Atria Center City

Offers Assisted Living, Independent Living, and Memory Care

31 Reviews
150 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Atria Center City (800) 385-2527
PROMOTION! 21 days

$1,000 off monthly rent - up to three months. Dine well, attend events, and receive 24-hour support - all in great company. The offer ends on February 28, 2023. Ask for details when you tour.

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Assisted Living Reviews for Atria Center City

August 17, 2021


I visited this facility

We went to Atria Center City, and my daughter liked it very much. It's extremely modern, it had been redone just a few years ago. They gave us a cake that was very good. It was so close to where I live, but it was too expensive, it was at least $2,000 more than the other two places we went to. I wasn't really fond of the administrator, it's like he was really slick and wearing an MBA badge or something. The building was very beautiful, everything was clean, and it was very ultra modern.

June 30, 2018


I visited this facility

Most residents at Atria Center City have significant cognitive decline, and I am not interested in that, but it's a wonderful location. The rooms range from studios to two-bedroom apartments, which I'm interested in, but they're quite expensive. The marketing person was very polite and understood my situation. They just completed remodeling it, so everything looks brand new. It's undergone an extensive renovation. If they're looking for a place that will provide an opportunity for meaningful conversation with other residents, don't go to the Atria because most of the people have serious cognitive decline issues. It has a marble lobby, which I certainly don't understand why anyone would put in marble in the part of the building that everybody passes through on a daily basis when most older people are using walkers, canes, and wheelchairs. It vastly increases the possibility of an injury by having a marble floor.

June 26, 2018

By Kim

I visited this facility

I just loved Atria Center City. It's spotless, the people were courteous, and whatever questions we asked, they answered honestly. They were just on-point. I liked the atmosphere. It was clean, clear, and everything was fine. They have activities. The cafeteria was clean and they had a decent selection of food. I loved the place. It was great and I might end up there. It was in a great location. It was also worth the cost.

May 09, 2017

By Judi527668

I visited this facility

Atria Center City was under construction, but the parts that were finished were beautiful. I thought the staff was very good and very friendly; even the people who weren't part of the tour would greet us. The residents all had glowing reports about the space and had no clue who we were and why we were touring. I was impressed. I observed the dining area, the laundry facility, the physical therapy area, the exercise area, and some of the crafting activities. They had a large dining area and a smaller cafe area where they do happy hour every Friday night. It was well laid out and well thought out.

May 06, 2017

By Mari883075

I visited this facility

I visited Atria Center City. Their rooms were very nice, and I also saw the common areas and the area they were remodeling for more dining services that they were going to provide. The place was beautiful; it looked like a cruise ship. They gave me a peanut butter-chocolate pie or mousse of some sort, and it was great. The staff was very nice, and they seemed very professional.

April 11, 2017

By Lynn228753

I visited this facility

Atria Center City is in the process of being thoroughly renovated, so there was a lot of clanging, banging, and building going on. It has an advantage in that it’s a rental, so you don’t have to buy in or give them a chunk of money that you never get back. However, I wouldn’t consider going there.

Provider Response

Hi, Lynn. Thank you for visiting our community. I understand renovations can be a temporary inconvenience. We're very excited to open our new, state-of-the-art salon and wellness center, and to reveal many of the upgrades we've made to the community. We hope you'll visit again soon, when all our enhancements are complete.

February 21, 2017

By Not what you think it is

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Used to be a lot better - but now with renovations happening, staff and residents are both being compromised. No longer worth the large price tag and watch closely for billing and verbal agreements.

Provider Response

Thanks for reaching out and for being a part of the Atria family. I understand renovations can be a temporary disruption to the community, and we're looking forward to completing all of our updates, including a state of the art beauty salon and wellness center. If you'd like to discuss your concerns or the progress of the renovation, I encourage you to reach out to our Executive Director.

November 24, 2016

By Tracy544870

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Atria Center City is gorgeous. Appearance-wise, it is very state-of-the-art, very classy, very spacious, and the location is good. Their dining facility was just like a restaurant. It feels like you are living in a hotel. They had those small bar areas, and they would have Happy Hour for those residents that can drink alcohol. They had a lot of activities. They had a bus that would take them around the city if they wanted to go to places like Target or Walmart. Maybe they could use more staffing because it’s a very large place. My dad had more health issues here.

