Welcome Home to 1909 Rittenhouse

For those seeking apartments for rent in Philadelphia, let us be the first to introduce you to a new perspective at 1909 Rittenhouse, the newest luxury rental residence community in Center City. At 1909 Rittenhouse, style, convenience, and comfortable living converge to create an idyllic home in the heart of Rittenhouse Square. With chic, cosmopolitan touches throughout living and amenity spaces, our residents find themselves right at home the minute they step foot into the stunning lobby before heading up to their spacious residence. 

Luxury Living…

With an impressive collection of floorplans, 1909 Rittenhouse is equipped to welcome residents in all stages of life, as well as their furry friends, to the height of luxury living in one- and two-bedroom apartments in Rittenhouse Square. 

Apartment homes at 1909 Rittenhouse feature high-end, designer fixtures and finishes; expansive windows with sweeping views; and gleaming kitchens with stainless steel appliances and quartz countertops. The impeccable style and accents of each residence  are likely to impress friends and family and create a comforting oasis in one of Philadelphia’s most coveted locations.

…And Conveniences Galore 

As part of the 1909 Rittenhouse community, our residents have access to an unparalleled collection of resort-style amenities and services. These include a concierge located in the lobby, state-of-the-art fitness center and yoga studio, valet parking, dog spa, rooftop pool, outdoor summer kitchen and gas grills, and more.

Additionally, 1909 Rittenhouse puts residents in the center of one of Philadelphia’s most vibrant neighborhoods. Rittenhouse Square is known for its unique dining options, shopping experiences, beauty services, and health and wellness options. And the iconic namesake park is perfectly situated steps from our building, making a stroll through the park a convenient addition to residents’ daily routines. 

We hope you will join us at this timeless community. To learn more about this new collection of apartments in Philadelphia, schedule your tour today by calling 267-641-9078.

Fly Eagles, Fly

When it comes to professional football in the City of Brotherly Love, the Philadelphia Eagles reign supreme as the hometown team. With Lincoln Financial Field an approximately 15-minute drive from 1909 Rittenhouse’s parking garage, residents can get tickets to a game this season and drive or rideshare from their apartment home to cheer on the home team in the stadium or at a tailgate party.  

Root for Your Alma Mater 

1909 Rittenhouse residents with college football team loyalties beyond Pennsylvania will be glad to know that Philly is full of venues that serve as hubs for different fan bases from across the country. Find a list of where to gather with your fellow alumni, as well as fans of your alma mater, in this comprehensive list of designated restaurants and bars for different teams.

Football with Friends

If you prefer to watch football among friends, you’re in luck. 1909 Rittenhouse’s location on iconic Rittenhouse Square Park in Center City puts residents within walking distance of various sports bars where you can gather your crew for a day of football, food, and brews. Misconduct Tavern and Founding Fathers Sports Bar & Grill are both excellent options to gather with fellow Eagles fans to watch the game with a cold brew and comforting pub food. McGillin’s Olde Ale House lets you enjoy the game from a time-honored local spot that has been in business since 1860.

Additionally, residents can invite friends over to watch the game from their spacious one- or two-bedroom apartment, or reserve 1909 Rittenhouse residents’ lounge for a proper watch party. You can even invite your neighbors to join in the fun!

Are you looking for places to rent in Philadelphia where you can easily watch football in-person, at a local haunt, or from the comfort of your own home? Be sure to schedule your tour of 1909 Rittenhouse’s spacious rental residences and amenity spaces by calling 267-609-4381.

A Football on the field

Kicking off Football Season in Philadelphia

September means football season has kicked off! As 1909 Rittenhouse is conveniently located in Center City, Philadelphia, residents of this luxury apartment home community have various options to catch college and professional football teams hitting the field every weekend.

What is the difference between 1909 Rittenhouse and The Laurel Rittenhouse Square?

All housed in the same 48-story high-rise on Rittenhouse Square, 1909 Rittenhouse is the premier collection of rental residences housed in floors three through 25 of The Laurel Rittenhouse Square, a luxury condominium community on floors 26 and up. While these two best-in-class communities comprise Philadelphia’s tallest residential tower, Southern Land Company has worked with an incredible team of in-house experts and design partners to establish two distinct styles and features that meet the needs of a variety of residents. Also, 1909 Rittenhouse and The Laurel each have their own special selection of amenities, in addition to a handful of shared extras, and separate entrances and lobbies.

