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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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
The area can be noisy if you're on one of the lower floors, but the rental experience was great.
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!
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!
Highly recommend, fabulous tenant relations team and really well-maintained and pleasant building.
Very safe with fantastic service & amenities
I moved into this building for my 2L year and have really been enjoying it. The building has a 24/7 lobby attendant, beautiful outdoor space on the 7th floor, gym, media room, fireplace, pool table, kitchen, etc. as amenities for all residents. It’s really cozy. There are only 90 units in the building so we get great service from management and maintenance and it’s more neighborly. I love the people who work at the front desk - they’re great and take good care of the building and of tenants’ packages. Also, they’ll provide cute random snacks and events for everyone (just had federal donuts yesterday for no reason). We also get free yoga at the Harper every week. Lastly, the apartments are very clean and modern. They have central air, dishwasher, washer dryer in unit.
The Terrace on 18th Review
This is an excellent building with amazing management! It is farther from campus (not really walkable, perhaps bikeable for seriously dedicated bikers); luckily, campus is easily accessible either by trolley (3 blocks from building) or the Drexel bus which is free for all Penn students (1/.5 blocks from building). The building itself is the best place I've ever lived -- every unit is a 1 bed/1 bath; the building is one of few pet-friendly buildings in the city; there is free washing/drying, available on every-other floor; every unit has a balcony; depending on your location, amazing views of the art museum; door-people 24/7; an amazon "hub" to get packages any hour of the day; diswasher, disposal, microwave, oven, stove, fridge all included in every unit; great communal lounge space and gym located on the second floor; shares property with a brewery and federal donuts. It is also a great area to live in, with a park right out the door, a dog park just a few blocks away, and it's right in the center of the museum district.
One negative is that the property also is partly a "sonder" (like airbnb), which occupies the lower floors of the building. That means some random people who do not live here full time will come in and out - but they are limited to going to their own floors, and we have not had issues with them, other than in theory. The other negative is that this is converted from a hotel, so there isn't too much shelving/closet space built-in, so bring your own shelves!