218 Arch Street: Modern Style in Historic Old City Luxury Apartment

Live in the part of the city that started it all in your new Philadelphia luxury apartment. Old City is full of charm and is known for its history as the birthplace of America. Situated on the South side of Arch Street, 218 Arch Street luxury apartments are the choice for the urban dweller looking for it all.

Choose from studio, 1- or 2-bedroom floor plans in this luxury Old City apartment building. Each apartment comes with modern finishes. From hardwood floors to marble and tile baths, every surface has been thoughtfully designed. The kitchens are spacious and open concept, with an under-mounted sink, stainless steel appliances, and an eat-in breakfast bar. You’ll also have spacious bedrooms and ample closet space whether it’s just you or if you’re sharing with a partner. Do your laundry in the comfort of your own home with an upgraded washer and dryer set in each unit.

Each apartment at 218 Arch has floor-to-ceiling convection windows, so you’ll never be short of natural light, which is a good thing since there are sweeping views of the skyline and the Benjamin Franklin Bridge from many of the apartments. Some of these luxury Old City apartments even come with their own private balconies. If you’re bringing along a furry friend, 218 Arch is a pet-friendly building. Each unit is also ready for cable and high-speed Internet hook-ups.

To see units available now at 218 Arch Street, contact Maxwell Realty today. 

Luxury Amenities for Entertaining & More

You’ll also have all the amenities you would expect in a luxury Philadelphia apartment. Packages and other needs will be taken care of by a 24-hour desk attendant, should you need assistance day or night.

Entertain your friends or relax after a long day on a rooftop deck and lounge. From the 218 Arch rooftop you can see the Philly skyline and a phenomenal up-close view of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. There’s also a resident courtyard or lounge that has table games, big screen TVs, and other ways to keep yourself or your guests entertained.

Keep active at the state-of-the-art fitness center with a Peloton Cycle Studio. If you prefer riding a bike outside, there’s storage facilities for your own, or access to a bike share program. Work from home, but get a change of scenery from time to time with access to a business center with free WiFi or one of the community’s work pods for solo studying or focused work.

If parking is a priority for you in your next luxury Philadelphia apartment, there is underground garage parking available for a fee at 218 Arch.

Luxury Old City Apartment in the Birthplace of America

Calling all history lovers! Your new luxury Old City apartment will be just a cobblestone’s throw away from top historic sites. Treat yourself or visiting guests to an afternoon touring the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the National Constitution Center, Penn’s Landing, and the Betsy Ross House. Every walk home will feel like you’ve stepped back in time, but there’s a lot to enjoy in the present, too. The best part of living in Old City is easy commutes, great restaurants, and outdoor spaces for you to fully enjoy the city and your new neighborhood.

When you’re looking for a great meal, take a short walk to Market Street, where you can dine out at some of the best restaurants in Philadelphia. Treat yourself to dinner at Zahav, Fork, or Cuba Libre. Keep it casual and grab a burger or cheesesteak at Oh Brothers. Looking for a great cup of coffee? Head to Old City Coffee on Church Street. There’s even a bagel spot right here at home at 218 Arch. Pop over to historic Reading Terminal Market where you can get a famous Amish breakfast sandwich while you shop for produce and other goods.

Outdoor enthusiasts will love the short walk to the riverfront, where you can bike, run, or bring a picnic. If you have a pet, you can also enjoy the dog runs and parks along the Delaware River. Or, seek adventure just steps from your door at one of the outdoor events or spaces at Penn’s Landing, Spruce Street Harbor Park, Race Street, Washington Avenue & Morgan’s Piers.

No matter where you’re trying to go around Philadelphia, Old City is easily accessible: major Camden and Center City employers, Jefferson Hospital, Pennsylvania Hospital, Cooper Hospital and I-95 are all at your doorstep. You can be at the airport in 22 minutes.


  • Modern kitchens with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, under-mounted sinks, and breakfast bar
  • In-unit washer and dryer
  • Hardwood flooring
  • Floor-to-ceiling convector-free glass windows
  • Abundant natural light
  • Astonishing city views
  • Private balconies available


  • State-of-the-art fitness center with Peloton Cycle® Studio
  • Resident lounge featuring table games, big screen TVs, and WiFi
  • Fully furnished roof deck
  • Fully furnished resident courtyard
  • Business center with free WiFi
  • Resident bicycle storage with tools and pump and bike-share program
  • On-site underground parking available
  • Pet-friendly
218 Arch Street Apartments Roof Deck Seating Benjamin Franklin Bridge View


  • Steps away from the Delaware River and outdoor destinations like Penn’s Landing and Spruce Street Harbor Park
  • Exceptional dining choices at Fork, High Street, Wedge + Fig, Zahav, Amada, Cuba Libre, and Spasso
  • Historic attractions including the National Constitution Center, Penn’s Landing, the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the National Museum of American Jewish History, and much more
  • Easy commute to major Camden and Center City employers, including the Philadelphia Navy Yard — and blocks from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Pennsylvania Hospital
  • Local schools & universities include University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, Thomas Jefferson University, University of the Arts, Temple University, and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA)
  • Immediate access to public transportation, I-95, I-76, I-676, all major bridges, sports stadiums, and the airport
Philadelphia realtor Nancy Alperin

Find your New Home with Philly’s Top Luxury Real Estate Agents

When you are ready to live in one of the most historic luxury Philadelphia apartments the city has to offer, let the agents at Maxwell Realty be your guide. With more than 50 years of experience, Maxwell Realty real estate agents will make the process seamless and stress-free. Our expert Philadelphia luxury apartment realtors have more than $3 billion in transactions, and decades matching renters to their perfect apartments.


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