What types of floorplans are available at 1909 Rittenhouse?

1909 Rittenhouse was carefully designed to incorporate a variety of spacious studio, one-, and two-bedroom rental residences. And while floorplans might vary, all apartment homes are equipped with best-in-class features, including a chef-inspired kitchen with stainless steel appliances and quartz countertops; oversized windows with roller shades; tiled jacuzzi bathtubs or showers with bench; and much more.

Where can I take my dog for a walk?

Conveniently located immediately on Rittenhouse Square, residents can easily take their beloved pet for a stroll around this iconic park that anchors Philadelphia’s most desirable neighborhood. And as 1909 Rittenhouse is in the heart of Center City going for a leisurely walk along the sidewalks of this metropolitan paradise can lead you to a variety of unexpected sites, including the Schuylkill River and Philadelphia City Hall.  

Are you looking for your next apartment in Philadelphia where the onsite team is prepared to answer your questions? Schedule your tour of 1909 Rittenhouse today by calling 267-609-4381.

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1909 Rittenhouse FAQs

When looking for apartments for rent in Philadelphia, you might have questions that come to mind after a great tour or might not realize are important when it comes to finding the perfect place to live. See some of the frequently asked questions (and their answers) our leasing team receive from future residents of 1909 Rittenhouse.

New Hope, Pennsylvania

Nestled along the banks of the Delaware River approximately 50 minutes from Philly, New Hope is a picturesque town renowned for its artistic ambiance and historic charm. Stroll along Main Street in this riverside town to take in the different galleries and shops full of creative art and wares; and stop at Bucks County Playhouse, which has hosted renowned performers such as Grace Kelly, Robert Redford, and Liza Minnelli. Nature enthusiasts will want to stop just south of New Hope to peruse the 700 native species of flora that can be found on Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve, which also features scenic trails on its 134-acre grounds.

Valley Forge National Historic Park

Just over a half-hour trek from Center City, Valley Forge National Historic Park is commemorative to the encampment of the Continental Army through the winter of 1777-1778. Today, visitors of this American Revolutionary War site can explore 3,500 acres full of monuments, meadows, and woods. A self-guided 10-mile encampment driving tour includes nine stops that allows visitors to see some of the most notable statues and locations of historical importance.

Cape May, New Jersey

While Philadelphia might not feature ocean views, residents at 1909 Rittenhouse can easily venture an hour and a half from their spacious one- or two-bedroom apartment to visit Cape May, New Jersey. This charming seaside town features Victorian architecture, pristine beaches, and countless venues where tourists can savor fresh seafood. Don’t leave this Jersey Shore staple without a stop at Cape May’s iconic lighthouse, where a climb to the stunning views at the top costs $12 for adults.

Whether you need to take in some new sites, escape into nature, or just go for a scenic driveoutside the city, there are ample destinations to mark on your map for your next trip beyond Philly. Regardless of where they go, 1909 Rittenhouse residents are always happy to return to their home in Rittenhouse Square. Schedule a tour of this luxury community today by calling 267-609-4381.

Couple looking at a map on the side of a road

Three Unforgettable Day Trip Destinations Outside Philly

There’s no end to the list of things to experience and see in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. But sometimes a weekend getaway or day trip can be a great way to get out of town and get reenergized without spending a lot of time traveling. Discover a selection of destinations beyond the City of Brotherly Love that will let 1909 Rittenhouse residents recharge from their vibrant lifestyle in Center City.

For Your Daily Needs

Having a high-quality kitchen with exceptional design and finishes in which you can create delicious meals can motivate you to whip up a quick or elevated breakfast, lunch, or dinner from the comfort of your own home.

At 1909 Rittenhouse, our one- and two-bedroom apartments offer plenty of room to comfortably feature a kitchen island where home cooks can prep and assemble their meals without feeling confined to a limited amount of countertop space. Ample storage allows you to stock your kitchen with kitchen staples and specialty items, as well as your armory of cooking and baking gadgets and accessories. Stainless steel appliances minimize cleanup and limit the spread of germs and bacteria. And even subtle touches, such as under cabinet lighting, are included to further help you in your culinary adventures.

