University City Housing

 16 listings          
 45 reviews
8.0
Building rating
7.9
Management rating

Apartments located in

What's great

  • 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

Perfect for student living

8 management rating Reviewed by on

Very lovely staff. Super old building so a lot of maintenance issues

The Westbury
 / Philadelphia  / 2 beds, 1 bath

I don't plan on moving

10 management rating Reviewed by on

The property is fine, the maintenance is usually timely, my kids love the pool that is at a nearby property, and the clubhouse by the pool has great food, drinks, and fun events. Our apartment is small, but I like the area, and I feel safe.

Valley High
 / Philadelphia  / 2 beds, 1 bath

The Westbury - 1706

10 management rating Reviewed by on

It has been wonderful living in The Westbury! Everyone is very nice and helpful and the apartment is amazing.

The Westbury
 / Philadelphia  / 2 beds, 1 bath

The Westbury Review

10 management rating Reviewed by on

The Westbury Review

The Westbury
 / Philadelphia  / Studio, 1 bath

Overall great deal for a student

8 management rating Reviewed by on

The unit is pretty spacious for a studio and allows one person to live fairly comfortably within walking distance from the Penn campus. I was done with shared living arrangements so this was perfect for me. The only major drawback is a lack of closet space in my particular unit, but it was the only one available when I signed on so I was willing to live with that. No dogs are allowed but they did allow my cat to stay for a one-time fee. I Heat, gas, hot water and internet are included in the rent, and the heat is almost too powerful at times. The building is older and the apartment is not modern, but it's budget-friendly and clean. The leasing office/maintenance are friendly and responsive. There is no in-unit laundry - it is on the first floor and you can pay for it with a phone app which is pretty neat. The building is across the street from Penn Police, so it's very safe, and close to many restaurants, Fresh Grocer, and public transportation.

The Branden
 / Philadelphia  / Studio, 1 bath

Really close

7 management rating Reviewed by on

It's very walkable but quite loud at night

The Westbury
 / Philadelphia  / 1 bed, 1 bath

Great place for students on a budget

8 management rating Reviewed by on

Summit Park Apartments has quite a bit to offer from indoor and outdoor pools to a dog park on site. Also, all utilities are included in the rent- so it’s very budget friendly. Bonus is that they have a shuttle that runs to Temple’s Health Science Campus during the week!

Summit Park
 / Philadelphia  / Studio, 1 bath

Valley High is Incredible

10 management rating Reviewed by on

Our apartment is everything we could have asked for. The ONLY downside to it is that it's a little far from the fun of center city. They make up for it with having a free shuttle into the city. It doesn't run all day, so we have to plan and we still drive most days, but the shuttle is very nice. The driver's a cool dude, too. The apartment itself is small, but comfortable. Our daughters don't need much room, and because it's small its REALLY easy to clean. We have a gym membership that has been nice, but the pool access is really something that we will be taking more advantage of this summer. The clubhouse has a lot of deals for residents for food and adult beverages, too.

Valley High
 / Philadelphia  / 2 beds, 1 bath

Great Value in a Perfect Location

7 management rating Reviewed by on

My apartment is spacious and has a great amount of natural sunlight and storage space. It is extremely close to the 40th Street trolley station and steps from Penn's campus. I absolutely love my place and its perfect balcony that I read and enjoy when the weather permits.

My issues with the apartment is that I have seen 2 mice and a couple of cockroaches, but the leasing company has always sent an exterminator right away that seems to help. The weather is likely the cause for pest wanting to come inside. The building could use a little TLC, but it is still filled with charming original hardwood floors and crown molding.

It is a great apartment. I have lived here for 3 years and will not move until I graduate. It is a great value in the perfect location.

Elizabeth Court
 / Philadelphia  / 1 bed, 1 bath

The best part is the price

5 management rating Reviewed by on

It's cheap, and spacious but you get what you pay for. The building is old and in states of disrepair, but nothing that negatively impacts quality of life, really. But if you can't handle uneven floors, paint all over the floor, drafty windows, etc. then I wouldn't recommend.

Maintenance is responsive though.

Pine Terrace
 / Philadelphia  / 3 beds, 2 baths

Great!

10 management rating Reviewed by on

Great apartment, spacious, and excellent natural lighting. Porch, fire place, in unit washer/dryer and dishwasher.

Sevilla Court
 / Philadelphia  / 3 beds, 3 baths

Castle Hill Apartments

6 management rating Reviewed by on

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.

Castle Hill
 / Philadelphia  / 1 bed, 1 bath

Beautiful Apartment, Thin Walls

10 management rating Reviewed by on

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.

Sevilla Court
 / Philadelphia  / 3 beds, 3 baths

Nice area but outdated and understaffed

4 management rating Reviewed by on

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!!!

Summit Park
 / Philadelphia  / 1 bed, 1 bath

Nice place, safe area

8 management rating Reviewed by on

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.

Summit Park
 / Philadelphia  / 2 beds, 1 bath