First-Time Find: A Budget-Friendly Banquet in Chinatown
Want to wake up to the rising sun?
Love good food but don’t want to cook all the time?
Are you the type that wants to be in the center of it all, but also enjoys getting out of town?
Have we got a condo for you.
This light-filled unit is part of a 194-unit high-rise condo on Chinatown’s western fringe. Both it and the building have a number of nice amenities that make it a great place to live, not the least of which is its location, which we will get to shortly.
But first, the unit. With walls of windows along its eastern side, this apartment is flooded with natural light from sunrise well into the day. Its open plan makes it easy to configure for personal enjoyment, entertaining guests, or both, and the central space between the living room, kitchen and bedrooms could serve as a foyer, dining room, home office or den.
The kitchen has all the appliances a creative cook needs, along with granite countertops and a breakfast bar for casual dining.
There’s plenty of room to store your stuff as well: ample closets, overhead cabinets above the living room and a storage locker in the basement.
As a condo owner, you also have access to the building’s state-of-the-art fitness center, second-floor lounge with free Wi-Fi, and 24-hour concierge service, as well as parking for your guests and an outdoor terrace.
Then there’s what’s around you. Two of the city’s best Vietnamese restaurants are your neighbors on the block, and the restaurant riches continue in the rest of Chinatown. The renowned Reading Terminal Market is a block and a half away, and the 13th Street restaurant row is also a short walk away. For those getaways, your options are many: Jefferson Station is right down the street, as is the Greyhound bus terminal, and the Vine Street Expressway is practically at your doorstep, so however you wish to escape the city, doing so is super-convenient.
THE FINE PRINT
SQUARE FEET: 923
SALE PRICE: $278,000
OTHER STUFF: All utilities, including basic cable, are included in the monthly condo fee of $690.
1100 Vine St., #506, Philadelphia, Pa. 19107
1100 Vine Street #506, Philadelphia, Pa. 19107 [Jeanne Whipple | Coldwell Banker Preferred – Old City]