Alterra Property Group
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Recent Alterra Property Group reviews
The arch is in a great location directly across from the Comcast building close to love park and city hall. They have a great gym on the second floor of the building. The apartments are definitely on the smaller side but they are very modern and nice. Quiet building I can never hear anyone else on my floor, I am on the 12th. Would highly recommend
Larger living space in an up and coming neighborhood
The apartment has lots of space, and a quant 2 floor loft style arrangement. Alterra Property Group has been very responsive with any of our inquiries, and about any regular maintenance requests. Dog fees are very reasonable. Parking available right next door for exclusive use by residents. Easy to make feel like a home!
Perfect slice of the city in great location.
This apartment is a medium size but feels much bigger because of the high ceilings. All the standard modern amenities. Designated parking lot is extra but definitely worth it. Amazing neighborhood for young professionals and young families. Very pet friendly.
Great location and management, basic amenities
We lived in The Arch for 4 years and had no serious complaints. Teresa is a great building manager. Overall, nice apartments, though a little on the small side. Gym, study room, and TV room are nice though basic. Liked the ease of bill pay/rent payments and online management system. Good location near Rittenhouse though street parking is terrible for visitors. Decent garages nearby. Bike share stops closeby which makes traveling around the city easy. Would recommend this building to anyone looking to live in Center City.
Spacious and sunny apartment, 10 min walk from Rittenhouse
We have lived at the Textile Lofts since August, having lived at 640 N Broad St Lofts before this. We liked the Lofts (and it was super cheap!) but definitely glad we moved here.
- SUPER sunny (in our apartment at least) because all our windows (which are very large) face south - including bedroom. We have Nest which we used in Summer to cool the place down a bit but haven't needed it yet even on cold days, because the place retains so much heat from the sunlight.
- Spacious 850 sq feet, the bedroom in particular is very large. It's all well-proportioned. The lounge room ("2nd bedroom" at a stretch) is a little raised area (2 steps) which feels really cozy and has enough room for a large chaise lounge, a tv cabinet, and a coffee table.
- Recently renovated so has beautiful light wooden floorboards, new carpeting in the lounge room, new kitchen benches, and new tiling and other amenities in the bathroom
- Extra wide window ledges so we bough some thick mats to lay on either end, and we can sit on the window ledge and read or write or whatever. It's quite lovely.
- Big laundry space with a washer and dryer, It has enough room to store both our bikes and many other things
- They have also recently renovated the lifts and all the common areas because Alterra only took over the property recently. Looks pretty nice.
- You don't need a key to get into your apartment - they have installed all doors with key codes. I enjoy this a surprising amount.
- Awesome location. Maybe a little outside of the 'Wharton Bubble' but to be honest that's actually really nice. It's still only a 10 minute walk from Rittenhouse Square, which is plenty close enough.
- Some lovely coffee locations nearby - Rival Bros on 24th and Lombard, Ultimo Coffee on 22nd and Christian, and then La Colombe, Elixir and Bluestone Lane all around Rittenhouse.
- CVS Pharmacy across the road and South St Market about a block away
- The goddman garbage truck that comes by every morning around 5am. I am a super light sleeper but it gets through even my ear plugs. My partner is a heavier sleeper than me and it still wakes him up sometimes. The windows could definitely do with double glazing.
- Sometimes the gym below can be a little loud. It's never really bothered me but you can hear thuds every now and then when people drop weights or throw medicine balls against the wall. On the plus side, it's a really nice and super convenient gym for like $60 a month!
- The drains in the bathroom seem to clog fairly easily
- It could be considered a little expensive for $2000 a month. Worth it to us, but you can definitely get cheaper places in Philly (but maybe not so close to Rittenhouse SQ, and probably wouldn't be as nice or as big)
- No nice grocery store nearby. South St Market does the job in a pinch, but I don't love their fresh produce. Nearest Whole Foods is on 10th and South, and Trader Joes on 22nd and Market, but is always super busy. I often end up grabbing bits and pieces from Maxx's Produce on my way home but it's a bit expensive to do that all the time.
