Homes For Sale In University City Philadelphia

Where Is University City?

University City spans from the Schuylkill River to the east and 52nd Street to the west, as well as from Spring Garden Street, Powelton Avenue and Market Street to the north, to Woodland Avenue, University Avenue and Civic Center Boulevard to the south. University City residents adopt the 19104, 19143 and 19139 zip codes.

Bars, Restaurants & Dining

At the doorstep of University City is 30th Street Station, which, while a hub for travelers, is a treasure trove for residents as well. The Porch at 30th Street is an outdoor lounge but also a seasonal food truck pad; Bridgewater’s is a pub ripe for burgers and casual bar banter; and a variety of international food options dot the mid-section of the station.

Elsewhere in the neighborhood, Spread Bagelry is a Montreal-style hotspot for bagel sandwiches, La Colombe Coffee and even a full bar for evening indulgences. Joe Coffee is an extension of the New York City original with plentiful two-floor seating and lovingly crafted espresso; Saxbys on Drexel University’s campus is ideal for sweet lattes and people-watching; and Green Line Cafe, with organic coffees, features a home-recipe chai latte that pairs well with the sweet potato burrito.

Sabrina’s Cafe at Powelton makes for a hearty breakfast, meanwhile, as does Lebanese bakery Manakeesh Cafe. For a light bite, head to Dottie’s Donuts for a vegan donut or Federal Donuts’ University City location at 34th and Sansom streets.

The Farmacy at 45th and Spruce streets is the place to be for brunch, boasting everything from s’mores French toast to shrimp ‘n’ grits mixed with maple syrup. Honest Tom’s Taco Shop is beloved in the neighborhood, with simple but well-executed tacos and burritos – and a seasonal parklet outside its doors in the springtime.

White Dog Cafe offers a spicy lamb bolognese for lunch, plus a mushroom cheesesteak for vegetarians. Among international offerings: Sang Kee Noodle House for slightly more upscale Chinese food, plus Hummus Grill, which is perfect for a quick bite. Allegro Pizza is a favorite for affordable Neapolitan pizza takeout. And, patrons can’t go wrong with Walnut Street Cafe for breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks, though the fried porgy is a particular delight for lunch.

Dinner is served at Jose Garces’ Distrito, where ceviche and other Mexican specials are on the menu. Culinary darling Stephen Starr, too, has a restaurant in the neighborhood with POD, a stylish and sumptuous sushi and dim sum eatery. Other dinner options include the small plates and wine pairings of Zavino, the spice of Han Dynasty, Abyssinia Ethiopian dishes and, for ribs and other comfort foods, Baby Blues BBQ.

City Tap House is a central meeting ground for brews, housed out of a cavernous space with a rooftop patio lined with fire pits. Copabanana is the spot for margaritas, while Local 44 is a craft-beer bar staple with an accompanying bottle shop.

For dessert, Little Baby’s is a premium ice cream shop with creative flavors – see: cucumber dill and balsamic banana – that also serves vegan ice creams. Metropolitan Bakery is an optimal choice for picking up pies and sweet breads.

Attractions, Landmarks & Parks

University City is a destination for museums and galleries. Prime among the museum offerings: Penn Museum, with everything from a gigantic Egyptian sphynx to Southeast Asian art; Drexel Academy of Natural Sciences, with dinosaur fossils and an immense library; and the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, showcasing the best in art and design through its spacious rotating exhibit space. On a smaller scale, the Paul Robeson House celebrates the life of Paul Robeson, a civil rights leader and baritone singer.

Live music happens at World Cafe Live, which hosts paid concerts as well as a famous Free at Noon series – which has seen performers like Ingrid Michaelson and, long before hitting critical mass, Adele. Mainstream movies are screened at Cinemark.

Sights to take in in the neighborhood: The Furness Fine Arts Library, an iconic architectural wonder that consists of a Venetian Gothic building designed by Frank Furness; and The Woodlands, a Victorian rural cemetery with an arboretum, featuring a longstanding Georgian mansion and carriage house.

