What could be better
- Can be difficult to work with at times
Recent Panco Management reviews
An overlooked place for Wharton students
I love my apartment - lots of light, lots of space. I haven't been able to find a one-bedroom unit with this much space and at this price point anywhere else in Philly, and the units are all new - so in-unit laundry, modern amenities, etc. It is also super close to Rittenhouse Sq, so walking to all the meetups is also not an issue.
Underrated gem near Rittenhouse Square
I've really enjoyed my time at the Sansom and feel like it is underrated for the value it presents. Overall, highly recommend though there are not as many Wharton students living there.
- Good value - reasonable rents for the location (2 blocks from Rittenhouse Square, situated close to a lot of restaurants)
- Clean and well-maintained - lobby area and common areas are kept very clean and maintenance requests are promptly addressed
- Friendly staff - all the staff are super friendly and accomodating (helpful with packages, questions, moving, etc)
- Spacious living area (see below) with pretty good natural light/lots of windows
- For Wharton students, about 35 mins to campus (which is 10 mins longer than some of the closer properties)
- Bedrooms are a little small and some have structural beams going through the space in an awkward way. Have a walkthrough and understand if it's something you can live with - I've found it doesn't impede my use of the space at all.
- Electric lighting can be dim after the sun goes down
The building and its units are new and spacious. The high ceiling is a characteristic I personally cherish as well.
The units on high floor and facing South have amazing lighting.
The building has a gym and a small terrace. They are both decent, but not really impressive.
Face Sansom st (not alley), great deal, new kitchen, full size washer/dryer, responsive maintenance
Great, affordable apartment...but can be loud
Well located apartment close to all of the buses / trolley / subway and regional rail at Suburban Station and City Hall a few blocks away, tons of restaurants, and lots of gyms (e.g., Rumble Boxing, Soul Cycle, Bar Method).
The apartment itself is nice for the price, but not super luxurious (carpet, slightly cheap looking counters, part-time doorman, etc.). If you don't mind the noise that comes along with living more in the heart of Center City (as opposed to further in the 20s / Chestnut + Walnut + Locust) this is a great, convenient spot.
Great apartments, okay building
Apartments are great. Good appliances, good layouts, cheaper than apartments close to the river. High ceilings. Location is close to the action but a little loud. Building is a low rise so no real views -- many apartments either look at parking garage or back alley. Walls between apartments are VERY thin.
There's a small gym and patio for the building use. Inconsistent front desk staffing. Management was great at responding to issues in the apartment though (e.g., sink fixes).
Small apartment, but well laid out and in an excellent location. There are so many bars and restaurants within a several block radius and nearby Rittenhouse Square is beautiful.
The Point at Pentagon City Review
Reasonably Priced and Centrally Located
Not fancy, but no real complaints
The location is good, about 10 minutes to either the Crystal City or Pentagon City Metro stations. Whole Foods is directly across the street and there are several restaurant and cafe options within a few blocks.
The building has a gym with basic cardio machines and some weight machines and a laundry room with many, usually empty, machines – although I have a washer/dryer in unit and never had to use the building's facilities. There is also an outdoor pool.
My unit was a fairly spacious studio with two large closets and enough floor space to comfortably fit a "bedroom area" and a "living room area" with a full couch and coffee table. Also, the balcony is a nice size with enough room for a bistro set and some plants.
I think the cleanliness of the building might be an issue for some. When I moved in to the apartment, the carpets needed cleaning and there were a few small roaches. However, the management company has always responded promptly to my questions and complaints, and they took care of the carpet and roach issues within days of me moving in. I have not had pests since then, although I have heard complaints from others in the building for roaches.
Bigger Bang for your Buck
Perfect spot just outside of the city to allow for bigger place for less the price of living in the district. The same amount would only allow me to live in a studio. Close to the Pentagon City Mall and Metro. Wish utilities were included but still worth living here.
Best Bang for Your Buck
Perfect spot just outside of the city to allow for bigger place for less the price of living in the district. The same amount would only allow me to live in a small, dorm-like studio in the district where my queen-sized bed would take up most of the room. Close to the Pentagon City Mall and Metro.
Best value for money in Center City!
Best value in downtown Philadelphia! Really close to everything that happens in Center City for MBA students: sports, nights out, networking and company events. Campus is 20min away by trolley and 40min away by foot. Gym is ok. Overall, building amenities could be improved. Beware at it gets noisy during the weekend nights, especially from midnight to 2am as people get out of the nearby clubs and bars.
The apartment itself is a decently new/renovated building. The high points are spacious rooms at a low price, a concierge in the lobby until 11pm on weekdays and 24 hours on Friday-Saturday. The apartment is pet friendly, and relatively quiet. Every unit has a spacious balcony with a pretty decent view.
Negatives are a bug problem on the lower floors, but management provides free extermination services once weekly. Another issue is the heating/air conditioning. There is no temperature control, and no way to set the fan to 'on', you can only have it at 'auto' or 'off', which is a bit annoying. There is construction going on nearby, which will block some of the view when complete, but will also have several new stores on the ground floor.
Overall I love living in this building. I think it is the best value for the price in the area.
Nice unit and location, highly unresponsive management
Overall a nice building with newly renovated, modern apartments, spacious floorplans, and convenient location. The main downside to the apartment is the management, which seems to have very frequent personnel turnover (I had to deal with 4-5 people on one issue due to turnover) and is generally unresponsive.