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Joshua House - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19114
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$700 - $1300

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Pennypack, Philadelphia, PA 19114
( Pennypack , Academy Gardens ... )

Apartment 312 units

1-3 Beds 1-2 bath Pets OK

(267) 388-4048

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Philadelphia, PA 19114

Academia Suites - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19141
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$630 - $749

Logan, Philadelphia, PA 19141
( Logan , Belfield ... )

Apartment 114 units

0-1 Beds 1 bath Cats OK

(267) 388-4096

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Philadelphia, PA 19141

The Sterling Apartments - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
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$1079 - $6300

Financial District, Philadelphia, PA 19103
( Financial District , Penn Center ... )

Apartment 537 units

0-3 Beds 1-2 bath Pets OK

(215) 298-9643

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Philadelphia, PA 19103

The Edge Village - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19121
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$799 - $999

Northwest Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19121
( Northwest Philadelphia , Stanton ... )

Apartment 240 units

1-2 Beds 1-2 bath No Pets

(267) 592-3720

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Philadelphia, PA 19121

Imperial Towers - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19131
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$800 - $1685

Aston, Philadelphia, PA 19131
( Aston , Wynnefield ... )

Apartment 189 units

0-2 Beds 1-2 bath

(267) 281-6290

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Philadelphia, PA 19131

Sherwood Crossing - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19114
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$860 - $1970

Morrell Park, Philadelphia, PA 19114
( Morrell Park , Parkwood ... )

Apartment 405 units

0-3 Beds 1-2 bath Pets OK

(267) 388-4084

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Philadelphia, PA 19114

Cherokee Apartments At Chestnut Hill - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19118
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$950 - $2400

Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19118
( Chestnut Hill , Parkland )

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1-3 Beds 1-3 bath

(267) 368-7144

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Philadelphia, PA 19118

The RiverLoft Apartments - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
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$1869 - $3999

Fitler Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103
( Fitler Square , Rittenhouse ... )

Apartment 184 units

0-3 Beds 1-2 bath Pets OK

(215) 987-6530

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Philadelphia, PA 19103

Park Towne Place Apartment Homes - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130
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$979 - $4072

Fairmount, Philadelphia, PA 19130
( Fairmount , Ben Franklin Parkway - Kelly Drive ... )

Apartment 959 units

0-4 Beds 1-2 bath Pets OK

(215) 298-9644

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Philadelphia, PA 19130

Scotchbrook Rental Townhomes - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19115
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$1155 - $1330

Bustleton, Philadelphia, PA 19115
( Bustleton , Far Northeast )

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2 Beds 2 bath Cats OK

(267) 469-0503

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Philadelphia, PA 19115

Presidential City Apartments - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19131
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$765 - $2300

Bala Cynwyd, Philadelphia, PA 19131
( Bala Cynwyd , City Avenue ... )

Apartment 984 units

0-3 Beds 1-2 bath Pets OK

(267) 592-3730

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Philadelphia, PA 19131

1500 Locust - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
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$1465 - $5027

Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19102
( Rittenhouse Square , Rittenhouse ... )

Apartment 612 units

0-3 Beds 1-2 bath

(267) 449-0667

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Philadelphia, PA 19102

Korman Residential At International City Mews & Villas - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19153
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$905 - $1185

Clearview, Philadelphia, PA 19153
( Clearview , Southwest Philadelphia )

Apartment 648 units

1-2 Beds 1 bath Pets OK

(215) 305-8474

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Philadelphia, PA 19153

Leverington Court - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19128
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$775 - $1275

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Roxborough, Philadelphia, PA 19128
( Roxborough , Parkland )

Apartment 56 units

0-2 Beds 1 bath Cats OK

(267) 433-5280

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Philadelphia, PA 19128

Haverford Court Apartments - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19151
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$800 - $1150

Philadelphia, PA 19151

Apartment 180 units

1-2 Beds 1 bath Pets OK

(267) 449-0980

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Philadelphia, PA 19151

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Neighborhood Information for University City, Philadelphia

Living in University City

While you may think University City apartments are only for students, this West Philly neighborhood offers an all-ages appeal. The scholastic crowd supports tons of shopping, restaurants, and culture—and that’s good news for the whole community. While some locals complain of “Penntrification,” others appreciate the redevelopment that U Penn has promoted. In general, this neighborhood is split between east and west sides by 40th Street. If you’re looking to rent a University City apartment, you’ll be looking on the west side—unless you’re living on campus.

Back in 1677, this patch of land was known as Blockley Township. When Philadelphia was founded, people began calling Blockley “West Philadelphia” instead. German immigrants came calling, then many from the Caribbean. University of Pennsylvania alumni helped rebrand this area in the 1950s as part of an urban-renewal push. U Penn is not the only school on this side of the Schuylkill River, however. Here you’ll also find Drexel University and the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.

University City Lifestyle and Entertainment

Lifestyle in University City revolves around the campuses. As you wander these streets you’ll find an eclectic mix of stores, eateries, galleries, and other diverse outposts of creative culture. Student-friendly bargain restaurants are easy to spot, but there are plenty of fancier places as well. Perks of living in University City include free lectures, museums, and an active social scene. If you’re looking for some parkland in University City, check out Penn Park alongside the Schuylkill River. You can also take jog around the large Woodlands Cemetery, which is closer to the residential west side of the neighborhood.

University City Info and the Rental Market

University City is a diverse area both ethnically and economically. On the west side you’ll find Victorian and early 20th-century houses as well as most of the neighborhood’s residents. On the east side, you’ll find the schools and student housing, such as the “Superblock”—three high-rise dorm buildings. All over you’ll spot students, professors, and staff. It isn’t an out-of-control fraternity scene here, however. Plenty of families and professionals opt to live in this area. The average two-bedroom University City apartment rents for $1195 a month.

If you’re commuting from University City, watch out because traffic can get bad. On the plus side, nothing’s too far away. Public transit options are easily accessible. You can grab SEPTA trains at University City or 30th Street stations or take your pick of bus, subway, or trolley routes.

University City Resources

The Walnut Street West branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia system is on South 40th Street, in University City. There are United States Post Offices on Market Street and on South 40th Street. Medical facilities in this part of town include the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. University City falls within City of Philadelphia City Council District 3.

University City Zip Codes

The 19104, 19139, and 19143 zip codes serve University City.

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