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University City Not Just for Students

University City is just across the Schuylkill River from the heart of downtown Philadelphia.  Its location makes it a premier place for purchasing real estate.  Luxury homes here will gain in value both because of the location and the quality of the neighborhood.

Centering this district is the prestigious University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League college of notable standing. In addition the University of the Sciences and Drexel University are located here making this zone the most academically oriented neighborhood in the metropolitan region.

A number of medical facilities can also be found here.  These include the following institutions: Philadelphia Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, and the Ryan Veterinarian Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Many students, teachers, and medical personnel who attend or work in these institutions live in the surrounding neighborhood of University City.  They like the convenience of being so close to school or work.  The district is also home to many young professionals and families making for an interesting mix of population.

Vibrant Blend of Business and Pleasure

The real estate of this district starts along the eastern shore of the Schuylkill River and runs west to 52nd St.  Spring Street forms part of the Northern boundary along with Garden. Powelton and Market.  The southern edge skirts around from 40th to 44th St.

This section of real estate has some luxury homes that are stunning examples of Victorian architecture.  There is also a considerable amount of student housing clustered in a number of mid rise apartment buildings.  Condos and town homes are also available in a wide range of prices.

Businesses here show a similar wide range of services.  There are a large number of shops along with a large number of restaurants and bars.  The relatively young age of the population here makes this a favorite spot to dine out or seek out an evening’s entertainment.

A Division Between Residences and Schools

Most of the educational and medical facilities in University City are sited in the eastern portions.  The western areas are more residential in nature.  Here is where you will find the luxury homes from the Victorian era.

Blockley is the earliest name given to this locale.  Back in 1677, William Warner bought 1500 acres of real estate here from the local tribe of Indians and named it Blockley.  In the 19th century, Blockley Township was notorious for being a haven for thieves who would flee across the river to the area after engaging in smuggling and other criminal activity in the city center.  By the mid century, the district was considered unsafe to be in alone.

The city of Philadelphia was founded 5 years after Blockley, but soon eclipsed it in size and importance.  The district has a long and involved history with the city.  University City has some historic luxury homes and much to offer in the way of real estate.

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Boundaries: On the east, the Schuylkill River; on the west, 52nd Street; on the north, Spring Garden Street (to 40th Street), Powelton Avenue (to 44th Street), and Market Street; and on the south, Civic Center Boulevard, University Avenue and Woodland Avenue.

Drexel University: http://www.drexel.edu/
University of Pennsylvania: http://www.upenn.edu/
University of the Sciences: http://www.usciences.edu/
Penn Food Trucks: http://www.pennfoodtrucks.com/
University City District: http://www.universitycity.org/

