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University City, 2929 Walnut St | Philadelphia
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  •  Cat friendly
  •  Dog friendly
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Indoor Pool  
  •  Parking Garage  
  •  Resident Lounge  
  •  Rooftop Deck
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Tennis Courts
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

User Rating

9.0
Excellent
4 Reviews

About this Location

Trader Joe’s
9 min via 44 (bus)
MFL (metro) - 6 min
30th Street Station - 10 min
Schuylkill Banks
5 min walk
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby

Pricing 
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Studio, 1 Bath
$2,400+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$2,650+
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
$4,400+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$4,950+
Schedule Appointment At
(215) 398-1073
  • Bedrooms

    •  Walk-in Closets
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
    •  Smoke-Free Community
  • Convenience

    •  Business Center
    •  Conference Room
    •  Dry Cleaning Valet Service
    •  Package Receiving
  • Entertainment

    •  Coffee Bar
    •  Game Room
    •  Game Table
    •  Resident Events
    •  Resident Lounge  
    •  Rooftop Deck
    •  Theater Room
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Garbage Disposal
    •  Granite Countertops
    •  Luxury Cabinets
    •  Microwave
    •  Refrigerator
    •  Stainless Steel Appliances
    •  Stove & Oven
  • Laundry

    •  Washer/Dryer In Unit
  • Lease Terms

    •  Furnished Units Available
    •  Online Rent Payment
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning  
    •  Hardwood Floors
    •  Large Windows
    •  Lots of Sunlight
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Bike Storage
    •  Parking Garage  
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat friendly
    •  Dog friendly
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  24 Hour Emergency Maintenance
    •  24-Hour Front Desk
    •  Controlled Access
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Aerobics & Cardio Room
    •  Fitness Center
    •  Indoor Pool  
    •  Tennis Courts
    •  Yoga Studio
  • Storage

    •  Additional Storage Available
  • View

    •  Amazing Views
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Overall rating 9.0/10, based on 4 renter reviews

8.3
Location
9.3
Amenities
8.3
Management
6.2
Value
7.2
Social
9.0
Safety
Excellent
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Great place, but staff isn't always reactive

Modern building nicely located between Rittenhouse and campus.

However because of COVID they are short staffed, so many services are temporarily discontinued and some resident requests take forever to be fulfilled.

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I really enjoy living in this building. The amenities are excellent, especially 24-hour concierge, package receiving center, responsive maintenance, and gym/pool/rooftop. You definitely pay for these services through high rent, though.

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Rent is worth it

Yes, it's expensive, but it is so worth it. I study at home more than the library, so I enjoy how quiet it is. I also love that everything is right there. It's such a short walk to school and a short walk to campus. There is almost always a bus running during the day to get you back and forth even quicker. The gym is so nice, and it doesn't hurt that there is a bar on the 28th level either. Front desk staff is so accommodating - truly the best living experience.

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Amazing location, amenities, and staff

I'll start by saying that my wife and I are really bummed to be moving out of Philly in July - we've been living here since June 2017 thanks to VeryApt's help finding the place. The AKA is amazing! The views of the city from our wall-to-wall windows are unparalleled in their beauty. We're super close to 30th St Station as well as to the 21 & 42 bus routes for anyone who works at HUP or the VA like I do (or who goes to Wharton).

The 28th floor is incredible - free coffee & snacks (including granola bars & figs) each morning, a fully-furnished movie theater with free movies & sporting events each weekend, an indoor swimming pool, and a fitness area with a ton of machines including two Pelotons (not to mention daily classes). And of course, the staff - both at the 28th floor and the concierge at the ground level - are nothing short of amazing.

This definitely is a higher-end place compared to the other high-rises we looked at, but my wife and I have no regrets about the rent since it's well worth it to be living here.

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 35 Recs

Walnut Street Cafe
La Dominique
Bridgewater’s Pub
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grocery 2 Recs

Trader Joe’s
Whole Foods Market
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convenience 3 Recs

CVS Pharmacy
Old Nelson Food Company
Rite Aid
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fitness 25 Recs

The Levy Tennis Pavilion
Class of 1923 Ice Rink
Balance Studios
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parks 13 Recs

Cira Green
Schuylkill River Dog Run
Penn Park
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coffee 26 Recs

OCF Coffee House
Almaz Cafe
La Colombe Coffee
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About University City

Sitting west of the Schuylkill River, University City is the scholastic center of West Philadelphia. University City combines the diversity of a college town with the energy of a large metropolitan area. Public parks, farmers markets, restaurants, and theaters, this neighborhood has it all.
Fresh Grocer
College Feel
Very Walkable
Heart of UPenn
Lots of Students
Cheaper than Center City
Solid Restaurants and Bars
Median rents in University City
Studio
$
1,300
1 Bedroom
$
2,200
2 Bedroom
$
2,950

Getting around University City


Parking at AKA University City

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Parking garage adjacent to building, Self-park only, Starting at $300/month

Parking Near AKA University City

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University City Reviews

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University City feels very safe with so many students living in the area as well as the added presence of University security. There are plenty of restaurants and easy access to basic necessities (e.g. grocery store, pharmacy). I really like it because it makes getting to work super convenient and street parking is much more available for visitors (or if you're like me and occasionally borrow your parents' car) compared to other areas of the city. It is also very close to the Schuylkill River Trail for walking/running/biking, is a quick walk into Center City, and gives you easy access to a variety of public transportation as well as major highways.
I love living in this neighborhood! There are a few parks nearby, and there's all kinds of great food places. I definitely try to be cautious and aware of my surroundings, but overall I feel very safe where I live. I love that I can easily walk to school and that the SEPTA trolley lines go right past my house- easy to get to center city for internships, etc.

Lately it has gotten a little noisy at night on my street, but otherwise I have few complaints about the neighborhood.
Living along Baltimore Ave is great - tons of small shops, restaurants, and bars. It's also really easy to get to school or center city on the trolleys. Neighborhood has all the city amenities but is way cheaper and quieter than center city.
I am in UCity, right across the street from the law school. It's quiet but it is kind of far from rittenhouse and center city. There are only a few restaurants and bars around here, but its a short uber into the city.
University City is a bustling college town with plenty of bars, restaurants and nightlife. You don't need to go far to find whatever is you're looking for.
For Penn students, the location is perfect, less than a five minute walk to school. There are bars, food, etc though center city offers more options.
Very close to university and law school. Good fast food options. A bit far from downtown
Nice and clean, seemingly safe, not much to do in the area though

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