University City

Universities and Local Businesses Thrive in West Philadelphia
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.
Median rents in University City
Studio
$
1,300
1 Bedroom
$
2,200
2 Bedroom
$
2,950

Living in
University City

Heart of UPenn
Cheaper than Center City
Lots of Students
Fresh Grocer
College Feel
Very Walkable
Solid Restaurants and Bars
Beware of Your Surroundings at Night
University City — 8.5/10 Rating (based on 131 neighborhood reviews)
University City feels very safe with so many students living in the area as well as the added presence of University security. There are plenty of restaurants and easy access to basic necessities (e.g. grocery store, pharmacy). I really like it because it makes getting to work super convenient and street parking is much more available for visitors (or if you're like me and occasionally borrow your parents' car) compared to other areas of the city. It is also very close to the Schuylkill River Trail for walking/running/biking, is a quick walk into Center City, and gives you easy access to a variety of public transportation as well as major highways.
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The Left Bank
I love living in this neighborhood! There are a few parks nearby, and there's all kinds of great food places. I definitely try to be cautious and aware of my surroundings, but overall I feel very safe where I live. I love that I can easily walk to school and that the SEPTA trolley lines go right past my house- easy to get to center city for internships, etc.

Lately it has gotten a little noisy at night on my street, but otherwise I have few complaints about the neighborhood.
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Chester Hall
Living along Baltimore Ave is great - tons of small shops, restaurants, and bars. It's also really easy to get to school or center city on the trolleys. Neighborhood has all the city amenities but is way cheaper and quieter than center city.
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8
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4510 Springfield Ave
I am in UCity, right across the street from the law school. It's quiet but it is kind of far from rittenhouse and center city. There are only a few restaurants and bars around here, but its a short uber into the city.
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Domus
Regardless of COVID, still wouldn't be the best social scene--that would be more center city but it's close to center city. Walkable for the most part
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The Left Bank
Neighborhood is really safe and we receive PennAlerts for safety issues that may arise. Ultimately, I feel extremely safe living here.
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9
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The Chestnut
Beautiful, close to the hospital, but kind of isolated from most other med students
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8
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The Chestnut
Not much to do around here, but very close to the law school
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9
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Arrive University City
University City is great, nice to be close to campus.
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The Left Bank
You really only want to be in this neighborhood if you’re a student. It’s generally safe and near to all the student hotspots.
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9
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Gunter Hall
It's nice, lots of undergrads when you get too close to the university, and there isn't always a convenient grocery.
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7
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The Lexington
I love Spruce Hill/Clark park area! There’s lots of great places to eat, and it’s close enough to walk to school.
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8
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Chester Hall
On the edge of campus, so very convenient, but not very residential. Quiet despite being near undergrads.
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9
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Chestnut Hall
I like being a 10 minute walk from the school and probably won’t give that up
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9
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Evo at Cira Centre South
Campus safety patrols heavily, making it feel safer.
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8
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3918 Sansom Street
It's not really a neighborhood. Its on a main road but its only a short walk from Penn ( 4 blocks) and Drexel (5 blocks) campuses.
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7
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Arrive University City
It has been a good experience because it is very close to school and everything you need is right around the building.
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7
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The Hub on Chestnut
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.
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503 South 41st St.
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.
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Chestnut Hall
I have developed a sincere appreciation for the lifestyle and restaurants in University City over the last few months. UC is excellent for student budgets: for about $12 per person you get an entire feast at The Greek Lady, a giant cold-banishing soup at the Ramen Bar, or a 15-vegetable salad at Axis Pizza. There's a full grocery store (Fresh Grocer), several nice coffeehouses, and did I mention the 3 block walk to class? In terms of safety it's about the same as Rittenhouse or Center City.
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3601 Market
Pros:
- Close to campus (~20 min walk, ~8 min trolley ride)
- Generally safe because University City in general has been highly gentrified.
- Charming and diverse community
- CLARK PARK! (and the Farmers' Market!!!)

