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- Helpful maintenance staff
- Well-maintained properties
- Management company is always available
- Receptive to any issues
What could be better
- Sometimes slow to act on issues
Recent Dranoff Properties reviews
Clean, very responsive to maintenance requests.
Love it here!
Solid choice - good value
Overall a fantastic apartment and really happy with our choice-
Nice, updated apartments with huge windows. Great finishes everywhere and the front desk folks are awesome. Perfect location if you have a pet, and closer to campus/2401 while still being center city. Amazing views depending on the unit. More space for your money since it's outside of Rittenhouse.
There are a few caveats. First - make sure anything the leasing agents tell you is put in writing because there's a good chance it may not be entirely accurate (e.g. storage lockers, renovation timelines, etc..). Second - there is significant train noise depending on the apartment location (downside of big windows). Finally - and this will hopefully not be an issue for future renters, but construction on the facade of the building has lasted 6+ months longer than residents were told (and no end in sight). No big deal if it's finished, but a huge pain for current residents.
Great building. Missing a grocery store in neighborhood though.
Locust on the Park has been awesome
This spot is perfect -- closer to campus, near the train station, huge spaces, kind and helpful staff, cool-looking building, new gym, beautiful park nearby, and overall easy and awesome loft-style living experience. I think people will pressure to have to live on Rittenhouse because that's what everyone immediately says to do, but in reality you can live near Rittenhouse (Locust on the Park is just a 5 minute walk to the square) and not miss out on anything. Fitler Square is beautiful, quiet, and still a perfect location.
Pros: Really like the spot as a Wharton student. Close as you can be to campus, great spot by river trail, affordable, nice little gym, parking that visitors can temporarily stay in, high ceilings and big units
Cons: Not much super close in terms of supermarkets, limited amount of other food (besides a few sit-down places), Sandy's closed :(
Very good building
Amazing location - close to school and very affordable parking compared to rest of center city. Spacious apartments
Best place to stay
I have moved three times from the school's dormitory to a house and finally LB. It is definitely my favorite one. Spacious, high ceiling, clean, friendly and helpful staff. Not crazily expensive, it can save you a lot of time of worrying about how you live!
Too much money for the headache
The apartment has a great layout, so one could easily be swayed. However, I have experienced many problems that no one would know about until well into their lease. For instance, there are several maintenance issues (e.g. leaking floors, poor A/C in the summer, cheap windows allowing for cold air to come in even when shut in the winter, bad draining systems for water in the bathtub and sink). Additionally, the walls are paper thin, which means that you can easily hear noises of all types coming from neighbors (e.g. TV, loud discussions, showers). Lastly, the management staff is ineffective and often do not even respond to inquiries.
Perfect location for law students
In between the law school and Center City - the main two places you will be going for studying/socializing.
Great student apartment
Overall, the Left Bank is a great apartment for law students. It is two blocks away from the law school (about 10 minutes away), has a gym, a study area downstairs, and two conference rooms that can be reserved for study groups! Management is also very responsive. I was really worried about pests when moving to Philly and have not seen any in this building.
There are a few downsides. The Left Bank is a bit on the expensive side - $1800-$2000 for a one-bedroom and $200 for parking every month. Also, there are train tracks on both sides of the building (the tracks on the east are not that bad but the tracks on the west have trains going by about every 10 minutes). However, the apartments facing the courtyard do not have any noise problems.
Great place to live!
Nice, spacious apartment with lots of great people!
Overall, it's been a wonderful experience
The Left Bank: Depends where your room is
The Left Bank is a good apartment - it's near school, there's a gym with new equipment, doorman, and lots of other amenities. The rooms are spacious and the kitchens are well functioning. Everything is pretty nice. HOWEVER, note that if you are getting an apartment on the west side of the building (the one facing university city) there are train tracks that run every 5-10 minutes and they create thunderous noise throughout your apartment. It was pretty miserable so I switched to an inward facing courtyard apartment. Watch out for the train tracks!