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Park Towne Place Apartments - Philadelphia, PA
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This salon is great. There are only three poeple who work there but they are the best! I was really scared to go short and do color for the first time but Hyun was very reassuring...

Worst

I am, unfortunately, still living here. Here's the good, the bad and the ugly in my experience (remember, everyone's varies) - Good: no rodents or insects in my unit although I...

GO ELSEWHERE! 9/6/2013

I lived here for 2 years because these apartments are undeniably in a good location and on the surface look attractive with a supermarket in the building, club room, pool, gym, etc. However, the apartments themselves are fairly run down. I had a terrible mouse infestation in my apartment where I had to constantly request pest control to inspect the issue. They placed glue traps and with them I caught 3 mice. This is not counting the amount of money I spent on rat poison and wooden mouse traps. That's completely unacceptable. Further, the apartment was handed to me with old, wornout carpets, bent blinds, and 2 out of the 3 air condition units out of order. I stuck it through because I had moved from the midwest and needed an immediate place to live. After having done such a big out of state move, I wasn't ready to move after my first lease was over so I re-signed. I now wish I hadn't! My estimated 'damages' after I moved out was $370, despite having paid $250 for a cleaning service to c more

Editorial review from Citysearch 9/6/2013

LOOK ELSEWHERE! I lived here for 2 years because these apartments are undeniably in a good location and on the surface look attractive with a supermarket in the building, club room, pool, gym, etc. However, the apartments themselves are fairly run down. I had a terrible mouse infestation in my apartment where I had to constantly request pest control to inspect the issue. They placed glue traps and with them I caught 3 mice. This is not counting the amount of money I spent on rat poison and wooden mouse traps. That's completely unacceptable. Further, the apartment was handed to me with old, wornout carpets, bent blinds, and 2 out of the 3 air condition units out of order. I stuck it through because I had moved from the midwest and needed an immediate place to live. After having done such a big out of state move, I wasn't ready to move after my first lease was over so I re-signed. I now wish I hadn't! My estimated 'damages' after I moved out was $370, despite having paid $250 for a cleaning service to clean the apartment after I moved. Total ripoff. If you have the money to afford these apartments, look elsewhere! There are better options with a lot more to offer! more

HORRIBLE! Renting here was the worst 6/11/2012

HORRIBLE! Renting here was the worst experience of my life. The building sucks, the managment sucks even more. I didn't believe the reviews when I read them and decided to rent anyway and I have regretted it deeply ever since. I hate that there isn't an option to give a zero star rating, becuase that's what they deserve. more

DONT APPLY HERE 7/24/2011

There are rats in the house, the management doesn't care. We dont have air conditioning at home and it is unbearable here. DO NOT APPLY here! more

I HATE THIS PLACE 2/17/2011

I am a current resident at Park Town Place but I can't wait to move out. How can I start.. don't be fooled by the nice office and the attention you will receive at the time of your appointment. They just want your money and will not be there for you when you have a problem. We moved in and several items in the apartment were broken or not working..8 months later the list still alive. Nothing has been done after multiple calls, e-mails, visits..you name it. We also lived here for 3 months without a working stove.. again nothing was done AND We continue to pay rent ON TIME every month. We had mice, we had roaches, we had cigarette smoked coming into the vent.. again nothing done. All the people working in the office are a bunch of incompetent people. They get nothing done after your sign your lease. In my opinion, they should all be fired. to finalize.. if you lose your job and can no longer pay for rent you are screwed. They wont let you leave unless you pay 2 MONTHS of rent..close to $ more

Park Towne Place Lip Service to Free Parking 10/29/2009

Park Towne Place offers an indoor lot for as much as $200 a month. They offer an outdoor lot for free, but they only "enforce" the stickers by "random" visits by a towing company. The spots are always filled, often by nonresidents who take advantage of the situation, forcing residents to pay Park Towne the 200 bucks while allowing the company to market themselves as having the free parking. This is an obvious benefit for Park Towne Place. They get an additional $2,400 a year while their tenants have to waste lots of time waiting for spots to open up or risk getting parking tickets on the street. more

