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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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$ 224,999
675 N BROOKLYN STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
3 Bed / 2/1 Bath
1,477 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
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$ 224,999
675 N BROOKLYN STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
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1,477 s.f.
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$ 75,000
4271 VIOLA STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
4 Bed / 3 Bath
2,010 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
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$ 75,000
4271 VIOLA STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
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2,010 s.f.
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$ 19,900
4142 POPLAR STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
5 Bed / 1 Bath
1,830 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
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$ 19,900
4142 POPLAR STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
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1,830 s.f.
Three story row house in West Philadelphia. Five bedrooms and one bath. Property needs work, and is being sold AS IS. This is a Freddie Mac property and is eligible under the Freddie Mac First Look Initiative through 3/15/2015. Investors offers will be eligible for review and acceptance on 3/16/2015. Buyer pays all transfer taxes and is responsible for ordering the U&O.
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$ 129,900
1105 N 42ND STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
5 Bed / 1 Bath
1,827 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
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$ 129,900
1105 N 42ND STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Special Offer this House is being sold with the adjoining Lot all for a Low Price of $129,900. House is being sold in it's as-is condition just needs Cosmetic updates. H/W Heater New 2014, New Rubber Porch Roof in 2008, Main Roof coated 2013, New 100amp CB & Cable in 2011, Repl Window T/O,12ft high ceiling, Basement wall redone in 2010, All Windows were capped in 2014, House offers Front Porch entrance in Foyer to a Large LR w/art FP, sea foam green w/w FDR w/french doors & sea foam green w/w, Breakfast Room w/Newer c/t Floor, drop ceiling, built in Hutch & W/D Hook up, EIK w/newer C/T Floor,gas range, plenty of cabs, c/t back splash exit to rear deck & rear/side fenced in yard with additional off street parking. 2nd Floor offers Large Mst Br w/newer light brown w/w, clst, Hall 3pc bath w/new double sinks, new toliet, large mirror, c/t floor & walls, 2nd Br w/clst & H/W floor, 3rd Br w/green w/w, built in clst & shelves, 3rd Floor offers 4th Br w/green w/w & clst 5th Br w/green w/w & clst, Full Unfinished Bsmt w/New Steps, W/D Hook up & tons of storage space. (Adjoining Lot address is 1107 42nd St is included in sale!!
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$ 184,999
3847 BRANDYWINE STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
2 Bed / 1 Bath
728 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
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$ 184,999
3847 BRANDYWINE STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
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728 s.f.
Want location? This property has it. Conveniently located to all forms of public transportation and the local Universities. Home offer's hardwood flooring through the living and dining rooms. Kitchen has tiled floor and beautifully tiled counter top; all appliances are stainless steel. Bathroom has a tiled floor, linen closet and a Jacuzzi tub/shower combination. Both bedrooms have natural light and plenty of closet space. Backyard makes for a great spot to grill or garden in the warmer seasons. Schedule a showing today; property is also for rent.
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$ 60,000
656 N 42ND STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
3 Bed / 1 Bath
1,128 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
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$ 60,000
656 N 42ND STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
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1,128 s.f.
Shell condition on a double lot close to University City, all offers will be considered.
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$ 239,000
328 N WIOTA STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
3 Bed / 2 Bath
1,196 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
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$ 239,000
328 N WIOTA STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
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2
1,196 s.f.
Fantastic opportunity to own a recently renovated 3 bedroom - 2 bathroom home on a quiet street in University City. Rehab done in 2012 included: new drywall, new electric, new plumbing, new roof, new stairs, newly cemented basement area. First floor: kitchen, living room/breakfast area, bedroom and full bath. Second floor: 2 bedrooms, one full bath, large living space. Back door leads to fenced in yard and patio. Surrounded by brand new construction. Near Drexel University, Univ. of Penn, nearby medical centers. A must see!
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$ 34,900
3923 BROWN STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
5 Bed / 1 Bath
1,864 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
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$ 34,900
3923 BROWN STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
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1,864 s.f.
Very large home with economical gas heat. Nice front and back yard to garden, Home features a good size dining and living room for entertaining,Lots of possibilities. Great location for commuting to Universities, Hospitals, Zoo, Art Museum even downtown Philadelphia. Needs some rehab but a good price
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$ 129,900
3816 FOLSOM STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
3 Bed / 1 Bath
1,026 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
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$ 129,900
3816 FOLSOM STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
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1,026 s.f.
Beautifully renovated Mantua Townhouse!Inviting front porch greets you on this quiet street adjacent to newly constructed homes. upon entrance of the home you will immediately appreciate traditional Philadelphia style open floor plan with 8' ceilings. Nice size living room with new flooring throughout flowing into the dining room with lots of natural light. You will fall in love with this wonderful updated kitchen which includes new custom cabinetry, fixtures, countertop and ceramic backsplash and stone tile kitchen flooring. Also kitchen features new stove and refrigerator. Exit rear fenced yard with concrete patio and space for landscaping or outdoor entertainment. The second floor features 3 nice size bedrooms with the new flooring on this level as well with a beautiful updated full bath complete with new fixtures and ceramic tile shower and floor. Lower level basement has ceilings high enough to eventually finish the basement or keep it as it is for lots of storage. The home is easily accessible to public transportation and is close to schools, hospitals, Please Touch Museum, Art Museum, Drexel University and the Philadelphia Zoo.Owner is a licensed Pa Real Estate agent.
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$ 34,900
3861 WYALUSING AVENUE
Philadelphia, PA 19104
3 Bed / 1 Bath
1,010 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
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$ 34,900
3861 WYALUSING AVENUE | Philadelphia, PA 19104
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1,010 s.f.
Porch Front Parkside 3 bedroom house is in need of full rehab, good condition. All offers will be presented, $2000 deposit and proof of funds will be required, AS IS addendum and buyer is responsible for u/o. Lot at 3859 is also available Cash or hard money financing only. All offers will be presented.
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