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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.

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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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Under Contract
Contingency
$ 850,000
326 N 40TH STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
UNIVERSITY CITY
6 Bed / 3 Bath
2,115 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: SemiDetached
MLS® #: 6541424
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 850,000
326 N 40TH STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
UNIVERSITY CITY
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
6541424
SemiDetached
6
3
2,115 s.f.
Calling all investors! Currently used as a single residence, the property is actually a double lot (35x140) and zoned for a multi-family. The property currently includes 6 bedrooms, 3 baths, a newer kitchen, roof and oil heater, not to mention other features which would make converting it back into a multifamily a breeze, such as existing meters on site. In addition to the existing structure, there is a vacant lot in the rear, the perfect place for additional development. Don't wait, this is an opportunity you don't want to miss!
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 589,900
4335 BALTIMORE AVENUE
Philadelphia, PA 19104
UNIVERSITY CITY
5 Bed / 2/1 Bath
2,475 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: SemiDetached
MLS® #: 6541606
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 589,900
4335 BALTIMORE AVENUE | Philadelphia, PA 19104
UNIVERSITY CITY
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
6541606
SemiDetached
5
2/1
2,475 s.f.
Fabulous, light-soaked 5 bedroom plus family room and office, 2.5 bath home overlooking beautiful Clark Park. With the most desirable views in University City, this twin is fully updated and beautifully maintained yet retains significant original character and detail. And a wonderful location in the Penn Alexander Catchment. Newly bricked rear patio, front porch, front yard. Character and details include gorgeous woodwork, hardwood floors throughout, high ceilings, beautiful original fireplaces and mantels (2 working), original pocket door, leaded glass, an original decorative wood burning stove, and a beautiful Victorian facade. Amazing southern light (with just the park across the street). Great space. Large, sunny eat-in-kitchen overlooking the spacious patio. Central air. Great closet and storage space throughout. And just ideal University City location. Right across the street from Clark Park and its fabulous Farmers' Market. Less than 1 block to Clarkville (coming soon!), Green Line, and Milk & Honey. Easy walk to Baltimore Avenue's Restaurant Row, Penn Alexander Catchment School, Honest Tom's, Local 44 and the Bottle Shop, Pop Shop, and so many coffee shops, restaurants, and shopping. Close to HUP, CHOP, Penn, University of the Sciences. 10 minutes to Rittenhouse Square by car or bike and plenty of convenient SEPTA options. 94 WalkScore. Tremendous opportunity in the Penn Alexander Catchment (Three years in a row, all Kindergarten registrants offered spots. For 2015-2016, no Lottery. All registrants have spots).
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 45,000
1132 N UNION STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
WEST PHILADELPHIA
3 Bed / 1 Bath
1,050 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
MLS® #: 6539103
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 45,000
1132 N UNION STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
WEST PHILADELPHIA
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
6539103
Rowtownhouse
3
1
1,050 s.f.
Location! Location! A few blocks away from the Philadelphia Zoo, close to schools and transportation. It has an open porch, spacious living room as well as bedrooms. This house needs rehab and will be great for contractors and investors. Being sold in As-IS condition.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 339,000
47 UNIVERSITY MEWS
Philadelphia, PA 19104
UNIVERSITY CITY
2 Bed / 2 Bath
1,472 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
MLS® #: 6538504
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 339,000
47 UNIVERSITY MEWS | Philadelphia, PA 19104
UNIVERSITY CITY
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
6538504
Rowtownhouse
2
2
1,472 s.f.
