Florence Gardens Apartments

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Florence Gardens Apartments

506 South 41st Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
(17 Reviews)
$1,287 - $1,331/mo

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anonymous

prospectiveVisited 2020

4/3/2020

I am really dissapointed in AltmanCo and this building. For anyone potentially wanting to live there, if they manage their property like they manage the grounds I would expect problems. This building has had numerous issues over the years. Including trash blowing all over the neighborhood, leaving their dumpsters in the street, the staff just parking in the small back street and blocking the local neighborhood traffic, trash pick ups at illegal hours. Just something that you should be aware of if you are interested in this building.

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    anonymous

    prospectiveVisited 2019

    12/30/2019

    This is such a nice community and neighborhood, that Florence Gardens seems to really not care about. Has routinely has had issues for years managing their trash and littering all of the neighborhood. Look at the recent addition to the neighborhood that has been here for days.

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      anonymous

      Resident 2018 - 2019

      8/24/2019

      I had a very negative experience living here. Despite having a very clean apartment, I had issues with cockroaches, rodents, and bed bugs. In the winter, my apartment would get as cold as 58-60 degrees because I had no control of the heat. The leasing company was negligent in all matters, whether it was maintenance or pest control. There is also safety concerns, such as having the fire escapes boarded up for over a month. My unit was definitely not worth what I was paying on it.

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        Tillkum

        Resident 2015 - 2016

        10/4/2016

        DO NOT MOVE INTO THIS HELLHOLE!!!! You will regret it, Florence Gardens is infested with rodents, roaches, and BED BUGS, washers and dryers in basement can't clean clothes properly, hallway carpet is a disgusting mess, and the windows are old and rickety! I told the management office about it and they called in their "exterminator" who did absolutely nothing. He placed some green pellets behind the radiators, and that was 3 months ago, I've had at least 6 mice in my apartment since then. My cat has caught 3, but more just come in. Roaches every time I turn the kitchen light on at night, and after speaking to some of my neighbors they have informed me that every other month, someone new has bedbugs, which I'm sure are traveling from apartment to apartment because of the filthy carpet in the hall, and the loose floorboards in this place. The rent has been raised yet Resi-Life does nothing to improve living conditions here. Heat is included but they turn it on as they see fit, and not when the law actually requires which is at 55 degrees and below. Leaky ceilings, no hot water and NO WATER multiple times over a… See More>
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          Jennifer95

          Resident 2013 - 2015

          8/17/2015

          It was very convenient for me to stay at Florence Gardens Apartments because it was close to my university. When I first was looking at the apartments I had a lot of questions and things I really was looking for that the leasing office and management kindly answered all of them. Like any pet owner one of my first questions was about whether or not pets were allowed to which I was informed that they were. The park close by was great for my dog too. I was expecting some noise when I moved in but to my surprise there wasn't any, that helped me for my studies a lot. The elevator was very helpful for when I went grocery shopping. It was nice to have the laundry area on site as well. Overall I had a pleasant stay here and would recommend this to anyone looking for a place.

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            anonymous

            Resident 2013 - 2015

            7/6/2015

            Great location and good value, I've really enjoyed the space. I read some of the other reviews and was really shocked. The maintenance here is always very responsive to the few issues I've had. I see a guy working in the building almost everyday. My apartment was in great condition when I moved in and I haven't had any issues with bugs or rodents, which is rare for Philly.

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              dap325

              Resident 2012 - 2014

              11/5/2014

              Florence Gardens is the worst. While the person who does the daily maintenance is amazing, Joel, the property manager is the worst. He never does follows through on a request or order and will say and whatever to get you off his back. Also, when scheduling to meet with him, he is always late (30min - 1hr+) Maintenance orders are horrible. My refrigerator was leaking for months and no repairs were ever made despite making multiple work order requests and calls. My shower stopped flowing water for an entire week and the building dragged their feet to repair my shower. I have just recently moved out and am in the process of trying to get back my security deposit. Although it says on the lease that it must be returned within 30 days, Joel will never follow through and the management office will refuse to return my calls or claim to be busy. I absolutely do not recommend this place and any property managed by the parent management company, Residential Life LLC.

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                Jenny Yang

                Resident 2012 - 2014

                5/17/2014

                This apartment is near the university, the reason I chose it. After one year rental, I moved out. I lived on the 4th floor. The elevator is broken, so it was difficult time on weekend after shopping. The heating is very good. The maintenance staff is nice. Mice like this apartment very much and I caught about 10 in one year. You can hear what your neighbor doing.The laundry is dirty, and I will find a lot of pet hair on my clothing after washing. Lying manager and mean office lady. Never give deposit back even I maintain the room very carefully. No recommendation!!!

