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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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$ 350,000
428 N SLOAN STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
3 Bed / 3 Bath
2,700 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
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$ 350,000
428 N SLOAN STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
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2,700 s.f.
Stunning new construction beauty featuring 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, finished basement, yard, security system, intercom, handsome brick facade tremendous rooftop deck and more! Done by a quality builder, offering a 1 year builders warranty and a 10 year tax abatement pending. Enter into the wide open living room, dining room and kitchen with beautiful hardwood floors, high ceiling, large front window, recessed lighting and built-in speakers. Grand custom kitchen boasts granite countertops, bar counter, stainless steel appliances, pendant lighting, glass tile backsplash and door out to a nice size yard with wood fence, patio and garden area. The second floor offers an ultra-spacious master bedroom suite with great ceiling height, walk-in closet, Juliet balcony and contemporary full bat with dual vanity and stall shower with pebblestone flooring. This floor also offers a rear bedroom, full bath and hall closet. Steps lead up to a pilothouse with wet bar and door out to a tremendous approx 40ft deep rooftop terrace with 360 degree views from sunrise to sunset! Finished basement offers walk-in utility room with laundry, full bath with stall shower and a rear bedroom (or den/office!). Approximately 2700sqft including the finished basement. This beautiful new home sits on a small, short, low traffic block right across from a charming little sitting park, located in the Powelton Village area, close to Drexel and UPenn, and convenient to Center City. Don't miss! Photos are of 426 N Sloan.
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$ 70,000
319 N BUDD STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
3 Bed / 1 Bath
1,191 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
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$ 70,000
319 N BUDD STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
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1,191 s.f.
Property needs major repairs.Owner will make no repairs. Being offered As-Is.
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$ 79,900
650 N UNION STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
4 Bed / 1 Bath
1,830 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
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$ 79,900
650 N UNION STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
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1,830 s.f.
Large 3 story porch front home in the up and coming Mantua section of Philly. Property features straight thru floor plan, 4 bedrooms, large bathroom, and large unfinished basement. ***Property offered "AS-IS" with seller making no representations or warranties, expressed or implied. No seller disclosure provided***
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$ 49,900
4211 PARRISH STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
2 Bed / 1 Bath
1,066 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
Under Contract
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$ 49,900
4211 PARRISH STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
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1,066 s.f.
2 bedroom home with some updates. Newer water heater, roof and heater (refurbished).
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$ 79,000
3608 FAIRMOUNT AVENUE
Philadelphia, PA 19104
5 Bed / 1 Bath
1,656 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
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$ 79,000
3608 FAIRMOUNT AVENUE | Philadelphia, PA 19104
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1,656 s.f.
This area is part of the Drexel expansion and is becoming the most demanding area to builders, rehabbers, and developers because of the price increases that are rapidly moving upwards. There is a lot of planned developing in the final stages before building will start. Get in now before prices soar. This area will be prime student housing for Drexel students. We also have 5 lots 100' x 100' we are selling as a packaged deal 3608-3616 Fairmount $300,000
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$ 285,000
4302 WALLACE STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
4 Bed / 4 Bath
1,899 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
Under Contract
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$ 285,000
4302 WALLACE STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
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1,899 s.f.
Almost new construction with 10 year tax abatement!!! This 3-story building has 4 bedrooms and 1 study room with 4 full bath rooms. It's located in the University City close to Drexel and Upenn, and blocks off Lancaster Ave for easy commuting into & out of the city or onto highway 76. The new modern house boasts luxury finished granite counter-tops, double vanity sinks in bathrooms, stainless steel & energy efficient appliances, and new HVAC system. Great for both owner occupancy and investment. Currently rented $2,240 monthly with potential up to $2,800. 24 hour notice required.
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$ 17,999
848 N UNION STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
3 Bed / 1 Bath
1,208 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
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$ 17,999
848 N UNION STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
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1,208 s.f.
Large Detached SFH on quiet block in need of restoration. Features 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath, and a previously finished basement. Spacious rooms with original built-ins and hardwoods. Near schools, transportation, playgrounds, shopping, fitness and recreational centers. Offered AS IS.
Under Contract
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$ 260,000
524 N NATRONA STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
4 Bed / 1/1 Bath
1,380 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
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$ 260,000
524 N NATRONA STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
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1/1
1,380 s.f.
Looking for spacious property with hardwood flooring. Investment property grade. This property sits on a Double Lot which another residential house stood. Nice deck off of 2nd floor bedroom very spacious. Location is near Drexel University and University of Penn. Area rentals rent as high as 2800/month.
Under Contract
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$ 69,900
3825 POPLAR STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
3 Bed / 2 Bath
1,362 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
Under Contract
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$ 69,900
3825 POPLAR STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
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2
1,362 s.f.
Great opportunity to own this 5 bedroom home with a full bath on the second level with Jacuzzi. Upper level consist of 3 bedrooms and a main full bath. Main floor has an extra room that can be used as office space or a bedroom. Kitchen is of ceramic tiles. Has a complete finish basement with full bath and laundry area. Also a nice big yard for those summer gatherings.
Under Contract
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$ 34,999
723 N DEKALB STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
3 Bed / 1 Bath
1,070 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
Under Contract
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$ 34,999
723 N DEKALB STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
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1,070 s.f.
INVESTOR ALERT!! Don't miss this fantastic opportunity for a developer/investor to either renovate and hold or flip. 14x72 lot with most of the first floor already demoed! Put your finishing touches on this property and watch the money come in! Hurry before it's too late - price to sell immediately!
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