Uniquely desirable-This End Unit has been completely renovated in the past 2 yrs. This Opportunity(not a guarantee)at enrollment in the coveted Penn Alexander Public Grade School just touches on what makes This home a WOW! Only Home in this small enclave with 2 CAR PARKING & only home with a roof deck! This home has been fully designed & upgraded specifically for this Quintessential Discernible Owner. His contemporary eye made every tasteful selection. Throughout: Exotic Bamboo HARDWOODS selected carefully for a deep richness,3 series of newer(8 Ft)windows in stairways and bedrooms, 2 zone heat and a 'NEST' Learning Thermostat, state of the art "TOTO' comodes, 8" baseboards, newer HVAC, crazy amounts of closets,upgraded 3 prong outlets- all wrapped up in a refreshed clean color palate. Come home through the keyless entry to an expansive living room, complete with wood burning fireplace. Get blown away by the New and Open concept kitchen with counter top selections of higher grade Granite,with mobile island overhung for seating, glass backsplash, rich- 42" espresso cabinets complete with stylish pulls and pantry- all accented by Stainless Steel (goose neck faucet,sink all appliances(mostly Samsung)to include range hood & double oven. Retreat in or out- from every day for the first touch of daylight near the French doors or all brick patio. Navigate to the Lower Level which is complete with new bath... And OH-the bathrooms he designs!!! Get this: 24"x12" on trend tile walls and floors, in just the coolest shades-finished in style w/state of the art,bold, high-end chrome faucets,rain showers& fixtures. This LL includes washer and dryer, 7 closets(a full daylight door is available for install and complete seclusion). Bedtime? Find your 2nd floor HUGE Bedroom with full view windows and 2 double door closets. Do you want additional instant equity?(consider a slight mod which could divide this room providing for 2 separate bedrooms). Right there-Another of "THOSE" awesome bathrooms. Want more? The loft or 3rd floor BR and roof deck await! Got to love the "WALL" of thermal glass sliders(2 massive 8'x7' sets) blasting warm light throughout this space and below. Overlook the city from this newly refinished roof deck accented with a brick definition wall and new railing.*catchment location is not a guarantee of admittance to PAS.*** Only a 6Ft adjoinment to attched house
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 80,000
3320 MOUNT VERNON STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
MANTUA
2 Bed / 1 Bath
890 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
MLS® #: 6536430
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 80,000
3320 MOUNT VERNON STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
MANTUA
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
6536430
Rowtownhouse
2
1
890 s.f.
Two bedroom home close to Drexel University in Mantua on a quiet street.1st floor living room and kitchen, 2nd floor two bedrooms and hall bathroom Seller makes no representations regarding the condition of the property. Buyer pays ALL transfer taxes and is responsible for obtaining the U&O certification prior to closing. This is a Fannie Mae HomePath Property. Visit HomePath to see additional properties in your area.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 135,000
3947 MOUNT VERNON STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
UNIVERSITY CITY
2 Bed / 1 Bath
1,024 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
MLS® #: 6534450
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 135,000
3947 MOUNT VERNON STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
UNIVERSITY CITY
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
6534450
Rowtownhouse
2
1
1,024 s.f.
Beautiful completely renovated home ready for a new owner. Home has all new plumbing and electric done to code with a clear U&O. Home was completely gutted and redone with all new mechanicals. All new hardwood floors throughout the first floor and easy to clean carpet on the second floor. Recess lighting throughout. New kitchen with new tile floors and cabinetry. Central air conditioning and heat. Large gated rear yard with stones for easy maintenance. Large closet and spacious rooms. Laundry room conveniently located on the second floor with a new washer and dryer. Quiet and friendly block with other home owners. Close to center city, Drexel UPenn and public transportation only a block away. SELLER'S ARE OFFERING SELLER'S ASSIST TO CUT DOWN CLOSING COST AND WILL REVIEW ANY AND ALL OFFERS SO BRING THEM!!! *Please note minor repairs to bathroom tile will be completed for sale.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 117,000
4240 POWELTON AVENUE
Philadelphia, PA 19104
MANTUA
3 Bed / 0 Bath
1,480 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
MLS® #: 6533199
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 117,000
4240 POWELTON AVENUE | Philadelphia, PA 19104
MANTUA
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
6533199
Rowtownhouse
3
0
1,480 s.f.
