, and excessive street noise due to cars honking and a nightclub with a huge line outside until 2am right across the street.
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1700 Chestnut
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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You can't beat living in Rittenhouse Square, with access to a wide variety of bars and restaurants and in close proximity to most of your classmates. Campus is a trip away by bike, walk, ride-share, or public transit.
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1500 Locust
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
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
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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1520 Pine St. Apt 1R
Rittenhouse Square is where almost all Wharton students live, which is great because it makes it easy to meet up with people. There's a large collection of restaurants, bars, and shopping in the nearby area.
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1700 Chestnut
Rittenhouse Square is a fun neighborhood. It has many restaurants, bars and stores within walking distance. It is close to public transportation stops (MFL line, trolleys, buses). The park is 1 block away!
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The Latham
Neighborhood is okay. Good location
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Rittenhouse Claridge
Love the neighborhood
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Rittenhouse Square
The Park Slope of Philly
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The Dorchester
Good neighborhood
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The Dorchester
Great neighborhood - good bars and restaurants
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The Hutton
Very friendly and understanding.
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Rittenhouse Claridge
Great neighborhood
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2001 Delancey St
Rittenhouse Square is a premier spot in Philadelphia offering central location, lots of bars and restaurants, and a park with farmer's markets, etc. I'd recommend it to anyone new to the city.
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2028-34 Rittenhouse Square
Bustling, pretty neighborhood with a lot of shopping, restaurants, and bars. However, it's the most expensive neighborhood in Philly and not necessarily the highest quality restaurants.
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The Sansom
OK, close to the corner of Rittenhouse Park that is infested with homeless people (even more so than the other sections), very busy intersection, but close to everything.
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The Latham
Very nice neighborhood that is generally safe and bustling with activity. Most conveniently located in terms of distance to school, social events and classmates.
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The Wanamaker House
Too upscale. I only live here because all of the other MBAs do. We'd be smarter to live in West Philly, which is equally cool and cheaper.
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1837 Spruce Street
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
Slightly far from school and other around the 2100 block but still very convenient and walkable to all the great spots.
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The Ellington
You have to be careful at night, in terms of safety. Apart from that, lots of clubs and restaurants are around
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The Latham
While it's more expensive, being close to school and friends is convenient and fun.
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The Wanamaker House
Pricier area of town but close to lots of good restaurants, bars, nightlife, etc.
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The Dorchester
I live on Spruce Street and it feels a lot like suburbia than a city.
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The Drake
would recommend going closer to south street or rittenhouse
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1501 Locust
Central location between campus and everything else.
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The Republic
Rittenhouse has everything you need and more
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The Warwick Condos
Lovely, walkable, great bars & restaurants
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The Westbury
Very close to everything!
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The Dorchester
Good neighborhood
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The Wanamaker House
Safe
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The Warwick Condos
Excellent. Everything is nearby.
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1700 Chestnut
Great
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The Dorchester
Very cute neighborhood
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The Townhouse Apartments
Waking distance to everyone in Wharton
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1706 Locust
Great location right on Rittenhouse Square.
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The Dorchester
Best place for student + partner. LOVE IT!
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Parc Rittenhouse
A block from Rittenhouse Park.
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The Carlyle
very safe
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The Wanamaker House
great - very central
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The Townhouse Apartments
convenient and fun
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Very convenient and nice. Safest area in town.
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The Latham
Wouldn't live anywhere else than Rittenhouse
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The Chatham
Great restaurant and bar scene.
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The Republic (formerly 1930 Chestnut)
Building is right on Rittenhouse Park.
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The Dorchester
Lots of great shops and restaurants!
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Avenir
Almost everyone lives in the area
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Close to everything
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The Sansom
Love it
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222 Rittenhouse
Rittenhouse is perfect
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Lippincott Mansion
is pricey but is close
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The Newport
Rittenhouse Square is good
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1600 Walnut Street
Can be noisy sometimes
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The Latham
All you need in one place, a short walk away.
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The Beacon
You're close to everything! Best place to be!