Penn Park is a gorgeous expanse of green with recreational facilities open to the public for free. The Summer Winter Community Garden is a bucolic break from urban scenery and provides both food and flowers. Franklin Field, meanwhile, is a U-shaped stadium once home to the Philadelphia Eagles, and now host to the annual Penn Relays – the oldest track & field competition in the country. Saunders Park, Lee Park and Malcolm X Park are more small-scale parks where community events are sometimes held.

School Districts

Students in the 19104 zip code may attend Samuel Powel Elementary School at 36th Street and Powelton Avenue for kindergarten through fourth grade, Morton McMichael School or Penn Alexander for elementary and middle grades, Science Leadership Academy Middle School, as well as, for high school, Philadelphia Learning Academy South, citywide Paul Robeson High School or special admission school Science Leadership Academy.

In the 19143 zip code, students may attend the B.B. Comegys Elementary School in the immediate neighborhood,as well as S. Weir Mitchell Elementary School and W. C. Longstreth School and Avery D. Harrington School for elementary and middle grades. West Philadelphia High School Promise Academy is a local public high school, in addition Motivation High School as a special admission public high school – with Boys’ Latin as a public-charter option.

In the 19139 zip code, students may, for elementary school, attend the Henry C. Lea Elementary School, Alain Locke Elementary School and, for elementary and middle grades, the Andrew Hamilton School or Middle Years’ Alternative. The Workshop School is a public citywide high school in the neighborhood, while the William L. Sayre High School serves as a local public school. Parkway West High School is a special admission public high school.

These, in addition to a variety of private and Catholic schools, ranging from The City School at Spruce Hill to St. Barnabas Catholic School.


The Fresh Grocer at 40th and Walnut Street is a full-sized grocer that also has an expansive set of casual ready-made eats; Trader Joe’s, meanwhile, is just over the bridge on Market Street with fresh produce and its well-known quirky selection of grocery items.

Among smaller markets, Makkah Market is notably open 24 hours and has produce plus Halal meats. Gourmet Grocer maintains a selection of organic and locally sourced produce, while Mariposa operates as a neighborhood food co-op. International Foods and Spices is a go-to for Pakistani spices.

For retail and boutique shopping, Urban Outfitters and Ann Taylor LOFT operate locations. Smak Parlour is a kitschy local vintage shop for women with an abundance of dress options; Hello World is a lifestyle shop filled with decor; United by Blue is partly known for its coffee, but doubles as a thrift shop; Piper Boutique is an all-natural women’s clothing boutique.

University of Pennsylvania Bookstore is a sprawling location for readers that hosts nationally touring authors like David Sedaris.

The neighborhood’s liquor store is located at 43rd and Chestnut street, with another location nearby at 20th and Market street that hosts special events.

University City Real Estate Listings

Browse University City real estate listings for homes, condos and apartments. Contact us to learn more.


5327 Pine Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

4 Beds 1 Baths 1,504 SqFt 0.030 Acres

Listing courtesy of Fred R Levine Real Estate

In need of a home that is affordable, large and in charge? Well look no further because this fully updated 3 bedroom 1 and a half bathroom townhome is now available! Upon arrival, you'll immediately notice a sleek façade and rare abundance of street parking on the exterior. From there, a free flowing open concept boasting an exposed brick wall, a huge yet modern kitchen, dining and living room combination on the main level. Next, 3 bedrooms, master bathroom and tons of closet space upstairs. And finally, a fenced in rear yard and finished basement perfect for entertaining friends and family! Could it get any better though? It does! This home also has an all new roof, windows, electric, plumbing, hvac system and is conveniently located near 95 and 76 which will make the commute a breeze. SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?? Hurry and schedule your appointment today before its too late! $290,000 ACTIVE