Cons:
- No nearby grocery stores (except Fresh Grocer which is gross)
- Can be sketchy after dark
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4213 Chester
It's hard to pinpoint exactly where University City is right now as a neighborhood, because it's changing so rapidly. It's gone from one of the most dangerous campuses in the country ~5 years ago to incredibly safe. With the new FMC Tower going up at 30th/Walnut, it's hard to say exactly what this area will be like next year... but it's only getting better. It's a nice way to avoid Rittenhouse prices while still being only a stone's throw away from Rittenhouse (and yet at the same time not sacrifice on proximity to campus).
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Evo at Cira Centre South
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.
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Arrive University City
Fine. Good to be near Penn. Not a lot of great local resturants near me, mostly chains like Shake Shack, Cosi, Chipotle, etc. Have never felt in danger walking at night.
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The Left Bank
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.
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Chestnut Hall
Love it! The proximity to the hospitals and clinic sites and MFL subway is incomparably helpful. Plenty of great restaurants, access to undergraduate resources, plenty of parks and easy access to the Schuylkill River Walk.
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10
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Domus
Since this is right in the heart of University City, the crowd is very young and professional. There are campus police running around everywhere at any time of the day, so security is very high.
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10
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Chestnut Hall
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
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Hamilton Court
University City is full of students and provides a great opportunity to be with like minded people while in school. Plenty of social spots, restaurants, and nightlife.
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Hamilton Court
Can get loud on weekends, but close proximity to school.
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8
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Chestnut Hall
My experience in the neighborhood has been fine. I've never felt unsafe and there is always people around. Well lit and right near campus and police.
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8
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Chestnut Hall
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.
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10
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Arrive University City
Lots of young college students, but that brings with it increased presence of security and a variety of new restaurants and bars.
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8
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The Old Quaker Building
On the border between ucity and west philly, it’s only a 10min walk to JMEC, the VA hospital, and Presbyterian hospital.
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8
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Nu Sigma Nu
Seems very safe.
Pretty quiet, with no loud parties on weekends.
Police officers almost always around.
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8
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511 S 42nd Street
I have always felt safe here. The build is also very close to campus, restaurants, and public transit stops.
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8
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The Old Quaker Building
This is a great place to live for students, but it is not as interesting/ cultural as other neighborhoods
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3737 Chestnut
University City is as close to the Law School as you can get. It's just a short walk from Center City.
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The Left Bank
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.
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AKA University City
UCity is convenient, affordable and safe. Good reach to Rittenhouse without all the madness there.
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The Left Bank
Really like it in University City! Lots of places to eat and shop that are catered to students.
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8
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Sansom Place East
Similar to other campus environments. There are much cooler neighborhoods in Philadelphia.
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9
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The Axis
close to campus, safe area, lots of light, high ceilings, grocery stores are a little far
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10
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The Left Bank
Lots of undergrads. Lots of affordable eateries. Close to many of the hospital systems.
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9
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Nu Sigma Nu
Everything you need within a short walk - groceries are able to be delivered too.
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10
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Arrive University City
A large majority of people choose to live in UC because they either are a student or work in a school affiliated building. Depending on what you want out of your housing community this can either be a negative or a positive. Personally, I like it because it feels less isolating.
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The Left Bank
Never had any problems. Full of students and quite a few options to eat
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Summit at University City
Very close to school, but in between Penn campus and center city.
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The Left Bank
Clark park is cute, and he Saturday farmers market is awesome.
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4213 Chester
Lots of college-downtown type restaurants and coffee shops.
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The Left Bank
Proximity to camps is great, short walk to Center City
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The Left Bank
Close to campus, almost too close, but convenient.
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The Left Bank
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.
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9
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3737 Chestnut
Great for students.
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The Left Bank
On-campus is excellent
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Sansom Place East
Although there isn't much to do, there are plenty of stores and restaurants. Plus the proximity to school is great -- just far enough that it doesn't feel like you live at school.
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The Left Bank
This is the perfect neighborhood if you don't want to commute to school. The two major faults I would cite are: 1) Lack of grocery stores and 2) Too many undergraduate students.
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The Left Bank
Very convenient and close to the law school. Ton of restaurants. However, depending on where in university city you live, you may not be close to any grocery stores.
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The Left Bank
Close to school, close to Fresh Grocer, decent restaurants and shopping. Feels pretty safe. Not a bad walk to Center City.
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7
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3939 Chestnut Street
Absolutely lovely neighborhood
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8
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1218 S 45th st
Close to the law school, nearby grocery store (but only 1), not close to much nightlife, safe in the immediate area but can't stray too far.
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6
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Chestnut Hall
Best part about it is close proximity to school.
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Chestnut Hall
Near to school, subway, train station.
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The Left Bank
Location is fantastic.
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10
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3737 Chestnut
not much going on, but quiet
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8
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Domus
Very safe and close to campus.
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9
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Evo at Cira Centre South
I chose the neighborhood for proximity to the school. If I could choose otherwise, I would be over by Rittenhouse or further West around the Clark Park area. It feels a bit commercial in U City (not so charming or friendly). BUT everything you need is here and it is very convenient. The only real downside is an aesthetic one.
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8
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3737 Chestnut
on penn and drexel's campus, lots of campus police around and close to hospital, this neighborhood does have a history of gentrification so do read up to be informed of the neighborhood's history and how it has been taken advantage of by the institutions
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The Left Bank
I've only lived here during COVID so it's hard to get a real sense, but as a Penn student I find the location pretty unbeatable. That said, other neighborhoods like West Philadelphia might have a little more personality.
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3737 Chestnut
I am super close to campus, the new grocery store, restaurants, McDonald's, Starbucks, there is a donut shop right below me, the bus stop is literally right outside, etc.
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9
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Chestnut Hall
For Penn students, the location is perfect, less than a five minute walk to school. There are bars, food, etc though center city offers more options.
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9
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Arrive University City
Very close to university and law school. Good fast food options. A bit far from downtown
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8
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Chestnut Hall
Nice and clean, seemingly safe, not much to do in the area though
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AKA University City
University City is a bustling college town with plenty of bars, restaurants and nightlife. You don't need to go far to find whatever is you're looking for.
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Hamilton Court
