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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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Under Contract
Contingency
$ 180,000
659 N 35TH STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
MANTUA
3 Bed / 3 Bath
1,923 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: SemiDetached
MLS® #: 6602932
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 180,000
659 N 35TH STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
MANTUA
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
6602932
SemiDetached
3
3
1,923 s.f.
Huge twin house near Drexel and U penn.currently used as 3 families,but may be not properly zoned;first fl: one front bedroom,living room,kitchen,bath,rear yard;2 nd fl: one bedroom,living room/kitchen,bath,potential rear deck;3 rd fl: 1 bedroom,kitchen and bath;basement: full,exit to the side yard;front porch,huge size,this one need some tlc and turn to a good income property or owner occupied,close to 76/drexel/u penn.sell in "as is where is" condition.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 280,000
524 N NATRONA STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
UNIVERSITY CITY
4 Bed / 1/1 Bath
1,380 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
MLS® #: 6602714
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 280,000
524 N NATRONA STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
UNIVERSITY CITY
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Property Type
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6602714
Rowtownhouse
4
1/1
1,380 s.f.
This is a double lot property. The lot next door will be sold with purchase. Property has hardwood flooring and some carpeting. Current tenant pays 1100/month. Property has updated kitchen and also has deck off of 2nd floor bedroom. Located close to Drexel and University of Penn and is included in grant program for employees of both University.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 420,000
4239 SANSOM STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
UNIVERSITY CITY
6 Bed / 2/1 Bath
2,400 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
MLS® #: 6602049
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 420,000
4239 SANSOM STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
UNIVERSITY CITY
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Property Type
Beds
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6602049
Rowtownhouse
6
2/1
2,400 s.f.
Fully renovated 6 bedroom mansion in the heart of University City renovated from top-to-bottom. Exquisite original millwork and fireplaces plus original hardwood throughout. Currently renting for $4000/month. Rent out the entire house, live on the lower floors and rent out the top floor for extra income, or use the third floor as an au-pair suite, in-law suite, office suite or guest suite. Countless options to consider for this unique and versatile home. Easy walk to UPenn, Drexel, and the shops and restaurants of University City.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 499,000
4421 BALTIMORE AVENUE
Philadelphia, PA 19104
UNIVERSITY CITY
4 Bed / 3/1 Bath
3,000 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: SemiDetached
MLS® #: 6599016
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 499,000
4421 BALTIMORE AVENUE | Philadelphia, PA 19104
UNIVERSITY CITY
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Property Type
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6599016
SemiDetached
4
3/1
3,000 s.f.
A unique home in University City you'll adore! Zoned as a duplex, this home has been used as a single family residence for the past 50 years. This unique home includes not just one, but two well maintained kitchens, 4 light filled bedrooms and 3.5 baths, not to mention a variety of original details such as hardwood flooring and leaded glass throughout. This property also includes a large driveway that can hold multiple cars, and leads to the large backyard with an old garage. Use the back for additional parking, start a garden- the yard is big enough for both! The home also includes a full, unfinished basement that is tall enough to be finished. Found close to shops, restaurants, public transportation and more: this is one you definitely need to see!
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 259,000
4036 BARING STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
WEST POWELTON
6 Bed / 2/1 Bath
2,421 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
MLS® #: 6599266
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 259,000
4036 BARING STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
WEST POWELTON
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
6599266
Rowtownhouse
6
2/1
2,421 s.f.
Enormous Victorian-style house with many original details! Property is in great shape and has many upgrades throughout that are not reflected in the pictures. Washer/dryer in basement, jacuzzi tub, concrete rear patio, original hardwood floors, and custom solid wood doors. With 6 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, this is one of the few remaining homes in this area, which is booming with new construction. Motivated owner, priced to sell. Tenant-occupied through September 1.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 120,000
339 N HOLLY STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
WEST POWELTON
2 Bed / 1 Bath
840 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
MLS® #: 6597836
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 120,000
339 N HOLLY STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
WEST POWELTON
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
6597836
Rowtownhouse
2
1
840 s.f.
Well
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 69,900
4115 OGDEN STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
BELMONT
5 Bed / 1 Bath
2,504 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: SemiDetached
MLS® #: 6592964
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 69,900
4115 OGDEN STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
BELMONT
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
6592964
SemiDetached
5
1
2,504 s.f.
Huge 3-story, 5 bedroom home. Home boost several original details including fireplace, hardwood floors and second staircase. Features a one-car garage, full basement, side yard, and front yard. This a must see for motivated investors. Property is being sold "As-Is". The location is perfect for an easy commute to the Penn, Drexel, School of the Future, and the Philadelphia Zoo.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 349,000
35 UNIVERSITY MEWS
Philadelphia, PA 19104
UNIVERSITY CITY
2 Bed / 1 Bath
1,472 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
MLS® #: 6592371
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 349,000
35 UNIVERSITY MEWS | Philadelphia, PA 19104
UNIVERSITY CITY
MLS® #
Property Type
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6592371
Rowtownhouse
2
1
1,472 s.f.
Sweet bi-level two bedroom home with garage dead in the heart of University City, Recently renovated kitchen, C/AC, glowing hardwood floors and generous closet space. And yes, Virginia, it is in the catchment area for the Penn Alexander School
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 725,000
4200 PINE STREET #305
Philadelphia, PA 19104
UNIVERSITY CITY
3 Bed / 3 Bath
2,813 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Condo
MLS® #: 6589320
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 725,000
4200 PINE STREET #305 | Philadelphia, PA 19104
UNIVERSITY CITY
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
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Square Ft
6589320
Condo
3
3
2,813 s.f.
The elevator opens directly into this spectacular full floor home with 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, and 15 foot ceilings. 2-car on Site PARKING (right at your front door!). Located in the premier 4200 Pine Condominium, in the beautiful Spruce Hill neighborhood of University City (and the renowned Penn Alexander CATCHMENT). One of the City's most lovely and convenient locations. Spectacular layout, including a huge open great room (for all living and dining). Excellent light, including skylights (with remote open and close); beautiful hardwood floors throughout; Quartz countertops and Stainless Bosch and Jenn-Air appliances; custom cabinetry; and quality finishes. Incredible space and character. And this top floor residence has no shared walls--extremely private and quiet! Amazing in-unit storage plus 210 sq. ft. basement storage. 4200 Pine is a complete 2007 rehab of a beautiful building in a landscaped courtyard setting. Tax Abatement through 2017. Within blocks of Clark Park, farmers market, coffee shops, restaurants, markets, UPenn, HUP, CHOP, Univ. of the Sciences. 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). Note: Superb condo association. All mechanicals/systems new in 2007. Seidel Video Intercom System. Parking Spaces #5 & 12. Storage Space #27.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 51,800
4232 WESTMINSTER AVENUE
Philadelphia, PA 19104
WEST PHILADELPHIA
3 Bed / 1 Bath
1,416 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
MLS® #: 6588941
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 51,800
4232 WESTMINSTER AVENUE | Philadelphia, PA 19104
WEST PHILADELPHIA
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
6588941
Rowtownhouse
3
1
1,416 s.f.
3bedroom row house for sale, fresh painted with laminated flooring T/O. Affordable price for first home buyer and best return for investors. come check it out!!
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