And For Special Occasions

For those who enjoy playing host or hostess, the open kitchen concept makes it simple for 1909 Rittenhouse residents to want to invite their friends and family over for a freshly cooked meal. If you enjoy serving an impressive and delectable spread, here are a few recipes that are sure to please your guests:

If you’re searching for apartments for rent in Philadelphia that allow you to put your culinary skills to the test in a beautiful kitchen with stainless steel appliances, high-end countertops, and wine refrigerators and wet bars (in select units), schedule your tour of 1909 Rittenhouse today by calling 267-609-4381.

1909 Rittenhouse Chef-Inspired Kitchen

What's Cooking at 1909 Rittenhouse?

When looking for a home, the quality of a kitchen can make all the difference in quality of living. After all, it is referred to as the heart of the home. That’s why 1909 Rittenhouse’s chef-inspired kitchens were designed to inspire residents to cook incredible meals and host family and friends in one of the community’s spacious one- or two-bedroom apartments. Learn how residents of the newest luxury apartments in Philadelphia can take advantage of the high-end features and finishes in their new kitchen.

Time to Book It

While Amazon and Barnes & Noble are both popular, mainstream options to purchase popular reads and e-books, there are several unique and independent booksellers near 1909 Rittenhouse and scattered throughout Philadelphia. Just a 15-minute drive south of Rittenhouse Square, A Novel Idea is a cozy book shop with a vast selection of books from local authors and publishers, including those penned by store co-owner and author Christina Rosso-Schneider. Additionally, visitors can enjoy a variety of unique classes and events held in the store, such as author meet-and-greets, literary discussions, and book clubs.

Just under two miles southeast of 1909 Rittenhouse, Head House Books has been selling a curated collection of books to the area for nearly two decades. When visiting this cozy store, with wall-to-wall books on display, patrons can peruse an assortment of bestsellers, young adult, classics, and popular recent releases, or stop in for special author events. For used or rare tomes, Brickbat Books, just two blocks southwest of Head House Books, has a selection of books ranging from children’s books to popular fiction. Bookworms with overflowing shelves can also visit Brickbat Books to sell their gently used books.

1909 Rittenhouse residents can also easily visit the Philadelphia City Institute library branch, only a block down West Rittenhouse Square from the luxury apartment home community’s designated lobby. With a free library card, Philadelphia residents have access to so much more than books and audiobooks. The Free Library of Philadelphia offers cardholders access to a variety of complimentary services, including culinary literacy programs, the passport resources, interlibrary loan from other libraries in the United States, and more.

If you’re looking for one- or two-bedroom apartments in Philadelphia that puts you near several conveniences, including your local library and booksellers, and includes stunning residences where you can enjoy your newest read, be sure to schedule your tour of 1909 Rittenhouse today by calling 267-609-4381.

Open book, beverage, and hat by the pool

How to Level Up Your Summer Reading Game

If you’re looking to ramp up your reading game, let this summer be your season of romance, mystery, or non-fiction tales as you go through your to-read pile. Thanks to 1909 Rittenhouse’s prime location in one of Philadelphia’s best neighborhoods, residents of this luxury community are conveniently located near several shops, services, and restaurants. This includes great options from where they can procure their next read.

A Visit to the Ice Cream Shop

While residents of 1909 Rittenhouse apartments have many restaurants, shops, and businesses they can easily walk to from their front door, the building’s convenient location in the popular Rittenhouse Square neighborhood also puts them withing walking distance to countless Philadelphia mainstays and attractions. When a craving for ice cream hits, 1909 Rittenhouse residents can venture out and find several options on a casual stroll.

Van Leeuwen Ice Cream in Rittenhouse Square sells a full menu of its delectable flavors, including Peanut Butter Brownie Honeycomb, Lemon Poppyseed Muffin, and Marionberry Cheesecake, as well as  a selection of vegan ice cream flavors, such as Churros and Fudge and Oat Milk Brown Sugar Chunk. Visitors can also shop its collection of chocolate chip cookies, cookie sandwiches, and sundaes, and milkshakes.   

