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High-rise Apartment
University City, 3925 Walnut St | Philadelphia
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  •  Bike Storage
  •  Building Laundry Room
  •  Central A/C
  •  Doorman Building
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Furnished Units Available
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Parking Garage
  •  Pet Friendly
  •  Resident Lounge
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

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About this Location

CVS Pharmacy
1 min walk
Clark Park
15 min walk
MFL (metro) - 7 min
21/LUCYGO (bus) - 3 min
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby

Pricing 

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,850+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$3,050+
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$4,000+
4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$5,160+
4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths
$5,980+
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Entertainment

    •  Resident Lounge
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Garbage Disposal
    •  Microwave
  • Laundry

    •  Building Laundry Room
    •  Washer/Dryer In Unit
  • Lease Terms

    •  Furnished Units Available
  • Living Room

    •  Central A/C
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Bike Storage
    •  Parking Garage
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
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Overall rating 8.0/10, based on 1 renter review

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Radian Apartments have been great

A lot of college students so lots of parties

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 29 Recs

Zesto Pizza & Grill
Enjay’s Pizza
Bui’s
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grocery 3 Recs

Aldi
Trader Joe’s
Mariposa Food Co-op
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convenience 2 Recs

CVS Pharmacy
Wawa
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fitness 23 Recs

Fit Gym University City
Penn Campus Recreation
Bikram Yoga West Philly
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parks 11 Recs

Clark Park
James G. Kaskey Memorial Garden
Clark Park Dog Bowl
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coffee 16 Recs

Winterfell Dessert
Capogiro Gelato
Beiler’s Donuts
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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

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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