Graduate Hospital

A Residential Neighborhood Just East of the Schuylkill River
Single family homes populate Graduate Hospital. An up and coming neighborhood, Graduate Hospital is a mix of established institutions and trendy newcomers. South Street continues to attract the most action, accumulating restaurants and bars that add to this neighborhood's cool vibe.
Median rents in Graduate Hospital
Studio
$
1,350
1 Bedroom
$
1,800
2 Bedroom
$
2,950

Living in
Graduate Hospital

Trader Joes
Nearby Amenities
Philly's Best Kept Secret
Affordable
Very Walkable
Nice People
Medical Students/Young Professionals
Plenty of Dining Options
Graduate Hospital — 8.7/10 Rating (based on 66 neighborhood reviews)
I really enjoy living in Graduate Hospital. It's a little bit further from TJU, but it has a laid back feel while still being close to all the fun parts of Rittenhouse/Center City. Lots of great shops, restaurants, very family and pet friendly. Street parking is okay with a permit from the city, but if you get home after 5pm it can be tough to find a place to park.
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8
/10
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2210 Fitzwater Street
Graduate hospital is situated nicely between Penn's campus and Center City. One downside is the lack of affordable grocery store options in the immediate area, but there are several good options within a mile of the neighborhood. The neighborhood is very residential and feels safe, but for active nightlife and restaurants you need to walk to Center City.
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8
/10
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1926 Bainbridge Street
The Graduate Hospital area is up and coming and a great spot. It's close enough to Rittenhouse's restaurants but also has it's own set of restaurants. It's full of young professionals, especially medical folks. It's very family friendly. It's close to the South Street Bridge, which I feel is a safer/easier bridge to bike/walk across to University City.
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8
/10
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Naval Square
Very quiet neighborhood with a lot of families. Very close to grocery markets and convenience stores/pharmacies. Lots of grade schools and parks all around.

It is a bit of a hike into center city (20-25 minute walk to Broad and Walnut), but I barely notice anymore after walking to school every day.
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8
/10
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2029 Montrose St
Neighbors and very friendly and very involved in neighborhood politics. Lots of families and a couple schools nearby. It’s Philly, so there are incidents, but overall the neighborhood feels very safe. Not a great bar/restaurant scene, but reasonable walking distance to some good options.
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7
/10
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2029 Montrose St
I love that the area is cozy (with many students, young families, and pets) and close to many city attractions/amenities without being right in the middle of all the hustle and bustle.
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9
/10
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1942 Christian St
Safe, quiet, easy access to local bars/restaurants, walking distance to downtown

Packages do get stolen so don't have things sent to the address
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8
/10
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1011 S 25th St
Close to HUP/CHOP, Center City, and the Schuylkill River Trail. Walkable to some grocery stores and most other amenities.
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9
/10
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2221 Catharine St
Great neighborhood, but has less public transit options than other parts of center city or west Philly
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8
/10
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2318 Madison Sq
Quiet neighborhood with lots of med students. Far from public transit.
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7
/10
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2218 Fitzwater St
It has been wonderful, kind neighbors and quiet area
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10
/10
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2003 Pemberton Street
Graduate hospital does not have as many Wharton MBA students (lots of med school students) but is still a fantastic neighborhood. There are man bars / restaurants close by. Honey's Sit & Eat and Ants Pants are fantastic neighborhood spots.

