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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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$ 99,000
4028 PARKSIDE AVENUE
Philadelphia, PA 19104
6 Bed / 3 Bath
2,954 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
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$ 99,000
4028 PARKSIDE AVENUE | Philadelphia, PA 19104
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This is a large property which has 2,954 sq ft. It has seven bedrooms and 3.5 baths. It is zoned as triplex but has been converted to a single family home. It can be converted back if needed. This property is in a great location across from Memorial Hall and the MicroSoft School, and blocks from the Philadelphia Zoo.
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$ 260,000
3805 HAVERFORD AVENUE
Philadelphia, PA 19104
5 Bed / 2/1 Bath
2,124 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
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$ 260,000
3805 HAVERFORD AVENUE | Philadelphia, PA 19104
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2,124 s.f.
Spacious 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom house available in red-hot Mantua zip code 19104 just north of Powelton Village! This area is within the President Obama declared PROMISE ZONE and within Drexel University's Home Purchase program boundaries! Conveniently located near the Universities and the Art Museum and Center City Philadelphia! The first floor consists of the living room, a 'mini' kitchen (with refrigerator, sink and a few cabinets), 1/2 bathroom and two dens (or offices). There is also a door leading to a nice size back deck! On the second floor are 3 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom and the full kitchen-including a stove, fridge and dishwasher! The other bedrooms and another full bathroom are located on the third floor. There is basement access for extra storage and laundry.
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$ 35,000
830 N 41ST STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
3 Bed / 1 Bath
1,216 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
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$ 35,000
830 N 41ST STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
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1,216 s.f.
Great opportunity!!! Situated minutes away from Drexel University, this property recently rented is now vacant available for investors or home owners. This property is close to schools, transportation, shopping, library and additional living conveniences awaits you. You will not be disappointed. Nice size 3 bedrooms with plenty of storage. First floor laundry. Neutral d~cor, washer, dryer, refrigerator and hardwood floors are among the wonderful features of this home. Clean and ready to sell. Though sold AS-IS, you are welcomed to get your home inspection for information purposes. Though a diamond in the rough, a little TLC will make this a money maker or a first home.
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$ 135,000
734 N 42ND STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
3 Bed / 1/1 Bath
1,110 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
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$ 135,000
734 N 42ND STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
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1,110 s.f.
Rare to find package deal with contiguous corner commercial properties, has to be sold with commercial property 4200-02 Aspen Street. which is corner lot, double wide property. Good location at Lancaster Avenue and 42nd street. This sale includes two piece of land, one residential building and business of appliance repair & sale. Construction started inside building. Tenants are living at 734 N 42nd Street and owner is acquiring vacant lot 732 N 42nd Street, which may included in the sale too. All together 135k. No repairs, sold As-Is.
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$ 195,000
3514 WALLACE STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
4 Bed / 2/1 Bath
1,887 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
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$ 195,000
3514 WALLACE STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
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1,887 s.f.
Convenient Drexel Area home perfect for large family or investor looking to add to their portfolio. This five bedroom 2 and a half bath house has been updated with a huge great room leading to a modern kitchen that also houses the washer and dryer. The second floor has three nice size bedrooms and a hall bath. The third floor has two more bedrooms that are served by a jack and jill bath with a stall shower. Come check it out as it won't last long. The seller is a licensed PA real estate agent.
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$ 29,900
860 N 44TH STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
5 Bed / 2 Bath
1,830 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
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$ 29,900
860 N 44TH STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
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2
1,830 s.f.
Fabulous Development Opportunity in Exciting neighborhood. Large property on Huge Lot is booming with potential!!!
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$ 32,500
841 N BROOKLYN STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
3 Bed / 1 Bath
964 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
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$ 32,500
841 N BROOKLYN STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
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1
964 s.f.
Well maintained 3br home in Drexel's catchment area is just in need of a little of your TLC and cosmetic updates. Features cozy front porch with gated garden area, original dark wood interior moldings and doors, full eat in extended kitchen, 3 spacious bedrooms, full basement & large backyard.
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$ 265,000
4183 LEIDY AVENUE
Philadelphia, PA 19104
7 Bed / 3 Bath
2,403 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
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$ 265,000
4183 LEIDY AVENUE | Philadelphia, PA 19104
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2,403 s.f.
Here is a Large 2 unit DUPLEX in Great Area near Fairmount park. Close to the Microsoft school, Universities, Center City of Philadelphia. Duplex is TOTAL RENOVATED. Rooms are spacious, hardwood floors though out all living space, new kitchen/baths with tile floors, built-in microwaves, stainless steel stoves. The First- floor unit has 4 bedrooms, 1 bath, main floor Laundry. The second- floor bi-level unit has 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, a big Laundry room. Duplex has a Big basement, Central air conditioner, Separate utilities, Security alarm and more. Also It has a good size private yard and patio.
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$ 94,900
881 N PRESTON STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
6 Bed / 3 Bath
1,980 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
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$ 94,900
881 N PRESTON STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
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1,980 s.f.
ATTENTION INVESTORS: large home with updated kitchen and baths, first floor has open floor plan, some expoosed interior brick walls, new windows, central air conditioning. Tenant occupied+$1,364.00/month plus utilities. Tenant has occupied this house since 2006, Priced to sell!!!
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$ 40,000
3861 WYALUSING AVENUE
Philadelphia, PA 19104
3 Bed / 1 Bath
1,010 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
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$ 40,000
3861 WYALUSING AVENUE | Philadelphia, PA 19104
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1,010 s.f.
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