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- Proactive about building issues
- Highly reputable in the Philadelphia area
- Create a social environment in their buildings
Recent Pearl Properties reviews
Perfect if you don't need a ton of space
Updated kitchen and bathroom, with a tiny freezer, dishwasher, oven and microwave - super cute. Not a ton of space (this was a former hotel), but if you come in knowing what to expect this is a great value option in the heart of Rittenhouse, on a safe street, and with lots of food options nearby. ~30 min walk to campus but right next to the bus stop. The CapitalOne cafe downstairs is a bonus for coffee addicts!
Love living at the Beacon. Incredible and super responsive landlord. Units are wonderful. Super convenient to class (steps from the bus stop) and to evening activities.
The Beacon Review
The Beacon Review
Great apartment at a great price
My unit is a spacious, corner unit with high ceilings, tons of natural light, and hardwood floors throughout. There aren’t a ton of amenities but it’s enough for what I need (small gym, free laundry on every floor, Amazon hub lockers instead of a doorman), and I pay less in rent so it’s a win-win for me. Pearl is also a wonderful management company. Highly recommend!
1700 Chestnut Review
1700 Chestnut Review
The Beacon is an amazing property. It’s the best location (16th and Walnut, also right at a bus stop), and many other Wharton students are in the building. Also, the amenity space and the terrace is incredible - we have friends meet us for a drink on the terrace all the time.
I used to like living at 1700 but in my second year of living there the number of maintenance issues has gone up 10-fold. Definitely ask about the age of your unit if you plan to live here. They also have gotten incredibly strict on guests which can be really frustrating.
Great, new apartments. New appliances with good floor designs. Only negative is that it is located slightly more east of most Wharton students, but not a big deal in my experience.
Great place, just a little far from campus
The apartment is beautiful and the amenities are top notch! Building management is great. Just be aware that its a little further from campus and from where most students live. If you're ok with the extra 5 min commute, definitely check out this building!
The area can be noisy if you're on one of the lower floors, but the rental experience was great.
Avoid if you are sensitive to noise pollution
Apartment is fine, building is old but okay (recently renovated). However there is TOO MUCH noise coming from outside, from both 17th and Chestnut streets. There is a night club on 17th St right across, you will hear people fighting, shouting, cars honking almost every night. Windows do not make a good job isolating the sound either.
Great design with confusing building design
The amenities are fantastic (treadmills are a bit shaky), building is relatively quiet. Feels like a lot of Wharton students live here for a mid-rise, but don't necessarily bump into them all the time. Exterior units can get pretty loud, interior units don't have much natural light.
Excellent building and location, can get noisy
Excellent building, modern interiors/appliances and first-class amenity center. Even on the 7th floor, there is a decent amount of traffic and street noise on evenings and weekends, in addition to the garbage truck that comes in the morning on the 17th street side. Rooms are spacious with high ceilings and plenty of sunlight. Mostly students living here - it's a safe, clean and well-managed building with 24-hour staffed front-desk.
Nice but expensive
The place itself is really nice, it is just really expensive. I will not be living here next year due to the price, but if the price is not an issue I recommend it!
Best apartment ever
Such a great deal for an incredible apartment. Modern apartment with great kitchen, large bathroom, lots of closet space, washer dryer, dishwasher, garbage disposal etc. Awesome amenities with a gym, lounge with pool table, movie theater, and study areas. Management is top notch, always responds to maintenance requests promptly (the only requests we’ve had were minor things like light bulb replacements). other tenants mostly grad students and young professionals. The building is pretty quiet although depending which side of the building you face there may be some street noise. Location is also perfect in the heart of center city so you can get takeout and groceries super close by, and enjoy all the bars and restaurants in the area. I recommend this building to everyone!