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The Alexander Is Better Than I Ever Imagined

The Alexander Is Better Than I Ever Imagined

Welcome to Philadelphia. The 32-story. 277 unit luxury apartment building named The Alexander is complete and accepting tenants. The location is excellent as it’s a few blocks from Center City, about a 5 minute walk to the Broad Street line with Target and Whole Foods nearby.

Imagined
I watched them build the new living tower on what was once a surface parking lot for many years.
It reminds me of a grand apartment building in NYC, it’s sleek and soars into the sky. Some of the apartments have balconies.
The Alexander has a garage which residents can use for additional $250 a month.
A shot of the foyer


Awesome views
PhillyChitChat photographer Mike Hirata headed over there a few weeks ago to capture the opening. I was shooting the Arts & Business Awards.
We placed photos in the media (LCP & PhillyStyle), and I always like to showcase the building’s attributes

The Alexander has studios, 1,2, 3, & 4-bedroom tri-level townhomes. The studios start around 582 square feet, and the largest townhome is 2,400 square feet. Rents start around $1,700 for a studio and go up to nearly $6,000 for a 4-bedroom, three-floor town home.

You can keep track of the traffic, and tweet out breaking news like I do about traffic

 


There’s an observation deck where you can get an unobstructed panoramic view of the city and a second floor terrace which has fireplaces
and grills. There’s also a co-working space, community rooms and a demonstration kitchen.


Am I in a home or on vacation?

There’s a pet washing area, bike storage and repair station, outdoor terrace with grills and couches, demonstration kitchen, coworking spaces and communal hang-out spots. A guest suite is available for residents to rent when they have visitors. There’s a kids play area too. There’s also fitness center and, Keyser’s favorite amenity, an indoor pool.


There are great views, especially this one of the Mormon Temple, which is gorgeous when lit at night
Check out their website for more information and photos

Philadelphia

Luxury 55+ Rental Community Comes to Cherry Hill – Plaza Grande

Luxury 55+ Rental Community Comes to Cherry Hill, and is located on one of the last free spaces on the former Garden State Racetrack properties. I used to work at the racetrack in the 80s, the new one, rebuilt after a devastating fire destroyed it April 14, 1977. By the time the new racetrack was built, in 1985, the times had changed and it was never really able to recapture the excitement again. Having grown up in Cherry Hill, I still have a nostalgic love for this property, and am excited for all the development that has happened to the land, especially the Wegman’s, the developments are great, but I really like this new one – Plaza Grande.

Community

I love the community, the social interaction which is key at 55-plus communities and which Plaza Grande has. I love that the PR company Jenna Communications brought back a former jockey who raced at Garden State Park, to the hard hat press day to showcase the property.

Community
The Plaza Grande at Garden State Park,

Photos from the private collection of record-holding jockey in North American Thoroughbred horse racing, Anthony S. “Tony” Black, were on display as a remembrance of Garden State Park Racetrack, where Tony Black, 66, has raced.

Tony Black himself also paid the Plaza Grande a visit and shared stories of his racing days during the tour!
Tony Black told us that this location was where the horse stables were, and where the jockeys slept. He told us about the day of the fire and how they saved a man asleep in one of the buildings, and they escaped with just their personal affects and their lives.

Afterwards developer John Fasciano, of Tristate Ventures, L.P.  gave us a tour of the property

The apartments are all named after horses

Amenities include: Attached Garage , Parking Lot , Air Conditioning , Valet Trash , Dry Cleaning Drop Off ,  Microwave Oven
Pets Allowed: Cats, Small dogs, Large dogs and there’s even a Pet Washing Station.

State of the art kitchens as well. There are 5 Floorplans and each unit is named after a kind of horse. Rents range from
$1,650 – $2,450/mo .
Check out the Floorplans here

The Clubhouse which includes 18,500 SF private clubhouse with TVs throughout, Indoor swimming pool & hot tub;

Luxury lounge area with fireplace & intimate seating
State-of-the-art health & fitness center with yoga studio, cardio equipment,

weight machines, saunas & massage room;


Wireless cafe & business center

Movie theater with 95″ screen & digital surround sound

Click here to read about Tony Black in Philly.com! You can also watch a recap below from 6 ABC!