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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
$ 219,900
16 N PRESTON STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
MANTUA
3 Bed / 1/1 Bath
1,958 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
MLS® #: 6579607
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 219,900
16 N PRESTON STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
MANTUA
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
6579607
Rowtownhouse
3
1/1
1,958 s.f.
Completely Renovated Home in booming University City/Drexel area of Phila.! This Home located within the Drexel University Home Ownership incentive Zone. New Roof, HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, Windows and Interior! Main level Features Custom Kitchen with Custom Oak Cabinets, Granite Counters and Stainless steel Energy efficient appliances - Oak Hardwood Flooring, Half Bath, multiple Dining Areas/office space and access to private Patio. Upstairs Features 3 Bedrooms and beautifully renovated Hall Bath with Stone Tile Flooring and Shower Surround. Brand new Wall to Wall Carpeting Upstairs and Large Deck off the Main Bedroom. Large clean Basement ready for finishing. End of Row Corner Property close to campuses with New Construction all around!
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 279,900
4112 BARING STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
POWELTON VILLAGE
3 Bed / 1/1 Bath
1,386 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
MLS® #: 6578644
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 279,900
4112 BARING STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
POWELTON VILLAGE
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
6578644
Rowtownhouse
3
1/1
1,386 s.f.
Beautiful new rehab in Powelton Village. This 3 bedroom 1.5 bath features brand new everything! Hardwood floors throughout, open layout kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops, laundry room on main level, large back yard, central air and heat and much more! Make your appointment today!
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 109,000
669 N BROOKLYN STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
POWELTON VILLAGE
3 Bed / 1/1 Bath
1,260 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
MLS® #: 6578194
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 109,000
669 N BROOKLYN STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
POWELTON VILLAGE
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
6578194
Rowtownhouse
3
1/1
1,260 s.f.
INVESTORS ALERT!! Location, Location, Location. Great investor or first time buyer special a few blocks off Lancaster Ave. The large home features large living room with decorative fire place, dining room, powder room, kitchen and laundry room all on the first floor. Second floor has three well sized bedrooms with fair closet space. This is a great opportunity to get into this fast developing area with construction projects going up left and right. Come in with a little imagination and turn this property into a nice cash cow. The home is also on a quiet block and families that have been there for decades. Easy to rent! Call today and schedule your private tour, this won't be available much longer. You want it? We are ready to listen!
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 324,000
3626 POWELTON AVENUE
Philadelphia, PA 19104
UNIVERSITY CITY
4 Bed / 1 Bath
1,880 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
MLS® #: 6577649
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 324,000
3626 POWELTON AVENUE | Philadelphia, PA 19104
UNIVERSITY CITY
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
6577649
Rowtownhouse
4
1
1,880 s.f.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 424,500
16 UNIVERSITY MEWS
Philadelphia, PA 19104
UNIVERSITY CITY
3 Bed / 1/1 Bath
1,472 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
MLS® #: 6577374
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 424,500
16 UNIVERSITY MEWS | Philadelphia, PA 19104
UNIVERSITY CITY
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
6577374
Rowtownhouse
3
1/1
1,472 s.f.
Welcome home to this beautifully reimagined 3BD/1.5BA University City hideaway, conveniently tucked in quaint University Mews & the Penn Alexander School Catchment. Inside, the unique layout allows for optimal space, storage, and sun through brand new windows & custom skylight. The bright and airy kitchen has been totally transformed and offers plenty of cabinet space with stainless steel Bosch appliances, double farmhouse sink and honed granite countertops with a breakfast bar. The kitchen opens up and looks onto the spacious living room with custom built in cabinetry and soaring ceilings. Enjoy new wide plank hardwood floors in the living room and dining room and refinished hardwood flooring in the bedrooms. Beautiful custom stair railings were installed to give this home a modern feel. Upstairs you will find 3 bedrooms and gorgeous hall bathroom. Need even more space? Downstairs is a fully finished basement that could be used as an office/den, or additional living space. This bonus space also has access to the washer/dryer and has it's own powder room. Outside, find a large bricked patio to entertain & enjoy. This home offers one car off-street parking on a private drive and access to a private courtyard! Other new upgrades include a high efficiency Daikin HVAC system & new electrical service including dimmer switches on all lights. Just one block from local shops & eateries steps to HUP, Penn, Drexel, CHOP & University of the Sciences. Easy access to the Schuylkill Riverfront, Rittenhouse Square & Center City!
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 400,000
437 N 32ND STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
PHILA (WEST)
4 Bed / 2/1 Bath
2,418 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
MLS® #: 6579803
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 400,000
437 N 32ND STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
PHILA (WEST)
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
6579803
Rowtownhouse
4
2/1
2,418 s.f.
Powelton Village area residential property. This single-family investment property consists of 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2 kitchens and a full basement. Property has great potential to raise rents, and develop and create two units. Hardwood floors and vintage craftsman woodwork throughout the interior. The main level consist of a full-bath just studio and ample living room. Upper level consist of two landings and you will find the large main bedroom and two additional bedrooms. This property is close to Center City, University City and Drexel.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 22,900
4174 POPLAR STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
NONE AVAILABLE
5 Bed / 1 Bath
1,830 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
MLS® #: 6576689
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 22,900
4174 POPLAR STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
NONE AVAILABLE
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
6576689
Rowtownhouse
5
1
1,830 s.f.
Subject property is a 3+ story, 5 bedroom, 1 bath row-home located in the Mantua section of Philadelphia, PA. Property will be sold on-line at auction.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 330,000
4111 LUDLOW STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
UNIVERSITY CITY
2 Bed / 2 Bath
1,000 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
MLS® #: 6575597
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 330,000
4111 LUDLOW STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
UNIVERSITY CITY
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
6575597
Rowtownhouse
2
2
1,000 s.f.
The current owner lived in the property using it as a home. Previously the owners used the ground floor for a tax preparation business and lived in the complete apartment on the 2nd floor. Historic zoning was for 1 residential apartment on the 2nd floor and a commercial use on the ground floor and basement. There is off street parking leading directly from 41st and Ludlow and attached to the ample rear yard.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 29,900
857 N 42ND STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
NONE AVAILABLE
2 Bed / 1 Bath
1,020 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
MLS® #: 6572406
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 29,900
857 N 42ND STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
NONE AVAILABLE
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
6572406
Rowtownhouse
2
1
1,020 s.f.
Here is a compact row home that has great potential. The property features 2 BR and a bath upstairs, with Living room, dining room and kitchen on the first floor. There is also a very large garage in the rear for added income or storage. Repairs are needed to bring the property back to full potential, but it is priced to reflect that. Make your appointment today! Note: Property is Corporate owned, No seller disclosure is available, seller is exempt. Buyer is responsible for U&O and conveyancing, if any.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 40,000
869 N PRESTON STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
WEST PHILADELPHIA
3 Bed / 1 Bath
2,230 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: SemiDetached
MLS® #: 6576244
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 40,000
869 N PRESTON STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
WEST PHILADELPHIA
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
6576244
SemiDetached
3
1
2,230 s.f.
3 bedroom home. Motivated seller. Make an offer today. Buyer responsible for City Cert.
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