February 19, 2015

By Mary102772450

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Atria Center City was OK. My father stayed there for three weeks. Everything was really good. I had not one complaint. The staff was good. It was clean. The food was good, but it wa a little bit expensive. Everything was good. The room is very good. It had a kitchen and a bedroom. It had a nice bathroom and a nice living room.

July 06, 2014

By Caring88825250

I visited this facility

Atria is fine. I liked the location, but it’s a little expensive. The staff was helpful. The rooms were fine but were small for the price. The food was good. They have the standard activities, like Bingo and exercise classes.

July 06, 2014

By gwendolyn2

I visited this facility

Atria Center City is centrally located. It’s in a funny building, but it’s a lovely facility. On the inside, each of the residential floors look pretty similar and it’s a little confusing to get around, but they have lovely décor, nice and modern. The people in the facility seemed to be having a very nice, pleasant, low key day. Everybody was very friendly and very nice. We had a cup of tea in the restaurant, and it was very nice. It was the most connected to the outside community. It seemed like a very active community.

June 17, 2014

By Caring83573950

I visited this facility

Everything was very nice at Atria Center City. The one staff member who gave me a tour was very nice. The rooms are very comparable. Some of the rooms have kitchenettes. All the ones I saw were one-person bedrooms.

December 26, 2013

By Caring76441950

I am a friend or relative of a resident

So far, Atria is a fine facility for my parent. The living environment there is good. They have restaurant-style dining and good food. Their dining room is great. Their activities are good too. They have exercise, movies, guest speakers, and music. So far, the staff is good. What could improve on though is coordination or communication among themselves.

November 27, 2013

By Carol70192650

I visited this facility

The staff at Atria Center City showed who showed me a couple of rooms and showed me around was very pleasant. The facility overall is just average. The lobby is okay and the rooms were nice. I saw people in the lobby. I think they have activities as I saw people going to events from a bus.

October 30, 2013

By Caring70935650

I am a friend or relative of a resident

I'm at Atria with my mom now. We love the place and everything's working out good. The room is spacious for what we picked out. It's the smallest room they have.

February 19, 2013

By peaceful warrior

I am a friend or relative of resident

As a relative of a resident at the Atria, I have spent a lot of time there, slept there eaten there, enjoyed time with other residents & staff. My relative who has very high standards, led a privileged, cultured life, had a beautiful house she didn't want to leave LOVES her spacious magnificent apartment. The management could not not be more caring. The maintenance dept is stellar. They know all the residents' by name & help them with personal tasks in their apts with a smile. One of the reasons I chose the Atria was the friendly caring staff. They don't get better. The dining room (which is open all day inbetween meals) is spacious & bright with windows facing Logan Circle fountain, Moore College of Art & the Franklin Institute is amazingly wonderful. Oh, & btw, all the of the wait staff know everyone by name & know their food preferences. Just about anything you want to eat is available for the asking. The park is across the street, feet away from the Atria door. Fabulous museums are in walking distance or the Atria Van is available for rides all day for pleasure as well as medical apts. I never thought it possible for my relative to be so very pleased. Not having the graduated care program was an issue but her Dr & I decided that quality of life was more important & that when the time comes we'll hire a nurse or aid if necessary. The thing is, the resident can stay in her familiar apt & continue to have meals in the same dining room, attend the concerts & activities & not have to be disoriented. So, as you can see, I recommend the Atria very highly for anyone making a transition.

October 17, 2012

By Caring215

I visited this facility

Atria seem very nice, so I don't have anything negative to say. The food was very good, we had lunch there, and we saw a couple of apartments. It was clean and the price was pretty reasonable for the city of Philadelphia. They didn't do nursing care and didn't have much way of extended care options, so you have to hire out.

July 30, 2012

By coolmo123

I visited this facility

From what I have talked to the relatives, I have heard nothing but good things. Some of the Dept. Heads really do care and strive to deliver excellent resident satisfaction, the sales, nursing and especially Memory care Directors really work hard and will do whatever it takes to make sure the residents are pleased.Getting to know the residents and enjoying what i do to keep them satisfied everyday,and this being their last experience in life before them move on to the next phase in their lifes. And because someday i will be a senior and would love to have the experience that the staff give them and I could be given the same respect and love that is shown daily within the entire staff at Atria senior living group.There is so many different things to do there. No one can be bored or be left out!