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Liberty View Apartments
Eclectic
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Avenir
good, everyone is here
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420 S 20th street
Very commercial
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1700 Chestnut
Rittenhouse is very pedestrian-friendly! If you live further east, it’s very easy to get to school via the Broad Street Line. There’s a few walkable options for grocery stores, many walkable options for coffee, and multiple green spaces to relax/work out. Very close to center center city, but doesn’t feel super hectic.
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326 S 16th Street
Rittenhouse Square is the center of the action. As someone who has never lived right in a city center before, I really enjoyed being able to walk to everything, especially Target and the variety of restaurants within just a couple of blocks.
While I would say being 5 minutes from things is indeed a noticeable improvement from being 15 minutes away from things, the pandemic made the cost of Rittenhouse Square feel silly. With the hindsight of a pandemic (since fall 2021 may be back to normal), I'd still suggest that being in the center of the action is a bit overrated. Rittenhouse Square park itself can get noisy on weekends before it gets cold out. I also think that the 20-minute commute to Penn can surprisingly start to feel a little long, especially if you ever have to make two round trips in a day, and I wouldn't be surprised if students gradually migrate closer to the river. With them may go some restaurants, bars, and retail. I'd encourage folks to sign 1-year leases, get a feel for Rittenhouse, and then decide whether they are open to moving toward South Philly (or Fairmount) to save a bit on rent and have a slightly quieter lifestyle.
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The Wellington
Center City is nice because it's safe and very convenient to get everywhere. Grocery stores are very close, too. I live 3 blocks from the nearest Trader Joes (I walk right through City Hall to get there). Don't take that for granted, because there are a lot of places in the city where grocery stores are an uber ride away, at the closest.
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The Packard Grande
There are lots of restaurants, public transport and Rittenhouse Park walkable in minutes. I feel safe in the neighborhood around the apartment. If you like downtown, it's a good location.
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1500 Locust
Right in the thick of Center City/Rittenhouse. Surrounded by commercial businesses and other apartment buildings. Nice and close to the park, restaurants, etc. Not too far of a walk to Trader Joe's. Chestnut Street can sometimes feel unsafe, but building itself feels very safe.
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The Belgravia Condos
This is definitely the place to live as an MBA student. It's a quick walk to campus and the vast majority of people live in about a 10 block radius from Rittenhouse (which has been a social gathering space itself during COVID).
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Rittenhouse Claridge
Amazing neighborhood with endless restaurants, stores, coffee shops, bars, etc. in walking distance. Very safe.
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The Townhouse Apartments
Rittenhouse Square has a park in the center surrounded by a bookstores, restaurants, and a public library. It is open to pets and often has open art / food markets on the weekends. It is close to the Broad Street Line and PATCO. There are many families who live in the area. It is affordable compared to other major cities (NYC, DC, Boston), but there are certainly more affordable areas in Philadelphia, simply without the luxury of being so close to Center City.
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1612 Pine St
It's very accessible to school, has good amenities, is walkable, has good transport links and feels pretty safe, even later at night. The only downside in my view is that it's not a very diverse neighborhood (tends to be older and whiter than other parts of the city, I think because there is a greater prevalence of more expensive single-family homes or luxury high-rise buildings).
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2024 Spruce Street
Rittenhouse is extremely lively with a lot of great restaurants and shopping. As a Penn grad student, most students live around the area so it's really convenient. The park is a great meeting point.
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The Harper
Close to all the bars and restaurants in the Gayborhood. 7 minute walk to Rittenhouse Square, so close to lots of Wharton students. A bit farther from campus, but I ride my bike and super easy.
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The Atlantic
Rittenhouse is a great place to live as a Wharton student. I felt the Wanamaker, specifically, was in a central location to school, other students, and shops / grocery stores.
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The Wanamaker House
Love everything about this area. Close to parks, stores, safe
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The Latham
Always feel safe here because there's always people around, and I am a female who spends plenty of time outside and alone. The park itself tends to have groups hanging around at night that can be loud, but I have never felt threatened or unsafe from them.
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Rittenhouse Claridge
Great neighborhood. Loads of parks and good restaurants. Great for walking. Close to the river for running. ~35 min walk to Wharton campus.