For a unique presentation, Sweet Charlie’s serves rolled ice cream—with flavors ranging from S’more Please to Death by Chocolate—with mix-ins and toppings like caramel, cookie dough, and fruit. For those with dietary restrictions, patrons can also order fat-free frozen yogurt or vegan ice cream.

Rittenhouse Square is fortunate to be home to one of the two Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream locations in Philadelphia. 1909 Rittenhouse residents can easily try one of Jeni’s one-of-a-kind flavors, like Wildberry Lavender, Golden Nectar, and Gooey Butter Cake.

Pup parents will be thrilled to go on an ice cream date with their precious pooch at Salty Paws Rittenhouse Square, where dogs can enjoy the sweetest summertime treat in many flavors, including Maple Bacon, Pumpkin, Blueberry and Peanut Butter, and more.

1909 Rittenhouse offers so much for any seeking apartments for rent in Philadelphia. To learn more about the many amenities and residence options at 1909 Rittenhouse and schedule a tour today, call 267-641-9078.

Friends enjoying ice cream

Living the Sweet Life at 1909 Rittenhouse

What’s summer without a scoop or two of ice cream to sweeten the season and beat the heat? When looking for places to rent in Philadelphia, it’s great to be in close proximity to unique ice cream venues as well as locations that sell classic favorites. With the hottest months fast approaching, learn how residents at 1909 Rittenhouse can satisfy their sweet tooth in the summertime.

A Picturesque Park

Did you know that Rittenhouse Square is one of the five original squares planned for the city in the late 17th century? Originally, the namesake public park was simply referred to as the southwest square until it was dubbed Rittenhouse Square, in honor of local astronomer-clockmaker David Rittenhouse, in 1825. For more than a century, this historic site has served as a peaceful spot for locals and visitors to gather and relax in the midst of the vibrant Center City scene. Throughout the year, the park also hosts several festivals, fairs, and events that are sure to lure 1909 Rittenhouse residents from the comforts of their homes.

With an abundance of trees, manicured lawns, a reflecting pool, and sculptures, Rittenhouse Square park is a convenient and picturesque place for residents to go for a stroll or enjoy a picnic just steps from their front door.

A Walkable Neighborhood

Beyond the one-square-block park, the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood offers many conveniences often found in vibrant downtown areas, including walkability to an array of dining and shopping options. On any given day, residents of 1909 Rittenhouse can step out and easily venture to Trader Joe’s or Food & Friends to pick up their groceries or go on a little spree at The Shops at Liberty Place, Boyds Philadelphia, Joan Shepp, and many other high-end retailers. The neighborhood is also home to countless bars and restaurants, including The Dandelion, a British-inspired pub; Condesa, which serves traditional Mexican fare and flavors; and Pietro’s Italian.  Those who enjoy live performances and experiences will appreciate being able to walk to Kimmel Cultural Campus, where residents can take in touring Broadway shows, Philly Pops performances, musical concerts, and comedy sets.

If you’re looking for luxury apartment homes in one of Philadelphia’s best neighborhoods, book a tour of 1909 Rittenhouse’s spacious residences and state-of-the-art amenities by calling 267-641-9078.


Philadelphia skyline at sunset

Welcome to Philadelphia’s Iconic Rittenhouse Square

There are many benefits that come with residing in one of 1909 Rittenhouse’s spacious studio, one- and two-bedroom apartment homes. And while the community’s high-end designs and finishes, robust collection of amenities, and variety of residences are all noteworthy, the community’s prime location helps 1909 Rittenhouse stand out as one of the best living options in Philadelphia.

In the Neighborhood

As Philadelphia’s most sought-after neighborhood, Rittenhouse Square is home to several popular restaurants for every meal, including a weekend brunch.

A short stroll across Rittenhouse Square Park, Parc’s French bistro-inspired interiors and classic French menu items, such as smoked salmon tartine, croque madame, and quiche Lorraine, offer the perfect backdrop for a picturesque, delicious meal. One block from 1909 Rittenhouse’s lobby doors, The Love offers unique twists on brunch items, like sriracha bacon candy, turkey avocado melt, and burrata ‘toast.’ Less than 10 minutes from Rittenhouse Square, Trattoria Carina is a casual Italian restaurant with tasty bites, such as polenta with broccoli rabe and a fried egg; a chicken parm sandwich with mozzarella and pomodoro sauce; and pea toast with ricotta, lemon peel, and mint.