October 31, 2011

By M. J. Wyatt

I am a friend or relative of a resident

In April 2005, I put a family member in Sterling Glen of Center City Philadelphia. (In 2009, it sold to Atria and is now Atria Center City Philadelphia.) From the beginning, the service was below par and management showed no interest in correcting the problems. I was paying for medication management"”that is, medication is to be distributed to the resident and administered. However, on numerous occasions I found the medication sitting on the kitchen counter. Complaints to management fell on deaf ears. Inspection by the licensing agency, Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, revealed that the records had been falsified to indicate the medication had been administered. I was even told by the Director of Wellness that an unauthorized aide was distributing the medication. This is against the law. After several vehement complaints, the problem seems to be corrected. However, there have been other problems"”huge instability in management. One Executive Director stayed for only six months. Residents went for almost a year without leadership. There have been several changes in the Director of Wellness over the past three years. Some were fired; some ran out in horror because of the futility of trying to improve the department. Many employees are not trained properly. Many are incompetent; many do not take the initiative to report problems that need to be corrected. Many are rude and dishonest. Yet, they are allowed to continue working there. Some employees have been hired without criminal or educational background checks. Repairs are not made and there are safety and security violations. Residents do not get the services they are charged for. To add insult to injury, the rent keeps increasing and last year there was an 8% rent increase. It was unconscionable. This increase was disproportionate to the increase in the cost of living and out of sync with the below par services"”costs are high, service low. Atria's goal is to make money for its investors; not to give quality care to those who pay for it. This is not a state of the art facility; it is not recommended. But, the building is beautiful.

Provider Response

Thank you for your feedback regarding Atria Center City. We are sorry to learn that your experience at our community was dissatisfactory. Atria is proud of the high standard it sets for its senior living communities, and strives to continually improve the experience of all residents and families. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss your experience with us in more detail in order to better understand the situation. Please feel free to email us directly at

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Independent Living Reviews for Atria Center City

July 10, 2013

By Addae

I visited this facility

I visited Atria Center and had lunch there. The food is okay. The entrance is right on the sidewalk, so when you come out the front door you stood right on the sidewalk and you got people sitting on wheel chairs and smoking. I was not impressed with the way the place and the rooms are set up and they don't allow pets. The staff seemed to be friendly but they did not seem to try very hard to present the place in the best possible light.
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Services and Amenities of Atria Center City


  • All Inclusive Rent
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $3395/month
  • Independent Living Starting At: $4095/month
  • Memory Care Starting At: $10095/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • In Room Kitchens
  • Dining Room Shared Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Party Space
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Features Extra: Library, Fitness Room/Gym

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Wifi
  • Technology Extra: Emergency Call System

Health services

  • Medication Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nurse On Staff: On Call 24/7


  • Offsite Activities
  • Religious Services
  • Fitness Room
  • Activities Extra: Shabbat Service

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • English


  • Pets: Yes

Range of services

  • Physical Therapy


  • State Licenses: 136570 - PERSONAL CARE HOMES
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About Atria Center City

Since 2007, Atria Center City has served the families of Philadelphia. With a continuing commitment to quality, the community is undergoing an extensive renovation to enhance beauty and functionality. Once complete, residents will enjoy a host of exciting new spaces and amenities, including renovated apartments with modern decor and upgraded features, fully remodeled common areas, an expanded rooftop deck, a new cinema-style movie theater, a full-service bistro and fitness center and much more.

For families dealing with the challenges of dementia, Atria Center City recently added a new Life Guidance memory care neighborhood. Features include a welcoming, vibrant environment with a private dining room, living room, solarium and secure rooftop deck, thoughtfully designed apartments with modern features, and an Engage Lifecenter offering events and opportunities tailored to resident's interests.

Atria Senior Living is a leading operator of independent living, assisted living, supportive living and memory care communities in more than 200 locations in 28 states and seven Canadian provinces. We are the residence of choice for more than 20,000 seniors, and the workplace of choice for more than 12,000 employees. We create vibrant communities where older adults can thrive and participate, know that their contributions are valued, and enjoy access to opportunities and support that help them keep making a positive difference in our world.

What Makes Us Special

Close relationship with the Philadelphia Museum of Art, offering regular museum visits and traveling exhibits shown in the community --- Located near the Barnes Foundation, Logan Square, The Franklin Institute and Moore College of Art & Design

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