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Rittenhouse Claridge
Beautiful neighborhood. Lots of restaurants and bars. Bustling with people. Reasonable access to grocery stores, bodegas, pharmacies.
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The Drake
Center City is the best. My particular location is very close to trolley stations, Suburban regional rail station, and bus routes. Most upscale restaurants are nearby, and most of my peers at the Wharton school live in the area.
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1700 Chestnut
Great area with lots of other students and things to do. Proximal to the park which makes it easy for picnics and the like.
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AirBnB studio
Rittenhouse Square is a great neighborhood. There are so many restaurants and bars in the area, and several grocery stores within walking distance. There are many public transportation options in the area, and it's safe.
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The Townhouse Apartments
Kind of the perfect neighborhood in that there is green space, tons of shops and restaurants, etc. but it's still an easy walk to the law school (about 25 minutes). Also an easy Lyft/Uber or bus when weather is bad.
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1921 Spruce Street
The Rittenhouse area is so cute, and it’s nice to be so close to campus especially when we end up in person again.
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1527 Spruce Street
The location is very close to both fast casual and sit-down restaurants as well as shopping and workout studios. We are a 36-40 minute walk to Huntsman. It's a little farther from school than 2116, but the SEPTA bus stops right outside the building and runs directly to Huntsman in under 15 minutes. The downside is that it is very noisy, and there is a lot of loitering nearby. However, the building feels very secure.
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The Beacon
Great proximity to restaurants, bars, and other students. Proximity to Campus is good but not great - it typically takes me 15-20 minutes to get to Huntsman via bus/trolley, or 30 minutes to walk.
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Rittenhouse Claridge
Very happening area! Tons of local restaurants and shops to visit, as well as your staples.
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The Sansom
Rittenhouse Square. Arguably one of the nicest neighborhoods in Philly. Excellent restaurants on every block, dogs everywhere, and a safe and warm community make this neighborhood a gem.
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The Townhouse Apartments
Mostly quiet. Lots of people out walking. Really close to the river walk and park.
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Locust Commons
Very city-esque - lots of buildings, traffic, and restaurants / bars
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The Point at Rittenhouse Row
Great area! Right in Rittenhouse Square, couldn't be more perfect.
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The Dorchester
Perfect area. Close to everything and not too far from school.
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1820 Spruce St Apt 1R
Very safe. Lots of restaurants and people walking around
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1417 Spruce St
Close to Rittenhouse Park and many restaurants and bars.
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The Chatham
Wonderful neighborhood, safe, with a lot to do nearby!
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The Warwick Condos
A quiet street right next to the heart of Rittenhouse
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2028-34 Rittenhouse Square
Walking distance to the park, river, grocery store
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Chestnut View Condos
You're in business school to meet people. Rittenhouse is where the vast majority of people live. Suck it up and spend the extra money to be close by.
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The Ellington
The neighborhood is wonderful - filled with cute stores and restaurants. It feels very upscale. Not even close to as expensive as living in NYC.
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The Dorchester
In between Rittenhouse and Fitler square - very close to everything but street is prettier/ more private than main Rittenhouse area
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1920 Pine Street
It’s a beauty off neighborhood with Rittenhouse park a us crown jewel. It’s safe, quiet, and near good shopping and night life.
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The Newport
Wonderful neighborhood with Rittenhouse park and abundance of bars and restaurants. Great access to public transportation.
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The Sansom
Nice shops and (some expensive) restaurants nearby. Also lots of people walking dogs. Right in front of the park.
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The Rittenhouse Savoy
Lovely neighborhood, close to lots of upscale dining and shopping. One block from Rittenhouse Square park.
Walk is approx 15 min to Jefferson. 7 min walk to subway to be able to get to Methodist hospital.
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Short walk to Rittenhouse square (7 min). It’s really graduate hospital area. So quiet but close to stuff
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The Pepper Building
Very urban, dense neighborhood with lots of churches, historic buildings, restaurants, shops. Townhouses mixed with high rise apartments. Driving is a little difficult as the streets are congested and parking is very limited and expensive. Most people walk or bicycle anywhere they need to go.
