The Terrace Apartments
4931 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19139
(215) 472-2892Add Hours
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Building has one 1920's elevator that is often out of order or doesn't work because inner door was not closed all the way. Recently, the outer doors on the 1st & 3rd floors and the floor were replaced but it's still the same 1920's guts. The back door to the dumpster doesn't lock & only has alarm. The dumpster area has no evening lighting. Building has several cameras but the 2 large ones are pointed towards the walls & I doubt that the others work. The janitorial staff is inadequate for this building. Debris is left in the hallways & stairwell for days or weeks & carpets are disgusting. Roaches get bad in the summer. Proper disposal of trash & cleaning up after pets needs to be enforced or more janitorial staff is needed to clean up after tenants. Some tenants leave trash anywhere except INSIDE the dumpster and also leave dog feces in the back & front lawns, hallways, and even the elevator. Maintenance is slow to respond to service requests. Rent is increased 5% yearly.
Large one bedroom (2 bed and studio as well, but this review refers only to 1 bed) apartments with many of the original art deco era details, including the plaster walls and wood floors. Neighbors are friendly, mix of older and graduate students, and younger couples. Great location easy to get to EL, and the bus is right outside. The price is very reasonable considering the area, though I'm told from neighbors they raise it a bit each year.