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Average Rent in Philadelphia, PA

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Philadelphia Studio - $1,330-3%
Philadelphia 1 Bed - $1,8470%
Philadelphia 2 Beds - $2,122+1%

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Local Reviews

The only thing good about my neighborhood is the stores and they all close early because of the violence in the neighborhood

I like going out of my neighborhood to have fun because it's too dangerous in mine we go out to eat and the movies downtown

I love the people that work across the street. They're really cool and nice. I like how accessible transportation is whether bus or trolley. I also like the wide streets very open.

There are nearby grocery stores and restaurants. MY neighborhood is also close to center city and downtown.

I like the scenery around the houses here. There are also sufficient resources for those who have a way to get around.

I think that it's a nice quiet street, there's lots of things nearby like shop rite and wawa, and the schools are all in fairly close by

Demographics

Education

High School

22%

Associate's

14%

Bachelor's

30%

Master's

23%

Doctorate

11%

Family Size

2 people

63%

3 people

13%

4 people

13%

5 people

0%

6+ people

11%

Household Income

0-50k

77%

50-100k

15%

100-150k

4%

150-200k

1%

200k+

3%

Age

0-10

1%

10-20

34%

20-45

59%

45-65

3%

65+

3%

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Rent Trends

Average rent in University City, Philadelphia, PA

In Philadelphia, PA, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $1,330 to $2,122. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in University City, Philadelphia, PA is $1,330. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $1,847. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $2,122.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

-3%

Changed from $1,371 to $1,330
1 Bed

0%

Changed from $1,847 to $1,847
2 Beds

+1%

Changed from $2,101 to $2,122

Cost of Living

Compared to State Average

0.3%

Compared to National Average

1.9%

The cost of living in University City, Philadelphia, PA is 0.3% higher than the state average and 1.9% higher than the national average. University City, Philadelphia, PA housing is 2.3% less expensive than the U.S average, while utilities are about 8.6% more pricey. When it comes to basic necessities such as food and clothing, groceries are around 2.5% more in University City, Philadelphia, PA than in the rest of the country.

Healthcare services such as doctor check-ups and dentistry cost 7% less here compared to the U.S. average.
Cost of Living in University City, Philadelphia, PACompared to State AverageCompared to National Average
Housing
2.8%
2.3%
Utilities
3.3%
8.6%
Food
1.8%
2.5%
Transportation
0%
7.6%
Healthcare
0%
7%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Allentown$1,835+53%
Bensalem$1,817-32%
West Chester$1,562+4%
Hamilton$1,525+7%
Wilmington$1,492-4%
Philadelphia$1,330-3%
Reading$1,305-3%
Levittown$1,250+2%
Newark$1,0250%
Bethlehem$872-31%
Trenton$7210%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Allentown$2,134+15%
Reading$1,877+22%
Philadelphia$1,8470%
Hamilton Township$1,845+32%
West Chester$1,830-5%
Bethlehem$1,742+2%
Hamilton$1,732-11%
Wilmington$1,598+2%
Bensalem$1,592+3%
Levittown$1,590-2%
Northeast Philadelphia$1,544-4%
Newark$1,492+2%
Trenton$1,375-5%
Vineland$1,125+20%
Upper Darby$960-7%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Bethlehem$2,350+12%
Hamilton Township$2,255--
Allentown$2,238+17%
West Chester$2,177-11%
Philadelphia$2,122+1%
Hamilton$1,955-29%
Wilmington$1,876+3%
Bensalem$1,869-2%
Levittown$1,850+2%
Northeast Philadelphia$1,849-5%
Reading$1,6500%
Newark$1,615+2%
Trenton$1,590-12%
Vineland$1,275+18%
Upper Darby$1,250+4%
Camden$1,162+5%

Compare Neighborhoods

Point Breeze

$812

1 Bed Avg. Rent

West Oak Lane

$950

1 Bed Avg. Rent

North Delaware

$1,000

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Philadelphia, PA?

For renters in Philadelphia seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are Point Breeze, West Oak Lane, and North Delaware, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $812, $950, and $1,000 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Mayfair and Cobbs Creek, where the rents are $1,095 and $1,175, a favorable comparison to Philadelphia's overall 1-bedroom average of $1,847.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Philadelphia, PA?