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                  Philly215_32

                  Resident 2013 - 2014

                  1/14/2014

                  Heat and hot water are cut off randomly without notice, and after making staff aware our complaints have Ben ignored. It's snowing outside but the heat is off. The hot water is off also. Heat and hot water are supposedly included but tenants can not control either from their apartments. As another commenter noted the building management is extremly money hungry, but slow to fix critical problems.

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                    berger_tyler

                    Resident 2012 - 2013

                    7/18/2013

                    Personally I liked it here. I had more then enough space in my studio, if you are nice and file work orders properly then they will get done. The management does their best to accommodate and all of the tenants are pretty nice and respectful to have as neighbors

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                      anonymous

                      Resident 2009 - 2012

                      3/1/2013

                      All that I can say is that they're a MONEY HUNGRY company that don't care about their tenants, just the $$$$$.Also, the staff at the local offices are very DISRESPECTFUL and CONDESCENDING. And, if you live on the 4th floor you will suffer from walkiing up all the stairs, because the elevator from what the other tenants have told me has been BROKEN for years and Residental Life LLC has no plans in the future to fixing it.

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                        anonymous

                        Resident 2013

                        2/5/2013

                        Not a good place to live! Since they allowed pets, ---- all over the outside area, animals barking and crying all through the day and night.

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                          anonymous

                          Resident 2012 - 2013

                          2/3/2013

                          I really like living at Florence Gardens. Its tenants are a friendly and diverse mix of international families, quiet USP students, and working professionals. The management company is great -- they are professional, approachable, and most importantly, they get the job done, no matter what it is. Maintenance requests are attended to promptly and the main guys who do the work are cool. To respond to one of the other reviews, I have never had a pest issue at all, and certainly no problems with rodents or bedbugs. Unlike many of the other area apartment buildings which have a an impersonal boardinghouse feel to them, Florence Gardens truly feels like a community. Your neighbors will say hi to you and hold the doors, and the management is never too busy to attend to even your smallest, dumbest questions. City living can be lonely, especially for students or international travelers, but whatever Florence Gardens may lack in luxury features it more than makes up for with a generally friendly, hospitable environment.

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                            anonymous

                            Resident 2012

                            10/19/2012

                            Bad building many of rats and cockroaches including bed bugs, cheating agent and manager. The heater is not warm so eventually need to buy.

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                              RGoldberg55

                              Resident 2012

                              9/28/2012

                              I lived at Florence Gardens for a few years while at school and have nothing but positive things to say! The units were big and the entire building is nice. It isn't in central University City, but the distance is not bad. The building changed owners while I lived there and the new management is awesome. The property manager is very nice. The only issues I had while there is sometimes my sink would get stopped up. Maintenance always came and fixed it within 24 hours.

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                                anonymous

                                Resident 2011 - 2012

                                7/18/2012

                                Was shown the unit I would move into and was told that many things would be upgraded, which was why I ended up choosing this unit. Move in date was pushed back multiple times, forcing me to crash on someone's couch for 2 weeks. Additionally, the shower was unusable for 10 days after move-in due to wet paint (who paints a tub?!); the fridge did not arrive till a week after move-in. Apartment was basically in the condition of when I looked at it. After bugging the property manager (I say bugging because I rarely got responses to my emails and calls), some of the promised upgrades were completed. Five window screens took 9 months to receive after being told "a guy down the street will make em real quick." Half of the radiators in our apartment did not work, and were never fixed pending many maintenance requests, emails, and calls (started in early November when they were turned on; gave up getting them fixed in March when they were turned off). EXCESSIVELY NOISEY RADIATORS ALL WINTER. No cold water for 3 weeks in March in the entire building.

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                                  anonymous

                                  Resident 2011 - 2012

                                  4/3/2012

                                  Hot Water and gas regularly turns off.

                                  There have been many times where I have woken up to take a shower before work to find that the water pressure is TERRIBLE and the temperature is freezing! After a cold shower, I make my way to the kitchen to find the gas isnt working and I cannot make myself a hot breakfast. This regularly happens and is unforgivable considering how much in rent I pay. The walls are paper thin, I can hear my neighbor's screaming kids during every waking hour. Despite all of the negatives, the maintenance staff is fabulous and are always quick to fix any problems I might have. (minus the gas, which goes out in the whole building). The apartments are clean and newly renovated which is also a plus.

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                                    Florence Gardens Apartments is an apartment in Philadelphia in zip code 19104. This community has a 1 Bed, 1 Bath, and is for rent for $1,331. Nearby cities include Bala Cynwyd, Merion Station, Dresher, Narberth, and Camden.

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