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Living in University City Philadelphia

University City is the 9th most walkable neighborhood in Philadelphia with 25,095 residents.

University City has world-class public transportation and is a biker’s paradise.

Nearby neighborhoods: Powelton, Mantua, Cedar Park, Grays Ferry, Schuylkill Southwest, Mill Creek and Center City West.

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Walk Score of University City, Philadelphia, PA

University City is a Walker’s Paradise

Daily errands do not require a car.

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Penn Park

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Covenant Statue

Daily errands do not require a car in University City Philadelphia.

University City is the 9th most walkable neighborhood in Philadelphia with a Walk Score of 90.

Find apartments in Philadelphia's most walkable neighborhoods: Center City East, Center City West and Wharton/Hawthorne/Bella Vista.

University City Neighborhood Ranking

Compare University City to other Philadelphia neighborhoods.

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Population

7 Girard Estates 91 76 80 20,597
8 Cedar Park 91 80 97 16,342
9 University City 90 91 98 25,095
10 Fairmount/Spring Garden 90 84 92 21,665
11 South Philadelphia 90 76 83 24,664

See Walk Score rankings for all of Philadelphia.

Eating & Drinking

There are about 240 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in University City.

People in University City can walk to an average of 15 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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Transit Score of University City, Philadelphia, PA

University City is a Rider’s Paradise

World-class public transportation. Find University City Philadelphia apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

University City has world-class public transportation and about 8 bus, 8 rail, 1 subway and 5 light rail lines passing through it.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from University City on public transit.

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University City has about 12 car shares from Zipcar.

Bike Score of University City, Philadelphia, PA

University City is a Biker’s Paradise

Daily errands can be accomplished on a bike.

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Crime in University City

University City has less violent crime and less property crime per person than the Philadelphia average.

University City Crime Rate

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How do you feel walking in University City Philadelphia?

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Keswick Cycle

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The Quadrangle

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The Button

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The Palestra

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Penn Park

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Marrakech Express and Pure Fare

University City is Talking About...

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