- Very helpful management
- Responsive to maintenance and other requests
Recent Forest City reviews
Very good value for money
You get an apartment in a doorman building with good management at a discount to your friends living on Rittenhouse Square.
Cheap for a doorman building
The Drake is a decent building, relatively cheap for a doorman building.
-Doormen are really nice
-Doormen, elevator, low rent
-Rooms are decently sized
-Large kitchen area with a lot of counter/bar space
-Close to bus stops and Indego station
-No in-unit laundry (laundry costs 2.25 per load and is cash only, but only up to 20 dollar bills)
-Some issues with electricity (lots of small outages, had one really big outage that lasted 3 hours and was not planned)
-Maintenance is not good (first day I moved in, the ceiling in my bathroom started leaking urine from upstairs - took them a long time to fix. Also, heat is not strong and there are a lot of cold leaky spots from the air conditioner/crevices in the floor, etc.)
-Some windows are broken (but they are double insulated)
-4 elevators, 2 on each side of the building. Be sure to call and book an elevator for move in/move out well ahead of time, since they use up one of these 4 elevators (there's no freight elevator). These elevators are kind of slow and you don't know where they are on when you are waiting for them on your floor.
-The kitchen sink is tiny
-Living room kind of small
-One bathroom is small, the other is big (but the small one belongs to the bigger bedroom)
-The kitchen cabinets are not well cleaned before move in
-They charge water by the building
-Far from campus and all the other Wharton students if you go to Wharton
A hidden gem
This used to be a popular "Wharton" building. We got a 2B2B and absolutely love it. The location might seem far for a lot of people who never venture beyond Market street, but in fact, it is really convenient:
- commute to school via trolley at 19th and Market: the apartment is <5min walk to the trolley. The trolley comes every 2-3min. This is a more economical, reliable option than Uber, and you'd be grateful when winter comes
- more on location: a 7-11 in the building, a Rite-Aid right across the road, 3~4 blocks from Trader Joe's, 2 blocks to Wawa, 3 blocks to Target, walking distance to Whole Foods, 3 blocks to the liquor store. Has a restaurant downstairs in the same building.
- gym: just renovated, not crowded at all
- noise insulation: the building is opposite to a construction site but we hear absolutely nothing in our apartment
- value proposition: it's larger (ours is 1100 sq ft+) and cheaper. Room layout is great, we have walk-in closet and ensuite bathrooms for both bedrooms
- service: the service here is simply the best, the property management gets service awards every year. The leasing office and the concierge are both really helpful. They organize great resident activities - donut day / pretzel day / holiday parties in the lobby with open bar and great food
- a bit far to 2401 Walnut and the pub relative to other buildings (a 15min walk)
- no lounge or pool (only gym + conference room)
- utilities not included, during winter heating is done through the air-con, so electricity becomes more expensive
Safe and spacious
My experience at this apartment building has been great! I love that there is so much to do around me and that the building comes with a free gym membership. The management team and front desk security really go above and beyond here. They make sure residents are not only safe and satisfied, but comfortable and feel at home.
The Drake is an amazing elevator building with affordable rent! It has everything you need and is clean and quiet! I am obsessed! The management helped to ensure I had everything I needed when I moved in. I've never had an issue with anything yet and the online portal is great!
Great for walking to and from CC
This apartment has been a great place to live. There are a lot of things to do within walking distance; these include museums, restaurants, convenience stores, Septa BSL, Whole Foods, places to workout and Kelly Drive. Overall, my stay at NXNW has been rather pleasant.
Best I've lived in!
Great service in a classic building, with everything important to me: security desk, gym/pool/sauna, and a great view (I'm on a high floor.) Security, maintenance, and management people are tops - competent and great attitudes. Lots of diversity, and there is a courtesy bus to center city, the university area, and shopping.
You get what you pay for
The only drawback to this place is the price, but you get what you pay for. This place is beautiful, clean, has attentive staff, basically everything you could ask for in an apartment. The pool is awesome, the gym is awesome, the common areas are awesome. It kind of reminds me of the Glasshouse, but a little nicer and more family-friendly. There are plenty of nearby parks for the kiddos.
Really like the Continental
I like the Continental building, but I wish I had more windows that brought in more natural light. I love the Downtown life and being able to get to wherever I need to go quickly. Overall, the management is great, maintenance is quick to fulfill your requests. I have been here for 2 1/2 years and I have been content.
I moved here from NY and love 3700M. It is the best apartment I could have ever found for my needs. The amenities are incredible, the staff is so friendly, the building events bring a huge crowd and the location is second to none. My unit feels very large and has a great balcony and great windows. I am very very happy here
Excellent Lenox Club
My family has been living in Lenox for 18 months as of February and so far we quite enjoy our living experience here. We are so glad to have so much space in such a nice building with a gym, nail salon, massage studio, and lounges. Unlike other expensive building in Pentagon, Lenox offers competitive price and great location to Pentagon metro, public buses as well as the amazing Pentagon City Mall. Additionally, we like the 24 hour front desk service and friendly/responsive maintenance staff who always go above and beyond to assist with residents' inquities. Definitely a 5 star living experience!
For Dallas, the rent is pretty expensive. I'm not quite sure that the price is justified but the apartments are clean with great amenities. Wish the balconies were larger but the floor to ceiling windows open up the space. We have lived here for a year and don't have many complaints
We love it here. Modern amenities, walk-able shopping and restaurants. Friendly and efficient management staff. Monthly building functions ie free pizza, beer, cupcakes. Clean, floor to ceiling windows which allow you to look all around, there's nothing but blue skies.Look straight ahead, there's nothing but blue skies. and enjoy a briiiight, bright sunshiny daaaayyy.
River lofts is great if you like the vintage feel. Has exposed brick and high ceilings to make for a bright and unique apartment. Walking distance to great things. But the train is loud and the high ceilings make it difficult to heat and cool the apartment
Expensive but worth it
Great corner views all for a hefty price, but still better than buying a condo. I moved in here when it first opened and am the first tenant in my unit. I like the fact there isn't a lot of unnecessary amenities like valet and dog walking which I don't want to pay for.