From the Comfort of Your Home

For those days when you prefer to stay in and serve brunch for friends and family, 1909 Rittenhouse residents are in a comfortable walking distance of many grocery stores to gather ingredients and supplies, including Rittenhouse Market, Target Grocery, and Food & Friends.

With spacious residences that feature high-end finishes like quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances, life at 1909 Rittenhouse lends itself to hosting a wonderful weekend brunch from the comfort of your new home. Or, residents can reserve one of the resident lounges for a celebratory event, such as a bridal shower or birthday brunch.

If you’re looking for one- or two-bedroom apartments in Philadelphia in a community that offers plenty of brunch options within walking distance of your home, book a tour of 1909 Rittenhouse’s spacious residences and state-of-the-art amenities by calling 267-641-9078.

Brunch table with food

Brunchin' Love at 1909 Rittenhouse

Imagine—you wake up on Saturday or Sunday morning and step out your front door and never have to get in your car to go enjoy a delicious brunch. If you’re looking for apartments for rent in Philadelphia in a highly walkable neighborhood with brunch spots just steps from the lobby doors, then 1909 Rittenhouse, which has a Walk Score of 99, has the perfect setup for you. Learn how residents of this luxury apartment home community can make brunch a part of their regular weekend routine.


As 1909 Rittenhouse is equipped with a state-of-the-art fitness center, residents can easily start training on one of the facility’s treadmills. But a seasoned runner knows that it takes more than endurance training to reach a new personal record. Thankfully, the 1909 Rittenhouse gym is equipped with free weights and machines for simple strength training and conditioning to accompany your training routine. For a free starter guide, check out this six-week program from Verywell Fit here.


When you’re ready to take your training to the pavement, Rittenhouse Square and Center City are pedestrian-friendly areas that make it easy to continue your training in Philadelphia’s most desirable neighborhood. With sidewalks that roam through the city, there are plenty of opportunities for you to make your own trail. But before your head outside, here are a few safety tips to consider:

  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Run with a pal!
  • If running in the dark, be sure to wear reflective clothing or a lighted vest.
  • Run against traffic, and look both ways at intersections and crosswalks.
  • If you need music to get into the running spirit, keep the volume low to avoid tuning out the sounds of your surroundings.

Upcoming Races

Not sure where to look for 5Ks to sign up for? Here are a few local races coming up for which you might want to register:

If you’re looking for one- or two-bedroom apartments in Philadelphia in a community that helps you stay on track to reach your running goals, schedule your tour of 1909 Rittenhouse’s spacious residences and state-of-the-art amenities by calling 267-641-9078.



Runners in a 5K race

From Treadmill to Track: Training for a 5K at 1909 Rittenhouse

Whether you’re a first-time runner or a regular racer, life at 1909 Rittenhouse offers residents all the resources to train for an upcoming 5K run. If you are looking for apartments in Philadelphia and are interested in starting your running journey, or want a community that encourages and emphasizes health and wellness, learn how 1909 Rittenhouse can keep you on the track to finish your 5K.

Fresh Finds

Just beyond the doors of 1909 Rittenhouse’s entrance, Farm to City Markets sets up on the corner of South 18th and Walnut Streets each Saturday  from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Additionally, 1909 Rittenhouse residents can enjoy the market on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. With a rotating list of vendors, visitors will find an impressive variety of fare and wares available for purchase, ranging from fresh baked goods to produce and florals to meats and seafood.

If you’re looking to explore nearby areas outside of Rittenhouse Square, the Fitler Square Farmer’s Market takes place every Saturday throughout the year from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Hosted by The Food Trust, this market is part of a greater initiative to make locally grown fruits and vegetables more affordable to everyone.

Elevate Dinner Time

One of the best parts of going to the farmers’ market is bringing your haul back to your apartment and cooking an incredible meal featuring the ingredients procured. Need some inspiration for what to make? Here is a list of recipes that you can enjoy on a casual night on or share with friends for an intimate gathering.

With quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances—including wine refrigerators and wet bar in select rental residences—and oversized windows with spectacular views, 1909 Rittenhouse apartments kitchens and living areas are the perfect backdrop for a spring or summer dinner party.

If you’re looking for apartments in Philadelphia near places to source fresh produce and with a kitchen where you can prepare delicious, wholesome meals, be sure to schedule your tour of 1909 Rittenhouse spacious residences and state-of-the-art amenities by calling 267-641-9078.

Shopping for fresh fruits and vegetables

Fresh Finds at Local Farmers’ Markets

Is there an outing more charming than a Saturday morning perusing heaps of fresh produce at a local farmers’ market? Anyone looking for luxury apartments in Center City, Philadelphia that not only puts you near a few markets but also provides an excellent space to cook wholesome dishes for yourself or company, read on to see how 1909 Rittenhouse ticks both boxes and more.

From Opening Weekend to Season Closer

While the Phillies’ season opener takes place on March 30, 2023 in Arlington, Texas against the Texas Rangers, there is still time to get tickets to the team’s home opener against the Cincinnati Reds on April 6.

But if you can’t make it out to see the first pitch of the season, there will be plenty of time to see the Phillies take the field. With 80 home games, it will be easy to take a trip or two to Citizens Bank Park, which is a 15-minute drive or rideshare from 1909 Rittenhouse’s ideal location on Rittenhouse Square, to see some homeruns and strike-outs. To get single-game tickets for all games in the 2023 season, visit the Phillies page here.

Where to Watch from the Sidelines

As 1909 Rittenhouse Square is situated on iconic Rittenhouse Square Park in Center City, Philadelphia, there are plenty of places within walking distance of this amazing apartment home community to watch each game. Misconduct Tavern and Founding Fathers Sports Bar & Grill are both excellent options to gather with fellow Phillies fans to watch the game with a cold brew and comforting pub food. For a more exclusive experience, Bankroll is a luxury sports betting bar with plenty of food and drink to last all nine innings.

1909 Rittenhouse’s variety of one- and two-bedroom apartment options include high-end features, such as quartz countertops and stainless-steel appliances, giving 1909 Rittenhouse residents ample space to host a watch party from the comfort of their own home.

If you’re looking for apartments in Philadelphia with a quick, easy commute to South Philadelphia to enjoy live sporting events, like the Philadelphia Phillies, be sure to schedule your tour of 1909 Rittenhouse one- and two-bedroom residences and state-of-the-art amenities by calling 267-641-9078.

Baseball player swinging bat in empty stadium

Time to Take Yourself Out to the Ball Game

As the temperatures rise, and we start to step outdoors more often, there is one national pastime that provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy the warmth of spring and the heat of summer. That’s right, it’s baseball season! And for residents in 1909 Rittenhouse’s spacious one- and two-bedroom apartment homes, that means a visit to Citizens Banks Park is in order to root, root, root for the home team, the Philadelphia Phillies.

Homey Houseplants 

  • Looking for a stunning evergreen? Peperomia is a perennial plant with thick leaves that can bloom in a variety of different shades and textures. In addition to their physical beauty, this plant, which has more than 1,000 known species, is low maintenance and easy to care for.
  • For those who prefer florals, Peace Lilies produce stunning white, spiraling flowers, adding a touch of natural grace to your home aesthetic. 
  • With dark green, textured leaves, a fiddle leaf fig, which can grow to the size of a tree, can be a statement piece in your new home that requires little to moderate watering. 

Please note that these plants are toxic to furry friends and humans. To see which plants are safe to keep inside with your pet, see the next section.

Pet Friendly Perennials 

As 1909 Rittenhouse is a pet-friendly community, those with precious pups and cherished cats will want to make sure their new apartment greenery is safe for everyone in their apartment home. Here are a few varietals that are safe for your beloved cat or dog:

  • Baby’s Tears
  • Chinese Money Plant
  • Banana Tree
  • Spider Plant
  • Areca Palm

Nearby Nurseries

As 1909 Rittenhouse is in the heart of Philadelphia, residents are placed in a prime location to easily venture to nurseries in the area. Less than ten minutes from the lobby, Pretty Green Terrariums and Chloris & Prase  are great nearby sources for several plants, as well as some cute home goods.

