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Living in University City Philadelphia

University City is the 22nd most walkable neighborhood in Philadelphia with 14,345 residents.

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

Nearby neighborhoods: Powelton Village, Spruce Hill, Mantua, West Powelton, Grays Ferry, Fitler Square and Graduate Hospital.

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Walk Score of University City, Philadelphia, PA

University City is Very Walkable

Most errands can be accomplished on foot.

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Penn Park

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Shoemaker Green

Most errands can be accomplished on foot in University City Philadelphia.

University City is the 22nd most walkable neighborhood in Philadelphia with a Walk Score of 88.

Find apartments in Philadelphia's most walkable neighborhoods: Avenue of the Arts South, Rittenhouse Square and Center City West.

University City Philadelphia Apartments for Rent

University City Neighborhood Ranking

Compare University City to other Philadelphia neighborhoods.

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Population

20 Haverford North 89 73 91 1,442
21 Kensington 88 68 75 47,682
22 University City 88 95 97 14,345
23 Avenue of the Arts North 88 87 71 10,910
24 West Powelton 87 85 98 3,733

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Eating & Drinking

There are about 205 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in University City.

People in University City can walk to an average of 17 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 12 bus, 13 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 6 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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Penn Park

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Covenant Statue

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The Porch

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The Quadrangle

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The Button

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The Palestra

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