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- Very responsive management and friendly staff
- Management is friendly and easy to work with
Recent Kaiserman Company reviews
Great Building with amazing Amenities
Great building! Gym and lounge are beautiful. The A/C is not the strongest especially during the hotter days. The building also is very well insulated, it’s late January and I have yet to turn on my heat! Only complaints are that the walls are pretty thin so you can definitely hear your neighbors and the washer/dryer is pretty expensive (~4.50 per load). Definitely recommend! Additionally, as a Penn student the wall/commute is very easy. Right outside the building is the bus stop that takes you right to the school or it’s about a 20-25 min walk. Noise doesn’t really bother me but it is worth noting that you will definitely hear construction and heavy traffic at all hours just due to being right in the middle of everything!
Rittenhouse Claridge Review
Great common space
Love the common area space on the 2nd floor to do work!
Apartment by the park
Great to live right by the Rittenhouse Square. Good: renovated units are clean, park view is great, and faculty is very responsive and kind. Not so good: walls are thin and smoke detectors are super sensitive.
Great Location but noisy
This building is about location. However, you want to consider that you will get some noise from your neighbors.
Fantastic location and maintenance
We've loved our apartment in the Rittenhouse Claridge. The location is perfect (right on Rittenhouse Square), and the maintenance staff is quick to respond to any questions or anything that needs fixing. Our apartment is large and recently updated, and we feel that the price is fair for the area and the amenities. We have tons of closet space as well. The only draw back for us is the lack of attentive doormen - they're often absent and not particularly helpful.
Overall I have been very happy with my choice to live near Rittenhouse. It has been an overwhelmingly positive change from living at Sansom place last year both in terms of having more of a sense of independence, and living in such a lively place downtown. The walk to school is about 3 miles roundtrip per day, which I thoroughly enjoy as it it forces me to obtain some daily exercise, but if you do not enjoy walking, it might not be the place for you. It is very pet friendly and the people who live in the building are very nice. There have recently been two small fires in the building which were put out before causing damage but were nonetheless disruptive to residents. It is an older building and some rooms are renovated, but you will pay more for those rooms. I really have no complaints except for based on these recent fires I do have some concerns over the lack of sprinklers/fire extinguishers present in the building. It is an older building so presumably they are not required to install these modern safety features, but nonetheless has recently made me a bit uneasy. Fire safety aside, it is very secure, there is a door person and someone always at the front desk. Studio rooms are small, but if you manage to look out on Walnut, the city skyline view is lovely particularly if you are on the upper floors. I also chose this building because it had a flexible lease term (9-22 months). So if you are planning to leave Philly for the summer and want to have the option to move out and no pay rent, this works for that. I believe subletting may be prohibited.
Great location, very convenient, a lot of noise
I love the location. The 2nd floor lounge and gym are awesome. The apartment itself is very basic and small but it fits my needs and the price is right. The biggest issue is the noise. I live on the 5th floor overlooking the chancellor st allyway and every morning at 7am (including weekends) the garbage trucks come and there’s constant banging for 30 mins at least, there is no way to sleep through it, no matter how much white noise/ear plugs. Sometimes there’s deliveries at 4am that wake me up too.
Overall ok, some building issues
Overall my apartment is great. Some of the staff in the building are rude. I face Chancellor Street and have to hear the garbage trucks every morning at 7am which is very annoying. Also lots of construction and drilling very early in the morning. Otherwise I have been happy with my specific apartment unit.
All about the location
The location is absolutely great. We signed a second year lease because of the location. Also great to be with many other Wharton students. The apartment is huge. However, the walls are super thin and the garbage truck may wake you up everyday at 7am, even on the 20+ floor. Don't live on the side of the building closest to the alley. Also maintenance sometimes completely ignores smaller requests. They are very responsive in emergencies though.
Great building average management
The facilities and infrastructure are the best you can imagine. The lounge and the gym were impeccable. The reception staff however, can be rude and impatient at times. They were always quick to resolve issues in the unit (like plumbing etc)
Love this place
I absolutely love living here! I have a 22-month lease and I'm very happy about it. The perks:
1) The staff is incredibly nice and thoughtful--Dee and Brandon are the best! 2) The management company truly tries to build the community in the building--from hosting happy hours in the front lounge to offering "Thanksgiving breakfast" that you can pick up on the go to hosting a Halloween Pet trick-or-treating-type mixer for tenants and their dogs. 3) The facilities are great--the gym, the yoga studio, the lounge, the roof, free printing, etc. 4) I love having utilities included. I only pay for internet and you get the choice between Verizon and Comcast unlike other buildings. 5) I don't own a pet, but if you do it's only a 1-time $500 fee as opposed to a one-time fee + a monthly fee of usually ~$50. 6) There are plenty of 1Y and 2Y Wharton students living in the building so lots of people to uber with in the mornings usually. 7) Management is super responsive when it comes to building requests--I had to have my sink fixed and they came within a few hours.
My only "complaints" are that 1) I live on the south side of the building on a relatively low floor so it is loud because you can hear the trash trucks in the morning and there's not a lot of natural sunlight through my window, 2) I live near the elevator and I can hear it through my apartment walls, 3) for a while, my apartment had a musty smell which took probably like 3 weeks for it to go away but it at least went away, 4) kitchen storage space in my studio is limited. I had to get an extra drawer thing to hold things like utensils and pots and pans, etc. 5) I don't love that the bathroom light also turns on the vent, which is kind of loud. There's only one switch.
Amenities are good gym and common space, but apartments that aren’t renovated are poorly designed and have very bad appliances.
Great location and value for money, but noisy
The Claridge is well located, right on Rittenhouse Square. It's close to a lot of great bars, restaurants and shopping. The front desk / reception staff and maintenance staff are responsive and friendly. The unrenovated apartments are a bit old, but the size makes up for that. We have about ~1000 square feet for two people.
The gym and lounge are new and spacious. Great place for meetings. The only issue is the noise. Every morning at 7 am (except for Sundays) there are a few garbage trucks and food delivery trucks that are incredibly noisy for ~30 mins. It can be heard on all floors if you have an apartment facing the alleyway.
Good amenities for the price
Have had good experience with property management, and very nice gym/ lounge facilities. My only complaint is that the walls are relatively thin, and many of my neighbors have dogs that do not stop barking!
My studio has a LOT of closet space (3, including a large walk-in).