Explore University City

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.

For more information on University City luxury homes and condos CLICK HERE to speak with Mike McCann.

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 Real Estate Market Report

University City Market Stats

University City Market Statistics
Up To Date Data In Your Area

University City Just Listed Homes

433 N HOLLY STREET
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 189,000 2 2
1,024 Sq. Ft.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 189,000
433 N HOLLY STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
6728529
Rowtownhouse
2
2
1,024 s.f.
This lovely West Powelton home is anything but a quick flip. The seller did all the finish work himself over the course of an entire year. Behind the scenes is a new heater and central air, all new wiring and PEX and PVC plumbing, a new roof and replacement windows throughout. The cosmetic renovations go way beyond new drywall and throwing in some granite and stainless steel: there are above builder grade finishes throughout, new hardwood floors, exposed brick accents and a true master suite. This home is in a great West Powelton location, convenient to Green Line Cafe, Lemongrass Thai restaurant, Aloosh Hookah Bar, the 10 trolley and the rest of the Lancaster Ave strip as well as Saunders Park, the 40th St El, and area hospitals and universities.
717 N SHEDWICK STREET
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 39,900 3 1
1,128 Sq. Ft.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 39,900
717 N SHEDWICK STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
6727120
Rowtownhouse
3
1
1,128 s.f.
this property is being sold as is where is, buyer responsible for city cert. home in need of rehabb. priced well below market for quick sale.
3829 BROWN STREET
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 72,500 3 1
1,448 Sq. Ft.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 72,500
3829 BROWN STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
6727175
Rowtownhouse
3
1
1,448 s.f.
A spacious four bedroom property , new kitchen needs some updates needed , great location up and coming neighborhood . Full eat in kitchen with a room behind the kitchen that can be laundry room and storage. Motivated seller
436 N SLOAN STREET
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 425,000 6 3
1,678 Sq. Ft.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 425,000
436 N SLOAN STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
6727671
Rowtownhouse
6
3
1,678 s.f.
Turnkey investment property available now! Built in 2010 from the ground up, this 6 bedroom, 3 bath brick home is well constructed and maintenance free. Open concept floorplan includes a large living/dining room with eat-in kitchen with granite countertops, tons of storage space, back patio access, newer appliances and more. Upstairs find 4 large bathrooms and two full baths. Baths have tile shower surrounds and contemporary vanities. Included upstairs is a full size washer and dryer. The lower level features two more rooms, another full bath and newer mechanical systems. Central air is a plus! New insulation and energy efficient windows keep utility bills low. A security system offers peace of mind. Walkable West Powelton location means Drexel's campus and Presby Hospital are minutes away, as are the Vidas Athletic Fields and Sunders Park. The home is also situated adjacent to the pocket park on Sloan St, and down the block from the Police Station at 39th and Lancaster Ave. Great rental history and 4 years remaining on tax abatement means added cash flow. Property is fully rented through August, 2016.
667 N 39TH STREET
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 60,000 4 1
1,755 Sq. Ft.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 60,000
667 N 39TH STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
6722696
Rowtownhouse
4
1
1,755 s.f.
This property is close to mass transit and shopping. Property priced to be sold as-is, so offers should be based on new owner making any repairs. Any clean out or cleanup will need to be done by new owner. Home inspections are fine, for information purposes, no improvements or repairs will be made. New owner is responsible for any and all municipal certifications (use and occupancy certs etc.). Cash offers preferred.
772 N UNION STREET
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 151,500 4 2/1
1,542 Sq. Ft.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 151,500
772 N UNION STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
6695822
SemiDetached
4
2/1
1,542 s.f.
Fall in love with this 7 year old twin home. Built in 2009 this house is a great home. Wall to wall carpet, central air, Off street parking, and superb kitchen are just some of the amenities. The kitchen possesses garbage disposal, dish washer, refrigerator, and double sink. Your new home has 4 large bedrooms with walk-in closets and tilt in replacement windows. Drive up to your drive way and walk to your home from your large back yard. There are income requirements. Owner occupants restrictions apply! There is also 6 years remaining on a 10 year tax abatement.
4433 SANSOM STREET
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 399,000 4 3/1
2,269 Sq. Ft.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 399,000
4433 SANSOM STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
6694526
Rowtownhouse
4
3/1
2,269 s.f.
3421 MOUNT VERNON STREET
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 174,900 3 1
1,034 Sq. Ft.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 174,900
3421 MOUNT VERNON STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
6695057
Rowtownhouse
3
1
1,034 s.f.
Come and get it! Beautifully located home with potential through the roof or turnkey living, urban university setting. Close proximity to so much of what Philly has to offer. Historic Zoo, Art Museum, Ben Franklin Parkway, Kelly Drive, Drexel and Penn Universities. Easy access to all major arteries and public transportation, Powelton Village and U Penn. Perfect for future value as the area and properties continue to upgrade and university influence continues to grow. $10,000 seller assist for full price offer.
