- Management has been very professional and responsive to maintenance requests
What could be better
- Management can be difficult to work with at times
Recent Scully Company reviews
The building is good
Great responsive management in a new building at a great location
Overall, a great experience primarily because the management is very responsive and helpful, even with helping during COVID times. The building is also new (2013 I believe?), so all the appliances and cabinets are generally newer than what you see in some of the buildings around rittenhouse park. It is also very close to the septa station trolley. Door to door (from apartment to huntsman entrance) has averaged around 18 minutes. CVS and staples just across the street, sansom restaurants a couple of blocks away, and right near city hall. Great location overall!
Can get noisy as it is a busy street (though not debilitatingly so for me, but I am not a light sleeper), and there is no outdoor rooftop, just an indoor penthouse lounge. Windows are also not the most expansive, so sunlight can be a little less than some other buildings, but again, the pros made up for it.
Love it here
Management is great, apartment is newly renovated and very comfortable, location is 10/10. Even the smallest of studios is comfortable enough and, even though my windows face a wall, I somehow still get plenty of sunlight! My only complaint is that the windows don't have nets (when I asked about having some installed, I was told the windows are not compatible with nets) and, even if you don't mind opening them without them having netting, be prepared to be able to smell the fast food restaurants nearby. As someone who really likes to open windows for fresh air, this has been a major downside. However, I still rate this apartment very very highly and have been very happy here!
Great Building, Management, and Location
I've really enjoyed living here. The location is excellent, the gym and work spaces are all you could ask for, and the apartments are very nice! The only downside is noise levels. It sometimes seems as though you are on the street with the level of traffic noises in my apartment, and I am on upper floor. With that being said, a noise machine has done wonders, and if you can live with a little bit extra noise, I highly recommend.
The building is well-maintained, clean and secure overall, and my apartment is spacious. The street noise in combination with the construction noise across the street have made it difficult to sleep at times. The apartment is a fifteen-minute bike ride to HUP and a ten-minute subway ride to PPMC, so the central location is extremely convenient. There's a door person who accepts packages and lets in guests, a bike room in the basement, a gym on the top floor and a party room available to rent. I feel like I'm getting a good value, and I'm happy with my experience over the past three years.
There have been problems with hot water but it usually gets fixed within a day, minor problems only take a few problems to get fixed. Have been responsive when we have problems. It is gated so it is secure.
I have lived here for 2 years and it’s quiet, and maintenance always comes within 24hrs to fix any issues. Great place!
Close to public transportation with great views! A bit overpriced compared to surrounding area
Avenir is great. I had mediocre experiences my first couple of years with housing, but I am very happy in this complex I have lived in since August 2018. Management is great, there are new appliances, and it's located in a very central location. It is a 30 minute walk to school, but I enjoy the exercise, and the metro station is only a block away if the weather is inclement. The apartments are small and a bit pricy, but it is safe, there is 24 hour security, a sprinkler system, and if you watch the prices, you are generally able to apply to rent a space at a comparable price. The flats are also great because, though they are small, they have a ton of built in storage, so no need to invest in many furnishings. Also the building is very quiet. The people who live here are mostly young professionals, so if you prefer to study away from campus, there is no problem doing so here.
Love The Avenir
Good facility, gym and security, but inconvenient to social with the Wharton crowd due to the distance
Worth the Price
Avenir is a great apartment complex, definitely pricy, but worth it.
Avenir is the best
Central Location & Well Managed
Have been at the Collins for over a year and have really enjoyed the experience. When I first moved in, it was a brand new building so they were still figuring out some of the kinks, but it's been really well managed over the last 6 months.
Things that I really like: High ceilings, lots of sunlight, really great modern look, friendly concierge/front desk, doesn't feel like a HUGE complex, great rooftop, and awesome location.
Things that could be better: Noise insulation at times. Overall the building does a really good job with noise, but it there are some quirks. We can hear dogs frequently and one of our neighbor's speakers. In addition, every once in a while we'll see that a tenant hasn't cleaned up common spaces (e.g. people leaving a beer can in the elevator). Lastly, the gym is on the smaller end and in the basement. It's fine for a quick workout, but wouldn't be a great replacement for a standard gym membership.
Overall, I have no regrets about living here and would happily renew my lease!
The St James is our home
The St. James is a newer high rise building and is extremely well maintained with a friendly staff. Our unit has floor to ceiling windows with stunning views of center city, and a balcony that lets us enjoy amazing sunsets every evening. The building includes an indoor pool and gym and allows pets. The location is perfect, right off Washington Square and walking distance to all the city has to offer. We've lived here for 5 years and wouldn't want to live anywhere else!