St. James Court Condos

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We Have Sold Multiple Condos Here
We named this building one of the 10 Best Philadelphia Condo Buildings - 2009
We named this building one of the 10 Best Philadelphia Condo Buildings - 2011

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Saint James Court- Walnut/Locust between 5th and 6th Streets- The perfect cross between a modern townhouse and condo living in a Society Hill locale. Upper and lower units- each with it's own distinct advantages. Lower units have very nice gardens, and upper units have soaring living room ceilings. Rental parking at Independence Place, and many units face the quiet off- street courtyard. Ranging from 1300+ to nearly 1500 sq ft., every units is a two bed, two bath with a small den area overlooking the living room. All units are bi-level, and even upper units have a balcony/outside space. Perfectly adept at customizing into a modern, or more traditional style, St. James Court Condos were built as a low rise supplement to Independence Place. Nice curb appeal and well managed. These late 1970's units can go strikingly contemporary, to a more muted traditional feel. I have sold no less than a half dozen units at St. James Court and I believe they represent a strong value for the 19106 zip code. And I think still architecturally relevant as they still play quite well in terms of the needs of today's buyers.

Additional Information:

  • Parking available for rent at Independence Place
  • 44 Total Condos
  • Elevator to garage
  • Unit Sizes: 920-1566 sq. ft.
  • Heat: Gas Forced Hot Air
  • Central Air
  • Washer/Dryer in Units
  • Pet Friendly
  • Cross Streets: 5th and Locust
  • Walk Score: 98 out of 100
  • Compare to: Penn's Landing Square, 2201 Arch (The Arches)

Five Fast Facts:
1.) Stacked Condos - one on top of the other
2.) Lower units have large gardens, upper units have decks
3.) Built as a low rise counterpart to Independence Place (Same Builder)
4.) All lower units (odd-numbered) face interior courtyard
5.) All upper units (even-numbered) face outward

St. James Court Condos - My Two Cents
Located between 5th and 6th Streets between Locust and Walnut are the St. James Court condos that were built alongside Independence Place condos- Same year, same developer from what I understand. It was common practice some 30-40 years ago to have low rise condos and townhouses accompany the high rise building (Hopkinson House has townhouses FYI).
I think the St. James Court condos are nothing short of stunning....and they hold up REALLY well over time in terms of resale, design, layout and demand. These townhouse style condos are "one up/one down"....or stacked atop each other. The lower level units have large garden entrances and are accessed via the courtyard. The upper townhouse style condos have a roof deck off the master bedroom and you enter these from the outside of the complex.

I have sold probably 10 of these units over the years....and there are 44 total. When I do my "TEN BEST CONDOS IN CENTER CITY" list every year, St. James Court falls onto that list more often than not. Though no one has parking with these condos, there is rental parking in the basement of the neighboring Independence Place condo high garage parking is just steps away. What is really cool is the fact that all the condos here- be it an upper or a lower unit- all have two story living rooms with a den overlooking the living room. The layout is comfy with not too many stairs and all condos have a nice view of the landscaped serene courtyard. Condo fees are moderate and I see the maintenance man outside taking care of the grounds and the trash, etc every day (my office is right next door and I park where the owners of Saint James court park).
I do think the condos could and should be selling at a higher price- and in early 2013 we are indeed seeing prices creep up to where I think they should be. The location in Society Hill is very nice and the units just seem to offer everything on a lot of condo buyers wish list. Owner occupancy ratio here is very high and I know of no rental restrictions. Pet friendly and just steps away from Washington Square park.

For more information on St. James Court Condos call Mark Wade at 215-521-1523 or email Mark.


Pet Friendly Building
Pet Friendly
On-site Rental Parking
On-site Rental Parking

Floor Plans

Lower Interior Courtyard

St James Place Lower Interior Courtyard
Upper Level Exterior

St James Place Upper Level Exterior

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Contact Mark Wade - Phone: 215.521.1523

Email Mark for more information on Saint James Court or call 215.521.1523

Please let Mark know if you are inquiring about a RENTAL or a SALE property - Thank You!

Mark says: "I've loved these units since my first sale here in 1991 at Saint James Court Condos way back!"

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