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Expensive, but convenient
definitely expensive and when I leave it will more expensive. But if that is what you want when you attend Drexel/Penn it is worth it.
Evo - very convenient for Penn students
The location of Evo is incredibly convenient - 15min walk from PennMed, 5min walk from 30st. Station where you can access the Amtrak trains, Megabus, the Septa subway and trains, as well as the Lucy bus that is free for Penn students/employees. The amenities are also great - free utilities, color printing, gym, concierge for packages, etc. Great place for convenient living.
Fully furnished, convenient location, but not so great neighbors
It's tremendously helpful to NOT have to worry about moving your belongings into this apartment just before pre-term... because this place is fully furnished! Also makes move-out quite easy. The location is perfect-- a block from 30th Street Station, the second-closest to Huntsman Hall (after Domus), extremely close to 2401 (although the walk across the river can get chilly during the winter) and to Pub. The management was not great when the building first opened, but they've gotten a lot better. (Still not great though. Once had to explain debits and credits to their management while hashing out an issue with my billing.) But really, the one issue that's hard to get past in this building is that the neighbors are mostly snotty, intolerable Drexel undergrads who treat the building like a frat house on weekends.
Literally the worst place I have ever lived
The only good thing about business school ending is that I get to move out of this miserable building. Incompetent is a generous compliment given the experiences I have had with the staff.
Subpar apartment experience
Evo has never lived up to the promise that the management and leasing staff sold me on. The building is overrun by wild undergrads, the location is semi-isolated, and the apartments are cheaply constructed.
Could have been great
The apartments have cement walls and ceilings with writing from construction, and randomly placed huge cement pillars reducing the amount of available space in the already tiny apartments and even blocking the view. Overall, the apartment looks unfinished and worse than a dorm room. Additionally, the bedrooms do not have any lighting.
The company advertised something completely different thereby misleading everyone. This place is a terrible value for your money.
As for the amenities, they are NOT all ready even though I moved in almost a year ago. The management makes matters worse by constantly lying to the residents and being rude. Their general manager quit around the end of February, but they never informed the residents and I only found out when my emails and calls to him kept going unanswered for weeks. Moreover, the new management refused to keep the promises made by their own general manager simply saying "We're sorry we can't help you with any promises made by the previous manager" even when I had emails from him detailing those exact things. So they have management issues and screw the residents over in exchange...
I know that there have been a lot of mixed reviews about Evo but I can't say I have really had any bad experiences here. Everything in my apartment works just fine and the only issue I had was with my washer but it got fixed pretty quickly. There is a lot of construction in the area but obviously the building is still a work in process so its expected. The location is great because its exactly a halfway point between Center City and the Drexel campus. The gym is pretty nice and the view from it is amazing. It is a little overpriced if you live buy yourself or with another person but the more people you find to live with you, the cheaper it will be. What I love the most is the fact that you have large windows in every room and you get a lot of natural light. Some might argue that the apartments are ugly on the inside because they are concrete but its just a modern building. Overall, great place to live if you are a college student.
This building was incredibly mis-marketed. I made the fatal mistake of signing the lease before viewing an apartment. The virtual tour made the apartments seem much larger and even displayed hall closets and pantries when, in fact, the apartments did not have them. I was very clear on my needs and deal breakers for an apartment, as well as pricing. The management blatantly lied to induce me to sign the lease. The building was inevitably not finished for move-in. We are still waiting on some promised amenities, despite a $500 amenity fee and had to be woken up at 7am every morning, including weekends to the construction noise until late January. We still do not have a security system. The management is unresponsive and make rash decisions and are awful with communication. In addition, the apartments are ridiculously small for the price and dorm-like. They are cheaply furnished and management has no issue giving you 20 minutes notice that they are going to randomly inspect your apartment. They also are raising my rent 20% for next year, which is another reason I am moving. The management does not take criticism very well, and sometimes resort to harassment instead of politely talking to you about the problem. They also have interns as the majority of their staff. These interns are often left completely unsupervised and generally do not know what is going on. There are many better value options than evo.
