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High-rise Apartment

AKA University City

New Construction
University City, 2929 Walnut St | Philadelphia

Top Amenities

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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

1 Review

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

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Studio, 1 Bath
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
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

Overall rating 10/10, based on 1 renter review

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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
1 Bedroom
2 Bedroom

Getting around University City

Parking at AKA University City

Parking Garage

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

Parking Near AKA University City

Parking rates are for informational purposes only and may vary — for most up to date pricing, please reach out to the garage directly.

University City Reviews

69 reviews
My wife & I lived in Center City for a few years before moving across the river here. University City is a ton of fun! Definitely not as many restaurants and bars at each corner, but the ~10 minutes shaved off my commute to HUP / the VA each day makes it well worth it for anyone who works at any of the healthcare sites or at UPenn / Wharton.
Has a down-to-earth vibe with a lot of ethnic diversity (and lots of amazing and cheap food!). Is also convenient to UPenn if you attend school there. Clark Park is also super lovely (with a great farmer's markets throughout most of the year), and there are a ton of adorable dogs around.
A part of me would rather live in center city, but the building is a 2 minute walk to LeBow so that's a nice trade off. Not a lot of convenient stores, and the grocery store is a drive, so that stinks. But there is street parking int he area.
Great neighborhood. The area is close to Walnut Street which is full of restaurants, bars, and anything you need really. There are a lot of students in the area and I have always felt safe here.
Don't feel undergraduate life at all since the property is just before the bridge into Center City. Quick walk into the city makes all the bars and restaurants easily accessible.
Lots of young college students, but that brings with it increased presence of security and a variety of new restaurants and bars.
I have always felt safe here. The build is also very close to campus, restaurants, and public transit stops.
Safe, convenient neighborhood, but lacking good restaurants and not as beautiful as some other locations.

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