University City

Philadelphia Neighborhood Guide

Welcome To University City, West Philadelphia’s Knowledge Hub

University City is a dynamic neighborhood in West Philadelphia, with a thriving young population. Hosting the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, and several other top schools, University City is recognized as the academic epicenter of the region, attracting the best minds nationally and internationally.

So, if you’re considering moving to and living in University City, keep reading! Our University City Neighborhood Guide will answer all your questions about University City and help you decide whether this neighborhood is the one for you.

University City, Philadelphia: Home Prices, Values, and Market Trends

  • $537k Average sale price
  • 295Average days on market
  • 4.1%of Homes Sell Under List Price
  • 90walkability score
  • 95public transport score
  • 92biking score

About University City, West Philadelphia

With its vibrant student population and large metropolitan energy, this beautiful West Philadelphia neighborhood offers exciting nightlife, delightful restaurants and cafes and lush green spaces along with historic houses and modern high-rises.

University City At A Glance

Walkability and Connectivity

Walkable to shops, supermarkets and pharmacies and an easy commute to work. Reach City Center in less than 10 minutes via SEPTA.

The Lifestyle

Vibrant and urban, with a bustling street-food scene, high-end art galleries and fun get-together spots.

Employment Opportunities

Being the education hub of Philadelphia, you can find jobs in universities, research, health and tech.

You’ll love…

The abundance of arts and culture, the Philadelphia Zoo and the diverse community with delicious restaurants for every cuisine.

Where is University City, Philadelphia?

University City neighborhood is located in West Philadelphia, right near the Schuylkill River. You’ll find it west of Center City, bordered by University Avenue to the south, Market Street to the north, 30th Street to the east and 38th Street to the west.

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Living in University City

As a student-friendly neighborhood, University City is very walkable. Your closest supermarket, pharmacy, and other shops are probably no more than a 10-minute walk away. The neighborhood also boasts some of the most bicycle-friendly streets. You’ll get to the rest of the city via SEPTA, the city’s main public transportation system, via the Market-Frankford Line, trolley routes and the LUCY bus routes.

You’ll Also Love University City If You…

If you love food


If you love art, science and culture


If you love nature and outdoor activities


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