2400 Chestnut Associates
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- The management and staff are incredibly friendly
- Very responsive management and fixes any issues very quickly
Recent 2400 Chestnut Associates reviews
Solid option for any Penn grad student
This is a fantastic building with tons of space, a decent workout room, a dry cleaner on the bottom floor, a 24/7 front desk that receives packages, and a frequently running shuttle to campus. It's safe and easy to walk to from just about anywhere in Center City or University City. The downside is the price, but I got a discount on an overly large unit for me since it was the only one on its floor that hadn't been refurbished in the past 2 years. This building always has a long list of people looking to fill apartments, and a huge percentage of the tenants are Penn grad/med/law students and early professionals.
Great building staff. You share laundry with your floor. They’re updating the apartments and I’m in one of the renovated ones. Heat is electric and you’re responsible for your electricity ($50 in the summer and $120 for the coldest month). Parking in the attached garage is $130/ month. They allow cats ($500 pet deposit). Security deposit is an entire month’s worth of rent. They’re flexible with your move out date if you need to extend for the bar exam etc. Gym is a little old looking but it works well.
Great Value for Money
2400 Chestnut is a wonderful building with very responsive management, reasonable rent for which you get quite a few amenities, and a convenient location close to both the hospital and Center City.
Not many frills, but for the things you need, it does well
2400 Chestnut isn’t going to make you feel that you’re living it up, but it’s got sturdy amenities (and in the off-chance something goes wrong, the management/repair people will be super on top of it), no pests (haven’t seen an actual insect in the apartment, ever), and good security. Other perks include the small gym downstairs, shuttle (can get you to school and back), and the nice doormen (who also handle mail). For proximity to center city, every other apartment building in the area will be significantly more expensive (i.e. 2116 Chestnut, Riverloft) - with the exception of Riverwest (which is much more run-down than 2400 Chestnut).
Close to 2401, Value for Money
Great Value and Location
- Very convenient location (e.g., near Amtrak, near 2401 Walnut, near Trader Joe's, near 2116 Chestnut, 15 min walk to campus)
- Free cable, free 24/7 gym
- Free shuttle to Penn campus every morning
- Friendly management, doormen
- Not much of a community with other Wharton/Penn students here, unlike other buildings
- No lounge
- Carpeted apartments are less "nice" than hardwood ones in other buildings
Quiet, adequate, nothing special
Things break relatively frequently (elevators, HVAC, garbage disposal, random brackets), but maintenance is responsive. The constant renovations are annoying but otherwise apartments are quiet. I rarely hear other residents.
They have an extremely weird and possibly illegal policy that three people cannot live in a two bedroom apartment unless two of them are related or married. This does not appear to apply to a one bedroom or studio so it makes no sense.
I've lived here for 3.5 years, and I am content with the living space.
The biggest draw back is the dated interior of the unit, though the building is currently renovating studios and 1 bedrooms (which are BEAUTIFUL). Also, there aren't great common spaces, so the building as a whole is not very social.
Otherwise, I love the building. I like the ease of an apartment building for mail, as compared to a brownstone. The concierges are all quite nice and management is super responsive. Maintenance issues are often addressed same day if the issue is reported in the morning. There is a free shuttle to and from campus on weekdays (SO CLUTCH FOR WINTER). Building comes with gym access. There is parking available for an extra fee, which is much cheaper than any other lots in the city outside of residential permits for street parking. There's laundry on each floor which I never have issues with. And the rent for the 2 bed 2 baths is a steal in my opinion. Other rooms are also well priced compared to other buildings in the city, especially the renovated units.
Overall, I would recommend the building.
Perfect location! Easy to get to Penn, easy to get to Rittenhouse.
Best view in town for the price.
Incredibly nice doormen/concierge
Newly renovated apartments have wood floors, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances.
Very Happy with 2400 Chestnut!
I wonder why more Wharton students don't live in 2400 Chestnut. The location is perfect--right across behind 2401 Walnut where lots of Wharton events and group meetings take place and about 20 minutes walk to Wharton. The rent is very reasonable and the rooms are very large. There is a 24-hour concierge, free gym and a free shuttle to campus on weekdays. Management is also fairly responsive and the folks that work in the building are super nice. My only complaint is that there isn't a lounge or large kitchen to host social events. Overall, I have not regretted choosing 2400 Chestnut one bit!
Economical option, and best location for Wharton students
Best view in town!
West facing unit on high floor. Completely remodeled this past summer. Door men could not be nicer. Perfectly convenient to UPenn and Rittenhouse areas
Great Building - Friendly Staff
Awesome apartment...lots of space amazing views a little on the older side but entire building is being renovated starting with the 1 bedroom apartments. Maintenance service is incredibly prompt they show up in very few minutes. Free gym and shuttle bus to University City. You can’t go wrong with this building. Also good value for your money!
Spacious and great doorman/staff
Very close to campus, no dogs allowed, our view is probably the best in Philadelphia. Our place isn't updated but they're in the process of updating them all
Practical + Functional
If I had to describe 2400 Chestnut in one word, it would be "practical". The building is fairly close to the law school (12-minute walking distance) and for the price, it is a solid option. The apartment staff are always very nice and you won't have to worry about losing your package. The shuttles can be a plus but the times are not consistent. There definitely are downsides: units are quite old and are not modern-looking by any means. The windows are huge so you get a good view of the city but can make your apartment quite cold during the winter.
2400 Chestnut is certainly not a luxury apartment but the perks of living close to school and having a doorman with a moderate rent make the place worthwhile, at least during your first year in Philly.