Most of the rentals in this area are houses which mean more space, and there is also street parking in the neighborhood.
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6
/10
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619 Schuylkill Ave
The majority of medical students in my class live in Graduate Hospital. It is about a 15-20 minute walk to campus depending on your exact address. There are many good restaurants and some great dessert places and coffee shops too. It is less than a 10 minute walk to the dog park and outdoor basketball courts at Schuylkill Park. One of the cons is that the closest grocery store is one of the more expensive ones.
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7
/10
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Naval Square
Southern graduate hospital is one of the best kept secrets at Wharton. I'm a 18 minute walk from campus and a 15 minute walk from Rittenhouse. I live in a real neighborhood with old Philadelphia families, young professional families, and other people my own age. Graduate hospital offers mixed income housing in the setting of safe, quiet, well kept neighborhoods. Easy access to major highways, to grocery stores, and post office. Free street parking.
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10
/10
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1011 s 25th street
We have great neighbors on a quiet street just removed enough from the noise but not too far that you'd have to uber to get to where the fun is. Grad hospital is a pretty common place for medical students to live given its accessible location and lower rent costs.
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9
/10
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925 S 23rd St
Grad hospital is a great place to live because it is cheap, close to Center City, to close school, and right by the Schukyll River Trail. It also has a great social scene due to great bars/restaurants and because so many medical students live there.
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9
/10
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2451 Carptenter Street
Graduate Hospital is great because it is affordable living that is also close enough where I can walk to work and be in Rittenhouse Square in 15 minutes on the weekends to do shopping. Lots of new coffee shops and bars and very convenient.
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9
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Carpenter Street Condos
Pros: Many good restaurants and bars, close enough to Center City for an easy walk, not very noisy, feels safe, easy public transportation.
Cons: depending on where you are, there may not be a grocery store within a few blocks.
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9
/10
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709 S 16th St.
The neighborhood is mostly young families and graduate students. Great restaurants, bars, and coffeeshops. Walkable to Rittenhouse and other great neighborhoods for a lower price than living there.
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10
/10
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1834 Fitzwater Street
I enjoy living in graduate hospital near friends and a few places I like but with easy access to essentially the rest of the city. It's nice to see families and dogs out and about
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10
/10
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1942 Christian Street
Young Families with a lot of up and coming housing. Lots of development. Quiet area. No great grocery options in the area. Some threat of break-ins especially to the south.
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8
/10
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2028 Carpenter St
Close to campus, relatively quiet, some restaurants nearby, only nearby grocery store is overpriced, lots of vets and pet stores, nice place for young professionals
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7
/10
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Naval Square
Safe area, walkable to work, quiet, lack of a good grocery store - South Square market is small and over priced. There also aren't many gyms could use more.
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9
/10
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2332 Carpenter Street
Love Graduate Hospital. Lots of medical students, residents, and young professionals. Easy walk to school and you get so much space for the money.
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9
/10
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None
Relatively quiet neighborhood, affordable housing both in the rental and homebuyer markets, close to rittenhouse square and PennMed
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9
/10
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2001 Carpenter St. Apt. B
Really close to HUP and Center City but also more affordable and residential-feeling. Lots of medical students live in this area.
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10
/10
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2215 St Albans Street
Slowly gentrifying, with some good community and local business sponsored programming at the nearby Grays Ferry Triangles.
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9
/10
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Naval Square
Close to hospital/university with gym 1/2 block away and tons of coffee shops and restaurants. Very bike friendly.
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10
/10
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2209 kater street
I don't spend too much time in Grad Hospital. More often than not I will be up on Sansom or in Rittenhouse.
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7
/10
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749 S 17th street
Pretty close to school and restaurants/bars. Lots of other students living in the area.
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7
/10
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2218 Fitzwater St, Unit 1, Philadelphia, PA,
Lots to do around here, with just a short walk to center city and to campus.
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10
/10
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Naval Square
This neighborhood is fast gentrifying and is a great place to live.
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9
/10
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Naval Square
Close to campus and easy access to shopping on South Street.
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10
/10
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Naval Square
Located on the eastern edge of graduate hospital, Smedley St is a side street tucked between Bainbridge and Fitzwater thoroughfares. We're surrounded by a combination of young (20-35) couples and established, multigenerational families. About half renters, half home owners. There is a strong community on the block and in the neighborhood--neighbors know each other, decorate for holidays, and meet up at the recently renovated neighborhood pool (public), sports fields (close basketball courts, baseball field), and playgrounds.

Convenient establishments within a couple blocks include Kater Street bicycle (bike shop), Sprouts Farmers Market (grocery, new), and a number of restaurants on South Street. The block is quiet (a couple blocks removed from major business streets) with easy access to Center City nightlife, events, and activities. Cons: walk to school (~30 min), lack of on-site amenities (brownstones, not apartment buildings), far from Trader Joe's (best high quality food, bargain price grocery store), very residential (must go to South Street--2 blocks--for most businesses).
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9
/10
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726 S Smedley St
Very quiet and peaceful -- mostly residential homes, so it is a good place to live, but the downside is that there are very few restaurants/bars and other things to do (need to walk north to Rittenhouse or Center City). It is a recently gentrified area so prices have been going up, and some streets are not as well-maintained, but generally safe and the location is a good in-between Penn's campus and Center City.