- We managed to get away with not buying a kitchen island but cupboard space is definitely a bit tight. We don't store that much food so we do ok. We went with a bigger dining table instead. I think the people before us had a smaller table and got a kitchen island. The space is pretty open though so you can do what you'd like.
Overall, most of the cons are pretty minor. The most annoying one is definitely the garbage truck because I love sleep a lot. We love living in this apartment and I love my walk to work every morning - Pine, Lombard, and Spruce streets and all the other smaller ones around there are really lovely. Love being close to great restaurants and coffee places in all directions. Highly recommend!
Lovely older building
The Versailles is incredibly spacious. It has old architecture and the South side has lots of light. I recommend a higher floor since it can be easy to hear traffic on lower floors. The doormen are super friendly and neighbors are great. Building is currently being renovated though.
old, but good
A lot of space, but only 1 bathroom is kind of bad. They are renovating the apartments, so def. should be an amazing upgrade once they are done! Small gym is nice-2 treadmill, 2 ellipticals, 2 bikes and some weights! Friendly maintenance men! Old building but a lot of space for current price.
Beautiful older spacious building
The building is beautiful with lots of natural lighting and massive apartments. Sometimes have issues with getting hot water but the management is very responsive. Doormen are super friendly!
Old building, but great value
We get a lot for our money at the Versailles. There are three of us living in a 1700 sq ft apartment, with a very large living room and full dining room. The bedrooms are also decently sized. It is an old building so there are somewhat frequent issues with the elevator and water pressure/temperature. When there are problems, management is very responsive. There are a mix of students and older people in the building, so they do tend to be strict about having large parties. I like the location because it is near Rittenhouse Square and a lot of bars/restaurants. The downside of the location is that it is at the far end of Rittenhouse so it is a longer walk to school than many other buildings.
Very spacious & cheap, older amenities
Doorman, elevators, and a ton of space for very cheap. Only issue is that they are definitely older apartments, and therefore have small quirks--older appliances, clogged drains sometimes, etc. But the management company is really great and deals with any issues very quickly.
Pre-war which means that there aren't the amenities of the newer buildings. However, the space for the money is pretty amazing and the light in each apartment is fantastic.
The building is older so there are some downsides that come with that, but the apartments are huge and the rent is cheap. Oh, and the location is great! Close to Rittenhouse, plenty of public transportation and safe!
The Arch is a nice building, but the location has some drawbacks.
The Arch is a nice and beautiful building. Apartments are small, but more than large enough and brand new (building was converted from an early 20th-century office building a few years ago). It has a small gym, a media-viewing room, and a common lounge. Doormen are on duty 24 hours a day. My experiences with the management company have been mostly positive. The residents seem to be a mix of young-to-middle age professionals, with some graduate students thrown in. The main drawback is the location. The Arch is certainly in the center, located in the financial district just across from the Comcast Tower, but is a bit farther from campus than buildings closer to Rittenhouse Square. The walk to campus takes roughly 30 minutes; however, access to public transport is good. Its location in the financial district has two additional drawbacks: first, the surrounding area doesn't feel like a 'neighborhood' and is very corporate, and second, the area can be quite noisy especially during the week. Street noise tends to echo off the surrounding skyscrapers, and the Comcast building's loading dock is just below. Truck noise (backup beeps, etc.) is frequent. There are also no 'normal' grocery stores nearby. However, the building is equidistant to Trader Joe's and also the Reading Terminal Market (which is excellent surprisingly cheap for produce). There is also a Wawa open 24 hours located in the building. One final note: be aware that Comcast will be constructing its new skyscraper a block away, starting in the summer of 2014.
Good blend of space and value
The Versailles offers a good blend of space and value, with the one downsides being the (lack of) convenience to campus. Pros: Living rooms are very large Doormen are friendly Gym in the building (very small, but hardly ever in use) Rent includes heat Some units include washer/dryer Fair number of Wharton students Extremely convenient to RIttenhouse square area, Irish Pub, 1500 Locust, etc. Significantly lower rent than nearby buildings Cons: A bit outdated and well-worn Solid 35 minute walk from campus Apartments on Locust side of building can be noisy No parking available Amenities are slim In building laundry is significantly overpriced /
Spacious rooms and amazing doormen
Great for having parties or having learning teams over. Smaller kitchens.