University City

Urban-Renewal & Gentrification

Live in University City, Philadelphia

University City is the easternmost part of West Philadelphia, situated directly across the Schuylkill River from Center City.

The University of Pennsylvania has long been the dominant institution in the area and was instrumental in coining the name “University City” as part of a 1950s urban-renewal and gentrification effort. Today, Drexel University and the University of the Sciences also call University City home.

The eastern side of University City is home to the Penn and Drexel campuses, several medical institutions, independent centers of scientific research, 30th Street Station, and the Cira Centre. The western side contains Victorian and early 20th-century housing stock and is primarily residential.

The area is ethnically and economically diverse, although the compositions of its 12 census tracts vary widely; for example, the population in the mid-2000s of the easternmost tract was about half white and one-third Asian, while that of the northwestern most tract was almost entirely black.

Properties listed in University City

4531 Sansom street

$ 2,800 /month
Fantastic, Large 5BR/3.5BA house available NOW. Prime Location!! Beautiful 5 bedroom ( 4 bedroom plus den/nursery ) [more]
Fantastic, Large 5BR/3.5BA house available NOW. Prime Location!! Beautiful 5 bedroom ( 4 bedroom plus den/nursery ) [more]
53.5full info

4621 Sansom street – 3

$ 2,050 /month
Brand new 3BR/2BA apartment available now at 46th and Sansom street! Located in the University City neighborhood, U [more]
Brand new 3BR/2BA apartment available now at 46th and Sansom street! Located in the University City neighborhood, U [more]

3412 Spring Garden street – B31

$ 990 /month
Lovely 1BR / 1BA Apartment Available Now! Close to Drexel!! Great One Bedroom Apartment Available Now in University [more]
Lovely 1BR / 1BA Apartment Available Now! Close to Drexel!! Great One Bedroom Apartment Available Now in University [more]
CWR

3412 Spring Garden street – A15

$ 790 /month
Great studio available at 3412 Spring garden street! Great studio available now in University city! Walking distanc [more]
Great studio available at 3412 Spring garden street! Great studio available now in University city! Walking distanc [more]
CWR

3616 Baring street – 2F

$ 1,125 /month
Beautiful 1BR unit available for September 1st. Prime University City Location. Beautiful 1 Bedroom Apartment. Upda [more]
Beautiful 1BR unit available for September 1st. Prime University City Location. Beautiful 1 Bedroom Apartment. Upda [more]

118 S 46th street – A

$ 1,950 /month
Large 4BR unit close to UPENN!! Students Welcome!! Large, renovated 4BR unit close to UPenn and University of Scien [more]
Large 4BR unit close to UPENN!! Students Welcome!! Large, renovated 4BR unit close to UPenn and University of Scien [more]
42.5full info

3414 Spring Garden street – B

$ 2,190 /month
Fantastic 3BR/2BA unit close to DREXEL/UPenn. Yard! Attention Drexel Students. Available now. Here is perfect 3BR/2 [more]
Fantastic 3BR/2BA unit close to DREXEL/UPenn. Yard! Attention Drexel Students. Available now. Here is perfect 3BR/2 [more]

4702 Chestnut, Unit D

$ 1,000 /month
Fantastic 1BR unit with lovely kitchen. Great, renovated 1BR unit close to UPENN, DREXEL, 46th street train stop, i [more]
Fantastic 1BR unit with lovely kitchen. Great, renovated 1BR unit close to UPENN, DREXEL, 46th street train stop, i [more]

4702 Chestnut, Unit F

$ 1,300 /month
Large 3BR/1.5BA unit in Prime West Philly Location. 09/15 Large 3BR/1.5 BA unit with hardwood floors, large kitchen [more]
Large 3BR/1.5BA unit in Prime West Philly Location. 09/15 Large 3BR/1.5 BA unit with hardwood floors, large kitchen [more]
31.5full info

4621 Sansom street – 2

$ 2,025 /month
Brand new 3BR/2BA available now at 4621 Sansom street! Available Now. Located in the University City neighborhood, [more]
Brand new 3BR/2BA available now at 4621 Sansom street! Available Now. Located in the University City neighborhood, [more]

4531 Sansom street

$ 525,000
Fantastic, Large 5BR/3.5BA house available NOW. Prime Location!! Beautiful 5 bedroom ( 4 bedroom plus den/nursery ) [more]
Fantastic, Large 5BR/3.5BA house available NOW. Prime Location!! Beautiful 5 bedroom ( 4 bedroom plus den/nursery ) [more]
53.5 2,304 ft2full info

4122 Haverford Avenue, Unit 2

$ 1,300 /month
Beautiful 1BR/1BA unit close to UPENN and DREXEL! Fantastic 1BR unit in great location. This unit is located on the [more]
Beautiful 1BR/1BA unit close to UPENN and DREXEL! Fantastic 1BR unit in great location. This unit is located on the [more]

3131 Walnut street

$ 2,500
Large 2B/2BA unit in Prime location close to Drexel/UPenn Universities. Dranoff Properties re-imagined and revitali [more]
Large 2B/2BA unit in Prime location close to Drexel/UPenn Universities. Dranoff Properties re-imagined and revitali [more]

3601 Market street – 2BR

$ 3,269
Fantastic, luxury 2BR/2BA unit in Prime University City Location. SPECIAL!! FREE MONTH RENT! 3601 Market will be Un [more]
Fantastic, luxury 2BR/2BA unit in Prime University City Location. SPECIAL!! FREE MONTH RENT! 3601 Market will be Un [more]

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