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June 19, 2018

Survey: This is the best apartment building in Philadelphia, according to renters

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Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia.

What is the best apartment building in Philadelphia?

Though longterm residents of Philadelphia may recognize townhouses and walk-up units as more synonymous with city real estate, large, luxury-styled apartments earned top favor among renters in a new survey released by apartment hunting site VeryApt.

Voters' preferences reflect a penchant for Center City neighborhoods, especially Rittenhouse and Logan Square, though the highest ranked apartment building went to one at Broad and Chestnut Streets: the Griffin

Other top-rated buildings in the survey include Graduate Hospital's Naval Square, at No. 2, and 1919 Market, at No. 3.

The Griffin got high marks for its roof deck and fitness center, earning a 9.7/10 rating.

With Rittenhouse and Logan Square leading the way on top neighborhoods in the survey, Washington Square West/Midtown Village, Fairmount, University City, and Old City rounded out the top six, respectively.

Among grad students, 3601 Market and The Left Bank, both in University City, were highly ranked, with Fitler Square's 2400 Chestnut Apartments getting the top spot.

Because the report emphasizes amenities-focused buildings in busy locations, the survey may appeal more to newcomers to the Philadelphia rental market, who don't know enough about neighborhood details to look beyond those buildings and into the thoroughfare of Craigslist or similar listing sites.

Do you agree or disagree with the survey's findings? Check out the full report here.