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
2400 Chestnut Apartments Review
Popular building with Wharton students
It's further from Rittenhouse Square than other apartments but that's a blessing for me as this means a good quiet night's sleep. View of the river is amazing and there's plenty of natural sunlight in every room. The train is loud, and you can hear it despite the thick windows, but thankfully they come very infrequently.
There's a shuttle service that's free that goes to campus every half an hour in the morning, which is convenient if you are able to get on one of the 11 seats on the bus.
No social space for hosting, so if that's important to you, 2400 Chestnut is not for you.
Relatively affordable apartment with views over Schuykill River or Center City.
Great property at reasonable cost
Good experience, except for the construction (which should be wrapping up soon!). The staff are kind and helpful; and there is a morning/evening shuttle to University City. Beautiful views of the river, easy access to grocery stores and public transport, and close to Rittenhouse.
Note that the building is right next to the train tracks so there are some middle-of-the-night horns that can be heard loud and clear.
2400 Chestnut Review
Old facilities-constant repairs
Renovated apartments, great view and closest to campus!
1. Good safety with a doorman and access card checkin
2. 25 min walk to Penn and 2 mins from a septa bus stop
3. Amazing views and newly renovated apartments
4. Individual heating and cooling units in each room
1. Some floors are still being renovated so make sure to pick a floor that is complete
2. The chestnut bridge is being renovated so it's not a busy street at night. (pro is less noise; con maybe safety in walking alone at night but that is not recommended anywhere)
Nice building, not the best option for the money though
Close to campus, great view.
Noise from cargo train horns and construction on Chestnut street bridge.
The building is undergoing some improvements on the hallways that have taken longer than expected but should be completed soon (February 2022).
Friendly staff, but a little bit slower on maintenance requests.
Apartment terminations could be better.
Good value for money
Newly renovated apartment. Closest to Wharton campus while being in center city. Free shuttle to university is a big advantage. It's an old building so requires some regular maintenance but management is fairly responsive. Not much common space if you're planning to host. Also like that they accommodate shorter leases.
Amazing location with fully renovated rooms
Perfect location right on the river between Center City and Penn Campus. ~25 min walk to the med school campus. 5-10 min walk to Trader Joe’s, CVS, Target, etc. friendly management is generally responsive to repair requests, etc. mail/package service and gym included in the rent. Gym is pretty small but has basic equipment. Affordable given the great location and quality of the rooms, especially if you live with roommates.
This building is the worst (I'm not being melodramatic)
Where to start... this building and apartment is overall, in one word, trash. Having living in many metropolitan areas and dealt with the typical issues that exist with apartment living—neighbor noise, elevator wait times, construction interruptions, etc.—this building has somehow managed to outperform every apartment building in Philly in the worst ways.
-neighbors: you can hear everything. It's as if there is only half an inch of sheet rock between the apartment units. Conversations? Yes. Toilet shutting? Yes. Closing the closet? Yup
-construction: there are renovations happening on many hallways and units throughout the building, but this is the most mind-blowing part: you can hear construction drilling and banging from not only the floor you're on or near you, but many floors above or below you. How on Earth does the noise travel this much? Noise dampening just doesn't exist in this building. Want to work from home? Nope, you're screwed. Want to study at home? Hilarious—you're even more screwed. Bye bye, good GPA.
-elevator: this is quite possibly the most ridiculous thing about the building and the biggest issue I've had in the many buildings I've lived in: you can hear the elevator running constantly. If you're in a unit that's right next to the elevator, get ready for constant wake-ups and disturbances every 45-60 seconds. Even if you are living at the end of the hallway—like I am—you *still* somehow hear this elevator *even when you're wearing earplugs*. That is how bad the noise is.
It sounds like air whooshing for 20-25 seconds, and then start up again a little later. Over and over. I've been using ear plugs for when I sleep, study, work, etc — I've been using earplugs so much that *I received an ear infection a few weeks ago* because I have never had to live like this before. This is torture.
In short: beautiful on the surface, absolutely terrible internally. Living here is hell.
The only redeeming quality is the management: management seems to be on top of repairs and things needing to get done in the building.
I may try to sublet my place or have someone takeover my lease, but 1) who would want to live here with these issue, and 2) I have a conscious so I don't know if I can morally allow someone to take over my lease.
For all incoming students and professionals: AVOID THIS BUILDING. Don't say nobody warned you.
Generally good, few issues, will probably live here again
It has been generally nice to live here, no pet rent which is super nice, great lighting and room layout, great views, and weirdly cheap parking for the area. It's good walking distance from campus but also has a shuttle which is super convenient and a really close trolley station at 22nd and Market like 3 blocks away. Only major issues have been that there is ongoing construction (usually scheduled during lunch hour) and there have been some flooding issues this year given the 100 year flood. Also, have had a number of elevator issues which would be fine except that the stairs don't have lobby access to take them up, only down.
Lots of Construction
Constant noise from construction, unresponsive management
Clean, relatively quiet, elevator problems
The apartments are clean - no bugs or other pests.
Wonderful, friendly front desk staff.
Shuttle to Penn.
Not so friendly management staff. Dismissive. Might ignore your emails. Also, management needs to be more transparent (last year, there were recurring fires - approx 7 times - in the trash room and tenants received no explanation).
Apartments were recently renovated but seem to have been poorly done - doorknobs on closets falling off, crystal deco on the overhead lights falling off, electric sockets not working, built-in heating/ac system regularly stops working. Also, learn to take shorter showers and say goodbye to baths; water runs cold after 30 minutes.
Major elevator traffic - there are three elevators serving the 33 floors and maintenance/construction crew are constantly using them in the morning.
The lower floors of the building were submerged in water during the flood and are undergoing repairs/currently inaccessible (including the gym).
I mostly like living in 2400. The apartments are updated and pretty spacious. One really nice thing is that they have a shuttle that takes residents to/from University City for no extra cost. It's been great since the weather got colder.
The bathrooms are a little small. They've been renovating the hallways and older units, so sometimes that noise can be frustrating, but the complex has been giving us warning as to when that will occur and tries to restrict noisy drilling to an hour a day. I think that's expected to be done by the end of the year but I'm not sure. The location is good, as it's about equidistant from school and where many social events take place in Center City, but having the Chestnut St. bridge still closed is annoying. That would affect most apartments around this one, though. We do hear the train go by/honk often, and that sometimes wakes me up.
Overall though, a lot of Penn students live here and I think it's a solid option. It's clean, feels safer than living in a walk-up, and I haven't had any problems with management/maintenance.