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Overview: The University Of Pennsylvania

A great locus of creative and historic energy, 'U Penn' is a distinguished member of the Ivy League and one of the oldest colleges in America. Their colors are a dark red and blue, and they are nicknamed 'The Quakers'. The campus is located right where West-Central Philadelphia officially begins, across the Schuylkill River from downtown. Donald Trump, like it or not, went to school here. U Penn is an urban campus but also features sprawling, tree-filled green space and some very old buildings dating back to its founding in 1740—started by a guy named Benjamin Franklin, maybe you've heard of him? Some famous buildings include The University Museum, Warden Garden, the gorgeous Lower Quad, and the big red Fischer Fine Arts Library, a.k.a. the Furness Library. U Penn excels in the fields of Arts & Science, Literature, and Engineering, among other disciplines.

Housing In & Around U Penn Campus

Because you’re going to school in a major city, you’ll find tons of options when it comes to apartment-hunting. Let our apartment guide get you started with you search. Don’t worry if the apartment of your dreams is a little far from campus; Philadelphia has a solid system of public transportation. You’ll find plenty of subways, buses, and trolleys to get you where you’re going. U Penn also has its own shuttle on weekends and in the evenings. If you choose to get an apartment, you’ll have no problem finding a roommate; about 36% of its 10,000 undergraduates live off-campus.

Explore U Penn And The City Of Brotherly Love!

When you're on campus, some of the attractions include the seriously gorgeous quad—and how about the famous statue of Mr. Franklin in front of College Hall? This is the oldest building on campus and definitely worth a good look. It's made of green stone! U Penn actually maintains an extensive Flickr page where you can browse through photographs of the campus. Then, of course, you have Philadelphia, which is full of historical monuments like Independence Hall, Fairmount Park and the impressive Zoo. For nightlife, everyone gives U Penn an 'A'. You can check out the local school newspaper or search the online resources like 'Philly Mag.’ Some of the closest student favorite bars are Smoke's and the Blarney Stone. All the carousing, clubbing activity is spread around the areas known as University City, Center City and the downtown. Quite the vibrant scene!

Average Apartment Rent in Philadelphia

# Bedrooms Jun May Apr 3 Month % change
Studio $1,572 $1,605 $1,717 -8.4%
1 Bed $1,467 $1,423 $1,408 4.2%
2 Bed $1,817 $1,945 $1,896 -4.2%
3 Bed $2,233 $2,224 $2,052 8.8%

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$700 studio in Philadelphia-4207 Chester Ave

$700 studio in Philadelphia-4207 Chester Ave

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104

1 Bedroom$700

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$700 Two bedroom in Philadelphia-501 35th St

$700 Two bedroom in Philadelphia-501 35th St

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104

2 Bedrooms$700

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$1095 Two bedroom in Philadelphia-503 40th St

$1095 Two bedroom in Philadelphia-503 40th St

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104

2 Bedrooms$1,095

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$2385 One bedroom in Philadelphia-526 3411 Chestnut St

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$2385 One bedroom in Philadelphia-526 3400 Chestnut St

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  • What are the most fun neighborhoods in Philadelphia?

    Northern Liberties has long been an up-and-coming neighborhood in Philadelphia and is now officially in full swing. A very young and hip area (think Philly's Brooklyn), Northern Liberties is home to some of the best eats and small dives in the city. Explore the shopping and arts district of The Piazza, and discover the greatest bowling in Philly at North Bowl, which is also located here. The Old City, with its cobble stone streets and delightful charm, is another popular spot for locals and tourists alike.

  • Why should I move to Philadelphia?

    Philadelphia is the ultimate location in the Northeast, in close proximity to the beach, the mountains, New York City, and Washington DC. The climate is diverse, with residents getting to experience each season to its fullest. The diversity in Philly is comparable to that of New York City, but the cost of living is much more affordable; You get space for your money here. Moreover, Philadelphia is a rich historical city; a number of bars and restaurants have been around forever. The architecture in the city is celebrated for its beauty and ingenuity; Robert Venturi's Guild House, one of the most prominent examples of Postmodern architecture is located in Philly.

  • Are there any good parks in McGuire?

    With picture-perfect sprawling green lawns and charming brick walls, Washington Square Park is a true oasis amidst the glass and concrete jungle of the city. Never too crowded, Washington Square is the perfect place to take a relaxing lunch break or curl up with your favorite book under one of the stunning old sycamore trees. Franklin Square on North 6th Ave is another favorite spot with a children's playground, sand castle sculpture, mini golf course, and the famous Liberty Bell. So grab a root beer float at Steven Starr's Burger Shack and enjoy a beautiful day in the sunshine at Franklin Square.

