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
$
1,030
1 Bedroom
$
1,570
2 Bedroom
$
1,840

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 — 8.5/10 Rating (based on 32 neighborhood reviews)
Fantastic neighborhood. Close to Fitler Square and Rittenhouse Square. Right next to a gym. 3 minutes from a grocery store and 15 minutes from Trader Joes. Close to several bus stops. Lots of coffee shops and cafes nearby.

Possible con: 25 minute walk to and from campus or having to take the bus
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8
/10
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The Textile Lofts
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
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
Pros: Live close to your friends (a lot of people live in the GH area), can find a much larger and newer place for your money, depending on where you live the walk is anywhere from ~8-25 minutes to get to school, bike lanes in the neighborhood are awesome and the South St. bridge is much easier/safer to ride on than Walnut and Chestnut. GH in general is more bike-friendly than Center City, simply due to the decreased traffic on the roads. Close to a gym (City Fitness).

Cons: No great single bus route to get to school unless you live close to Lombard. Currently the only local grocery store is South Square, which is pretty expensive; however, that being said, it is at least a grocery store.
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8
/10
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Graduate Hospital
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
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
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
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
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,
Great neighborhood by the Schuylkill River Park
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9
/10
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525 S Taney 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
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Naval Square
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
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Naval Square
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
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
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2215 St Albans 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
Close to lots of bars and restaurants, grocery store, dry cleaners, drug store and coffee shops nearby. Walkable and pet-friendly. There is a bike rental nearby. Also very close to the schuylkill river trial.
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8
/10
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The Pepper Building
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
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2028 Carpenter 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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7
/10
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2017 Fitzwater St.
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
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: close to campus (20 min walk); quiet residential area; grocery store, cafes, restaurants, bars in the vicinity; close to center city/downtown area; easy access to major bus routes and a subway station; 20min walk to 30th st station

cons: none noted thus far!
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10
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Graduate Hospital
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
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709 S 16th St.
Relatively quiet neighborhood, affordable housing both in the rental and homebuyer markets, close to rittenhouse square and PennMed
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9
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2001 Carpenter St. Apt. B
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
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2230 Bainbridge Street
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
A little far from Center City but the Broad Street Line in a block away
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7
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Marine Club Condominiums
Point Breeze is a mix of residents that have been there for years and yuppies just moving in. It's also right next to the East Passyunk area, which has lots of bars and restaurants.
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7
/10
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Marine Club Condominiums
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
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Naval Square
Slowly gentrifying, with some good community and local business sponsored programming at the nearby Grays Ferry Triangles.
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9
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Naval Square
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 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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1834 Fitzwater Street
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Getting to Know
Graduate Hospital

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundary: S Broad St to the Schuylkill River
North to South Boundary: South St to Washington Ave
dining
Lazaro’s Pizzeria & Grill
Randazzo’s Pizzeria
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey
• Graduate Hospital contains the 5 digit ZIP code of 19146. About 40% of residents are renters, and the rental vacancy rate is typically 15%, which is higher than the national average.

• Roughly 7% of units are in 20+ unit buildings, with 9% having being built in the past 15 years. 2BR+ properties make up roughly one quarter of the market, with the balance in 1BR and studios.

• One third of people in Graduate Hospital drive to work.

The median gross rent in Graduate Hospital is $895. Less than half of Graduate Hospital residents are 22-34, 5.9% are below 22, 19.1% are 35-49, and about a quarter are older than 50.

• Roughly 12% of Graduate Hospital residents are students (half grad, half undergrad), and a third are unemployed or retired.

• Most units are heated by gas, and almost all of ACS survey respondents said that they pay extra for one or more utilities.
What Graduate Hospital Residents Think About Their Apartments
overall
8.5
value
8.0
amenities
8.0
social
8.0
management
9.0
safety
6.6

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