620 S Yewdall Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,230 SqFt 0.030 Acres

Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Philly

This home has great curb appeal! It has been fully gutted & renovated with new hvac system, as well as new  plumbing and electrical throughout. Both floors have light SOLID HARDWOOD floors to brighten up the space as well as marble-design finishes in all bathrooms and  the kitchen. Main level  has an open floor plan with living room, dining area , powder room  for convenience and kitchen with a pantry to hold all of your goods. Kitchen appliances  include new stainless steel dishwasher, stove, microwave AND refrigerator. The kitchen leads out to a nicely updated fenced-in rear patio that allows for much privacy. A mulch bed also exists for some beautiful flowers to be added. Second level  has a generously sized master bedroom with its own en-suite bathroom. There are two other  ample-sized bedrooms and a hall bath. No need to worry about walking to the basement to do laundry as a hallway laundry area, which exists next to the master bedroom, completes this level. The basement is fully finished with carpet tiles for easy replacement,  a full bathroom and separate room, which could be used as an office or for storage Basement can also double as a media room, man cave, guest area or play room. Priced to sell. Owner is a licensed PA Realtor. $290,000 ACTIVE

5725 Larchwood Avenue Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

3 Beds 4 Baths 1,214 SqFt 0.030 Acres

Listing courtesy of RE/MAX Action Realty-Horsham

Renovated 6 Unit Rooming House.  3 Units occupied paying $500 each.

Property being sold "AS IS". All  inspections are for information  purposes only.

  All required documents the sole responsibility of the buyer.

Updated pictures soon!! $295,000 ACTIVE

315 N 62Nd Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1,842 SqFt 0.030 Acres

Listing courtesy of MLS Direct

Investor Opportunity!  Tenant occupied.

Property being sold "AS IS". All  inspections are for information  purposes only.

  All required documents the sole responsibility of the buyer.

Nicely renovated...Updated pictures soon!! $295,000 ACTIVE

5548 Sansom Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1,920 SqFt 0.040 Acres

Listing courtesy of MLS Direct

Calling investors and buyers with an eye for potential. $295,000 ACTIVE

5145 Delancey Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

0.070 Acres

Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Real Estate-Langhorne

$297,000 ACTIVE

606 S 52Nd Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1,834 SqFt 0.040 Acres

Listing courtesy of Real Estate Management Advisors LLC

LOCATION!! LOCATION!! LOCATION!! This Newly updated 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home in the Walnut Hill section of University City  for sale just blocks away from  area Universities. This home has a finished basement with full bathroom, 2nd floor bedroom has a balcony, newly painted, recessed lights, newly updated kitchen, updated bathrooms. This property is close to public transportation and walking distance to area Universities and shopping. $299,000 ACTIVE

17 S 45Th Street S Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,350 SqFt 0.010 Acres

Listing courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut

Welcome to your newly rehabbed home in one of the fastest growing zip codes in Philadelphia! This home is located just two blocks off Fairmount Park and features over 2,000 square feet of space. It has been tastefully done and the finishes include hardwood flooring throughout, two-tone kitchens with quartz countertops, and much more. The layout features four large bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, eat-in kitchen and spacious living/dining areas. The basement features 10+ foot ceilings and can easily be finished down the line. There is easy access I-76 in both directions (5 blocks) and public transit including the 38/40/43/64 bus routes (1-2 blocks), 15 trolley line (1 block), and 10 trolley line (6 blocks). Homes of this size are rarely available so don't wait - schedule your showing today! $299,000 ACTIVE

4149 Cambridge Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

4 Beds 3 Baths 1,984 SqFt 0.030 Acres

Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Philadelphia

If you’re in the market for a  spacious and gorgeously updated home, then look no further than 5456 Willows Ave. This home welcomes you into an ample and bright mud room that offers you a space to drop off your coat before making way into the rest of the house. The living and dining rooms are well lit with natural light, but warmed up by the original refinished hardwood floors to make you feel right at home. Right off the dining room is a powder room for your convenience.  As you enter the kitchen, you will be impressed by the white cabinets, quartz countertop, stainless steel appliances, and access to the deck.. Upstairs are three generously sized bedrooms that are accompanied by plenty of closet spaces and a well appointed bathroom finished with high end fixtures. The basement offers additional living space, featuring a full bath with a walk-in shower, and entrance from the private driveway in the back. Situated on a quiet, peaceful street with a gorgeous curb appeal, you will feel a sense of pride in ownership every time you come home. $299,000 ACTIVE UNDER CONTRACT

