- Management has been very professional and responsive to maintenance requests
What could be better
- Management can be difficult to work with at times
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The building is good
Great Location, Affordable, Awesome Rooftop & Amenity Center // Poor Management, Older Building
Overall, I have enjoyed my time at the ICON. The location is second to none, right on Walnut street in the busyness of downtown Philadelphia. Compared to other buildings in the area, rent is affordable with decent abatements. The rooftop and amenity center are huge draws to the property when hosting. On the flip side, the management team is subpar, and they just hired someone, Brianna, who is reliable and competent. The building is also "vintage" (elevators, downstairs lobby, etc.) but the apartments themselves are modern.
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.
I have lived here for 2 years and it’s quiet, and maintenance always comes within 24hrs to fix any issues. Great place!
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.
Close to public transportation with great views! A bit overpriced compared to surrounding area
I love my apartment! It is a little pricey but has been worth it because of the amenities and location. I also never have problems with management and have become friends with the building staff.
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.
Good value and comfortable location
Good place if you want to stay close to stores and restaurants. Cons are that you are a little further away from Huntsman (consider biking, bus or trolley) and no cheap grocery store nearby.
Great building, amazing amenities
Building very modern, great amenities and I personally love the location (Although if you study at University City it is a little bit further away). Would definitely recommend.
I enjoy living at the ICON. There's some construction noise going on behind the building, but north facing apartments mostly don't hear it. Sometimes annoyed by other street noise, but that's typical of any apartment in center city. Generally, amenities are top-notch and the apartment finishings are solid.