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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
2
Bath
1,567
Sq. Ft.
3936 SPRING GARDEN STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
$ 199,900
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 199,900
3936 SPRING GARDEN STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
Rowtownhouse
3
2
1,567 s.f.
Gorgeous 3 bedroom home located near the Drexel and University of Penn campuses. This home is a gem. The living and dining room area offers a warm atmosphere for entertaining guests or just relaxing. Home features an eat-in kitchen. Two of the three bedrooms boasts walk-in closets and there are two full bathrooms. Home is equipped with a washer and dryer unit in its spacious basement. The home is conveniently located near the University City District. Public transportation and a medical center are both in walking distance of this home. Make an appointment and view this property today. Home is being sold in AS-IS condition.
Under Contract
Contingency
3
Bed
1
Bath
1,362
Sq. Ft.
3535 ASPEN STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
$ 80,000
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 80,000
3535 ASPEN STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
Rowtownhouse
3
1
1,362 s.f.
Here is a wonderful investment in a redeveloping area 3 bedroom row in need of TLC. Owner says sell Please do call in for your appointment today. Serious buyers
Under Contract
Contingency
3
Bed
1
Bath
1,128
Sq. Ft.
808 N UNION STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
$ 49,999
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 49,999
808 N UNION STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
Rowtownhouse
3
1
1,128 s.f.
HURRY Don't let this Home Pass you by.....Great starter Home or INVESTOR dream for CASH FLOW. Big 3 BDRM 1 Bath. Ready to Move in. Motivated to sell Please bring all offers.
Under Contract
Contingency
3
Bed
1
Bath
784
Sq. Ft.
659 N 41ST STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
$ 57,999
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 57,999
659 N 41ST STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
Rowtownhouse
3
1
784 s.f.
Great property for a first time homebuyer or an investor. This property needs a little TLC.
Under Contract
Contingency
3
Bed
1/1
Bath
1,200
Sq. Ft.
4276 VIOLA STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
$ 60,000
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 60,000
4276 VIOLA STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
Rowtownhouse
3
1/1
1,200 s.f.
3 bedroom home in West Philadelphia"s Mantua section off of Belmont Ave. Located close to public transportation, I-76, Fairmount Park, Phila Zoo, Please Touch Museum and the Mann Music Center. Property is currently rented if you are an investor. Tenant is on notice to vacate if you are looking to move in. You choose!
Under Contract
Contingency
5
Bed
2
Bath
1,943
Sq. Ft.
4131 PARRISH STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
$ 79,900
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 79,900
4131 PARRISH STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
Rowtownhouse
5
2
1,943 s.f.
Large 5 Bedroom 2 Bath Home located in West Philadelphia. Close to Drexel University and U Penn. Large backyard with space for driveway. Come take a look today before it's off the market!!
Under Contract
Contingency
5
Bed
2/1
Bath
1,850
Sq. Ft.
4316 PINE STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
$ 468,000
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 468,000
4316 PINE STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
Rowtownhouse
5
2/1
1,850 s.f.
Sunny family town home with deep, private rear garden facing South. Spacious third floor rear deck with special views of surrounding gardens and city lights. Rear breakfast room / Solarium off kitchen leads to garden. Tile baths, yellow pine floors, high ceilings. First floor has powder room, full living room, dining room and eat in kitchen. Basement laundry. Second floor has three bedrooms and full bath. Third floor has two bedrooms and A special home in a wonderful location near Clark Park and a block and a half away from the Penn Alexander K - 8th Grade public school. Shopping, public transportation, permit parking are at your doorstep. Well worth a look.
Under Contract
Contingency
2
Bed
1
Bath
890
Sq. Ft.
3318 MOUNT VERNON STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
$ 119,900
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 119,900
3318 MOUNT VERNON STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
Rowtownhouse
2
1
890 s.f.
Great Investment Opportunity near University City Area. Property needs some work also being sold AS Is condition...Make An Offer
Under Contract
Contingency
3
Bed
1
Bath
1,026
Sq. Ft.
3842 FOLSOM STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
$ 49,900
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 49,900
3842 FOLSOM STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
Rowtownhouse
3
1
1,026 s.f.
If you are looking for a well maintained house at a great price this is the one for you !!! Tenant Occupied $700.00 per month.
Under Contract
Contingency
3
Bed
1
Bath
1,010
Sq. Ft.
3875 WYALUSING AVENUE
Philadelphia, PA 19104
$ 57,000
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 57,000
3875 WYALUSING AVENUE | Philadelphia, PA 19104
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
Rowtownhouse
3
1
1,010 s.f.
Investor purchased and has done $25,000 in rehab already but cannot complete the project for personal reasons and is authorizing me to let it go "as is" for $57,000. I have shown investors almost every property that is listed and not listed in this pocket and this property with the rehab that has already been done shows the best. This is a 3 bedroom home with one bath with new electrical, new plumbing, new drywall, new roof, new tile floors, new hardwood floors, new hot water tank and lots of beautiful fixtures. This is an excellent starting point for all investors in this area. This pocket of real estate is next on the map for real estate investors. You are right behind the Philadelphia Zoo and in the mist of all the new improvements that have been completed as well as the refurbished 49th St. bridge. You are literally a seven minute drive to center city or 30th Street Station. This pocket is next in line for the Girard Ave. Development that have shot real estate prices through the roof as well as the new development approved by the zoning board for expansion of the Zoo.
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