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High-rise Apartment
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
$2,450+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$2,250+
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
$4,400+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$3,750+
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
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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

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

107 reviews
Gentrifying area of West Philly, given Penn's presence and expansion into the neighborhood. Easily walkable. Within several blocks of Clark Park, where there are lots of community events and family-friendly activities in addition to walking paths and dog park. Lots of cute shops and restaurants along Baltimore Ave plus great hole-in-the-wall spots if you want to explore a bit more.
The best thing about the neighborhood is that it is extremely close to the law school. There are some stores and restaurants, but it isn't vibrant. There are basically no liquor stores in university city. Proximity to school was most important to me, so I think it is a great place to live.
Perfect for the 1L experience-- I love being close to law school and surrounded by other students. Living so close to all of Penn's resources, with great food/drink options around, is awesome. Plus it is very easy to get into Center City on SEPTA.
University City is a great college town. It provides everything you could want plus higher-end more modern options when it comes to restaurants and bars. Very walkable and safe
Not much to do, have to go to center city for most stuff but that’s fine for me as a med student cause most stuff is at the school.
Very close to the law school which is great but other areas of the city have better restaurants/coffee shops
Close to work and Penn's campus but not as close to center city/restaurants.
I'm glad I live in University City because I have such a short walk to school and can go home for lunch each day. I don't have time to do many fun activities in Center City anyway, so I don't regret not living there. Having said that, Center City definitely has more of an "adult" feel. Where I live in University City doesn't really feel like a neighborhood or community.

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