University City Just Listed Homes

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Under Contract
Contingency
3
Bed
1
Bath
986
Sq. Ft.
724 N SHEDWICK STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
$ 35,000
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 35,000
724 N SHEDWICK STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
Rowtownhouse
3
1
986 s.f.
Property priced to be sold as-is, so offers should be based on buyer making any repairs. Any clean out or cleanup will need to be done by buyer. Home inspections are fine, for information purposes only, no improvements or seller repairs will be made. Buyer is requested to use Seller's title company for efficiency. Buyer is responsible for any and all municipal certifications (use and occupancy certs etc.). Cash offers preferred and should be accompanied by proof of funds. Please request and sign "As-Is" addendum with all offers. This is a standard disclaimer for all properties so buyer should walk through the house and make their own determination, house may actually be in very good condition.
Under Contract
Contingency
2
Bed
1/1
Bath
924
Sq. Ft.
422 N BUDD STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
$ 189,900
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 189,900
422 N BUDD STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
Rowtownhouse
2
1/1
924 s.f.
Nicely renovated 2 bedroom 1.5 bath home in University City Drexel area that has a 10 Year Tax abatement. Home features hardwood floors, new lighting, top of the line kitchen with granite countertop, titled flooring, stainless steel appliances, abundance of cabinet space, high ceilings, convenient powder room and kitchen with new granite vanities and fixtures. Large full basement with high ceilings, new heating and Central A/C system throughout. Laundry on First floor New windows and doors. New Berber carpet on Steps and bedrooms, nice closet space. new plumbing and electric. Close to shopping, schools, public transportation. All offers will be presented, Ez to Show and see
Under Contract
Contingency
5
Bed
3
Bath
1,776
Sq. Ft.
22 N PRESTON STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
$ 309,000
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 309,000
22 N PRESTON STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
Rowtownhouse
5
3
1,776 s.f.
Here's a nicely updated duplex with all separate utilities in a great University City location. The first-floor unit would make a great owner's unit, with private access to the yard and laundry. It has pretty original pine floors and a decorative fireplace in the living room; a ceramic tile kitchen with wood cabinets and granite countertops with undermount stainless steel sink; ceramic tile hall bath; rear bedroom with access to the good-sized yard; plus finished basement with separate unfinished storage and laundry areas. The second-floor bilevel unit has a carpeted living room with bay window, ceramic tile kitchen with granite countertops with undermount stainless steel sink, a ceramic tile hall bath, one downstairs bedroom and two more bedrooms and another full bath upstairs. All the bedrooms in this unit have original pine floors. Current rents ($790 and $1025) are well below market due to long-term tenants. Preston Street is a little one-way block super close to Drexel University, Powelton Ave and SEPTA's 40th St station~~~University City's shopping and dining are a quick walk or bike ride away, and Center City is a 10-minute train ride.
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Contingency
3
Bed
1
Bath
1,025
Sq. Ft.
3859 MELON STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
$ 319,000
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 319,000
3859 MELON STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
Rowtownhouse
3
1
1,025 s.f.
Immaculate!! Absolutely the finest townhome in the emerging Mantua/Drexel University vicinity. The owners are very meticulous and spared no cost in Completely Renovating this Upscale Lovely Home in 2013. Features an open straight thru floor plan entailing: all new vaulted ceilings, recessed lighting, walls with decorative wood molding, gorgeous hard wood oak floors, Ultra Modern eat in kitchen with SS appliances & granite counter tops, 3 spacious bedrooms, ceiling fans, large designer bathroom with glass & tile shower for two, finished basement with extra built in closets. State of the art audio/video security system. Newly installed EE insulated windows, stucco exterior, concrete patio & side walks, HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems. Warranties, receipts and work orders are available. Additionally, there are two adjacent lots for sale 3861 & 3863 Melon St. Ideal for new residential development or off street parking and/or storage. MLS# 6444517 & 6444531
Under Contract
Contingency
2
Bed
1/1
Bath
1,436
Sq. Ft.
4226 W THOMPSON STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
$ 56,000
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 56,000
4226 W THOMPSON STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
Rowtownhouse
2
1/1
1,436 s.f.
Calling all first time buyers to this spacious row in the Parkside section of the city. The home has an abundant amount of upgraded features throughout. The property includes an enclosed front porch, a large living room with exposed brick walls, dining room, an eat in kitchen with upgraded appliances & ceramic tile, two spacious bedrooms, ample closet space, a full basement with a powder room and a large backyard for those summer BBQ's. Why continue to rent when you can own this home and pay less than 400 per month? The seller is highly motivated and unloading his Philadelphia inventory. He sold the neighboring property (4224 Thompson) for 79,900. Why wait, schedule your showing today!
Under Contract
Contingency
5
Bed
1/1
Bath
1,555
Sq. Ft.
3222 HAVERFORD AVENUE
Philadelphia, PA 19104
$ 274,900
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 274,900
3222 HAVERFORD AVENUE | Philadelphia, PA 19104
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
Rowtownhouse
5
1/1
1,555 s.f.
Lovely Renovated Mantua Home perfect for your residence, student housing or investment income. Eat-in Kitchen has dishwasher and built-n microwave that opens into a sunny back patio designed for dining and relaxing. The 5 bedrooms are perfect for a large family or student housing. Previously rented for $2100/month plus utilities. New heating and new electric. Located a 10 minute walk (1/2 mile) from Drexel campus and 5 blocks to Drexel Park.
Under Contract
Contingency
3
Bed
1
Bath
930
Sq. Ft.
437 N UNION STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
$ 90,000
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 90,000
437 N UNION STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
Rowtownhouse
3
1
930 s.f.
This is a 2 bedroom, 1 bath row home in an up and coming area in the growing area of Powelton Village. It is located next to a police station. This home is in need of a TLC, the owner started rehabbing it and stopped when he realized he didn't have the time for it. This is the ideal investment for an investor who wants to flip, or just hold. No washer and dryer included, Gas heat. No central air. It is vacant on lock box. Equitable Owner is a licensed Real Estate Agent.
Under Contract
Contingency
5
Bed
4
Bath
1,575
Sq. Ft.
120 S 45TH STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
$ 349,900
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 349,900
120 S 45TH STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
Rowtownhouse
5
4
1,575 s.f.
Looking for a great investment opportunity in University City? Then this house what you've been looking for. The property is currently being used as a quadplex. All four units are occupied and turning a profit. Each unit has large bedrooms, high ceilings, and separate utilities. Complete a couple finishing touches and unlock the true potential this property offers. You can also easily convert this back into a single family home. This house is close to all of the restaurants and shopping that University City has to offer. Whether you plan rent out all four units, live in one and rent out the other three, or turn it into a single family home, you can't go wrong. Scheduled your appointment today!
Under Contract
Contingency
5
Bed
2
Bath
1,545
Sq. Ft.
4237 W STILES STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
$ 55,000
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 55,000
4237 W STILES STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
Rowtownhouse
5
2
1,545 s.f.
Don't lose your chance for a great opportunity to put a little TLC into a great property. 5 bedrooms with two full bathrooms. Located in an up and coming area. Property is being sold As Is.
Under Contract
Contingency
2
Bed
2
Bath
1,152
Sq. Ft.
4300 SPRUCE STREET #A201
Philadelphia, PA 19104
$ 375,000
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 375,000
4300 SPRUCE STREET #A201 | Philadelphia, PA 19104
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
Condo
2
2
1,152 s.f.
Light-filled corner 2BR/2bth condo in ideal location. All new in 2008 with Tax Abatement thru 2018. This gorgeous residence offers the premier layout at 4300 Spruce. Tons of large windows. Hardwood floors. Huge, open living & dining area & eat-in-kitchen with granite counter/island/breakfast bar. GE stainless appliances. Large pantry. Stunning light. French doors. 2 large bedrooms, one a Master Suite with granite & tile bath. Both bedrooms with ample space, light & closets. Plenty of room for desk/office. Second full granite & tile bath in hall. Linen closet. Recessed lighting. Step outside onto the "balcony" (i.e. secure fire escape balcony shared with 1 other unit). Use of Campus Apartments' shuttle bus service around campus. Seidel video intercom system. Very desirable pet-friendly building just off of Penn's Campus. Walk to Vet School, HUP, everywhere- Farmers Market, Clark Park, coffee shops, restaurants, CVS, SEPTA, etc. Well run building; condo fees were actually lowered in 2012!
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