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The Rittenhouse Savoy
Lots of nice restaurants and social scenes. Can be a little pricey if you’re on a budget.
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The Wanamaker House
Wonderful, quaint and friendly neighborhood that is bordering the bar scene and city.
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Rittenhouse Claridge
Steps from Rittenhouse park, right in the heart of center city - couldn't be better
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The Hutton
Most Wharton students live inside or within close proximity of this area, so it's a good neighborhood to congregate here. Lots of good restaurants & coffee shops, plus the park!
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The Republic
Lots of stores and restaurants and close to many other Wharton students
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AQ Rittenhouse
Love living here. Blessing and curse is that it's a total bubble.
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The Wellington
Neighborhood has restaurants, workout classes, coffee shops etc
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The Warwick Condos
Nice neighborhood but we still got broken into last week.
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The Westbury
Great location, easy access to buses and ubers to campus
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Wanamaker House
Close to all food and shopping. A 30 minute walk to school, but it's an easy and nice walk. The buses are very easy to navigate.
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1700 Walnut
I like living in Center City a lot. I tried living in University City my first year of law school, but I found it was more stressful being closer to campus. I like the walk everyday and it's great being downtown for bar review and other social events. Most upper level students also live downtown, so it is easier to connect with your peers. Also a target and CVS very close by, so it is very convenient if you need to pick up groceries, or want to take a break and head out shopping etc. If you like a social atmosphere and one where you can distance yourself a bit from the college experience and integrate with young professionals in Philadelphia, Center City is a great place to be.
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Avenir
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.
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The Wanamaker House
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
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
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
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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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
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
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
Close to Rittenhouse where lots of other MBAs live and where lots of restaurants and bars are.
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The Belgravia Condos
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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313 S 17th St
Most people who live here have well paying jobs or are retired. We see a ton of dogs every day. The streets are maintained well (holla at that snow n ice removal) and we are right in the middle of everything - restaurants, stores, cafes, clothing, you name it.
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Very close to Rittenhouse and all the bars/ restaurants
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1501 Locust
Overall, there's tons of restaurants and lots of things to do at night. It can get a little loud on the weekends if that's an issue for you. Traffic is frequently busy, but you really don't need a car to get anywhere.
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1500 Locust
The perfect neighborhood for residency. Easy access to amazing food and drinks. Close to the train making for easy trips to West Philly, Fishtown, and the stadiums. Close enough to the Schuylkill for running.
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1500 Locust
Best location. Near Rittenhouse Square, restaurants, cafes, and bars. Safe neighborhood with a lot of charming townhouses. As this is one of the tallest buildings, there are great views.
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The Townhouse Apartments
The neighborhood is very nice — many residential houses and many young families who occupy the non-Wharton units. Every one is friendly and I’ve never felt unsafe walking at night.
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2028-34 Rittenhouse Square
Above nordstrom rack on chestnut street, close to everything in rittenhouse square (2-3 blocks from square itself), close to multiple drug stores, dibruno brothers, target etc.
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1700 Chestnut
Tons of restaurants, bars, shopping, and exercise classes within walking distance. Many other medical students live in this area as well so it's a great area to be based.
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9
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The Packard Grande
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)
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
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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101 Mill Creek Apartments
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
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)
I love this neighborhood. There’s lots of stores, restaurants, and of course a beautiful park all within a 5-10 minute walk. It’s also close to UArts campus.
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220 South 16th Street
It's right on Rittenhouse square so it's closer to a ton of restaurants and shops nearby. It is also very safe and I feel comfortable walking alone at night
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The Rittenhouse Savoy
I really enjoy this neighborhood, there is so much to do and its near the bus/trolley for getting to HUP. Lots of great shopping, shows, and restaurants
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The Republic
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
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
best rittenhouse location. just off of the square makes it quieter than other buildings, but you're right in the heart of the beautiful brownstones
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The Townhouse Apartments
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
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
Safe, scenic neighborhood that offers positioning next to most social spaces in the community. Easy public transit access and clean streets.
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The Latham
Right by Rittenhouse Square in the center of where all Wharton students live! One block away from the bus stop that takes you to campus.