Looking for apartments for rent in Philadelphia where you will have ample space to store your personal greenhouse? Be sure to schedule your tour of 1909 Rittenhouse today by calling 267-641-9078.

Room full of houseplants

Develop Your Green Thumb at Home at 1909 Rittenhouse

With the first day of spring approaching on March 20, you might be preparing for a springtime refresh. If you are wanting to bring more nature to your home, there are countless flora and fauna to incorporate into your décor. Thanks to the spacious one- and two-bedroom options, 1909 Rittenhouse residents will always have plenty of space to house their indoor gardens. See a few recommendations of perennial plants that will thrive in your new home year-round, as well as where to source them.

The Historic District

Did you know that Philadelphia is considered the birthplace of the nation? As such, a visit to the Historic District will bring 1909 Rittenhouse residents to noteworthy and iconic sites. The Liberty Bell, an American treasure, and Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, are blocks from each other and only a 10-minute drive or rideshare from 1909 Rittenhouse’s lobby doors. The Museum of the American Revolution is a great stop for detailed and interactive exhibits that inform visitors on this crucial time in U.S. history. Additionally, the city is home to The African American Museum in Philadelphia, which gives patrons a look at the pivotal roles African Americans played in the founding of the United States. If you’re seeking a structured tour with in-depth explanations of noteworthy sites, Philadelphia has several tour companies that will guide you through key moments in city and national history, including The Constitutional Walking Tour and Founding Footsteps.

 Literary Locales

Philadelphia has been home to many notable figures, including a few iconic literary luminaries. A less-than 15-minute drive from 1909 Rittenhouse, residents can visit the former home of famed gothic writer and poet, Edgar Allan Poe. Across the Delaware River, poetry fans can find the final home of American writer Walt Whitman. And right in Rittenhouse Square, the Rosenbach Museum & Library is home to a collection of almost 400,000 rare books, manuscripts, and some of the best-known literary and historical objects in the world.

If you’re interested in being able to easily visit different historic sites from your front door, schedule your tour of the spacious rental residences at 1909 Rittenhouse today by calling 267-641-9078.

Independence Hall in Philadelphia

Discovering Pieces of History Around 1909 Rittenhouse

Philadelphia has no shortage of historic sites worth visiting. And those who call 1909 Rittenhouse home in one of the community’s spacious one- and two-bedroom rental residences are at the heart of the City of Brotherly Love’s aptly named Center City district, in which several notable sites can be found. In fact, 1909 Rittenhouse is a convenient distance from the city’s Historic District. As Philly served as the backdrop for several significant American history milestones, as well as other notable events, history buffs or anyone wanting to know about their hometown will want to visit these key sites.

Date Night Done Right

For those looking to shower their beloved this Valentine’s Day, 1909 Rittenhouse puts residents in an ideal location near countless romantic venues to treat your sweetheart. Situated on the iconic Rittenhouse Square in Center City, 1909 Rittenhouse residents can easily make reservations at countless unique restaurants and experiences a short walk, drive, or rideshare away. For an elevated dining experience, restaurants like Scarpetta, Lacroix Restaurant at The Rittenhouse, and The Love all offer delectable meals in a romantic setting within walking distance of 1909 Rittenhouse’s lobby. A short drive from 1909 Rittenhouse, residents can take their sweetheart to play a round of themed mini golf at Franklin Square’s putt-putt course, enjoy a dinner cruise down the Delaware River, or go ice skating at Independence Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest. For more creative Valentine’s Day ideas, check out  Visit Philadelphia's full list of suggestions.

Celebrate with Gals or Pals

If you celebrate Galentine’s Day, or Palentine’s Day, there are plenty of ways to celebrate with friends both old and new. 1909 Rittenhouse apartments’ comfortable one-, and two-bedroom residences makes it easy to host your pals for a festive get together.

Love Yourself 

Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to show yourself some much-needed love. At The Rittenhouse Hotel, 1909 Rittenhouse’s neighbor, residents can pamper themselves with a relaxing spa day at The Rittenhouse Spa & Club. Feel like a shopping spree? Those who call 1909 Rittenhouse home are a short stroll from several stores bursting with style, including Anthropologie, lululemon, J. Crew, rag & bone, and more.