In Philadelphia, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are Northern Liberties, Logan Square, and Avenue of the Arts South. A 1-bedroom apartment in Northern Liberties averages at $2,955, in Logan Square it averages $2,677, and in Avenue of the Arts South, the average is $2,550. For additional high-end living options, Old Kensington offers 1-bedroom apartments at $2,335, and Old City at $2,286. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $1,847 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Philadelphia, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Philadelphia, PA?

In Philadelphia, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include Brewerytown, Strawberry Mansion, and Lower North. In Brewerytown, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $1,322. Strawberry Mansion sees average rents of $1,250 for a 1-bedroom unit. Lower North offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $1,650. For those seeking other popular areas, North Central presents 1-bedroom apartments at $1,425, and Avenue of the Arts North at $2,059. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $1,847 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Philadelphia, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Northern Liberties$2,020+26%
Old Kensington$1,875+34%
West Mount Airy$1,750+94%
Fishtown$1,727+30%
Lower North$1,725+25%
Old City$1,6800%
Logan Square$1,657-7%
Avenue of the Arts North$1,500-9%
Belmont$1,500--
River Wards$1,492+17%
Fairmount - Art Museum$1,4000%
Strawberry Mansion$1,400+6%
Francisville$1,375-8%
Society Hill$1,375+2%
West Philadelphia$1,350+4%
Ludlow$1,345+7%
West Kensington$1,338--
University City$1,318+2%
Center City West$1,300-18%
Center City$1,299-13%
East Falls$1,299-7%
Point Breeze$1,284-4%
Rittenhouse Square$1,250-12%
Mantua$1,2500%
West Powelton$1,246-4%
Roxborough$1,245-7%
Lower Northwest$1,222-7%
East Kensington$1,210+11%
Brewerytown$1,200-14%
South Philadelphia$1,198-10%
Chestnut Hill$1,166-21%
Washington Square West$1,085-13%
Spring Garden$1,0500%
Cobbs Creek$1,050-12%
Queen Village$1,050-22%
Southwest Philadelphia$1,030-9%
Graduate Hospital$1,025-22%
Upper North District$996+6%
Kensington$950-14%
North Central$925-2%
Hartranft$850-6%
Upper North Philadelphia$850-3%
Kingsessing$850--
Richmond$750--
Garden Court$7120%
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Old Kensington$2,335+32%
Old City$2,286+13%
Center City$2,241+2%
University City$2,159-13%
Society Hill$2,085-8%
Avenue of the Arts North$2,059+3%
Center City West$1,8950%
Garden Court$1,850+37%
South Philadelphia$1,787+29%
West Philadelphia$1,777+1%
Kensington$1,7670%
East Falls$1,762+8%
East Kensington$1,722+10%
Graduate Hospital$1,695-1%
Ludlow$1,656+28%
Lower North$1,650+10%
Upper North District$1,638+46%
Roxborough$1,622+2%
West Powelton$1,615-8%
Lower Northwest$1,590-1%
Upper North Philadelphia$1,585+63%
West Kensington$1,560+4%
Rittenhouse Square$1,550-27%
Washington Square West$1,550-7%
Chestnut Hill$1,529-27%
River Wards$1,522-8%
Francisville$1,518-11%
Fishtown$1,487-15%
Mantua$1,476+38%
Belmont$1,476+14%
West Mount Airy$1,475+13%
Kingsessing$1,449+2%
North Central$1,425+10%
Fairmount - Art Museum$1,400-20%
Queen Village$1,400-10%
Brewerytown$1,322-12%
Hartranft$1,281-1%
Southwest Philadelphia$1,263+1%
Grays Ferry$1,250+4%
Strawberry Mansion$1,250-22%
Richmond$1,195+117%
Spring Garden$1,192-22%
Cobbs Creek$1,175-2%
Mayfair$1,095--
North Delaware$1,000-9%
West Oak Lane$950-17%
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Kensington$2,400+33%
Society Hill$2,295+15%
West Philadelphia$2,220+21%
Garden Court$2,217+9%
Francisville$2,200+23%
Ludlow$2,077+17%
Washington Square West$2,075-10%
South Philadelphia$2,072+20%
Fairmount - Art Museum$2,000+29%
Queen Village$2,000+13%
Roxborough$1,995+5%
Avenue of the Arts North$1,950-20%
River Wards$1,947+2%
East Kensington$1,947+8%
Chestnut Hill$1,935-22%
East Falls$1,914-16%
Rittenhouse Square$1,900-39%
West Mount Airy$1,875+9%
Lower Northwest$1,842-3%
Fishtown$1,837-18%
Mantua$1,800-10%
Brewerytown$1,800-3%
North Delaware$1,800+50%
Upper North Philadelphia$1,795+9%
Belmont$1,764+4%
Lower North$1,700-6%
North Central$1,700-8%
Grays Ferry$1,700--
Spring Garden$1,697-32%
West Powelton$1,695-6%
West Kensington$1,695-6%
Kingsessing$1,649+8%
Graduate Hospital$1,625-10%
Richmond$1,585-1%
Upper North District$1,470+13%
Cobbs Creek$1,400+17%
Southwest Philadelphia$1,3830%
West Oak Lane$1,375+10%
Hartranft$1,350-19%
Strawberry Mansion$1,101-33%
Point Breeze$970-37%

