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Top 10 Philadelphia Luxury Condo Buildings

One of the great things about Philadelphia is it’s eclectic mix of culture and architecture. We are a city which features everything from brand new modern glass facade high rises, to historic buildings made of stone, to converted warehouses. Whatever your style may be, we have a match for you. Below is our list of the top 10 luxury condo buildings in Center City, Philadelphia. Welcome to the good life!

10. The Residences At Two Liberty Place

The Vibe: Ever want to live on top of the world? Now you can…. well at least the top of Philly. The Residences at Two Liberty consist of the top 20 floors of one of the most iconic sky scrappers in Philadelphia. Enjoy breathtaking views in every direction plus exclusive owner perks.

Neighborhood: Rittenhouse Square

Insider Tip: Chef Daniel Stern is preparing something delicious for you. Head to the 37th floor to visit his award winning restaurant R2L. For best results show up for sunset and enjoy the breathtaking views.

9. The Residences At The Ritz Carlton

The Vibe: Built in 2009, The Residences At The Ritz-Carlton are high-end modern, contemporary condos with majestic views of City Hall. The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton is all about service and the staff make a point to treat you like royalty. From day one, you will know everyone on staff by name, and you will understand why Ritz-Carlton is such a prestigious name worldwide.

Insider Tip: Right outside your door is Suburban Station. This means you can go from your condo to downtown Manhattan in less than 90 minutes via Amtrak.

8. The Ayer

The Vibe: If these wall could talk! The Ayer building was built in 1929 and served as the world headquarters for the nations first advertising agency N.W. Ayer & Son. The beautiful art deco style stone building is conveniently situated right on Washington Square Park. The units feature large open layouts with classic design elements, which are sure to impress.

Neighborhood: Washington Square

Insider Tip: Walk downstairs to Talula’s Garden for cocktails and their Best of Philly award-winning cheese plate! Rated one of Philadelphia’s best outdoor happy hour locations, Talula’s is also a fantastic destination for a special night out.

7. 10 Rittenhouse

The Vibe: 10 Rittenhouse Square stands at the nucleus of Philadelphia’s most exclusive neighborhood, surrounded by world-class restaurants and retailers. Stroll down Walnut Street and spend the day shopping at high-end boutiques or have a nice cup of coffee or breakfast at Enjoy brunch at Lacroix, a leisurely dinner at Parc Bistro, and afterwards saunter down Sansom Street to feel the pulse of the city’s thriving nightlife!

Neighborhood: Rittenhouse Square

Insider Tip: Warm, courteous doormen greet you by name as you enter a living space where world-class amenities are a continuous extension of your home. The dedicated staff provides 5-star service, while connecting you to the city at large. Make an arrival wherever you’re headed around town in a chauffeured Mercedes and whether your bike needs a quick fix or a complete tune up, let 10 Rittenhouse schedule a service appointment. Spacious bike rooms provide year-round storage.

6. One Riverside

The Vibe: Located in the highly coveted neighborhood of Fitler Square, One Riverside is situated along the entrance of the 60 mile Schuylkill River Trail & Boardwalk. One Riverside is walk-able to Rittenhouse Square, 30th St. Station, University City and more. You also will enjoy easy access to routes 76 & 676. With the convenience of Philadelphia’s best restaurants and shopping only a stone’s throw away, One Riverside makes for ultra convenient living.

Neighborhood: Fitler Square

Insider Tip: Take a walk to Schuylkill Banks and the Schuylkill River Dog Park! As mentioned, you can take the Schuylkill River Trail either by foot or bike as it stretches all the way to Oaks, PA! Also, Fitler Square Park features a Farmer’s Market every Saturday from 10am until 2pm!

5. 1706 Rittenhouse

The Vibe: Walk out your door and your in the most vibrant part of town! 1706 Rittenhouse was completed in 2010, and features full floor units with 360 degree views of the city. Each unit is about 4,100 sq ft. and includes two balconies. The column free design allows for flowing open layouts which offer many possibilities. This is one of the hottest addresses in town!

Neighborhood: Rittenhouse Square

Insider Tip: Don’t miss the automated underground parking garage. This is technology the Jetsons would be proud of. Click here for the video.

4. 500 Walnut

The Vibe: One might say that 500 Walnut being located across from one of America’s most historic sites is quite a vibe! 26 stories housing 35 luxurious condominium residences overlooking Independence Hall would be enough to make anyone gush, but there’s so much more. How about a bi-level penthouse that has already sold for $17.5 million — a new city record sale price. Or what about the robotic, underground 86-car parking garage? Residents need only swipe their FOB key to have their car delivered to them in less than 90 seconds. Oh, but it gets even better for those residents who don’t have their own car down below: 500 Walnut provides one Tesla Town Car available as needed.

Neighborhood: Society Hill

Insider Tip: There’s a 4,000-square foot terrace on the fourth floor open to all residents overlooking Independence Park! Included on the terrace is an outdoor fireplace, fitness center with sauna and massage rooms. The building also contains a 50-foot lap pool and Jacuzzi!

3. 2100 Hamilton

The Vibe: Ultra modern Cecil Baker designed new construction condos. Expansive open layouts, and stunning views of the Center City skyline. Units feature floor to ceiling windows and private outdoor space. Located off the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the building is situated convenient to major museums and high end dining and entertainment options. No expense was spared in the world class amenities department, which includes a salt water infinity pool that features views of the world famous Rodin Museum. Also included, a state of the art fitness center, lushly landscaped gardens, and valet parking for two. Don't miss your opportunity to reserve a unit before they are sold out.

Neighborhood: Fairmount

Insider Tip: When you own a property that features appliances by Wolf & Sub Zero it is important to put those features to use! Luck for you one of Center City's most popular grocery stores is located right out your door. The Whole Foods Philadelphia flag ship store will ensure you have access to all the supplies you need to put your high end kitchen to use.

2. The Laurel

The Vibe: From The Laurel website: Designed by the internationally renowned Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB) of Chicago and San Francisco, The Laurel soars to the pinnacle of Philadelphia’s skyline in a strikingly modern architectural statement. Solidly rooted in Philadelphia’s brick-and-stone traditions, the building’s pedestal forms a welcoming streetscape of carefully curated restaurants and retailers. The slender glass tower ascends 48 stories above the final parcel of land on historic Rittenhouse Square, reserving its uppermost floors for a private realm of exclusive condominium residences, lavish amenities and inspiring views.

Neighborhood: Rittenhouse Square

Insider Tip: Enjoy a morning swim in the heated indoor pool or stretch in the yoga studio. Stroll to dinner in the neighborhood. Be chauffeured to a show in The Laurel’s private town car. Host a catered gathering of family and friends in the elegant, 26th floor lounge overlooking Rittenhouse Square.

1. Arthaus

The Vibe: Located right in the heart of all the action. Arthaus is situated right on lively Broad Street, and provides easy access to Philadelphia's vibrant theater and performance scene. Across the street you will find the highly acclaimed Kimmel Center for the preforming arts, a perfect place to catch a show or performance. The new construction condos provide a wide variety of layout options including full floor penthouse units, as well as the opportunity to pick out custom finishes. The amenities are second to none. Over 36,000 sq ft of resort style common areas that include a 75 foot lap pool and hot tub, a sun deck with center city views, a world class gym and locker room facility, and a dog run.

Insider Tip: Right out your door you will find access to the Broad Street Subway line. This will get you down to stadiums to catch a game or concert in less than 10 minutes


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