Moving to the City of Brotherly Love? Philadelphia’s vibrant neighborhoods have much to offer the city’s renters, including access to luxury living at a much more affordable rate than larger cities (like New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles) so you can get the most bang for your buck while still experiencing the benefits of living in an up-and-coming area with premier access to cities along the East Coast.  Even better, Rhino has partnered with four Philadelphia management companies to replace security deposits with security deposit insurance, helping renters access beautiful no-fee apartments without having to pay so much upfront.

Four luxe no-fee apartments in Philadelphia

Domus Apartments: Bringing luxury to University City

Domus is one of the most scenic study spots in town; eight stories of luxury apartments just a few blocks from the Schuylkill River in University City. Domus offers rental units between one and three bedrooms outfitted with floor-to-ceiling windows, modern stainless steel appliances, walk-in closets, and more. Other  amenities to look forward to include concierge services, a second-floor courtyard and pool, private study/coworking spaces, and pet events…because Fido is family. One bedroom apartments start at $2,914, and with Rhino you can skip the security deposit. Don’t miss out!

An image of Domus apartments in Philadelphia
J-Centrel: Luxurious, community-engaged living for young professionals

J-Centrel is as unique as it is historical. This converted textile mill has retained some of its original architecture including exposed industrial ceilings and sweeping hardwood floors. Residents can also catch prime views of Philadelphia from sunrise to sunset through insulated floor-to-ceiling windows. Located in the Harrowgate neighborhood of Philadelphia, J-Centrel provides access to public transportation that runs all throughout the city. 

Apartment image of J Centrel

J-centrel residents also have the unique opportunity to volunteer in the neighboring community as part of the good neighbor program. Residents who volunteer with J-Centrel’s neighborhood partner organizations are eligible to receive up to $100 off monthly rent for their time. Combine that with the savings you could get by signing up for security deposit insurance instead of paying a cash deposit, and you’ll get a great deal on a home with real character. J-Centrel has one, two, three, and five bedroom options ready for move-in today. 

The 1900 Arch: Luxury in the heart of downtown Philly

If you’re looking to truly be in the thick of things, look no further than 1900 Arch, owned and operated by PMC Property Group, a leading management company offering top class rental experiences all along the East coast. Located in Philly’s center city, this 14-story community is only a stone’s throw from the Comcast Center and the City Hall districts, providing residents with access to the region’s premier shopping, dining, and entertainment options. 

A photo of 1900 arches, a luxury apartment building in Philadelphia with no-fee

What you’ll come home to isn’t half bad either. Each unit contains amenities like glossy hardwood floors, modern GE appliances, and even a breakfast bar. The building also offers renters access to a state-of-the-art fitness center, an entertainment lounge, a fully furnished rooftop deck, pet accommodations (like an on-site dog park), and 24-hour doorman service. And you’ll get all of this with no security deposit required. That sounds like a steal to us. 1900 arch has a handful of one and two bedroom homes available for immediate move-in. 

The Avenue: Your luxury escape to East Falls

They say East Falls is one of the best places to take in the Philadelphia skyline, and The Avenue is the proof. This iconic 1950s-era residence is fresh off a remodel and ready to welcome renters looking for a retreat from the downtown hustle. That being said, The Avenue still is still close enough to the city’s most useful public transportation routes so you can get to Center City in a matter of minutes. Spend less time commuting and more time taking laps in your brand new pool or relaxing in your newly-updated apartment. The Avenue also gives residents access to a 24/7 portal for concierge services and building events so you can get to know your community any time of the day, any day of the year. Check out one and two bedroom availability here and be sure to ask about Rhino when you apply. 

A photo of The Avenue, a luxury apartment building in Philadelphia with no-fee

Ultimately, your home search will come down to deciding which option gives you the best value for your budget. Luckily, if you’re looking in Philadelphia there are several neighborhoods with lots to offer based on your lifestyle. And with Rhino, one thing you won’t have to worry about is paying a security deposit when you move in. Whether you’re a student, a community-driven professional, or just looking for a luxury experience in the city’s most happening neighborhoods, these four properties will undoubtedly have something for you. Moving to a different city other than Philadelphia? Stay tuned for more of Rhino’s luxury home spotlights in cities across America as we help connect renters to the homes of their dreams.

Larenz Brown

Larenz Brown is a copywriter at Rhino who wants to tell stories that empower people. He once engaged in a 365-day staredown with a security deposit and emerged victorious.