5456 Willows Avenue Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

3 Beds 3 Baths 1,970 SqFt 0.030 Acres

Listing courtesy of Realty Mark Associates-CC

Welcome to 5845 Washington, this is a beautifully renovated home in a very desirable neighborhood. A beautiful home where the owner did not hold back. The house has been updated including extra living space with a finished basement. This home is very spacious and is great for entertaining and hosting your friends and family this summer. The Main Level Features an open concept that features a Livingroom, Dining Room, and kitchen. All new floors go from the living room to the dining room and kitchen.  Off the kitchen, you will find a deck ready to enjoy the summer days. The upper level has all brand-new carpets and hosts 4 spacious newly updated bedrooms, ad an updated brand-new SPA bathroom. The Finished basement boasts extra living space with a full bathroom with endless possibilities for a new homeowner. New HVAC system and Water Heater. This is Home is Move-in Ready you just need the keys in hand. This one will not last long on the market. $299,000 ACTIVE

5845 Washington Avenue Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

4 Beds 2 Baths 1,496 SqFt 0.030 Acres

Listing courtesy of Home Solutions Realty Group

Large 5 Bedroom home. House is big and can be used for a boarding home or rent to students. Located not far from University of Pennsylvania. Property is being sold in "As Is" Condition. $299,000 ACTIVE

1111 S. 52nd Street S 52Nd 1 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

5 Beds 2 Baths 1,820 SqFt 0.030 Acres

Listing courtesy of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

Recently updated 3 Bedroom 1 bath property ready for its new owner. Enter into the living room with hardwood flooring and natural lighting throughout. Enter into the kitchen with brand new tile flooring, kitchen cabinets and granite countertops. Kitchen will include new refrigerator. Rear yard with deck for plenty of entertainment. Upstairs you will find 3 very spacious bedrooms with new carpet throughout and an updated full size bath. This home is perfect for any first time buyer. Call your agent and schedule a showing today. Preferred use of seller's title company for clearing purposes. $299,000 ACTIVE

5142 Catharine Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

3 Beds 1 Baths 1,170 SqFt 0.020 Acres

Listing courtesy of Mercury Real Estate Group

Welcome to this one of a kind home in Cobbs Creek!! This Home has been completly remodeled from top to bottom. Features new kitchen with quartz countertops and backsplash. Beautiful kitchen island to complement the open concept! 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms & a finished basement. When you first walk in you'll notice the spacious living room with recess lighting throughout. As you continue to walk in you'll see the beautiful half bathroom on your left and the lovely kitchen. As you make your way upstairs you'll see 3 nice size bedrooms, the main bathroom with standup shower with a glass doors!! When you enter your master bedroom you'll see your spacious room with a nice size closet and master bath. This one of a kind master bath has his & her sinks, standup shower & bathtub. Dont wait to call this home yours!!! 
Reach out to Santos with any showing request or questions! $299,900 ACTIVE

268 56Th Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

3 Beds 3 Baths 1,484 SqFt 0.030 Acres

Listing courtesy of Prosperity Real Estate & Investment Services

Welcome to your next portfolio addition.  This Triplex is located in a robust real estate area. These highly sought three unit buildings are in demand.  This property is located close to university city.  Public transportation is very accessible. Now to 4908 Arch Street. The property is home to three long term tenants. some of the residents call this home for over two decades.  The property has separate utilities. The property is being sold in as-is condition. The  Buyer will be responsible for the Resale cert and any required repairs.  The buyer will also pay all transfer tax as well.  Other properties in the three block radius have sold for well over 350k. $299,900 ACTIVE

