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J-centrel

3400 J Street
Philadelphia, PA 19134

J-centrel is Philadelphia’s civically-engaged multi-purpose community that provides quality live and work spaces for residents and businesses who are committed to doing good with their community.

  • 116
    Number of Units
  • 4.3
    Avg Score
  • 0.5
    Years Avg Stay
  • 1,198
    Avg Rent
  • 93%
    Recommended
  • 3.9

    Responsiveness

  • 4.5

    Respect

  • 4.1

    Information

  • 4.3

    Condition

  • 3.6

    Pests

  • 4.2

    Safety

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    Social

1.0

Bait and Switch

Posted 3 months ago

Unit was not move in ready. Neighborhood is absolutely awful. Promises made about parking by Dean when we viewed have not been addressed. Hallways are constantly filthy due to neighbors trash and pets. Floors and areas around the building INCLUDING the courtyard are filthy with trash. What's the point in having cameras and management living in the building if issues aren't addressed and identified. Will NOT be renewing my lease unless BIG changes are made.

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5.0

Frank the maintenance guy is the title used to work here when it used to be diamond furniture I love what shift capital did with the building now I see Kensington ave coming up and this community thank you for everything

Posted 6 months ago

Like I said before love living here love working in this area of Kensington they are some bad they are some good but that’s everywhere you go

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4.0

Amazing space so far!

Posted 6 months ago

Living in J Centrel has been great so far! It's only been a few months, but so far I have no complaints. It's safe and pretty quiet also. My friends never have issues parking and there are some essential stores within walking distance. Great experience!

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4.0

Halfway through my lease

Posted 6 months ago

Cool apartments, thin walls so my neighbors hate they can hear my great choice of music. Appliances are nice and the cielings are high enough to prevent your house in smoking up. The windows are great and management response is quick.

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5.0

Great place!

Posted 6 months ago

I really like this home! The property management is very responsive, the building amenities are great, and the unit itself is beautiful. My only complaints are that my move-in process was a bit confusing—I had some trouble getting my keys, getting onto the online portal, and so forth, though this was all resolved within about two weeks—and the walls are pretty thin. Other than that, my apartment has been wonderful!

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4.0

Two months in my lease …

Posted 6 months ago

I love the building it’s so dope , the colors the decor ,the gym and shops on the ground floor as well as security feats ,maintenance & security is very responsive they’re awesome my only issue is the appliances kept malfunctioning before I could use them .And my ceiling fan & light were being controlled by someone else . It would randomly come on in the middle of the night and during the day & when I walk past it and it made me feel uncomfortable & unsure

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4.0

My sister and I both have our own studio apartments with J-centrel. We have absolutely loved our lofts, the staff have all been very kind and reasonably accommodating.

Posted 6 months ago

J-Centrel has created a amazing modern set up in what used to be a furniture warehouse. The community programs that are set up bring a positive light to Kensington. I am proud to be a resident.

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5.0

Happy Home

Posted 6 months ago

My overall experience so far has been Amazing. The building is dope ! My neighbors are nice and friendly! Caphe makes the best coffee in town !! What more can you ask for!

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  • 5.0

    Responsiveness

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5.0

I LOVE THIS PLACE..

Posted 7 months ago

I love it here....haven't been this comfortable in years

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4.0

J-Centrel brings hope to the future with Shift at the helm.

Posted 7 months ago

The rental was an old furniture store. They kept a lot of the old wood flooring and structure, so there were a lot of loose nails in my unit. Paint splatters all over the floors and walls, but not enough to warrant concern. The security guards patrolling the building are amazing and accommodating. I love the neighborhood since it's central to many locations I go to. I can already feel the changes that this building has brought to the neighborhood. The Shift team has been a huge asset for this.

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  • 4.0

    Responsiveness

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5.0

Feels Like Home

Posted 7 months ago

The coffee shop downstairs is amazing and the courtyard, lobby, mailroom feels so colorful and creative. Really nice to have all of the businesses downstairs. The apartments are really nice, not too modern/ cold - just warm and welcoming. Love the windows and light.

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  • 5.0

    Responsiveness

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5.0

I Moved here when it was finished being built, I love my place, I love the cafe, I love the little shops on the ground floor, I love that I have a gym in the building, I love my little gated community

Posted 7 months ago

I love my place, I love that I have a gym in my building, I love how close it is to work, I love my loft, I love the little shops on the ground floor,

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5.0

Great community, great space.

Posted 7 months ago

I moved in when they were first getting opened. The team has always been helpful and responsive even as the building was working out its kinks.

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4.0

Great sense of community

Posted 7 months ago

There is a great sense of community and energy within the walls of J centrel. Expect people to be friendly and nice accents of the buildings past beautiful displayed with pride.

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4.0

One month later...

Posted 7 months ago

Upon moving in, the only worry I had was the neighborhood. Security (especially nights and weekends) has help me feel safe around the building. The rent incentive w/ community volunteer work was one of the top reasons why I chose to move here. Cons: unclear terms of the rent special upon moving in. I was under the impression I was paying one price moving in and was told another after moving in. Also there is no recycling & parking can be difficult at night. Lastly, communication with PM is slow.

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    Social