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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
Good location and nice apartment
Quick walk to school vs Rittenhouse Square
Gym in building
3 Bedroom at Left Bank
We love living at the Left Bank. The apartment is only a short work to campus, but still very close to everything in Center City. I was lucky enough to get one of the few 3 bedrooms at the Left Bank and have been incredibly pleased. The floorplan is spacious and is perfect for living with roommates.
Great lofts, close to campus
Locust on the Park has great, recently renovated lofts. The building is located along the river, very close to a dog park and to school. Management can be annoying but once you have moved in, involvement is minimal. Overall very happy with this apartment.
Locust on the Park
Excellent management, spacious apartments
Outstanding place to live
Convenient to campus, excellent value (my 1BR is 1,100 sq ft), nicely appointed, and excellent management. This is 100 times better than living in Rittenhouse. Wouldn't change for the world.
Very helpful management. Very spacious house with upgraded amenities and household appliances.
Awesome Apt and Building - Location a bit out of social scene
Our apartment is an extremely spacious, high ceiling 2 bed/2 bath. I have absolutely nothing negative to say about the building, management, or other residents. In addition, every unit gets an external storage unit which is immensely useful in terms of reducing clutter. They just re-did the lobby and the entire gym so they look really good. In addition, being right on the river offers easy access to running tracks and outdoor space. In addition, it's closer to campus and walk is about 15-20mins, which is 10-15 shorter than Rittenhouse.
Outside of that, the building is a bit removed from the main social scene around Rittenhouse Square so the walk can get a bit tiresome, especially when cold/raining. In addition, the closest corner store/Rite Aid is four blocks away. Nothing outrageous but just irksome enough to be worth a mention.
Super nice place
This is a great building and great apartment, but it's about as expensive as it gets in Philly. That said, Dranoff Management does a great job. They've been extremely responsive and easy to work with.
Southstar Lofts is an amazing apartment community. The apartments themselves are essentially brand new, open and more space that typically offered in CC. The staff is awesome all around and are very attentive to any needs. Having Big Gay Ice Cream , Kosmos Pizza and a new diner coming soon is all just a bonus.
Luxury in Camden
Advantages: The Victor is < 1 mile from Cooper. There is a shuttle (across the street from the apartment building) that takes you directly to the hospital. It's very clean! There is a front desk concierge 24/7. There is gated parking (relatively inexpensive $70, $85, or $135 per month depending on which lot you choose). There is a gym inside the building open 24/7. There is a rooftop with Philadelphia skyline as the view.
Relative disadvantages: If you like going out for dinner, shows, etc - you will have to uber/drive/Patco across the bridge to Philadelphia because Camden does not have that atmosphere.
Great if you are lucky enough not to live by noisy neighbor
Have no complaints other than there are Med students and other young professional students from Rutgers in the building that are are disrespectful in terms of noise. Have submitted multiple noise complaints. Management seems limited in what they can do.
Full Featured Apartment in Great Location
There's really nothing bad to say about SouthStar. The building is gorgeous, LEED certified, and very well maintained. The staff is friendly and courteous. There's a concierge person 24/7 who lets your visitors up and accepts your packages. Full gym with nice cardio equipment, free weights, and a weight machine.
The apartment itself is really well laid out, with a door to my one bathroom from both the bedroom and the hallway, which is perfect for when I have guests. I love the southern exposure I have, which provides a ton of sunlight. Even though my window faces South St, I very rarely get too much noise.
The apartment is very well finished, with granite counter tops, gorgeous bamboo hardwood flooring throughout the main living room, and a few good sized closets. There's also a storage unit down the hall, which holds all of my seasonal decorations, camping supplies, and random boxes. I have a washer/dryer in-unit and there are a few community washer/dryers for use in the building as well.
The only downside is that I don't have any outdoor space. Some units in the building have a balcony, but very few.
Awesome building and people - but too much $$$!
I love everything about the apartment but the parking and rent are so high and keep going up, eventually we will be forced to leave. The amenities are amazing and we love the view. Management is great - I wish we could pay rent online though and that concierges would deal with all packages instead of residents having to call ahead to carriers for pick-ups. If we are paying that much we should get all the services...
Fantastic Apartment if you like living close to the law school
Conveniently located only a few minutes away from the law school. Spacious apartment that has been recently renovated. Large kitchen with granite countertops and nice appliances. Plenty of storage space. Concierges are very helpful and always friendly. Convenient to have a gym in the building. Several dining options on lower level. Only downside is feeling like you're stuck in the law school "bubble" sometimes.
Expensive but worth it
A one-bedroom at the Left Bank is definitely a pricey option. No amenities are worth a stressful rent bill every month so be honest with yourself about budget! However, if it's within your budget, it comes with amazing natural light thanks to several large windows, high ceilings, incredible storage (separate storage unit in building, kitchen cabinets galore, linen closet, walk in bedroom closet, front hall closet, pantry), security, a helpful maintenance staff (they hung all of my art and mirrors and random wall things for free) (obviously I tipped them), a fantastic front desk staff, dry cleaning pick up and delivery service, a totally adequate if not elegant gym, furnished roof deck, convenient trash disposal, laundry in unit, and parking on premises. I personally love the convenience of a short walk to the law school and find it super easy to either walk or hop in an uber to get anywhere else in Philly. Law school can be stressful and exhausting and the sense of comfort coming home to an apartment that I love helps me maintain my sanity. It's also great to be a short walk from 30th St Station (Amtrak + Bolt Bus). Two bedrooms are a less expensive option but definitely go quickly and my personal opinion is a bad roommate can ruin even the best apartment. The bottom line is if it's within your budget and proximity to the law school is appealing to you, it's a great place to live, but there are definitely cooler neighborhoods and much less expensive options. Good luck 1Ls!