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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/

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$ 79,500
4119 BRANDYWINE STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
2 Bed / 1 Bath
1,630 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
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$ 79,500
4119 BRANDYWINE STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Attention Investors! This is an excellent opportunity to acquire two for the price of One and a half. This is an excellent opportunity to purchase two (2) properties on the same street in a fast up coming area! Located in close proximaty to Universities of Penn and Drexel. Owners are also selling MLS#6463638-4115 Brandywine St., MLS###-####-2124 W. Estaugh st. Sold separately or at a better price as an package deal for all three.
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$ 65,000
4115 BRANDYWINE STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
2 Bed / 1 Bath
840 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
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$ 65,000
4115 BRANDYWINE STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
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840 s.f.
Attention Investors! Two for the price of one and a half. This is an excellent opportunity to acquire two properties on the same street in an fast up coming area! Owners are also selling MLS# separately or at a better price as an package deal for all three.
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$ 550,000
258 S 44TH STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
6 Bed / 2/1 Bath
2,115 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
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$ 550,000
258 S 44TH STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Own a piece of history! Well-maintained Three-story Victorian Row in the Penn Alexander School Catchment Area with old world charm. Features carved double front doors with original pull string doorbell, carved wood staircases, original door and window trim, replacement windows, newer wood floors, updated full Baths and Kitchen, second staircase from the Kitchen and more. Three Bedrooms and full Bath on second floor. Three Bedrooms and full Bath on third floor. Currently tenant occupied with $3,700 per month rent. 24 hour notice and copy of approval required when making an appointment. Pre approved buyers only.
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$ 210,000
3226 WALLACE STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
5 Bed / 2 Bath
2,185 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
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$ 210,000
3226 WALLACE STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
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2,185 s.f.
Here's a unique property located with the Mantua / Drexel University Area of Philadelphia. This area is growing community and each property create it own value. Invest in this 5 bedroom three stories and two full size baths town home in a great and up-comIng location. *3226 Wallace St is located in the Mantua section of the city. *This three stories town home has approx 2,185 of living space with 3 bedrooms 2nd level and two full size bedrooms and full bath on the third floor level. This is One of the larger home located in this area.This home was build in the 1920 but the interior is updated with sheet rock walls and updated bath and showers. This property won't last long on the market at this price. Make an appointment as soon as possible.
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$ 16,500
4138 LEIDY AVENUE
Philadelphia, PA 19104
7 Bed / 3 Bath
2,396 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
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$ 16,500
4138 LEIDY AVENUE | Philadelphia, PA 19104
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2,396 s.f.
OUTSTANDING POTENTIAL! Large three story home in a very hot area ready for you and your contractor. Used to be a 3 units, it can be converted back or refinished as a single family home. Look at the comps in the area and do not think twice, the land alone is worth this much!! Property has 7 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Schedule your appointment today!!
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$ 175,000
3807 LANCASTER AVENUE
Philadelphia, PA 19104
2 Bed / 1 Bath
742 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
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$ 175,000
3807 LANCASTER AVENUE | Philadelphia, PA 19104
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742 s.f.
Powelton Village single family home offering much potential in a very sought after area. property has many modern updates and shows well. Leased through August 2015 (Rent is $1,210/month).
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$ 175,000
3809 LANCASTER AVENUE
Philadelphia, PA 19104
3 Bed / 1 Bath
896 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
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$ 175,000
3809 LANCASTER AVENUE | Philadelphia, PA 19104
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896 s.f.
Powelton Village single family home offering much potential in a very sought after area. property has many modern updates and shows well. Leased through August 2015 (Rent is $1,260/month).
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$ 104,900
611 N 38TH STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
3 Bed / 1 Bath
1,020 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
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$ 104,900
611 N 38TH STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
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1,020 s.f.
Excellent opportunity to rehab in University City. Close to Public transportation with easy access to Center City or Phila Intl Airport. Walking distance to local schools,2 hours to NYC, and 45 minutes to Delaware! Wise addition to your portfolio earning competitive steady rental rates and high resale value. Property being offered as-is. New heating system and plumbing upgraded to Apex, sound foundation. Easy to show
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$ 179,900
422 N BUDD STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
2 Bed / 1/1 Bath
924 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
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$ 179,900
422 N BUDD STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
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924 s.f.
Ten Year tax abatement and One year Home warranty with this 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
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$ 309,000
22 N PRESTON STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
5 Bed / 3 Bath
1,776 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
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$ 309,000
22 N PRESTON STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
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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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