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The Carlyle
Great neighborhood - the Rittenhouse farmer's market on Saturdays is great, and the building is right by the Schuylkill River Trail.
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The Wanamaker House
A little bit on the east end of Rittenhouse. Still only a couple blocks from the park. Lots of homeless people, but that's typical
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Love the neighborhood, close to lots of restaurants, bars and shopping. This means it can be kind of loud on weekends/evenings.
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The Bentley
Great neighborhood. Best in center city. Close to transit. Everything is walkable. A bit over priced but close to Trader Joe’s.
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The Dorchester
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
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
I really like the neighborhood. There is a lot of places nearby and walking distance. One negative a lot of homeless people.
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1500 Locust
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
Secure neighborhood, 10 min walk to MANY amazing restaurants, necessities (Walgreens, cafes, etc) right around the corner.
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The Pepper Building
Best block to live on for Wharton students. Walking distance to popular bars and restaurants, not too far off the square.
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AQ Rittenhouse
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
Center city is great for food/bar scene. Easy access to both subway lines. Lots of nice neighborhoods and parks around.
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Academy House
Live on or near Rittenhouse Square. I think the ideal location is between 20th and 23rd and between Walnut and Spruce.
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313 S 17th St
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
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
Close to rittenhouse and downtown as well as Penn and Drexel and tons of bars, things to do, and great restaurants.
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Liberty View Apartments
Lots of restaurants and shops closeby. Most Wharton students are in that area as well so easy meet up with peers.
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The Carlyle
Heart of Philly Nightlife. But that also means occasional bums and drunken behavior going on in the neighborhood
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1500 Locust
Neighborhood is great, accessible. Not safe compared to other cities but safe compared to other parts of Philly
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1828 Spruce Street
Hard to beat Rittenhouse, gets a little crowded in nice weather but otherwise centrally located and very safe.
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The Rittenhouse Savoy
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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The Wanamaker House
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
Excellent, safe area with lots of shopping and a nice park to sit at and people watch. No complaints here
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1914 Pine St.
Right off the square, near restaurants, shops, other student buildings. Also near public transportation.
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The Townhouse Apartments
Safe, shopping, bars, restaurants.... some beggars. Walnut Street is always busy, so if you can live o
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Couldn't be better - close to 2116, as well as food, exercise, TJ, Target, CVS, coffee shops, shopping
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The Republic
Wonderful community
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The Latham
Lively
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The Republic
Love Rittenhouse! Highly recommend.
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very safe, a little loud
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1430 Lombard Street
Everyone at Wharton MBA is there
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The Wanamaker House
Centrally-located. Very safe & pretty.
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The Wellington
Centrally located, right on the park
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Rittenhouse Claridge
right on the park - hard to beat
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The Rittenhouse Savoy
Easy to get to school and to center city.
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The Townhouse Apartments
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.
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1527 Spruce Street
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
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
Perfect place for an MBA student. In the middle of everything - bars, restaurants, shopping, and all your friends. Takes about 30 minutes to walk to school, but also a quick Uber or trolley ride. Only issue is lack of affordable grocery stores, but Trader Joe's is about 15 minutes walking distance.
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The Rittenhouse Savoy
Best location in Philly: restaurants, grocery stores, theaters, pubs. Quiet and safe neighborhood.
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1500 Locust
Literally on Rittenhouse Square, it's about 5 blocks from 2401 and a 35 minute walk to Huntsman.
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222 Rittenhouse
Close to everything you need. Walking distance to bars, restaurants, shopping, and new Target.
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Rittenhouse is the center of everything - bars, restaurants, and other Wharton MBA students!
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Parc Rittenhouse
Easy access to residents of most Wharton students. Very safe with a lot food options around.
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AQ Rittenhouse
Love being on walnut, its a straight easy walk to school. Lots of convenient shops near by.
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The Latham
Rittenhouse has everything you want and also has access to a ton of public transportation.
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Great neighborhood near other Wharton students. Building has a lot of Whartonites in it.
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The Dorchester
I lov living in Rittenhouse. It is such a nice area to walk around and get food/drinks.
