Resident • 1993 - 2003
I lived in Birchwood hill for at least 10 years. D Building. I'm not sure if Pat is still there.
It is close to public transportation (H/XH/chesnut hill west)and 76 expressway, the management answers the phone, is responsive. The grounds are decently kept. The parking situation is so-so.
On site Coin-up laundry
Cons: The apt Break-ins every few years that you deal with or hear about.
The place has off street parking with one way to drive in and out. NO Cameras. Thus, It is a magnet for car theives.My family member had multiple cars stolen over the course of the ten years. Some recovered in nearby north philly and some not... ever. They refused to install cameras.
Walls aren't super thin but you can definitely hear couples fighting and having relations.
Mice and roaches thrive in spite of pest control.
Clothes can be stolen from laundry in basement.
The nearby area can be a bit dangerous if you aren't a local or don't have a car.
Bottom Line: It is a bit ------ but Not any more than some of the places nearby considering the area. (Germantown,Nicetown)