  • What 3 bedroom apartments are near the Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia?

    We have an apartment for rent in the University City neighborhood of Philadelphia, which is located close to the Children's Hospital.

  • what is the rent for a 2 bedroom apt. in Bartram Village?

    2 bedroom apartments in Philadelphia average around $1400, but vary depending on neighborhood. Bartram Village apartments, which are outside Center City should run a little cheaper.

  • What kinds of outdoor activities are either in or around Philadelphia?

    Philadelphia is chock full of outdoor fun to be had from beaches and golf courses to gardens and vineyards. Visit the Valley Forge National Historical Park for 3,600 acres of rolling hills and trails, great for a run, bike ride, or picnic in the park. Batram's Garden features a bird walk, river trail, riverside meadow, and the oldest ginkgo tree in the world. This riverfront locale with breathtaking views of the Philly skyline boasts the origin of American gardening as we know it today. Brandywine Valley Wine Trail is a collection of eight wineries sprinkled throughout a beautiful and historic area of Philadelphia. The wine trail hosts many community events throughout the year including Barrels on the Brandywine held every weekend in March and the annual Harvest Fest held every year in September and October.

  • Is Philadelphia famous for any kind of restaurant or food in particular? What's the local favorite?

    Cheesesteak, of course! Pat's King of Steaks, located on East Passyunk Avenue is a local favorite cheesesteak joint offering huge portions of well-seasoned, no-nonsense cheesesteaks. Also be sure to try Pat's famed pizza fries. The line may be long, but the service is super friendly and the food is well worth your patience! Located right around the corner on South 9th Street, Geno's is Pat's notorious rival; serving perfectly seasoned and freshly cooked cheesesteaks slathered with caramelized onions and cheese whiz. The line moves quickly, and the prices are fantastic, just make sure you follow the signs and order correctly or it might be "No cheesesteak for you!"

  • Where in Philadelphia should I live if I'd like to walk or bike to work and to restaurants and bars from my apartment?

    Philadelphia is a highly pedestrian-friendly city, rated as the 5th most walkable in the U.S. by According to Walkscore, the most walkable neighborhoods include City Center West, City Center East, Fairmount-Spring Garden, Whartown-Hawthorne-Bella Vista, and Fishtown. University City and Powelton Village are other pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods, both diverse communities near Penn and Drexel colleges and within walking distance from several bus and trolley lines.

  • Is Philadelphia a town where I'll need a car to get around?

    No. Not only is Philadelphia one of the country's most walkable cities, but it also has a wide-reaching public transportation system. SEPTA runs an extensive bus network in Philadelphia. Buses are a convenient method of getting almost anywhere within the city, although they often run behind schedule. Philadelphia also offers a seasonal trolley bus for tourists called the Phlash. There's is also a regional commuter train, SEPTA Regional Rail, that stops at various locations in the city. The three major center city stops in Center City at underground commuter rail tunnels. The three major center city stops--30th Street Station, Suburban Station, and Market East Station--will take you to the heart of Philadelphia.

  • Looking for cheap apt. kid friendly pet friendly intergrated neighborhood three bedrooms.Which part of Philly is this in?The pets are two cats. Two kids. Nearby schools transportation close to NYC

    We currently list 7 pet friendly 3 bedroom apartments in Philadelphia proper, all of which are south of 676/30 and north of Walnut street. They are close to Logan Square and close to public transportation.

  • Why should I move to Philadelphia?

    With a population of about 1.5 million, Philadelphia is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the county seat of Philadelphia County. As the commercial, cultural, and educational center of the Delaware Valley, Philadephia is a great place for those seeking arts, erudition, and employment in Pennsylvania. Compared to the rest of the country, the cost of living in Philadelphia is only 6 percent higher than the US average, making it a decent place for cost-conscious individuals. Located under an hour from Wharton State Forest, Philadelphia is also a good place for those that want to live in the city but have easy access to the outdoors.

  • what public transportation is there to U of P

    The University of Pennsylvania is easily accessible by SEPTA, Philadelphia's public transportation system. The 42, 21, and 40 bus lines all travel between Center City and Penn, as does the Subway-Surface Trolley (routes 10, 11, 13, 34, and 36). The Market-Franford EL line runs along Market and also stops near Penn, at 34th and 40th Streets.