If you are looking for apartments for rent in Philadelphia that make it easy to treat yourself, a dear friend, or loved one for Valentine’s Day, or any day of the year, be sure to schedule your tour of 1909 Rittenhouse today by calling 267-641-9078.

Woman sitting in park holding paper heart

From Galentine’s to Valentine’s

February 14 is a day to celebrate love. Whether it’s love for yourself, friends, family, or a significant other, 1909 Rittenhouse’s location in Center City, Philadelphia puts residents in the perfect position to treat themselves or others for this love-filled holiday.

Out and About

Situated in Center City, 1909 Rittenhouse’s central location right on  iconic Rittenhouse Square puts residents within walking distance of plenty of venues to be among their fellow  fans. A few blocks from Rittenhouse Square, residents can venture out in their jerseys and face paint to locations like Misconduct Tavern, McGillin’s Olde Ale House, Founding Fathers Sports Bar and Grill, and City Tap House Logan Square.

Those who aren’t rooting for the local team may  want to flock to Big Charlie’s Saloon[BS1] , which is an easy 15-minute drive or rideshare, where they can cheer for the other team with fellow fans.

From the Comfort of Your Couch

Not feeling up to going to out to watch the game? 1909 Rittenhouse apartments feature a variety of spacious one- and two-bedroom rental residences that are perfect for hosting friends to come watch the big game from the comfort of your couch. Each apartment home is equipped with a gleaming kitchen with designer finishes, including quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances in which you can whip up your favorite gametime snacks or serve a catered spread.

For anyone looking for apartments for rent in Philadelphia that put residents in a central location near plenty of restaurants and sports bars, and offers spacious rental residences to host watch parties at home, be sure to book your tour of 1909 Rittenhouse by calling 267-641-9078.

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Family Watching Football on Television

Celebrate the Big Game

It’s almost time for the big game! Residents of 1909 Rittenhouse will not want to miss rooting on their home team for the final time this season on February 12. Here is a list of suggestions for ways to cheer on your team or just enjoy the last bit of football before the season officially comes to an end.

With 2023 well under way, it might seem too late to add another resolution to tackle this year. However, it is never too late to find time to give back your community. Anyone looking for apartments in Philadelphia will be interested in 1909 Rittenhouse’s central location, making it an ideal place to discover local volunteer and donation opportunities. 

Additionally, as a Southern Land Company (SLC) community, 1909 Rittenhouse reflects SLC’s commitment to giving back to the greater communities in which we build one of our one-of-a-kind, extraordinary apartment home and single-family communities.  

A Focus on Horticulture

As SLC is a firm believer in utilizing native plants when landscaping and adorning each of its properties, including 1909 Rittenhouse, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society reflects our belief in the power of horticulture to bring positive change to the environment and society. This organization focuses their efforts on creating healthy living environments, increasing access to fresh foods, expanding economic opportunity, and building meaningful connections. 

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society relies on volunteers to support the community several ways: planting trees, public landscaping, and working in community gardens. To find volunteer opportunities in the Center City neighborhood, visit the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s volunteer page.

Help Feed Those in Need

If you participate in food drives throughout the year, perhaps 2023 is the year to go beyond cleaning out your pantry. Philabundance is a local organization that distributes more than 24 million pounds of food each year to people in need. In addition to feeing countless people, they also strive to increase access to nutritious meals and break down the root causes of hunger. Locals, including residents at 1909 Rittenhouse, can help sort donated food and prepare it for distribution or get involved with the Philabundance Community Kitchen, a vocational program that provides culinary training and life skills for low-income adults. 

To find other nonprofits through which you can donate your time and resources, Volunteer Match features a database of countless local organizations that need and want your help. 

If volunteering or getting involved in a local nonprofit is something you keep telling yourself you will pursue in the future, 1909 Rittenhouse apartments put residents in a great location to take that goal off the back burner and make it a priority. To see the other many reasons to love life at 1909 Rittenhouse, schedule your tour today by calling 267-641-9078.

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Make an Impact in 2023

How to give back to the Philadelphia Community

With 2023 well under way, it might seem too late to add another resolution to tackle this year. However, it is never too late to find time to give back your community.