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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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717 N 41ST STREET
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$ 19,900 1 1
1,790 Sq. Ft.
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$ 19,900
717 N 41ST STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
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1,790 s.f.
Investors seeking a lucrative opportunity to rehab two multi-unit buildings, 715-717 N 41st Street is the project for you! Invest in a spacious 4 unit building boasting over 1800 square feet with a huge side and rear yard and in close proximity to bustling Lancaster and Fairmount Avenues with an additional multi unit shell attached.. 715 N 41st is a three story, four unit , all with separate electric meters that additionally features some newer windows. 717 N 41st is a total shell in need of rehab, and you should exercise caution when in the property as the flooring maybe dangerous. This is tremendous investment/ rehab opportunity to turn these fixer-upper's into an extremely profitable rate of return! Rents are high in the neighborhood, and these buildings lend themselves perfectly for student or low income housing.
4218 PENNSGROVE STREET
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$ 35,000 3 1
986 Sq. Ft.
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$ 35,000
4218 PENNSGROVE STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
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986 s.f.
Freshly painted 3 bedroom 1 bath townhome ready for a new owner. Sale is contingent upon Orphan's court approval. Sold AS IS without any warranties or representations.
525 N 36TH STREET
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$ 145,320 4 1
1,260 Sq. Ft.
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$ 145,320
525 N 36TH STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
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4
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1,260 s.f.
Looking for an investment property or home in "Powelton Village"? This home is located on 36th street just a half block away from Spring Garden street, close to DREXEL University and the University of Penn campuses. Student housing is in surrounding area. This Powelton Village home is 3 stories, 1,260 sqft and features 4 spacious bedrooms, one bath, living room, dining room and kitchen. Home is being sold "AS IS" and does need repairs and updates. Owner will not make any repairs. Buyer responsible for U & O and any other CITY CERTIFICATIONS. All offers will be presented that are accompanied by an AOS with deposit. No letters of Intent.
4236 WALLACE STREET
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$ 34,000 3 1
800 Sq. Ft.
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$ 34,000
4236 WALLACE STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
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800 s.f.
Short Sale investor special! This 3 bedroom 1 bath rowhouse is located in the Haverford North community of West Philadelphia and needs TLC. All fair offers will be considered.
322 N PRESTON STREET
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$ 268,990 5 3
2,060 Sq. Ft.
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$ 268,990
322 N PRESTON STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
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2,060 s.f.
Legally zoned and fully occupied triplex brings good opportunity for investor or owner occupant buyer to live in one and rent out the other 2 units. Large front porch and backyard. First floor unit#1 with 2 bedrooms has access to the basement and backyard. 2nd floor unit #2 has 2 large bedrooms and a living room with closet in bedrooms. 3rd floor unit #3 has 1 large bedroom and a living room. Owner pays for water and tenant pays for their own utiltiy bills. Seperate electric meters. Seperate circuit breaker box in each unit. Close to Upenn, Drexel University, CHOP and the Science Center. Convenient to public transportation, shopping and dinning area.
4036 HAVERFORD AVENUE
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$ 72,500 4 1
1,442 Sq. Ft.
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$ 72,500
4036 HAVERFORD AVENUE | Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Rowtownhouse
4
1
1,442 s.f.
Third story shell condition property, sell as is.
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