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- Responsive to maintenance requests
- Proactive about building issues
- Highly reputable in the Philadelphia area
- Create a social environment in their buildings
Recent Pearl Properties reviews
Good company and area makes it worth it
Have lived in my studio for two years. No complaints my first year. Property super responsive, safe area, modern/up-to-date facility, access to gym (across the street in the neighboring building). Since covid and WFH still no major “issues” with the building, but the studios are VERY small—mine is like 300sq ft—so may not be the best choice for spending all day in the same room. But the location and building make it worth it. I moved to the Philly area not knowing anyone, so safety was my biggest concern and this was the perfect solution. The whole building is studios and most of them are other students. Lots of girls. Not a social building and very quiet.
Apartments are renovated with great appliances and amenities. Only downside is the square footage. The studio apartment I am renting is just under 300 sqft.
Perfect for 1 person but small for 2
I like the location, my unit's finishes, and the management, as well as being able to access 1700 Chestnut's amenities. The units are small and even mine, one of the largest, is not enough room for a bed, kitchen table, and couch
1700 Chestnut Review
Definitely would recommend!
Good location, responsive management, attentive front desk
Overall, I quite like this apartment. The rent is very reasonable for the area.
My unit was newly renovated. It has hardwood floors, spacious walk-in closet, high ceiling and high windows.
I never have any problem adjusting the temperature in the room. The heater works really well.
The whole team is very responsive. Pearl Properties and the front desk is very responsive and always helpful. Maintenance team is also fast to help fix the problems (in my experience 1-2 days).
I didn't like the fact that the apartment is noisy because we are on Chestnut Street. Cars honk all the time!
1700 Chestnut Review
Everything is great
The Beacon is an underrated Pearl Properties building. Me and my partner lived in a 1 bedroom + Den (which was a proper room with a door and closet). We had a lot of space for 2 people and the Den was so valuable during quarantine because we had a separate office space. It is a well-managed building with a small, but great gym (dead lifting equipment available which made my boyfriend really happy). It is great location for access to all the restaurants, bars, shopping, and Rittenhouse park. However, it is farther away from Wharton's campus, but there is a bus stop right in front of the building and gets you to campus in 10 minutes. There are a good number of Wharton people in this building, but it seems like mostly couples and therefore isn't' particularly social.
Very noisy -- not suitable for light sleeper
The apartment itself has no problem - great location, new appliances, responsive management. However, the back alley can be super noisy. There are around 15 dumpsters and the garbage trucks pick them up every other day between 7 to 8 am. Freezer trucks deliver goods to the restaurants on Walnut around once to twice a week - they often arrive at midnight and stay for an hour -- with the engine on.
I think the bang for your buck at 1700 Chestnut is the best in Philly. The apartment is modern looking, very spacious, and the price is right. The amenities space is great - can't wait until we can have guests again once covid is over. The gym has stayed open and has just about all you could want from an apartment gym - in particular, the large yoga/cycling studio is great for general fitness needs and is usually empty for use. Building management is very responsive and has swiftly made fixes anytime I've had a problem - no major problems but the few I've had have been resolved quickly. Pretty quiet building although my bedroom has no windows so I think that really helps keep the street noise away. I've gotten pretty used to the street noise in the living room and it's white noise at this point - note I'm pretty high up on the 7th floor so if noise is a concern, I'd look at a higher unit if possible.
Amazing Management, Great Value Apartment
I've really enjoyed living at the Beacon. While it's on the pricier side, you get a great size and quality of apartment in comparison to other luxury buildings. Management is friendly and responsive, the apartments are modern and updated, and the amenity space is very nice. It's very quiet and I almost never hear my neighbors.
Great amenities and staff
Apartment is good, don't love my specific unit because of the location right next to the elevator. Great windows, high ceilings and new amenities. Washing machine could be better / higher tech, but it works and W/D in unit. Water pressure in shower isn't fantastic
Fantastic Apartment / Building
Fantastic apartment with amazing amenities. New appliances and high ceilings (in the right units). Funky building layout but the units are generally great.
Street noise can be a bit loud if you're on Chestnut side - just worth noting if you haven't lived in a city before.
Gym and amenities are great.
The apartment is very clean and modern with central air, and the building has a nice common space with a pool table, desk space, screening room, outdoor patio, and gym. The building management is very responsive and also adds nice touches like organizing free social events around the holidays (and during covid they did things like contactless Vetri pizza delivery and Weckerly's ice cream sandwiches). My only complaints are (1) the area can be noisy if you face Walnut street, (2) there tends to be loitering around the Starbucks directly across the street, and (3) there are no outdoor grills on the shared patio
Nice spacious safe building
Nice staff, nice gym, nice space. Really the only negative has been that the overhead lights are not very bright, so you will want to have a few lamps too
Love it but Pricey Studio
I love living in the Latham. The facilities are clean, the amenities are great, and the apartment itself has large windows and updated appliances. It's a great space to live - the building is all studios and is usually very quiet.
It's a bit pricey though, and I think you could get a similar living experience for a bit cheaper!