It's a great First-Year Place.... Sort of
So Evo is okay. It is close the Law School and close to center city, but it isn't actually close to anything. There is nothing around the building except for a small deli. Yeah the train station is close, but how often does one go to the train station? While the building has AMAZING amenities, and the rooms are furnished, there are just random problems that come up that really irk me. For example, there is an amazing business center, 8 of the 10 times I've gone there, the printer didn't work. There is a concierge that receives packages for you, and they have now TWICE lost my packages, causing me to stop by multiple times, and call to see if they have even really tried looking for the missing packages. The Staff is super friendly, but seem to always be swamped and therefore sometimes unable to help you adequately. I also think they are more interested in signing new tenants than actually helping current residents.
There is a rooftop pool, but it didn't open until it was freezing out (I moved in when the building was under construction-- what a fiasco.....) There are study rooms, but most of the furniture in the study rooms are not conducive to studying, meaning only 3 people can actually study in there. And studying can only happen when the study rooms aren't trashed. There isn't much storage space in the kitchen, big sized plates wouldn't fit in the cabinets.... There are washer and dryers in the units, but the dryers are terrible. You'll set it for an hour, and it'll go off 10 minutes later. The fact that everyone has their own bathroom is great. The only downside is the water pressure sucks, and the water level in the toilets is very low (its weird....)
There gym is nice. No complaints there. I can hear things. Noise travels through the building really well. I can hear my neighbor snore. I can hear the upstairs apartment sometimes. Smells also travel, which is normal for any apartment building. I can smell certain smells every so often. But like I said, I guess this is common for all apartment buildings. What is also frustrating is the number of emails I get from the building. I get too many. But overall, my complaints are minuscule compared to other problems apartment buildings face-- therefore I wouldn't discourage living here. I just wouldn't encourage it either.
The location is great and in theory all of the amenities are great. However, the management never has any idea what is going on. It has reached almost comical levels how incompetent they are. There is a severe lack of honesty in their communication with the residents and they never accept responsibility for any of the numerous problems. The building was built quickly and poorly. Don't be impressed by the marketing plan, it appears to be the only part that Evo has done well.
Management is rude and incompetent. They charge your account the wrong amount and take ages to fix it at your own prompting. They lose packages and deny any responsibility. The majority of amenities were not available upon move-in, and some are still being built. The business center never works. Security is faulty and inconsistent. You receive short notices of maintenance. The walls are unfinished and have pencil markings from construction crews. People smoke in the stairwell and walls are thin so you hear everything. The only good part is that it is close to Drexel and Penn campuses and Center City.
Evo is a Great Convenient Solution!
Living at Evo has been a great decision since I have not had to worry about nothing, the apartments are furnished and ALL utilities including internet are included. There are fitness classes available to residents as well as great social areas such as a Club room, study rooms, TV Rooms and a rooftop pool. Evo is also strategically located, it is walking distance from the law school, less than 10 minutes walking, and also very near center city and all its restaurants. It is also a block away from the train station.
Very convenient building, but had a lot of growing pains in its first year
The apartment is conveniently placed and it is convenient having the management in the building, having a gym, and and not having to buy furniture. However, there are numerous problems. First, the appearance was not as promised: walls, floors and ceilings are all concrete. Further, the walls are extremely thin, and everything going on can be heard. The management can be difficult to get a hold of, even in person, and can be unhelpful when you do get a hold of them. I have struggled with being overcharged for rent, told I didn't pay when I did, and have dealt with lost packages. Some of my friends had rooms flood, as well. Finally, the furniture was very different from what we were told, was very small, and the space in general is very constrained.
Evo may improve next year because the amenities are finished. But, we dealt with amenities not being completed for a very long time, with little to no help from management telling us when things would be completed. The park is still not done, with no time line for when it would be.
Eco may be a good introductory apartment for someone moving to the city, but I would only recommend it if you don't have furniture or something. Very overpriced this year.
Really love Evo!
I live in evo with 2 roommates I was randomly matched with. The match process was thoughtful - I was put with a Penn Dental resident.
Several things I love about it: bathroom connected to every bedroom, 12 minute walk to HUP, on-site gym and pool with free membership, large study lounge every fourth floor, package service, very responsive management.
Things that are not so great: very small bedrooms, industrial look is not my thing.
This is a sort of nice dorm-type building for Drexel Students. Not recommended for Wharton graduate students. Place is put together very cheaply.