University City

University City  is the easternmost region of West Philadelphia. The University of Pennsylvania has long been the dominant institution in the area and was instrumental in coining the name University City as part of a 1950s urban-renewal effort. Today, Drexel University and the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia also call University City home.

The eastern side of  University City is home to the Penn and Drexel campuses, several medical institutions, independent centers of scientific research, 30th Street Station, and the Cira Centre. The western side, with its Victorian and early 20th-century housing stock, is primarily residential and is home to an ethnically and economically diverse population.

University City Boundaries

Boundaries are the Schuylkill River to the east; Spring Garden Street, Powelton Avenue, and Market Street to the north; 52nd Street to the west; and Woodland Avenue, University Avenue, and Civic Center Boulevard to the south.


Property Listings in University City

  1. 6 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 5,875 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,540 sqft
    Year built: 1892
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  2. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,338 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,372 sqft
    Year built: 1930
    Parking spots: 1
    Listing with: Coldwell Banker Preferred-Old City
  3. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,884 sq ft
    Year built: 2006
    Parking spots: 1
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
  4. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,400 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,417 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Parking spots: 4
    Listing with: Joseph F X Fasy Realtors
  5. 6 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,100 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,168 sqft
    Year built: 1870
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
  6. 5 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,586 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,500 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Parking spots: 3
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
  7. 5 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,888 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,760 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Listing with: Common Ground Realtors
  8. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,700 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,200 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Listing with: Keller Williams Main Line Realty
  9. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,575 sq ft
    Lot size: 700 sqft
    Year built: 1918
    Listing with: Chapel Realty Sales
  10. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,350 sq ft
    Lot size: 953 sqft
    Year built: 1930
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  11. 6 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,616 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,220 sqft
    Year built: 1935
    Listing with: Coldwell Banker Welker Real Estate
  12. 5 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,160 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,277 sqft
    Year built: 1915
    Listing with: Revel Realty
  13. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,752 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,300 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Bryn Mawr
  14. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 687 sq ft
    Year built: 2008
    Parking spots: 2
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
  15. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,698 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,680 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Listing with: Keller Williams Realty Center City
  16. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,240 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,225 sqft
    Listing with: Coldwell Banker Preferred-Old City
  17. 5 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,845 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,691 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Listing with: Philadelphia Realty Exchange
  18. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 709 sq ft
    Year built: 2009
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
  19. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 750 sq ft
    Lot size: 781 sqft
    Year built: 1935
    Listing with: How Real Estate
  20. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,500 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,230 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Listing with: Homestarr Realty
  21. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,212 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,200 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Listing with: Equity Pennsylvania Real Estate
  22. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,124 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,200 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Listing with: Keller Williams Main Line Realty

See all Real estate in the University City tract.
(all data current as of 5/25/2017)

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