Very convenient to the law school. Supermarket 5 minutes away. Not too many restaurants but it is easy to get into Center City.
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9
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Arrive University City
I am walking distance from campus, many bars and restaurants, shops, and more. Couldn't be happier with the location.
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Chestnut Hall
Love the neighborhood! Heard great things from alumni and 2Ys about this hidden gem and haven't been disappointed.
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Arrive University City
Safe, never felt unsafe walking back at night. 6 min walk to law school. Not very many great or fun restaurants, have to go into Center City or deeper into West Philly for those. Boring area with not much around.
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The Left Bank
It’s right in the heart of university campus, across from Penn Law, and is wonderfully charming!
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Above White Dog
I can leave my apartment at 8:52 and still make it to a 9:00 class.
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9
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Arrive University City
Not specifically dangerous, but dangerous a block or two in certain directions. Not much around. One restaurant, no grocery within walking distance.
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The Hub on Chestnut
Fairly close to JMEC, quick walk to Penn Park, Schuylkill River, and Rittenhouse. Not much exciting in the immediate area, though.
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AKA University City
You live in a sea of undergrads. It’s very safe, but sometimes feels like you never leave work, or are surrounded by youths. Not a lot of good affordable takeout places nearby, but reasonable grocery options.
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The Left Bank
The convenience of CHOP/HUP/PCAM is the only reason this is as high as it is. The neighborhood is not as safe as people believe. There have been multiple robberies and burglaries and a woman was recently assaulted across the street from the building. Philadelphia is a dangerous place and this neighborhood is better than some, but choose somewhere with better security.
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The Left Bank
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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3601 Market
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.
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Chestnut Square
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.
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3737 Chestnut
Fine neighborhood. Less exciting than Rittenhouse or the old city, but an easy walk to get there.
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Domus
Safe neighborhood, but lacking when it comes to interesting bars and restaurants. Neighborhood overall feels very commercialized, corporate, and lacking in culture. This definitely isn’t a neighborhood that has a distinct vibe, especially compared to other sections of Philly.
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8
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The Old Quaker Building
Generally safe. Very close to Penn. Not exciting though. Noise issues depending on where you live (e.g., near frats especially if you have exterior walls facing them).
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7
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Pine Arms
The neighborhood has sufficient traffic to feel exciting--not lonely or dangerous--but it's also not as crowded as Center City, Rittenhouse, etc.
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Sansom Place East
Great. A little noisy due to Wahoos and construction, but the latter should be finishing within 2020.
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The Left Bank
I like UCity, but it would be nicer to be closer to the action in Center City and closer to better restaurants. It's nice being so close to school, but sometimes it feels too close.
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6
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3737 Chestnut
It's located on campus and a short walk from the law school, so have not had problems with safety. There are a large number of restaurants, etc. within walking distance.
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Sansom Place West
University City seems like it's improving by the day. More new buildings, better restaurants. It has a real college campus feel and it has been a great experience.
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Hamilton Court
Close to campus so you can walk and that is definitely a plus. the 30th street station is also close by which can be helpful if you travel a lot. The are
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Evo at Cira Centre South
Great neighborhood very safe. 3 blocks to work, 1 block to schullykill trail and only 4 blocks to filter square and 6 blocks to rittenhouse
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The Left Bank
University City is a wonderful place to live- lots of restauarants and bars in close walking distance of wherever you are located.
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3601 Market
I like that the apartment is really close to campus, so it's easy to get to the law school in the morning and home at night.
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8
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3737 Chestnut
Phenomenal to live right on campus, especially during clinical years when must be at rotation site at around 5 am.
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Nu Sigma Nu Medical Fraternity
Very close to the law school which is great but other areas of the city have better restaurants/coffee shops
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8
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Arrive University City
Safe, convenient neighborhood, but lacking good restaurants and not as beautiful as some other locations.
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8
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The Old Quaker Building
The neighborhood is nice. At the same time close to center city and the law school. It's a safe place.
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Chestnut Square
Safe and convenient
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Sansom Place East
University City is okay. You'll get bored of the food options quickly. Fresh Grosher and its odd aisle set up will frustrate you, but otherwise UC is great because of its proximity to everything. You'll be close to campus and close enough to center city that going to social events will not be an issue.
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3737 Chestnut
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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Sansom Place East
University City is great for 1L's. Tons of super cheap food trucks and very close to campus.
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Domus
Great for students, especially 1Ls, because it is convenient for school and is very safe since there are always students around, even at night. The only complaint is that some restaurants are a little bit of a walk and the grocery store is a little far (but many grocery stores deliver).
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The Left Bank
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.
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4213 Chester
Lots of students and academics; good environment, though a bit rowdy on weekend nights.
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The Left Bank
It can be very unsettling to get constant campus alerts about crime in the area
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Domus
Close to work and Penn's campus but not as close to center city/restaurants.
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3737 Chestnut
Close to Penn, a little far from Center City / MBA student social life.
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7
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The Left Bank
pretty safe, well-lit at night, no crimes in immediate vicinity
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International House Philadelphia
Main complaint: at least 15 minute walk to any grocery store.
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The Left Bank
Being able to wake up 15 min before class and affordable parking options far outweighs living in the "Wharton Bubble." Ubers are $5-6 to Rittenhouse (plus you save money never taking one to class) and Wawa on 35th and Chestnut is great for late night snacks.
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Domus
Nice to be an easy walk to center city and to campus.
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Evo at Cira Centre South
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.
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3601 Market
The International House is close to campus (it takes me about ten minutes to get from the 13th floor of my building to my seat in my first class.) It is also about a seven minute walk from Fresh Grocer's.
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International House Philadelphia
it is safe, right next to the law school.
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Arrive University City
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.
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Chestnut Hall
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.
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8
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The Left Bank
If I go out for dinner and/or drinks, it's usually in Center City, but there is definitely enough around University City to keep you occupied if you want to stay closer to home.
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7
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3737 Chestnut
It is can be a little rough but very close to Fresh Grocer. Being across the street from the grocery store is a huge plus.
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The Hub on Chestnut
It's fine. It's right between university and center city so both are accessible. But neither are very close.
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The Left Bank
Overall very safe and close to campus
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8
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3737 Chestnut
Quite safe, quiet place.
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8
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511 S 42nd Street
Vibrant and peaceful
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Chestnut Square
Nice neighborhood, very safe, close to campus.
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The Left Bank
I've definitely been to more "fun" areas
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9
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The Left Bank
Average
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Astor Apartments


