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Living in University City Philadelphia

University City is the 16th 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 a Walker’s Paradise

Daily errands do not require a car.

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Penn Park

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Shoemaker Green

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

University City is the 16th most walkable neighborhood in Philadelphia with a Walk Score of 92.

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

University City Philadelphia Apartments for Rent

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Rental info for Locust on the Park in the University City area
from $1,800
Studio
Walk Score 94
Rental info for Vue32 in the University City area
from $1,720
Studio
Walk Score 88
Rental info for The Left Bank in the University City area
from $1,700
Studio
Walk Score 86
Rental info for Chestnut Hall Apartments in the University City area
from $1,206
Studio
Walk Score 96
Rental info for 43rd And Chestnut St in the University City area
from $1,500
2 bed
Walk Score 95
Rental info for 42nd And Chestnut St in the University City area
from $900
1 bed
Walk Score 95
Rental info for 40th & Chestnut St. in the University City area
from $1,500
2 bed
Walk Score 96
Rental info for Evo Philly At Cira Centre South in the University City area
from $1,179

University City Neighborhood Ranking

Compare University City to other Philadelphia neighborhoods.

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Walk Score

Transit Score

Bike Score

Population

14 South Philadelphia East 93 75 83 24,742
15 Point Breeze 92 73 80 23,703
16 University City 92 95 97 14,345
17 Southwest Cedar Park 91 82 98 3,628
18 Walnut Hill 91 81 99 3,815

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Eating & Drinking

There are about 234 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in University City.

People in University City can walk to an average of 16 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.

icon for car shares in University City

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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Crime in University City

= Lowest Crime

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

University City Crime Rate

Compared to all Philadelphia neighborhoods.

How do you feel walking in University City Philadelphia?

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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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