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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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University City Just Listed Homes

4300 SPRUCE STREET #A302
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 354,000 2 2/2
974 Sq. Ft.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 354,000
4300 SPRUCE STREET #A302 | Philadelphia, PA 19104
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
Condo
2
2/2
974 s.f.
Bright and sunny two bedroom, two bath condo located in the well sought after gated community 4300 Spruce condos. This prime layout unit features plenty of windows including a french door style window which opens into a beautiful courtyard. Inside the 6 year old condo you will find high end finishes and a highly functional layout. The kitchen has granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, huge pantry space, and a large sit-up island/breakfast bar. Both bedrooms are ample size, including the master bedroom which includes a master bathroom with a granite vanity. Throughout the unit you will find no lack of closest/storage space. Also, you will find a small balcony/fire escape off the kitchen, perfect for morning coffee. The location is prime university city, easy walk to local hospitals, University of Penn, and all the hottest new restaurants and entertainment spots! Tax abatement through 2018!
4317 LUDLOW STREET
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 225,000 3 1/1
1,260 Sq. Ft.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 225,000
4317 LUDLOW STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
Rowtownhouse
3
1/1
1,260 s.f.
Here's a fantastic opportunity to get into the University City market. Rehabbed within the past 10 years, this three-bedroom plus den house would make a great investment property or starter home. The location perfectly splits the difference between the Drexel and UPenn campuses and is close to the 40th St el station. The first floor, tiled throughout and awash in natural light, features an eat-in kitchen, spacious living room, cute half bath, den (or fourth bedroom) and access to a huge yard. The second floor offers three good-sized bedrooms with plenty of closet space, a large ceramic tiled bathroom and a linen closet. Rarely found central air and a full basement with laundry, a sump pump and plenty of storage complete the picture. This house is a short stroll to local favorites like Honest Tom's Taco Shop, Local 44, Green Line Caf~, Saad's, Manakeesh, to name just a few--and check out student-hosted dinners at the Restaurant School right around the corner.
3916 PENNSGROVE STREET
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 21,900 3 1
1,415 Sq. Ft.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 21,900
3916 PENNSGROVE STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
Rowtownhouse
3
1
1,415 s.f.
INVESTOR ALERT! Shell in need of clean out and rehab. Prime location just outside of center city, close to universities, major highways and Philadelphia Zoo. Can be split into two one bedroom apartments.
3970 RENO STREET
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 85,000 3 1
976 Sq. Ft.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 85,000
3970 RENO STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
Rowtownhouse
3
1
976 s.f.
Attention INVESTORS!!! Excellent opportunity to rehab in University City in the heart of the continuously developing West Philly area. The home is in need of some repairs. Property is being sold as-is
4030 HAVERFORD AVENUE
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 175,000 3 2
1,442 Sq. Ft.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 175,000
4030 HAVERFORD AVENUE | Philadelphia, PA 19104
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
Rowtownhouse
3
2
1,442 s.f.
Beautiful 3 story newly renovated town house in University City. With 3 bedrooms, two full baths, Cozy backyard, laundry room, nice sizes bedrooms with great closet space. Book your showing now!! Because it will go fast.
438 N SLOAN STREET
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 469,900 5 3
1,382 Sq. Ft.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 469,900
438 N SLOAN STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
SemiDetached
5
3
1,382 s.f.
Great almost new construction near Drexel. Great for students. Excellent rental income property with 4 years remaining on abatement. Turn key listing, great income generator. Up and coming area. Priced to sell, this wont last long. Schedule a viewing today!
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