Great Location in University City. The lot is 16*102. The clean out has been done. It has zoning permit for addition 16*20 two story and plumbing permit. The electric permit and building permit is pending.All the permits are waiting for new owner and it's free. It covers by drexel shuttle. RM1 ZONING. It's easier to convert to multi unit without hearing and rent it out to students. New constructions are surrounding.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 499,000
4227 OSAGE AVENUE
Philadelphia, PA 19104
UNIVERSITY CITY
5 Bed / 2 Bath
2,880 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
MLS® #: 6532078
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 499,000
4227 OSAGE AVENUE | Philadelphia, PA 19104
UNIVERSITY CITY
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
6532078
Rowtownhouse
5
2
2,880 s.f.
Beautiful home now available on a gorgeous, tree lined street in wonderful University City! This spacious 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom house has beautifully refinished hardwood floors throughout. Many newer renovations including roof, kitchen and combination ceiling fan/dimmer lights in all rooms tastefully blend the charm of old world craftsmanship with modern times touches. The large backyard is perfect for BBQs and gatherings and relaxing in the warmer weather! This house is in the Penn Alexander School Catchment Area and is close to Clark Park, the University of Penn and the University of the Sciences. It is also conveniently located near public transportation and many restaurants and shops along Baltimore Avenue and Spruce Street. Property is currently tenant occupied thru 4/30/2016.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 249,000
4220 POWELTON AVENUE
Philadelphia, PA 19104
UNIVERSITY CITY
4 Bed / 2 Bath
1,767 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
MLS® #: 6534415
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 249,000
4220 POWELTON AVENUE | Philadelphia, PA 19104
UNIVERSITY CITY
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
6534415
Rowtownhouse
4
2
1,767 s.f.
DIRECTLY ACCROSS DREXEL ATHLETIC FIELD! Fully renovated in 2009, roof was entirely replaced in 2010, new vinyl floors installed throughout first floor in 2014. Main floor has large separate living room, dining room and kitchen areas with middle staircase. Upper floors have large front bedrooms, smaller rear bedrooms, and full bathrooms. Every bedroom has a full size closet. Basement is partially finished and has new laundry area. HUGE backyard with lots of patio and garden space (could be used as a double lot, may be able to subdivide.) There is also a gated side walkway. Across the street are Drexel's practice fields and the historic Lombard Central building and grounds. A short walk from the 40th and market blue line stop and 40th street's restaurants, grocery store and movie theater.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 284,500
4200 PINE STREET #501
Philadelphia, PA 19104
UNIVERSITY CITY
1 Bed / 1 Bath
595 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Condo
MLS® #: 6531405
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 284,500
4200 PINE STREET #501 | Philadelphia, PA 19104
UNIVERSITY CITY
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
6531405
Condo
1
1
595 s.f.
Bright and beautiful 1 bedroom condo with windows on 3 exposures. This top floor residence has no shared walls--extremely private and quiet! Amazing light and Center City skyline views. 1-car PARKING (right at your front door). Located in the premier 4200 Pine Condominium, in one of the City's most lovely and convenient locations. Tax Abatement through 2017. High ceilings and Hardwood floors throughout. Excellent layout and use of space (all usable space!). South & East facing Living/dining area open to kitchen, which offers Stainless Bosch; LG; and GE Monogram appliances. Double-thick Meganite counter-top. Custom soft-close cabinetry, including pantry cabinet. Large coat and storage closet. Beautiful tile bath with subway-tile surround, penny-round floors, and Toto toilet. Nice-sized bedroom with views of the skyline, landscaped courtyard and the beautiful Trumbauer Mansion. Ceiling fan and 2 double closets. Walk-in laundry/utility closet with storage and full-size Bosch Axxis Washer/Dryer. Ample closet/storage space, including a 210' STORAGE SPACE at ground level (not included in sq. ft. listed above). This lovely courtyard setting is within blocks of Clark Park, farmers market, coffee shops, restaurants, markets, UPenn, HUP, CHOP, Univ. of the Sciences. Note: Superb condo association. All mechanicals/systems new in 2007. Seidel Video Intercom System. Parking Space #29. Storage Space #2.
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