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The View at Old City

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401 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

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The View at Old City

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This new building is amazing! I just visited while walking by as I am casually looking to upgrade my living situation. I must say, they did a fabulous job, the building is gorgeous and the units are really well done. Theres a pool and an amazing roof top! I work nearby and this would certainly be a perfect upgrade. The team that was working was professional and courteous. Its not cheap but fair because its brand new, luxurious and the location cannot be beat! I filled out an application and just waiting to hear back from them. I checked out a few other places, not really this caliber, but I might have to step up my game and move here. Lets see what they say, you must check it out when in the area. Its truly spectacular!


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Hello and thank you for the wonderful review! We really appreciate you taking the time to tour our property. We are so excited about all that we have to offer in our new community. We do have a lot of great amenities such as the pool and roof top, which will be so great for you to enjoy in the Summer. We look forward to chatting with you further about your application and we are so glad you stopped by. Thank you, again! - The View at Old City Team


I've lived here almost two months. I've endured about 7 fire alarms, including one at 3:30am that went off for an hour. First I had no hot water; then hot water that was only intermittent or took 5 minutes to get hot. It took two weeks for them to figure out the problem. There are no hot water heaters in units so good luck if something goes wrong. Due to the way the building was built, if one unit has plumbing issues, multiple units have to be entered to try to figure out the problem. The plumbers say they've never seen such a poorly built building. The cable people say the same. Leaks are a constant problem here. Some apartments have no cable hookups in the living room (oops - they forgot that when they built the place). Grass isn't cut until it reaches forest stage. Several doors are broken. Cracks in the hallways and ceilings. Constant construction. Elevator shudders. Now they are going into occupied apartments, cutting holes in the ceiling, interrupting people's work days, because the building hasn't even passed inspection yet. They have no sympathy for causing these interruptions. I'm hoping things improve but it hasn't been a great start. Apartments are nice enough but all the other problems make it impossible to see that. Definitely not luxury.


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Hello Rebecca,
We are very sorry to read your review and hear that you're frustrated with the experience you've had so far. This is certainly not our intention. Upon signing the lease, we did alert all of the residents of the building construction status. We have and continue to offer great move-in specials throughout the final construction to offset any inconveniences that may have arisen. We are diligently working on completing and are confident that our community will be the best in Philly. We would be more than happy to speak with you personally to clear up any confusion if you feel that was not communicated clearly to you. Unfortunately, due to Covid, many of the amenities remain closed because of social distancing guidelines. Additionally, our efforts to complete all outstanding work has been delayed. Your safety and well-being is our top concern. Being a new community and a new resident, we want to work with you to make your stay a positive experience. We appreciate your feedback and we look forward to connecting with you and offering you an improved experience. Thank you - The View at Old City Team


Me and my girlfriend were close to signing a lease. We've contacted the leasing office 10+ time via email and phone over a 2 week span. We haven't heard anything from the leasing office. On top of that they push back our move in date to the 25th when it was originally the 15th. This place seems like a scam.


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Thank you so much for reaching out to us and for taking the time to share your feedback. We're very sorry if the communication has been a challenge. We have attempted to reach out to you on multiple occasions by phone and email. We've also left voicemails for you with updates. We would be happy to double check that we have the correct contact information for you. We have experienced some unexpected construction delays which, in turn, has resulted in delays with our tenant move-in dates. We realize that this is not ideal and we are truly sorry for the inconvenience. We certainly appreciate your patience as we work towards the completion of what will be an outstanding place to call home. Please feel free to contact us anytime and know that we will continue to reach out to you with any and all updates as soon as we have them. We are pleased to share that we now have an office at the apartment location and you are welcome to stop by or call us at any time if you have any further concerns. Thank you again! - The View at Old City Team



Apartment Features

Air Conditioning
Cable Ready
Ceiling Fan(s)
Garden Tub
Hardwood Flooring
New/Renovated Interior
Oversized Closets
Stainless Steel Appliances
Washer & Dryer Connections
Washer & Dryer In Unit
Garbage Disposal

Special Features

Disability Access
Short Term Available

Community Features

Emergency Maintenance
Extra Storage
Fitness Center
Green Community
High Speed Internet Access
Laundry Facility
Public Transportation
Swimming Pool
Wireless Internet Access
Controlled Access
Media Center
On Site Maintenance
On Site Management
Recreation Room

Property Details

The View at Old City

Welcome to The View at Old City. Elegant modern residences with superb finishes with a magnificent view of Ben Franklin Bridge.Top-tier amenities for exercising the body, mind and spirit. Located at the center of it all, there's no place quite as versatile. Sixteen unique and charming blocks make up Center City Philadelphia, and The View at Old City Apartments has access to all of them. Whether you're looking for trendy restaurants, museums, galleries, historical places, bars, cafes, shopping, and the city's nightlife, this location provides you with many creative outlets for rendering a lifestyle with endless options right outside your front door. This unique neighborhood is an extraordinary mixture of urban convenience with a definite small-town feel...where you'll instantly sense you're right at home the moment you step outside. Come visit us today!


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