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Mid-Rise Apartment  «  Reinhold Residential
University City, 3514 Lancaster Ave | Philadelphia
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  •  Additional Storage Available
  •  Cat friendly
  •  Central A/C
  •  Controlled Access
  •  Dog friendly  
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Online Rent Payment
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Surface Parking Lot
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

User Rating

8.3
Great
7 Reviews

About this Location

Old Nelson Food Company
3 min walk
Fairmount Park
20 min walk
MFL (metro) - 5 min
10 (light rail) - 2 min
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby

Pricing 
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Studio, 1 Bath
$1,560+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,630+
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
$2,170+
Schedule Appointment At
(215) 398-1073
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Garbage Disposal
    •  Granite Countertops
    •  Microwave
    •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Laundry

    •  Washer/Dryer In Unit
  • Lease Terms

    •  Online Rent Payment
  • Living Room

    •  Central A/C
    •  Hardwood Floors
    •  Lots of Sunlight
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Surface Parking Lot
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat friendly
    •  Dog friendly  
    •  Restricted breeds  
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  Controlled Access
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
  • Storage

    •  Additional Storage Available
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Overall rating 8.3/10, based on 7 renter reviews

9.3
Location
7.3
Amenities
8.6
Management
7.1
Value
6.3
Social
9.0
Safety
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The Old Quaker Building reviews and highlights

  • Maintenance is very responsive
  • Small gym with two treadmills and dumbbells up to 50 lbs.
  • Allows small dogs and cats
  • Ceilings are very high
  • Very quiet building
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Nice, But Overpriced

Management team at the building is very helpful and responsive, and they take the time to get to know you personally. The building has multiple measures to ensure safety and security. Building is also easily accessible for those with various disabilities. The location is convenient to campus, but overpriced compared to surrounding properties. Building is quiet and residents are mostly grad students, professors, and young professionals. Pet friendly.

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Excellent location, very convenient to the hospital (12-15-min walk), w/ a gym and parking (I pay extra for this, however). It is quite expensive for living alone, but a beautiful and spacious apartment. Socially difficult because most people live in Center City, so not amenable to getting together outside of work. Quite an old building, so there are occasional maintenance and pest (insect) issues. Overall a nice, if expensive, apartment.

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Great Leasing Office + Nice Gym

Lived in Old Quaker for 4 years. Great leasing office which will hold packages. Includes a small gym with weights and treadmills near the office. Very responsive to any repairs/work orders. In unit washer and dryer. Includes a free storage unit in the basement. Close 15min walk to the hospitals for work.

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Decent Size

For a studio my apartment is a decent size. I also have a good amount of closet space. The apartments have big windows that allow the afternoon sun to come it. I also have a dishwasher and a washer and dryer in my apartment. The building also has a small gym that residents can use for free 24/7.

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Frequently overlooked option in University City

The Old Quaker Building is a great option only minutes from Wharton. Most Wharton students decide to live closer to Rittenhouse but I've found living in University City has been incredibly convenient and there is a lot more to do in University City than I expected. The apartment has been recently renovated and the surrounding location feels safe and quiet. There are some basic amenities like a small gym and I pay a couple of hundred dollars less than most of my classmates who live in comparable apartments near Rittenhouse.

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Old Quaker

This a quaint and classy building with a small gym and friendly staff. It's a bit on the pricey side, but it's worth the beautiful kitchen and bathroom, three closets, and washer/dryer in the unit. The building is set back from the street, so there is not much outside noise, and the landlord has a noise policy that keeps the building quiet from the inside. Parking is available, but expensive at $130 per month. It is the ideal location, only 4 blocks from campus and across the street from several good restaurants. There is also a small courtyard with picnic tables and charcoal grills, so you can get out in nature in the warm weather!

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A pleasant experience with only a few minor gripes

The Old Quaker is a quiet building, so it's perfect if you, like me, can't study that well in a library. The ceilings are very high in each apartment, and you can hear the people you live above you walking about (but you can't hear talking, which is good). I've never had an issue with any of the appliances, and the old maintenance guy was very responsive. The building recently hired a new maintenance person, however, and I have yet to have any issues, so I can't speak about him. Management says they're in the office from 9-5, but this is NEVER the case. The building's manager, Anita, usually arrives at 1 and leaves by 5 every day. This makes picking up a package especially difficult if you work or have class all day. However, if you email her and ask her to leave your package outside the office, she always does so. So this isn't that big of a gripe. The building allows small dogs and cats. It also has a small gym--two treadmills and dumbbells up to 50 lbs. It makes for a nice, quick workout when the weather is too poor to get to your usual gym.

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 31 Recs

Chewy’s Food Truck
Mad Greek Restaurant and Pizza
Schmear It
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grocery 4 Recs

Trader Joe’s
Aldi
Whole Foods Market
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convenience 4 Recs

CVS Pharmacy
Old Nelson Food Company
7-Eleven
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fitness 28 Recs

Penn Campus Recreation
Hotbox Yoga West Philly
Bodyrock Bootcamp & Executive Tr...
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parks 13 Recs

James G. Kaskey Memorial Park
Dilworth Park
Logan Square Park
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coffee 12 Recs

Reed’s Coffee & Tea House
Federal Donuts
Green Line Café
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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

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University City Reviews

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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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