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The Republic
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.
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Avenir
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
1 mile walk to campus, close to Trader Joes, very central location. A bit expensive.
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245 S 21st Street
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
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
Great neighborhood with awesome restaurants. Easy walk to school or downtown.
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2045 Locust Street
very safe and nice location- wish there were more diverse restaurants though
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Parc Rittenhouse
The park is gorgeous. Rittenhouse is central to a lot of Wharton activity.
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Rittenhouse Claridge
Residential area. Nice brownstones around the apartment. Quite and safe.
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Delancey Place
Rittenhouse square has everything that you could need readily available.
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Rittenhouse Claridge
Great area - tons of nearby restaurants and bars. Also near Rittenhouse
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The Warwick Condos
Great area to be, but most apartments on the square are a huge ripoff.
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The Rittenhouse Savoy
A social hub for Wharton students. Easy walk, Lyft, or bus to campus.
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The Wanamaker House
Come on, no questions asked, best place to live as a Wharton student.
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Rittenhouse Claridge
Very cute, top restaurants and shops within close walking distance.
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259 S. 21st St.
Love it. Lived in University City during 1L which I really liked.
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Locust Street Walk Up
Close to bars and restaurants. 2 blocks from Rittenhouse Square.
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The Carlyle
Everyone live here and it has lots of good bars and restaurants
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1700 Chestnut
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
Cute neighborhood, lots of students. Great small resturanrs
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The Wellington
Near Trolley, Trader Joes, Target, Rittenhouse Square Buses
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Chestnut View Condos
Can't get better than walking out onto 20th and Chestnut!
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The Republic
Right in Rittenhouse square and very close to everything
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Rittenhouse Claridge
Safe neighborhood. Lots of restaurants and bars nearby.
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9
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Rittenhouse Claridge
Great, safe neighborhood with lots of bars/restaurants
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The Drake
Easily accessible, safe neighborhood, and convenient.
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2007 Chestnut Street
very central, close to everything around Rittenhouse
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1700 Chestnut
Busy with lots of people and lots to do. Nice park.
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Parc Rittenhouse
Close to shops and restaurants. Usually feels safe.
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1700 Chestnut
Phenomenal neighborhood, literally can not be beat
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The Rittenhouse Savoy
Rittenhouse Square is a beautiful area very central to great restaurants and bars. While some people may consider it pricey, there are definitely some options for roommates (particularly 3 and 4BR) that can make it much more affordable.
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301 S 20th Street
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
Rittenhouse Square is THE premiere location in Philadelphia. Anyone moving here needs to realize it is a city and with that comes noise. Well worth the working around the sounds for the access to just about everything.
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The Latham
Neighborhood is fantastic. The building is in the middle of Rittenhouse Square neighborhood so you have convenient access to everything the neighborhood has to offer: groceries, restaurants, cleaners, shopping, etc.
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The Wanamaker House
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
1500 Locust is in a great, central part of town. On weekends, there tends to be more people around given the number of bars on the block, however very little noise from the street can be heard in the apartments.
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1500 Locust
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
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.
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The Carlyle
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
great
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129 S 18th Street #3F
Best neighborhood to live in Philly!
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1700 Chestnut
Nice square, lots of restaurants.
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The Republic
Very cute, central, and social.
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8
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Rittenhouse Claridge
Great neighborhood close enough to school
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1613 Spruce Street
Convenient and safe
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The Harper
Pros- close to other Wharton students, restaurants, bars, and the square itself.

Cons- further away from the trolley (which is by far the quickest way to get to campus), crime, expensive
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The Warwick Condos
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
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
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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Rittenhouse Claridge
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
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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2038 Locust St. Apt. 2
So compact- everything (meetings for brunch, dinner, etc) seems to be within 5 min walking radius. Also, many homeless people.
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1700 Chestnut
We have ad like 9 parties and we just invite our neighbors; partially to warn them and partially to get to know them
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Vida Apartments
Safe area. Heart of the Wharton social scene. Plenty of grocery stores, restaurants, bars, other services.
