University City Housing
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- Exceptional value for money given that many utilities are included.
- Maintenance crew are extremely professional in their timing and efficiency.
- Spacious and modern units.
What could be better
- Safety concerns.
Recent University City Housing reviews
Castle Hill Apartments
Solid value, particularly for a one-bedroom apartment. My only complaint is more about the social scene than anything else. While I appreciate the short walk to the law school and proximity to good take-out restaurants and the activities on Baltimore Ave., the area is definitely quieter than Center City and has less going on.
Beautiful Apartment, Thin Walls
The apartments are spacious and beautiful. Renovated kitchen, porch, fire place, parking. Walls are thin and unfortunately have a inconsiderate neighbors. Management has been excellent and extremely helpful.
Nice area but outdated and understaffed
Place is nice, all the utilities are included. There's a gym, bar and two pools so that's nice. But they need major renovations to stay competitive. I lived there for 3+ years and I have to literally fight to get some of the new amenities that they are giving new tenants while raising my rent by $25/year. There has been several break-ins (ppl kicking in apt doors) and solicitations. In order to live at Summit Park, you HAVE TO have Photo ID, to access the clubhouse (where the gym, bar and pools are) why isnt that the case on ALL of the apartment building doors? There is no reason someone should be able to gingerly walk right up to my front door at 8 or 9pm when THEY DON'T LIVE IN SUMMIT PARK COMMUNITIES!!!
Nice place, safe area
I have lived in this apartment for about 2 years and have enjoyed it: the grounds are well kept outside, the apartment is spacious with large windows, maintenance staff quickly resolves issues, there is a gym with fitness classes, and there are washers and driers in each building.
I have a spacious studio apartment with hardwood floors and LOTS of closet space in a great location in University City/Spruce Hill. Local 44 and several other great restaurants are just down the block and there's a 24-hr CVS on the corner. The 42 bus picks up across the street, Clark Park is a 5 minute walk, and Penn is 1 mile away. I do think rent is mildly high (and has been going up $20/mo. each year) considering it is an old building without any updated features (the kitchen and bathroom are old), but internet, water, heat, and gas are included. Management is responsive and helpful. Cats are allowed in this building, but not dogs. I have been very happy living here and have had no issues.
Great Place for Young Professionals
I live with my boyfriend and my dog in a 2 bd; 1 ba apartment. We only planned to be there a year, but just signed a lease for our 3rd year. You can't beat the amenities it offers, and it's perfectly situated between Philly and King of Prussia - and only minutes from Manayunk and Conshohocken. All of the utilities (except internet) are included. They also offer rent credits if you recommend any of the Summit Philly properties to a friend (and they sign the lease). We've taken advantage of this a few times - who wouldn't want to save a few hundred dollars on rent! We haven't been able to find a better apartment option in the area and have loved our time at Summit Park.
It's cheap, and you get what you pay for. Old building, no amenities. If you have to pay $200-$300 more for a different 1 br (or a studio for the same price) that's closer to Rittenhouse, do it. Friends have way better places for the same price or less.
Great place to live
Awesome penthouse suite - would not live in any other part of the building.
Good value, great location
Certainly a "no frills" building. There is no gym or any other high end amenities. That said, the apartments are spacious and the building is in a great location. Prices are very reasonable and utilities are included in rent.
Great bang for your buck, cannot beat the location! Lots of old charm in this apartment building. Could use some upgrades, but love that your utilities are included. Wish they would allow dogs! Great water pressure in the shower. Just added a second elevator which has improved wait time for it!
A great place to live
If you a person who needs a little bit of quiet in your city living, this is the place for you. It has a suburban feel while still offering everything Philly. The only downfall is if you get home late, the parking lot may be full, and you will have to park on the street.
Good Value and Location!
I commute to Center City daily for school and its right on SEPTAs 27 route - so convenient! Also a short drive to shopping centers, restaurants, etc. The gym is small, clean, and nice. My only complaint is the property manager can be short/cranky.
It's a great place to live if you are between 25-32, mainly due to the social activities. I gave the location a 7 only because I lived near a train station prior and that was very convenient. The management is nice and if there is a problem in our complex it is fixed quickly. I love the pool and the shuttle buses they offer. Generally, I enjoy living there, just wish the old lady below us would stop feeding the stray cats outside.
The neighborhood is very safe in my opinion. Summit Park is across the street from a shopping complex that has a grocery store, a few resultants, a bank, Staples, and a two drug stores. It provides a shuttle service to Temple University's health campus which is convenient for students.
Love living in summit park, it's so fun! Lived there for 3 Years and don't want to leave! The bar and pool are so fun, and the classes offered are AWESOME. It's great having guests over because parking is so easy too. The andorra shopping center next door is also super convenient.