Getting to Know
University City

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundary: Schuylkill River to S 40th St
North to South Boundary: Powelton Ave to Gray's Ferry Ave
dining
Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizza
Copabanana
Cozara
Magic Carpet Foods
grocery
The Fresh Grocer
Trader Joe’s
convenience
CVS Pharmacy
Old Nelson Food Company
Wawa
fitness
Class of 1923 Ice Rink
Hotbox Yoga West Philly
Penn Campus Recreation
Studio 34
parks
Clark Park
James G. Kaskey Memorial Park
Penn Park
Schuylkill Banks
coffee
Federal Donuts
Four Worlds Bakery
Saxbys Coffee
Winterfell Dessert
bus
30 (bus)
40 (bus)
rail
10 (light rail)
30th Street Station
MFL (metro)
University City Station
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey

Zip Codes
University City includes zip codes 19104 and 19143
Rent vs Own
62
%
of University City residents are renters
Driving to Work
28
%
of University City residents drive to work
New Construction
8
%
of housing units in University City have been built in the last 15 years
Building Types
78
%
<20 units
5
%
20-49 units
18
%
50+ units
Demographics
Children (under 18)
14
%
18 - 34
59
%
35 - 54
14
%
55+
13
%
Unit Mix
11
%
Studio
29
%
1 Bed
22
%
2 Bed
38
%
3+ Bed
Occupation or Education
Working Professional
36
%
Undergrad Student
45
%
Grad Student
9
%
Unemployed
5
%
Retired
4
%
What University City Residents Think About Their Apartments
overall
7.7
value
7.1
amenities
7.0
social
6.3
management
7.0
safety
7.5

Best Apartments
in University City


Studio $2,335
1 Bed $2,599
2 Beds $3,985

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Studio $1,200

1 Bed $1,100
2 Beds $2,200

1 Bed $1,995
2 Beds $2,700

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Studio $2,250
1 Bed $3,100
2 Beds $4,400

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1 Bed $1,809
2 Beds $2,738
3 Beds $4,495

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