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AKA University City

New Construction
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

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10
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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 
updated 6 hrs ago

Studio, 1 Bath
$2,750+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$3,100+
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
$5,000+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$3,400+
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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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

Parking Garage

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

Parking Near AKA University City

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University City Reviews

85 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.
There's definitely enough restaurants, bars, and shopping to get you through the week. On the weekends I think it's a lot more fun to head to the Rittenhouse/Center City area, but there's certainly nothing wrong with UCity.
I enjoy living in University City. It is perfect if you want to live in a low key area very close to school. Most people in the area are affiliated with Penn, so the community is generally pretty young and active. You are in walking distance from everything you might need. You do not need a car to get around. Even if you plan on spending a good deal of time in Center City, you can get there easily by rail or by Uber. I wouldn't have chosen to live anywhere else during 1L.
It is really close to campus, so the campus security is always around making the area very safe. The noise level never gets too bad, during class hours there are people everywhere. However after evening classes everything dies down as people are either going home or are inside studying. The closest grocery stores are Fresh Grocers (on 40th street and Walnut) and Trader Joe's (on 21st and Market). Because this is an area that is mostly college campus there are not a lot of social places near by, you typically have to head into center city for most of the good places to socialize.
University City can be fairly noisy due to the students and many nearby hospitals and it lacks the nicer restaurants you find elsewhere in Philadelphia. Grocery shopping is fairly convenient but if you need to buy furnishings for your apartment, you may need to make a special trip elsewhere in the city. The bookstore is convenient but is a bit overpriced and has al limited selection.
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.
Nice area, but there have been a fair number of robberies in the neighborhood at night. Though they never occurred in Sansom, I would not walk alone especially as a female at night West of Sansom. As long as you are careful where you are walking and going towards campus or center city you are ok.

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