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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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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.
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.