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- Very responsive management and friendly staff
- Management is friendly and easy to work with
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Excellent Place to Live
We are very happy with our decision to live in the Rittenhouse Claridge. We feel like we get a lot of value for our money. The apartment is not the most updated but it is still great with lots of space and huge windows that let in sunlight. Included in our rent is water, electric, gas, a nice gym, a large common area that has additional amenities like conference rooms and printers that you can use free. Also building management is very responsive- our requests are typically responded to within a few hours.
It's a great place to live, especially with a pet. Maintenance comes right away if you have an issue. Apartments are light and spacious. People are friendly. The gym and shared space is amazing. My only concern is that security is not tight enough.
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.
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.
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
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)
Love the Claridge
Wonderful place to live - excellent location and lots of Wharton students.
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.
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.
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.
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
1 bedroom at the Claridge
Great deal and amazing apartment! Love the location and love my neighbors (mostly Wharton studnets).