Not recommended 10/26/2009

I am, unfortunately, still living here. Here's the good, the bad and the ugly in my experience (remember, everyone's varies) - Good: no rodents or insects in my unit although I have seen roaches in the elevator and on the ground floor. The rent is relatively cheap considering the amenities and location. In theory there is 24 hour security and access to emergency maintenance. There's a pool, a gym, underground parking garage and a grocery store. Yoga and other fitness classes are offered here as well. The location is very nice. Bad & ugly: The utility fees are not individual - they are calculated by adding up everyone's use and divided based on amount of residents & square feet you occupy. Obviously this is totally unfair, does not promote environmentally friendly energy consumption and is expensive. The heating and cooling operates on mostly a predetermined schedule. Unless almost everyone complains, you're gonna have the heat on in 75 degree weather in October. If you're up on a high floor, as I am on the 18th, well that really sucks for you. The blinds barely keep the sun out, the windows open all of 3 inches, so the temperature here easily hits 80... when it's 60 outside. The fire alarms go off very frequently, usually at night and are always a joke. They just installed these ""fire alarm blasters"" in every apartment to make sure everyone hears the alarm. Trust me, unless you're completely drunk AND deaf, you can hear it in your sleep. I'm pretty sure the blasters combined with the noise of the fire alarms can drive most people to deafness. As for maintenance - well it's a pretty typical experience since they like to lag on their work. It takes several calls and complaints for things to get done, however they have shown some improvement. However, the emergency maintenance is some guy who doesn't necessarily know what he's talking about and is busy texting while doing the job. The appliances in the apartments are literally from the time they were built which is 1959. They look and function like they're that old. And let's not forget the rowdy college students who throw parties on the weekends, probably cause the fire alarms to go off and have their drunk friends yell in the hallways at 3am which wakes you up. Speaking of noise - I personally can hear my neighbor sneezing. I can also hear some of his phone conversations and TV, and not because it's up too high. Sound travels through the vents in the kitchen and bathroom, so if you like to talk to yourself in the shower, someone might be listening! Management tries to be as elusive as possible. I had a maintenance issue which (long story short) requires management/maintenance to reimburse me money. I'm having trouble chasing them down for 2 months. Advice: If you have seen the place and decide to live here, that's your choice. The pool is nice during the summer and it's not always gloomy or depressing. Remember this - as the providers of your apartment they HAVE to provide you with maintenance services and safety. If your maintenance issues are not addressed in a timely manner, you can get them elsewhere and have PTP reimburse. Trust me, nothing talks as well as money. Know your resident rights and as long as you're polite, you'll always have the upper hand. Pros: view, location, pool, gym Cons: maintenance, inside appearance, managment, utilities, noise more

AVOID THIS PLACE LIKE THE PLAGUE!! 9/29/2009

This place is TERRIBLE! They are liars and the rooms are filthy. There is black mold and fungus growing in the bathrooms. They will tow your car by accident then charge you for it. They will not return your deposit. They are racist. The oven did not work. The pipes always froze in the winter and there was never any hot water. Stay away, you will be very sorry if you don't, trust me!!! more

Park Towne Place is gross 8/24/2009

My roommate and I toured this apartment complex with a leasing agent when we were looking for a new apartment. It smelled, there were bugs, and it was overall just really gross. Do not waste your time visiting this apartment complex. more

Terrible 6/7/2009

The lady in this place doesn't know a thing about cutting mens hair. I told her, just as I have told others for many years, to use a #3 on the sides and back and to cut the top short. The she does some idiotic technique that I don't even know how to describe other than ""picking"" at my hair. 10 minutes of that, a blob of gel and she says ""done!"" The top is still long so I tell her to cut it shorter. She gets frustrated and takes a #4 to the top of my head. Now I'm stuck with a buzzcut. Cons: bad haircuts more

I hated this place as well 10/16/2008

Yeah, your review pretty much sums it up. We haven't been in here for a year yet and already with the problems! They are HORRIBLE! Where do I even start?!\r \r First when I moved in, there were bugs coming OUT OF THE SINK!!! Like, they lived in the drain or something! I called the exterminator 3 times as well, but I guess they realized there was a problem so now they don't charge for it and apparently the exterminator is now "routinely on-duty" every Thursday. \r \r Secondly, they towed my car also. I was out of town for the week when they sent the notices around on THURSDAY that they would be repaving during that weekend on the driveways, but don't you think they would have given their residents more notice? 2 days doesn't qualify as reasonable to me.\r \r Thirdly, maintenance came into my apartment on a weekend while I was out without calling me for what they called "an HVAC" emergency, which resulted in a giant hole in my wall, an incomplete repair which they only finished when I calle more

I will post my review everywhere I can if it will save one person. 6/17/2008

I hated Park Towne Place! From getting my car towed to the shadiest lot in Manayunk when I had a sticker because I was a resident to constant roach problems, I would not recommend this poor excuse for an apartment complex to my worst enemy. The roaches were there when we moved in and we had the place fumigated 3 times and they charge you for it! My roommates and I are very neat people. This should not have happened and it should have been taken care of at their expense. There are constant plumbing problems. The water is constantly being turned off for maintenance with no warning, which is horrible when you come back from a run to learn they shut all the water off again! And the sinks and showers are always backing up for no reason. The management people are condescending and totally unhelpful. When you go to them with a problem they simply talk to you in an appeasing tone hoping you will go away without them having to do anything. There were repeated problems with our rent be more

Best salon in all of Philly and NJ 12/20/2007

This salon is great. There are only three poeple who work there but they are the best! I was really scared to go short and do color for the first time but Hyun was very reassuring and it looks awesome. I just gave her ideas of what I wanted and she made a lot of suggestions that were much better than what I had thought up in my head. All of her clients are long time clients and she is the nicest woman you will ever meet. I can't wait to form a long lasting relationship with her and this salon. Oh did I mention a friend of mine recommended her to me and I had to drive an hour and a half to see her. It was worth it in every way! Pros: people, atmosphere, friendliness, style, my beautiful haircut and color Cons: nothing more
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  • Park Towne Place Apartments in Philadelphia PA 19130 offers upscale high rise living in Center City. Choose from studio one two three or four bedroom apartments in various floor plans. Some apartments feature a private balcony with river views. Our cat...

Editorial

  • Parkway apartment complex boasts an impressive resort atmosphere, a massive pool, 24- hour fitness center and on-site shopping.

  • 8/10/2007 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon 11am-6pm, Tue 1pm-6pm, Wed 1pm-7pm, Thu 11am-6pm, Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1pm-5pm
  • Neighborhoods:

    Fairmount/Art Museum, North Philadelphia

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