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What could be better
- Management can be unresponsive at times
Recent Altman Management Company reviews
Cedar Glen Condominiums Review
Building with tons of character!
Cheap dorm-style housing
For Philly, very affordable and close to school. However, it’s an old building and not the most comfortable to live in, despite the staff trying their best.
Safe, quiet location next to the train station
I own a car and did not want to live in the city with street parking, traffic, and noise. This apartment was a 20 minute train ride from LeBow (Secane station; Media/Elwyn line), and was clean, quiet, and located in a very safe area. It is just down the street from a park, and a 15 minute drive to a large mall and the turnpike (476). There are bus lines for people without cars. The grocery store is the next train stop (5 minute car drive). They allow cats, but no dogs. Maintenance was quick to respond when there were issues, although I did not have many issues. On-site laundry, and I believe they are putting in a new pool. There are nearby apartments (Landowne Towers, Presidential Square, and Providence Manor Apartments) which I also toured, and are equally nice and conveniently located.
Less than a 5 minute walk to the law school (Penn Law). There's a grocery store a block down and a few blocks up. Close to the Penn campus, trolley stations, and restaurants. Management is super friendly and usually gets any maintenance issues fixed the same day or next day. The gym onsite is pretty convenient, especially during the winter. There are 2 common kitchens in the building (I rarely use them though). I would say that for the location, the rent is pretty reasonable for what you get.
All the amenities
The apartment had changed management since I moved in almost two years ago. My apartment was brand new then so all units are updated. The rent includes access to the neighboring apartment building, The Fairmount, along with their front desk (package drop off), rooftop deck/pool/dog pen, 24/7 gym (lots of free weights, TRX, standard cardio equipment), office room (free printing), game room (darts, pool, poker table, foosball, etc). Neighborhood is up and coming so lots of new buildings, free street parking (furthest I’ve ever parked is one block away), young professionals, and lots of pets! 10-20 min drive to TUH/Episcopal/SCHC. Management is responsive to emails/concerns. Online portal for maintenance requests and rent payments.
Could be worse...
The positive things I have to say: it's nice to have the space to myself. The neighborhood is pleasant. The outside of the apartment is kept well. The streets around offer free parking and is even more convenient if you can snag a residential permit. The rent is cheap and the staff is about as helpful as they can be. However you get what you pay for....
The apartment has not been updated--probably since the 80's. The common areas are rarely cleaned and often fall into disrepair. Multiple times someone has rigged the locks on the outside door such that they don't lock from the outside.
But the worst part is that since moving in I had one extremely bad roach infestation (admitted by the apartment complex to be caused by dirty neighboring residents) and one horrifying bout with bed bugs (presumably brought into my apartment by the shared laundry room). Again, the staff tried to be helpful but the fact that those issues even arose is ridiculous.
Dorm living, one room, includes a bathroom, but doesn't include a kitchen--there are communal kitchens available in the building. The administration is really helpful, responsive, and honest. Good place to live, it's really close to the Law School. Rent includes all utilities. Flexible lease lengths is also a benefit, I am on a 9 month lease, which is great because I'll be spending my summer in New York.
Best for your buck, but could use more TLC.
Apartment nicely sized; nice pool although the lounging area around it is quite small. The East Wing portion of the complex is MUCH better taken care of (gorgeous landscaping in East where the leasing office is, lobbies are well taken care of), while West (I live in West) seems to be an afterthought to management, even after complaints from MANY of the residents. New windows in all apartments were installed in 2016, and new balconies were installed in 2014, both very nice. Love the apartment, just wish both the East and West wings were taken care of equally. Management could be more pleasant. Laundry rooms are on every floor, but some floors have more washers and dryers than the other floors. Cat friendly, though I believe there is now a monthly fee for cats (not 100% sure about that.)
The axis on 36th street
Everything is included in the rent.
10 minutes walk to Drexel.
Restaurants and a 24 hour Wawa across the street.
Staff are very helpful.
Gym located on the first floor. Not a lot of work out machines available but convenient when the weather is bad and I don't feel like going to DAC.
Good Size, Medicore Location, OK Management
I have lived at St. Regis for 2.5 years an my overall experience has been decent. Our 1-bedroom apartment is a nice size with lots of closet space. We live on the ground floor and have a patio with a sliding door and are close to the community pool.
Being right off the Roosevelt Boulevard is convenient, but aside from the shopping centers at Welsh and the Boulevard there really are not many "attractions" within walking distance.
Parking for two cars is allowed in the lot, but spaces fill up very quickly and we often have to park far from the entrance if we come home after 7pm.
There are a lot of elderly people who live in the complex, and the "social club" is really geared toward them with lots of bingo opportunities. There are also a lot of young families and kids who live in the complex as well.
We have had some minor issues with management and maintenance, including slow response time to emails and requests submitted online. Sometimes these requests were missed altogether and we always have to follow up and double check on everything.
The rent is reasonable but has gone up each year and we haven't seen many improvements or additional amenities for the increase. In fact, laundry prices went up which has been very inconvenient.
Overall, out experience at St. Regis has been decent. It's probably par for the course for big complexes in Northeast Philly. Not amazing, but not bad either.
People are nice
The apartment is quiet if there's no one in the hall. I've only ever heard my neighbors twice. Maintenace is quick to fix things but the fix isn't always the best one. Appliances all need updating and the cabinets seem like they haven't been updated since the 90s. Need a new exterminator. Lots of closets and high ceilings. You can paint the walls as long as you paint them back to white when you leave and it's very close to the Blvd for public transit. Difficult to get to going north on Blvd though. Staff is great but they really should Email rather than call for maintenance requests unless it's an emergency. Don't have large packages delivered your place because we've had packages stolen from outside our door. Fire alarm goes off really quick if you are cooking at high heats.
Good environment for quiet people but the place needs ALOT of updating and they need a new exterminator
This is my first apartment in Philly and I really l like it. I probably won't stay in the Northeast, but there is a train so I can get into the city. My parents like the apartment because it feels safe to them, and I do not have mice or cockroaches so that is great!
Executive House Apartments
Executive House is an adequate and spacious option for small families, single people, and professional level students. The building is large, has decent amenities, and is secure. The management can be tricky to deal with and I wish that the desk offered 24/7 hours. The building is definitely on the older side once you step inside of the apartments themselves. Carpets are older and the kitchen is stuck in 1983. But, management will provide carpet cleaning free of charge. I do wish that the apartment was upgraded more for the amount myself and my roommate pay. Overall, I would rate this apartment building at a 7/10.
Excellent value, but you get what you pay for
Rent is low for safe location on Pine Street ("Professor Row"). Very close to local restaurants, cafes, grocery stores, and both Trolley 34 on Baltimore, Bus 42 on Spruce, Bus 21 on Chestnut/Walnut, and 46th Street subway station. Building and unit itself are a little dated but in perfect working order. The building tenants are mostly graduate students and young professional families, most working in University City. Property management is quick to respond to maintenance requests, and rent payment is online.