The major downside is the lack of public transportation -- there are only a few bus lines that run infrequently. Hopefully SEPTA will start offering more transportation options.
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5
/10
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2544 Montrose St
I love Graduate Hospital -- outside the "Wharton bubble" it is less than a 10 minute walk from most of the Wharton housing downtown, and I love being slightly away from the major crowd. It is a fantastic neighborhood -- lovely neighbors, good bars and easy grocery store, with more opening by the minute. It is much more comfortable to me than Rittenhouse Square neighborhood as well, with more affordable housing and a more community feel, given the lack of apartment buildings. I stayed in the neighborhood when I moved out of Sanctuary Lofts.
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8
/10
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Sanctuary Lofts
Highly residential area full of row homes. Generally friendly neighbors and quiet, but walking distance to great restaurants and entertainment in center city. Easy commute to Penn, business district in center city, and to public transit. Parking is at a premium, but a car is not a necessity.
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9
/10
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2001 Carpenter St.
I love the graduate hospital neighborhood. It is fairly residential and has a reasonable amount of street parking, although is also very close to bars/restaurants and a relatively close walk to the hospital.
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9
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Sanctuary Lofts
The best way to do Philly as a medical student. Nice, newly renovated apartments/townhouses at a discounted price compared to Center City. Close to school as well!
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9
/10
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2000 Kimball St
Nice being close to south street, but kinda annoying being close to the power plant (not all apartments are close to the plant).
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10
/10
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Naval Square
Love living in the area. Close to the hospitals and the medical school. Decent restaurants and bars nearby.
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9
/10
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Naval Square
Great place with quiet streets. Close to South street. My fiancee has never felt unsafe here.
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10
/10
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NA
Great neighborhood, quiet but with great food and bars!
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10
/10
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23rd and Kimball
Residential, quiet, close to school and center city
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8
/10
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2244 Catharine Street
Perfect place to live while in medical school. 20 min walk to school, 15 min walk to Rittenhouse Square, lots of bus stops nearby, and much cheaper than Rittenhosue!! Also lots of bars and coffee/brunch spots - I don't every really get takeout dinner or go out but it looks like there's some good spots.
Only negative is groceries. The South Street Market is ridiculously expensive so I go to Trader Joes, which is a mile away so the 20 minute walk is sometimes a bummer. but I would still say worth it and everything else you'd want (liquor store, dry cleaners, pharmacy, bars, hardware store) is SO close
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9
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730 South 19th St
Pros: Bike lanes connect everything, so if you don't mind pedaling, most of GH is no more than a 15 min ride from campus. And when there is inclement weather, it is still only a 30 min walk; Nice to have some separation from campus - riding across the South Street bridge after a day of lectures is a nice feeling; A short walk from the central night life and restaurant scene that Center City has to offer, but without all of the street noise; finding street parking during the daytime hours is impressively easy.

