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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
$ 479,900
4219 REGENT SQUARE
Philadelphia, PA 19104
WEST PHILADELPHIA
3 Bed / 2 Bath
1,710 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
MLS® #: 6556723
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 479,900
4219 REGENT SQUARE | Philadelphia, PA 19104
WEST PHILADELPHIA
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
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6556723
Rowtownhouse
3
2
1,710 s.f.
What a fantastic opportunity to own this sophisticated 3-story home right outside of Clark Park! Built in 1886, this meticulously maintained home is full of charming character. The home features 3 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a master suite, a large backyard, and a relaxing country-style front porch! The original hardwood floors in this property were just refinished. This main level is beautifully adorned with high ceilings, LED lighting, and charming woodwork. The living room features venetian finished plaster walls and there are breathtaking crown molding finishes in the living room and dining room. An original pocket door leads you from the dining room to the kitchen. The tastefully updated eat-in kitchen contains wooden cabinets with stainless steel appliances and a dishwasher. The second level contains two generously-sized bedrooms, a laundry room, and a breathtaking custom bathroom. Both bedroom have large windows with abundant natural light. The rear bedroom includes a gas fireplace. The bathroom includes a steam shower, heated floors, subway tiles, and LED lighting. The third level is devoted entirely to a large master suite complete with a kitchenette, full bathroom, and a large area that can accommodate a king size bed along with a full-size couch. This home has custom energy star windows throughout. The clean and dry basement provides ample room for storage. The spacious front porch is equipped with a convenient electric outlet. There is a new fence in the backyard and the bricks on the front of the house were recently re-pointed. Located in the Penn Alexander School catchment. Schedule your showing today!
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 390,000
13 UNIVERSITY MEWS
Philadelphia, PA 19104
SPRUCE HILL
3 Bed / 1/1 Bath
1,692 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
MLS® #: 6555541
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 390,000
13 UNIVERSITY MEWS | Philadelphia, PA 19104
SPRUCE HILL
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
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6555541
Rowtownhouse
3
1/1
1,692 s.f.
University Mews is a unique gem in University City. The award-winning design features homes around a shared, private courtyard located in the catchment area Penn Alexander public school, K-8. The Mews has an active neighbors group and private parking. The multi-level home has a modern design with lots of natural sunlight, fireplace, central AC, hardwood floors in main living areas, and a finished lower level with walk-out, fence-enclosed, stone patio. All windows and exterior doors are Pella with matching ledges. Kitchen renovated with custom build and ample counter and cabinet space. One car garage plus parking for 2nd car in front of garage. The University City location is prime, convenient to universities, hospitals, restaurants, shopping, grocery stores and the like. The homeowner's association fee of $400/year is voluntary and maintains the common area. Admission to Penn Alexander is not guaranteed, but the kindergarten class of 2015 had no waiting list.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 60,000
3813 MELON STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
MANTUA
3 Bed / 1 Bath
1,000 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
MLS® #: 6556727
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 60,000
3813 MELON STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
MANTUA
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Property Type
Beds
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6556727
Rowtownhouse
3
1
1,000 s.f.
This 3 bedroom house is located in Mantua. It is near Center City, University of PA, Drexel University, Philadelphia Zoo, Please Touch Museum, Expressway, Schools, Public Transportation, Shopping and much more... New hot water heater and plumbing was installed a year ago. The house is in need of minor repairs and cosmetic work. The property is occupied and a 24 hour notice is needed to show it. The owners are eager to sell. Please make an offer!
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 132,900
4148 PARRISH STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
BELMONT
4 Bed / 2 Bath
1,608 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
MLS® #: 6556716
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 132,900
4148 PARRISH STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
BELMONT
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
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Square Ft
6556716
Rowtownhouse
4
2
1,608 s.f.
Looking for a turn key investment property? Or unique single family home? This Belmont gem is for you. Great for students. Easily converted into multiple units or in home mother-in-law suite. This unique property is close to Drexel University, Parks, schools and Kelly Drive. Call today to find out more and schedule your private tour.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 59,000
650 N UNION STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
MANTUA
4 Bed / 1 Bath
1,830 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
MLS® #: 6554670
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 59,000
650 N UNION STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
MANTUA
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
6554670
Rowtownhouse
4
1
1,830 s.f.
Spacious townhome offering open front porch, combination living/dining room, kitchen, rear yard, 4 bedrooms and full tiled bathy. Close to public transportation, shopping, area restaurants, major highways and the Universities. Corporate Addendum must accompany all accepted offers. Owner makes no representations or warranties as to condition. Property to be sold in "as is" condition. Proof of funds are needed with all cash offers and mortgage pre-approval is needed for financed offers. Buuyer is responsible for obtaining the L and I certification from the City of Philadelphia.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 519,000
3405-7 HAMILTON STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
POWELTON VILLAGE
4 Bed / 2/1 Bath
2,490 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: SemiDetached
MLS® #: 6552051
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 519,000
3405-7 HAMILTON STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
POWELTON VILLAGE
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
6552051
SemiDetached
4
2/1
2,490 s.f.
