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- Very responsive management and friendly staff
- Management is friendly and easy to work with
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Building is great and the location is awesome. Solid value relative to some other buildings nearby. Gym and amenities are great unless you are doing some power lifting and need squat racks, etc.
Staff is very friendly and maintenance people come right away. Haven't had any issues with neighbors or the building since moving in. Highly recommend
Friendly staff, lots of dogs and almost too many Wharton folks.
Make sure you get a renovated apartment, though.
Large space in each unit and common space
This building has large units and a large common area for tenants. However, it is an old building and sometimes creates some issues with electricity usage limits and outlet locations.
Overall pretty good experience living here. It feels like every other person that lives here is a Wharton Student. Many of the units have been recently renovated and look very nice. Great gym and lounge space as well.
Top Notch Building At An Excellent Price
-Extremely responsive management and maintenance team
-Excellent amenities on the second floor lounge
-Great location right on Rittenhouse Square
-Huge floorplans for 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom units
-Robust elevator system with separate shafts for pet-owners
-Immediate access to transportation with the bus line on Walnut Street
-Washer / Dryer on every floor makes for convenient laundry
-CRITICAL: Can select Verizon as an internet service provider instead of local favorite and worst-company-ever Comcast
-You can't control whether the HVAC is set to "heat" or "cold", making for an awkward couple of weeks when the weather turns in late fall and early summer
-The layouts for some of the studios are awkward: the kitchen in mine is poorly designed; I don't have a drawer for silverware in mine. I've been in other units that have too skinny of a hallway
-If you have a unit on the south side of the building, you can hear the garbage trucks taking out the trash in the morning. I'm on the 14th floor and it still wakes me up; this can be annoying and I imagine it's worse on the lower floors.
I'm very happy
I think my apartment is a great value (although I did luck out and got a great discount for being a Wharton student and signing during the second welcome weekend). It's certainly nothing special (kitchen reminds me of 1970s and is literally the bare minimum. Everyone at the Claridge tries really hard. The building has its shortcomings (e.g. really annoying application process, paper thin walls, I face Chancellor street and the garbage trucks that arrive at 7:45am every morning are extraordinarily loud.) But the positives (most everything else...and especially the 2nd floor lounge and gym) far outweigh these shortcomings.
1 bedroom at the Claridge
Great deal and amazing apartment! Love the location and love my neighbors (mostly Wharton studnets).
Poor management - can't handle simple problems like turning off an elevator when it's out of order. People pass the buck a lot. Some doormen/receptionists are very friendly. Others have a resting bitch face and refuse to help, or are very slow to open the door for you. A lot of apartments (esp unrenovated units) feel old. Maintenance people are very responsive but often not the right guy to fix the problem you have.
Very thin walls - can even hear neighbors pull up their blinds
Have lived here for two years, make sure to get a renovated unit. No issues, maintenance is extremely accommodating. Management tends to nickel and dime, need to be careful to make sure you're not charged for extra expenses. Great amenities.
Pros: Great lounge. Super fast maintenance. Friendly staff. Wharton dorm of sorts. 70 people from my class lived here last year (not including 2Ys).
Cons: Poor HVAC / circulation. Room is 80 even when windows are open in winter. They don't let you choose when you can heat / cool your apartment, and the temperature ranges are tiny. Downside of electricity being covered is that they care about cost of energy vs. Your comfort. Small studios (2Beds are huge though).
Careful with the online floor plans. What you see is not what you get. I was surprised when I saw my apt for the first time.
No issues with roaches / bugs or anything. Overall, considered moving after first year, but ended up staying because the alternatives were not compelling enough to warrant the hassle of moving.
Love the Claridge
Wonderful place to live - excellent location and lots of Wharton students.
Know what you're getting into
Decently sized apartments for the price
Old building and lots of maintenance issues (even in renovated apartment)
Poor package management system
Can't beat the location
The building is definitely older, but management is pretty responsive to any issues. Some units are more recently renovated that others. The location is awesome - so close to everything. Highly recommend because of the location.
The lounge on 2nd floor itself is an amazing resource (free WiFi, tones of space to host, study, even free printing, great gym, yoga room - what else do you need?). Apartments are quite spacious and 2BRs have a view of the Rittenhouse Square. Very well located and responsive/supportive staff. Can't complain at all. Bus at doorstep, and over 50 other Wharton students to pool an Uber with. Mind you studios are a different ballgame in terms of space.
They are also renovating lobby soon. And loads of pets!
Great location. Great price. Management good for certain things (i.e. fixing issues in your apt) but not all (i.e. door man is not always present)