Cons: Most Penn Law folks won't venture out here till 2 or 3L, so the social scene basically demands that you travel a bit, though again, not too far; only close grocery stores feature significant mark-ups - be prepared to pay a bit for convenience (though still cheaper than everything in the Rittenhouse neighborhood); the post office is terrible, so you should plan accordingly by getting a P.O. Box lest your packages end up in USPS purgatory forever; Finding parking past 5pm can be a hassle - usually takes around 15 minutes and requires you to walk a few blocks.
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2017 Fitzwater St.
I love in living graduate hospital. It's got great housing at affordable prices, it's a pleasant neighborhood and is quieter (and cheaper) then center city but the whole city is still very accessible. There are lots of families as well as people in there 20s in the neighborhood. There are bars and restaurants in the neighborhood and in easy walking distance. There is easy parking. The biggest downside is unless you have a bike (which i would highly recommend) you have to rely on the bus system which can be unreliable.
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Graduate Hospital
Close to public transportation, about a 30 minute walk to HUP and Pennsy. Close to some great restaurants in Center City and on South Street. There is a Whole Foods within walking distance. Easy to get to the Schuylkill River trail. Very safe neighborhood.
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7
/10
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743 S 20th St
Devil's Pocket has come a long way in the last 10 years. It has become very family friendly and a lot of stores have opened up that cater to young couples with kids. South Philly is still up and coming, but Devil's Pocket has already gotten there.
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10
/10
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Naval Square
Again, the people here are awesome. There are so many wonderful people we meet all the time it's almost hard to keep track. I can't recommend this place enough. If you have a family I think you would be crazy to live somewhere else.
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10
/10
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Naval Square
GHop is awesome!
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6
/10
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Sanctuary Lofts
I'd say around 40% of our class lives in Grad Hospital. Depending on how far south of South St you are, you're very close to school, and Rittenhouse/nightlife are still very accessible.
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9
/10
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2230 Bainbridge Street
Great area, a lot of med students live here. Very family friendly. Sadly, there aren't many affordable food options nearby. Also, commute is a little longer than I would like.
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8
/10
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2118 Carpenter
We like the neighborhood- family friendly. It does take more time to get to restaurants etc because we are in a more residential area but everything is still walkable!
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8
/10
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Naval Square
Neighborhood has a good family friendly feel sometimes. However at night, it is completely empty and is eerily quiet. Not the best for walking home at night.
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8
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2140 Christian St.
Very safe and friendly neighborhood. Filled with families and very close to grocery stores, restaurants, and bars. Not great for taking the subway.
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8
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1919 Bainbridge St
Very safe, and a decent amount of nightlife around the area, but the closest grocery store is pricy and has a poor selection of items.
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9
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Naval Square
Graduate Hospital/ Devil's Pocket is exploding with growth, including new local grocers, parks and green space. A great community
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Naval Square
Highly residential and quiet. Not a lot of restaurants/bars in the immediate area, but plenty of options a short walk away.
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Naval Square
Close to campus, close to CC. Overall, convenient to live in but would benefit from having more food stores around.
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8
/10
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Naval Square
I really don't spend much time in the neighborhood immediately surrounding Naval Square so I can't speak to it.
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7
/10
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Naval Square
Near many other medical students and young professionals. Diverse area with range of incomes
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8
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1022 S 24th ST
Lots of families with small children, lots of medical residents and attendings.
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10
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Naval Square
I love this neighborhood. Wish I moved down from Rittenhouse sooner.
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10
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2151 Montrose St
Perfect location near school and downtown, has a residential feel.
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Naval Square
Great quiet neighborhood tucked into the bustling city.
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10
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Naval Square


Getting to Know
Graduate Hospital

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: S Broad St to the Schuylkill River
North to South Boundaries: South St to Washington Ave
dining
Chick’s Philly
Entree BYOB
Thai Square Restaurant
The Sidecar Bar & Grille
grocery
Save-A-Lot
The Fresh Grocer
convenience
CVS Pharmacy
Rite Aid
Walgreens
fitness
CrossFit Supercharged
Freehouse Fitness Studio
Raja Yoga and Meditation Center of Greater Philadelphia
Sculpt360
parks
Julian Abele Park
coffee
19 Degrees
Big Gay Ice Cream
Nam Son Bakery
Ultimo Coffee
bus
12 (bus)
2 (bus)
rail
BSL (metro)
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey

Zip Codes
Graduate Hospital includes zip code 19146
Rent vs Own
41
%
of Graduate Hospital residents are renters
Driving to Work
38
%
of Graduate Hospital residents drive to work
New Construction
9
%
of housing units in Graduate Hospital have been built in the last 15 years
Building Types
93
%
<20 units
2
%
20-49 units
5
%
50+ units
Demographics
Children (under 18)
18
%
18 - 34
37
%
35 - 54
23
%
55+
22
%
Unit Mix
3
%
Studio
18
%
1 Bed
29
%
2 Bed
51
%
3+ Bed
Occupation or Education
Working Professional
56
%
Undergrad Student
7
%
Grad Student
6
%
Unemployed
9
%
Retired
22
%
What Graduate Hospital Residents Think About Their Apartments
overall
8.0
value
8.0
amenities
7.2
social
7.7
management
8.0
safety
7.3

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