Post Civil War Italiante twin on a very nice residential tree lined block in Powelton Village. This property offers 4/5 bedrooms with two baths. The first floor features a double sized living room with high ceiling, plaster crown moldings and oak floors. There is also a large dining room and then full sized updated kitchen with commercial stove and contemporary cabinetry. This is a working kitchen for the serious cook. There is also a large mudroom/laundry/pantry behind the kitchen. Out front is a wrap around front porch and large private side yard for entertaining. Many original elements have been retained to give a pleasant mix of old and new. Upstairs on the second floor is a large front bedroom, with more oak flooring, then a tile bath with cast iron claw foot tub, off the central hallway. In the back is a large bedroom/office/2nd parlor, which leads to a bedroom in the rear. On the third floor are two more bedrooms and a full tile bath with shower. Much of the original architectural elements remain upstairs. The heating is gas, hot water radiator, along with a separate dual zoned central air conditioning system for the whole house. This would be a great home for a first time homebuyer looking for something on a great block in Powelton Village with an enticing mix of old architectural elements mixed with the newer systems expected in today's homes.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 184,500
3603 BRANDYWINE STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
UNIVERSITY CITY
3 Bed / 1 Bath
1,280 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
MLS® #: 6551538
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 184,500
3603 BRANDYWINE STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
UNIVERSITY CITY
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
6551538
Rowtownhouse
3
1
1,280 s.f.
excellent location in University city. New Construction at the corner. close to Drexel University, UPENN, Penn advanced care pavilion, new construction of the new U-Penn building, the Dornsife center, public transportation, shopping centers and a short ride to center city. Enter into a living room dining room combination with hardwood flooring, updated kitchen with upper and lower wood cabinets, Corian counter tops, newer stainless steel appliances, tile backsplash and a dishwasher. there is 1 bedroom on the first floor rear with access the rear yard, great for entertaining and BBQS. 2nd floor - 2 very nice bedrooms with plenty of closet space and a huge updated bathroom, hardwood flooring throughout. finished basement with a separate area for mechanicals an laundry. All appliances are included. photos are before tenant occupied the property.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 285,000
4300 WALLACE STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
UNIVERSITY CITY
4 Bed / 4 Bath
1,899 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
MLS® #: 6551412
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 285,000
4300 WALLACE STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
UNIVERSITY CITY
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
6551412
Rowtownhouse
4
4
1,899 s.f.
Almost new construction with 10 year tax abatement!!! This 3-story building has 4 bedrooms and 1 study room with 4 full bath rooms. It's located in the University City close to Drexel and Upenn, and blocks off Lancaster Ave for easy commuting into & out of the city or onto highway 76. The new modern house boasts luxury finished granite counter-tops, double vanity sinks in bathrooms, stainless steel & energy efficient appliances, and new HVAC system. Great for both owner occupancy and investment. 24 hour notice required.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 369,000
4300 SPRUCE STREET #C206
Philadelphia, PA 19104
UNIVERSITY CITY
2 Bed / 2 Bath
1,089 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Condo
MLS® #: 6550934
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 369,000
4300 SPRUCE STREET #C206 | Philadelphia, PA 19104
UNIVERSITY CITY
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
6550934
Condo
2
2
1,089 s.f.
Two bedroom two bath unit in "4300 Spruce" condominiums. This light filled corner unit features open living and dining rooms with hardwood floors, kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances. Two full bathrooms with porcelain tile floors, granite vanity tops, Kohler fixtures. Two bedrooms with spacious closets. In unit washer/dryer. Private storage unit in basement included. Pet friendly building. Located in the historic Spruce Hill section of University City across from the Penn Alexander School and within walking distance of restaurants, cafes and shopping. Tax abatement remaining. Property can be sold with or without existing furniture.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 299,900
19 N PRESTON STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19104
WEST PHILADELPHIA
4 Bed / 2/1 Bath
1,988 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Rowtownhouse
MLS® #: 6549506
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 299,900
19 N PRESTON STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
WEST PHILADELPHIA
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
6549506
Rowtownhouse
4
2/1
1,988 s.f.
Tasteful 100% move-in ready three story home with fabulous outdoor space in West Powelton Village. Open first floor layout features crown molding, recessed lighting, ventless gas fireplace, thoughtfully updated kitchen with ample counter and cabinet space, half bath, and large covered deck perfect for entertaining. Second floor is home to three bedrooms, all with ceiling fans and good light. Continue to the third floor where you'll find a large deck with city views at the top of the steps. Master suite features a large, bright bedroom with vaulted ceilings and a custom walk-in closet, master bath with whirlpool tub and separate tile shower. Sellers have meticulously maintained this home and made countless smart upgrades to save energy, add storage and improve aesthetics. Finished basement was fully renovated in 2014 including installation of sump pump, French drain and vapor barrier. Roof installed in 2014. Great location, within a quick walk of Drexel University, University of Pennsylvania, restaurants, retail, parks, hospitals and many other major employers. Easy access to Market Frankford Line and numerous bus and trolley line and ample street parking make commuting easy. Penn and Drexel Employees ? this home is eligible for both Penn's $7,500 forgivable loan and closing cost assistance program and Drexel's $15,000 forgivable loan program.
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