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Stunning condo in the heart of social activities
The condo is stunning - high vaulted ceilings, massive living space (the largest I’ve seen of any apartment in Philly that’s occupied by Penn students). 2Bed/2Bath is a huge plus, with both bathrooms in-suite. It’s a bit far from campus compared to 2116 etc. They’re building a cool common space in the building, but it doesn’t have the social aspect of the popular buildings. The size of the apartment and the 2 baths made it worth it for us. Oh and windows that cover two entire sides of the living room.
Wonderful place, wonderful price, fun location
Pros: Very high ceilings, large living room, great kitchen, close to Center City bars and restaurants, not too far from 15th St trolley station, cheaper than most other housing options, can buzz people up.
Cons: noisy outside Thu-Sat, sound insulation between bedrooms and living room is not great.
far from campus and noisy street
Good value, nice ceilings, ok appliances
Amazing quality, sunlight, and open floorplan!
The common space in the apartment is absolutely amazing. The huge windows let in a ton of natural light, and the fixtures and finishes in the apartment are modern and beautiful. The counters are a luxurious granite (or at least look and feel like it), and the appliances are stainless steel. When people visit, they are always really impressed with the living space! Management is incredibly responsive when maintenance issues or needs arise, which is really great.
There is great access to transportation nearby. SEPTA buses stop at 15th and Walnut, and SEPTA has a trolley/train stop at 15th and Market, which is a 5-min walk away. There are a lot of great options for restaurants, shopping, and nightlife in the area. In terms of downsides, the area can be very noisy at night - I'm on a higher floor, and it still is a bit loud for me sometimes. This includes weekdays, not just weeknights. The building also doesn't have any amenities (gym, pool, common studying space), so don't expect to get very close to your neighbors.
1501 Locust 4-bed
Beautiful loft with washer dryer and huge living space. The only con is that it can be very cold in the winter.
Location is a bit noisy, but apartments are great
These apartments are great, if you don't mind the bustling streets below. There are a lot of bars and restaurants on the block, which can be both good and bad...15th and Locust tends to get noisy, especially at night. My gf and I bought a noise machine though, and that did the trick. The building itself has new everything and crazy high ceilings, so even though our 1BR apartment doesn't have a lot of square footage, it doesn't feel small at all. The property manager is also very friendly to work with and the maintenance team is very responsive.
Amazing management and beautiful apartments, not a great location.
This apartment has beautiful units, and the management is responsive to maintenance needs and other requests. The only big problem is that it is located on a corner with five loud bars, and attracts a lot of attention for that reason. If I could move this apartment to Washington Square, I would be the happiest person. That being said, it is definitely worth a look.
Great/nice/newly renovated but overpriced apartments. Loud location that is slightly too far from campus. Tenants tend to be young and inconsiderate.
Positives: The apartments in this building are very nice and newly renovated, with high ceilings, dark wood floors, marble-topped counters, and new steal appliances. The basement has fenced-in storage spaces. They are the "nicest" apartments I've seen out of all of my Wharton friends, who tend to comment on it being one of the nicer apartments they've seen in the city. The location gives you easier access to the central and eastern side of the city but the building is a bit far from UPenn. Negatives: Very loud/rambunctious intersection with about 8 bars within a one block radius. The other tenants in the building tend to be younger and inconsiderate. The walls between apartments are thin. The air conditioning/heating systems are very loud and dry-out the rooms. Pearl Properties employees also tend to behave as though they're doing you a favor anytime they resolve problems, which tend to occur frequently within the building. The south-facing apartments look directly into 1500 Locust's parking garage, which have lights on 24/7/365.
Great location; trade amenities for size and quality
You trade amenities for size - we have two baths, two beds, a den and a huge balcony. The building is nicely renovated but the downside is that it doesn't have some of the perks of full service buildings (i.e., doorman, gym, etc). That said, the location is perfect, the management company is very responsive, and we like it so much we're staying for another year!
Great for couples
Great 1br + study with 1.5 baths, modern kitchen, lovely finishing, euro laundry. Responsive landlord. Great option for a couple looking for extra space compared to a 1br. Living area is great for group dinners and entitaining. No gym in building, but the sporting club at the Hyatt is right across the road and is amazing. "01" apartments on each floor in this building have penthouse style direct lift access.
I am extremely pleased with my apartment and would HIGHLY recommend Pearl Properties as a management company.
Recently renovated units!
1501 Locust is frequently overlooked by Wharton students because its right next to the very popular 1500 Locust building. However, I've been thrilled with 1501. Although the building is missing a lot of the community amenities you might expect from a luxury building (no gym or lounge), the units have hardwood floors, granite countertops, and a washer & dryer. The pricing is also pretty reasonable!
Nice building, but noisy street corner and poor building management
Although the building is nice and newly renovated with hardwood floors and tall ceilings, it is on a busy/noisy corner. Pearl Properties, the building owner/management company, is unfriendly and not easy to deal with. Rather than treating you like a client, they treat you like they are doing you a favor. I would have preferred living south of Locust Street in a brown stone on a quiet street.