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

53%

15-30 Mins

28%

30-40 Mins

8%

40-60 Mins

6%

60+ Mins

5%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 9090

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 5 of 9 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 7 of 9 renters

Percentage: 9595

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 6 of 9 renters

Percentage: 8585

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 7 of 9 renters

Need A Car

Yes

Say 6 of 9 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Hospitals

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Hearts skip to the beat of this place - a high score for hospitals.

  1. A high number of hospitals per resident
  2. 99% more hospitals than average
  3. 57% more hospitals than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not bad on the supermarket score. University City Philadelphia gets an average rating.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 83% more grocery stores than average
  3. Far fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An average foodie scene: not too cold and not too hot.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. 93% more restaurants than average
  3. Far fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too cold, not too hot. An average town for coffee.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. 97% more coffee shops than average
  3. 18% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Childcare

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

University City Philadelphia is taking baby steps toward having ample childcare options.

  1. A high number of daycares per resident
  2. 89% more daycares than average
  3. Far fewer daycares than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Who's an ok boy? University City Philadelphia doesn't deserve many treats.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. 88% more pet facilities than average
  3. Far fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's just about fine for fine art. An average score.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. 94% more fine art centers than average
  3. 16% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Amusement Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not exactly a Tilt-a-Whirl, but there's fun to be had.

  1. Few amusement parks per resident
  2. 89% more amusement parks than average
  3. Far fewer amusement parks than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Healthcare in University City Philadelphia doesn't tip the scales.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. 95% more medical facilities than average
  3. 48% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll need to stock up the mini-bar. University City Philadelphia is running dry.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. 86% more bars and clubs than average
  3. Far fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in University City Philadelphia.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 80% more parks than average
  3. Far fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The retail inventory is low in University City Philadelphia.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. An average number of shops
  3. A standard number of shops compared to areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll have to workout somewhere else to keep fit.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. An average number of gyms
  3. A standard number of gyms compared to areas of a similar size

Theaters

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Hiding in the dressing room? University City Philadelphia has a quiet theater scene.

  1. A high number of theaters per resident
  2. 91% more theaters than average
  3. Far fewer theaters than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Honk if you see a gas station.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 40% more gas stations than average
  3. Far fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 8 of 9 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 8 of 9 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 8 of 9 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 8 of 9 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 7 of 9 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 6 of 9 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 5 of 9 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

Say 5 of 9 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

Yes

Say 5 of 9 renters

Quiet Area

No

Say 5 of 9 renters

Safe For Families

No

Say 5 of 9 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 6 of 9 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 6 of 9 renters

Pet Friendly

No

Say 6 of 9 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

No

Say 6 of 9 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 7 of 9 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 7 of 9 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 8 of 9 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 8 of 9 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 8 of 9 renters

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in University City Philadelphia

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