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pricon
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Penn Law Housing

Postby pricon » Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:51 pm

I'd like to have a place people could come to in order to focus on housing around Penn.

I've been shopping on apartments.com. Within 20 minutes' walk from Penn, studios seem to start at $1,200, when you rise above those with copious one-star reviews about roach and mice infestations.

https://www.apartments.com/pa/
http://www.visitphilly.com/philadelphia-neighborhoods/
http://www.septa.org/maps/system/index.html
http://www.visitphilly.com/getting-around/

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KENYADIGG1T
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Re: Penn Law Housing

Postby KENYADIGG1T » Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:48 pm

pricon wrote:I'd like to have a place people could come to in order to focus on housing around Penn.

I've been shopping on apartments.com. Within 20 minutes' walk from Penn, studios seem to start at $1,200, when you rise above those with copious one-star reviews about roach and mice infestations.

https://www.apartments.com/pa/
http://www.visitphilly.com/philadelphia-neighborhoods/
http://www.septa.org/maps/system/index.html
http://www.visitphilly.com/getting-around/


Options for cat-friendly studios are a deal breaker for me. I'll be following this thread.

da.goat
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Re: Penn Law Housing

Postby da.goat » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:13 pm

University City Housing is a good company, I use them and know a lot of other people who also had positive experiences. I'm a 15 minute walk from campus and pay $1200 for a 1BR. I know several people who have pets and allegedly haven't been charged pet rent (just going off what they told me but can't 100% confirm it). My biggest complaint is that there's no laundry in my place, but I guess I just wasn't used to city life before moving to philly and have been told this is normal. Happy to respond to any PMs about housing

pricon
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Re: Penn Law Housing

Postby pricon » Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:12 pm

I want my own washer and dryer.

1glasspiano
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Re: Penn Law Housing

Postby 1glasspiano » Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:46 pm

OP here. The Wellington is compelling.

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wannabegenius
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Re: Penn Law Housing

Postby wannabegenius » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:06 pm

Checking in here because I have the same questions about housing as OP.

1glasspiano
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Re: Penn Law Housing

Postby 1glasspiano » Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:19 pm

Left Bank
Rates on available apartments (the availability is three months out):
https://www.on-site.com/web/online_app/choose_unit?goal=6&attr=x20&property_id=176746&lease_id=0&unit_id=0&required=

Notes:
- over half of residents are graduate students
- over half of residents are Penn students
- if you want to move in at the start of summer, then they recommend looking at the link above at about March
- they have a priority waitlist
- the studios are about 750 sq. ft. and at about $1,700/mo.
- free Wi-Fi, but because the building is made of concrete, interference and a need for a high-speed connection might warrant someone buying their own router
- parking: $240/mo. per space
- all staff is full-time, including concierge, maintenance, and cleaning
- 24/7 gym renovated in 2016
- 15-seat movie theater
- lockers
- game room
- you pay electric and cable
- contact: nbaud@dranoffproperties.com

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Re: Penn Law Housing

Postby 1glasspiano » Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:53 pm

The Wellington
Webpage from owner Allan Domb Real Estate (brokerage firm):
http://allandomb.com/homes-for-sale-details/135-S-19TH-STREET-1601-PHILADELPHIA-PA-19103/7090509/138/

Notes:
- graduate students: 1st month's rent, penultimate month's rent, and last month's rent due at signing; the security deposit equals a month's rent; and your school's acceptance letter must be shown
- studio: about $1,250/mo.
- includes water, gas, heat, air, and a gym
- due to the 90-day notice to vacate, expect early June availability to appear on the link above by the end of February through early March

Similarly-priced and -located apartments (low-end and Rittenhouse Sq.) by the same owner:
Dorchester
http://allandomb.com/homes-for-sale-details/224-W-RITTENHOUSE-SQUARE-1103-PHILADELPHIA-PA-19103/7071951/138/

The Carlyle
(no studios currently available, but here's a 2-bedroom) http://allandomb.com/homes-for-sale-details/2031-LOCUST-STREET-804-PHILADELPHIA-PA-19103/7010748/138/

The Wanamaker House
http://allandomb.com/homes-for-sale-details/2018-WALNUT-STREET-10G-PHILADELPHIA-PA-19103/7036319/138/

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Re: Penn Law Housing

Postby 1glasspiano » Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:42 pm

wannabegenius humbly shared this with me, and it’s almost all you’d need: https://www.law.upenn.edu/live/files/6541-penn-law-housing-guide-2017---2018pdf

1glasspiano
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Re: Penn Law Housing

Postby 1glasspiano » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:27 pm

1700 Chestnut
This is my new favorite place.

Here are the floor plans:
https://pearl-apartments.com/properties/1700-chestnut/

I talked to management today.

Notes:
For June 1st move-ins, wait until April 1st for availabilities.

1 BR is $1,850–$2,250
1 BR 1.5 bath is $2,150–$2,250
1 BR w/den is $2,450–$2,650
2 BR 2 bath is $2,750–$2,895

FaceTime showings are available.

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Re: Penn Law Housing

Postby 1glasspiano » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:30 am

I've been making progress learning about housing options, and I stumbled upon a recorded housing session from Penn that should be added here.

Instructions
1. Download and install Adobe Connect, if you have not already done so: Windowshttp://www.adobe.com/go/Connectsetup / Machttp://www.adobe.com/go/ConnectSetupMac.
2. When the app runs, you should give it this URL: https://upennsas.adobeconnect.com/_a1013812864/p5q0jdwby48/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal.

I think it's a long video, so if you skip to minute 28 to get to the more useful stuff, feel free.




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