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313 S. 17th Street
Family-friendly, expensive (in terms of grocery stores, etc. in the neighborhood)
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NA [Brownstone]
Everything is great except a decently priced grocery store is far away.
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The Ellington
Satisfied with neighborhood although a little far away from school.
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The Latham
~1 mile walk to Jeff (15-20 min) or 6 min bike ride.
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1817 Pine St
Great location, terrible building
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The Republic
Best place in town
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The Wanamaker House
friendly neighbors
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1926 Rodman St Unit A
Safe and pretty neighborhood. Many cafes nearby
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The Wanamaker House
Great neighborhood for young people.
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The Hutton
Only place to live for Wharton stufents
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The Chatham
Love it.
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258 S 18th
best place to live
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AQ Rittenhouse
Awesome neighborhood
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1619 Spruce St. Apt 5
great
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1828 Spruce Street
Center of everything!
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Rittenhouse Claridge
Nice area
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1700 Chestnut
Basic but wonderful.
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1921 Waverly Street
Definitely where you want to live.
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1700 Chestnut
Center City is the place to be.
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Rittenhouse Claridge
Great and up and coming
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Avenir
Easy to and from school
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1700 Chestnut
At the heart of the city
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Rittenhouse Claridge
Great restaurants!
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Brownstone
Rittenhouse. Great for graduate students.
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2028-34 Rittenhouse Square
Incredibly central to where everyone else lives.
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Safe, close to all of your classmates
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1828 Spruce Street
Pros: close to bars/restaurants
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1921 Walnut Street
Expensive and convenient!
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The Wellington
Center of everything!
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Chestnut View Condos
Great for social life at school
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The Beacon
Close to pretty much everything
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The Republic
Excellent area for places to eat, drink, etc.
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The Wanamaker House
Rittenhouse square is a great location
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The Dorchester
Great but far from campus
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The Dorchester
Very noisy and not particularly safe
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Avenir
It's nice.
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The Wanamaker House


Getting to Know
Rittenhouse Square

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: Broad St to S 21st St
North to South Boundaries: Ludlow St to South St
dining
&pizza
Butcher Bar
Pumpkin
The Dandelion
grocery
Di Bruno Brothers
Trader Joe's
convenience
7-Eleven
CVS Pharmacy
Walgreens
Wawa
fitness
City Fitness
Shanti Yoga and Ayurveda
SoulCycle
Unite Fitness
parks
Dilworth Park
John F. Collins Park
Rittenhouse Square Park
coffee
Capogiro Gelato
Elixr Coffee Roasters
Little Spoon Cafe
Metropolitan Bakery & Cafe
bus
21/9 (bus)
27 (bus)
40 (bus)
rail
BSL (metro)
PATCO (rail)
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey

Zip Codes
Rittenhouse Square includes zip codes 19102, 19103, and 19146
Rent vs Own
55
%
of Rittenhouse Square residents are renters
Driving to Work
26
%
of Rittenhouse Square residents drive to work
New Construction
7
%
of housing units in Rittenhouse Square have been built in the last 15 years
Building Types
43
%
<20 units
5
%
20-49 units
52
%
50+ units
Demographics
Children (under 18)
7
%
18 - 34
46
%
35 - 54
20
%
55+
27
%
Unit Mix
13
%
Studio
42
%
1 Bed
26
%
2 Bed
20
%
3+ Bed
Occupation or Education
Working Professional
60
%
Undergrad Student
5
%
Grad Student
15
%
Unemployed
4
%
Retired
16
%
What Rittenhouse Square Residents Think About Their Apartments
overall
8.0
value
8.0
amenities
6.4
social
7.3
management
7.5
safety
8.4

Best Apartments
in Rittenhouse Square


1 Bed $1,850
2 Beds $3,475

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Studio $1,325
1 Bed $1,395
2 Beds $3,275

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Studio $1,872
1 Bed $1,975
2 Beds $3,300

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1 Bed $2,500
2 Beds $4,950
3 Beds $8,200

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Studio $2,290
1 Bed $2,725
2 Beds $4,405

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1 Bed $2,795

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