When Apartment Guide published its recent study about amenities renters want and smart features such as app-controlled locks made an appearance, we wondered whether units with those features were available in Philadelphia. Here are three buildings with smart technology in the city.

Colonnade
1601 Spring Garden St., Apt. 508
Monthly rent: $1,525
Tell me all about it: The Colonnade has been recently restored, and we love this one-bedroom corner unit. The building features original marble and terrazzo, and the location is convenient to SEPTA and Center City. All of the newly refurbished units offer a full suite of smart technology. Bonus: new occupants will be the first to live in the new units.

Courtesy of Coldwell Banker
Courtesy of Coldwell Banker

Southstar Lofts
521 S. Broad Street, Unit 506
Monthly rent: $1,618
Tell me all about it: Southstar Lofts offer almost all the amenities the Apartment Guide respondents were looking for. There are secure package lockers, a 24-hour front desk and fitness center, and residents-only common spaces including a rooftop terrace. Individual units also feature laundry and city views. Smart technology including app-controlled locks and thermostats are also available. Bonus: the property is also smoke-free.

Smart technology at the Southstar Lofts includes app-controlled locks and thermostats.
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Smart technology at the Southstar Lofts includes app-controlled locks and thermostats.
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The Left Bank Apartments
3131 Walnut St., Apt. 540
Monthly rent: $1,622
Tell me all about it: The Left Bank apartments feature private laundry, recently updated kitchens with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, and loft-style floor plans. They also offer the option of app-controlled temperature and lock controls. The building also includes a fitness center, a rooftop social deck and a clubroom.

Beyond smart technology, the Left Bank Apartments has a fitness center, a rooftop social deck, and a clubroom.
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Beyond smart technology, the Left Bank Apartments has a fitness center, a rooftop social deck, and a clubroom.
Courtesy of AIMCO
Courtesy of AIMCO