3970 RENO STREET
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 69,900 3 1
976 Sq. Ft.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 69,900
3970 RENO STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
6696484
Rowtownhouse
3
1
976 s.f.
This 976 sqft house situated on 1040sqft lot that can be made into a wonderful home some updating thru-out. Located in the Mantua section of Philadelphia where renovations and house values are increasing. It's space a FTHB will love once complete. Bring all offers, owner is ready to negotiate a respectable price. Perfect property for your next investment project. All AOS should be presented w/proof of funds as for cash buyers and Mortgage letter for FTHB with 203k FHA loan.
3319 HAMILTON STREET
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 440,000 4 2/1
2,295 Sq. Ft.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 440,000
3319 HAMILTON STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
6693420
SemiDetached
4
2/1
2,295 s.f.
This property is located a few blocks from the Art Museum,Drexel University and The University of Pa.It is a Twin 3 story property waiting for some TLC and the vision to make it yours. The features of this home are numerous,long front windows in the Living room,side bay window upon entry, Stone mantel pieces one in Living room another in the Dining Room. Front stair case and back stair case too many amendities to mention all. This house offers three stories of space to make your own. Basement offers some additional storage. Property also has a long L shape back yard for your enjoyment. This property could be yours, with a contractor and vision it could be your dream home. Sellers are are motivated to sell. Serious offers Please!!!!
427 N 40TH STREET
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 260,000 5 2
1,672 Sq. Ft.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 260,000
427 N 40TH STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
6690438
Rowtownhouse
5
2
1,672 s.f.
Excellent opportunity to own a great 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom home in University City near Drexel Campus. This is a positive income producing property and it is priced to sell. It is a great investment and will not last long. The block is changing quickly with a lot of new construction. Now is the time to get in while its still reasonable.
426 S 44TH STREET #1
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 379,000 3 2/1
2,038 Sq. Ft.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 379,000
426 S 44TH STREET #1 | Philadelphia, PA 19104
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
6690834
SemiDetached
3
2/1
2,038 s.f.
At last--the first boutique condo conversion in the Penn Alexander catchment area. These large homes provide the gracious scale and original details that are the hallmark of the neighborhood's Victorian houses, while offering all the right updates, including all-new kitchens, bathrooms, HVAC and the ease of maintenance associated with condo living. No aluminum-and-stucco boxes here; the developer took care to preserve the lovely character of the elegant Victorian twin building, both inside and out. And it could not be in a more idyllic location: half a block from Clark Park and within blocks of all the neighborhood hot spots. The perfect alternative to a rowhome, and without the hefty monthly fees that come with larger condo buildings, Unit 1 has a great bilevel layout, with entry into the wide-open floorplan living/dining room/kitchen with new hardwood flooring, recessed lighting, original leaded glass window details, a charming window seat and a conveniently located powder room. The kitchen has clean white Shaker-style soft-close cabinetry, a Frigidaire stainless steel appliance package, granite countertops and island with extra-deep undermount stainless steel sink and breakfast bar. The master bedroom suite occupies the rear of this floor, featuring great natural light, good closet space, a niche perfect for a home office, and true privacy with an en suite bath with stylish contemporary vanity, ceramic tile flooring, white subway tile shower surround and built-in shelving. The lower level, which has notably high ceilings, offers two large bedrooms with larger-than-expected windows and closets, a stylishly appointed shared hall bath, a flex area with laundry closet that would make a great den, media room, playroom or exercise space, plus a bonus storage area. This unit has exclusive use of the spacious rear patio with designated garden area. This pet-friendly building has a 10-year tax abatement (pending approval).
No listings available.
1 12 of 55
1 2 3 4 5
Powered by TRIBUS
Disclaimer: All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed and should be independently verified. All properties are subject to prior sale, change or withdrawal. Neither listing broker(s) nor shall be responsible for any typographical errors, misinformation, misprints and shall be held totally harmless. Database last updated 2016-02-10 Property locations as displayed on any map are best approximations only and exact locations should be independently verified. Information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing.

University City Philadelphia Homes For Sale

University City Philadelphia Homes For Sale<br /><br />




Contact Us

McCann Team - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Fox & Roach Realtors

530 Walnut St #260
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States (US)
Phone: (215)440-8345
Email: mccann@mccannteam.com
URL:
  • DRE# 153489
Contact Our Broker
Create An Account
or Register Below
Please Register To View Details
Why register? When you register, you will have the ability to save your favorite properties, leave comments, and save searches to update you when new listings hit the market. Use our powerful search tool for free
Don't worry, we hate spam as much as you and would never share your information or send you unsolicited email.
Close