4908 Arch Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2,040 SqFt 0.030 Acres

Listing courtesy of Chennault Real Estate

Large Triplex in need of Total Rehab.   Great investment property with very strong comps in the area. $299,900 PENDING

5043 Spruce Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2,475 SqFt 0.040 Acres

Listing courtesy of Main Line Investors Group

Great property  for Investment or Owner occupied  purchase. This home is  walk-able  to public transportation, parks, shopping, and restaurants.    This well maintained duplex with the potential for a THIRD unit in the basement  that has front entrance and rear exit is idea for a savvy investor or home owner interested in income potential.  Both units are currently occupied. Make your appointment today! $299,900 ACTIVE

5238 Kingsessing Avenue Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1,424 SqFt 0.030 Acres

Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Main Line

Turn-Key Three unit building for sell! Welcome to this unique piece of property! The units consist of 1- studio, 1- 3 bedroom, and 1 commercial space! The 3 bedroom unit is huge, all of the bedrooms are a really great size and has it own separate entrance! The studio is a great size and has wonderful natural lighting! There is a separate kitchen & bathroom! The store front is a great size that can be converted into pretty much into any business of your choosing! You can do an office, hair salon, barber shop, store... let your imagination run wild!! This property is close to everything that you need as well! The Mann Music Center, The Please Touch Museum, The Philadelphia Zoo just to name a few! Close to schools, parks, shopping and public transportation and 76! This is being sold AS-IS!! Come with your best offers!! $300,000 PENDING

1000 N 43Rd Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

0.030 Acres

Listing courtesy of Elite Level Realty

Situated in the Haddington neighborhood of West Philadelphia, this home features 5 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms plus 4 CAR PARKING as an extra bonus! As you arrive home, you will be delighted with the enclosed sunroom, a space perfect for relaxing. As you enter the home, there is a very spacious living room in which your furniture will comfortably fit.  You will be pleased with your open concept floor plan. The Eat-in kitchen is very quite spacious and a great room for gathering.  The kitchen offers plenty of cabinetry, and is equipped with Range, Dishwasher & Refrigerator.  Beyond the kitchen area, is a first floor bedroom & full bathroom.  Also, there is a laundry room to include the Washer & Dryer and provides access to the rear yard which you could utilize to grill, chill & relaxing or parking.  You have access to Apple St from the rear of the property.  You will be pleased with the natural sunlight throughout this home that boasts over 1634 SQ FT of living space to enjoy. The second floor offers 4 nicely sized bedrooms with ample closet space. There is a plethora of parking with 1 Car Driveway in the front of the home, 3 car parking in the carport & parking in the rear.   Property is being sold in as is condition.  Property qualifies for CRA program for a conventional loan with 3% down payment and no mortgage insurance.  Walk Score 88Transit Score 74 Bike Score 79. In close proximity to Market, Chestnut & Walnut St with access to shopping, public transporation, , Cobbs Creek Parkway & Carroll Park. $300,000 ACTIVE

5715 Arch Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

5 Beds 2 Baths 1,632 SqFt 0.070 Acres

Listing courtesy of RE/MAX @ HOME

Excellent opportunity to own this for a turn-key business. The 1st floor was used as beer deli with bar. It is very spacious commercial space with kitchen hookups installed. Separate entrance to the 2nd floor. It's a 3 bedroom and 1 bath apt. This location has the potential to be the new hot spot this up-and-coming area needs. Easy to Show! $305,000 ACTIVE

5400 Spruce Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

0.030 Acres

Listing courtesy of Tesla Realty Group, LLC

Related Neighborhoods

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Fitler Square

West of Rittenhouse and north of Graduate Hospital, Fitler Square is an architecturally diverse neighborhood situated next to the Schuylkill River and in close proximity to both Center City and University amenities.

Rittenhouse Square

Ground zero for Center City Philadelphia culture, Rittenhouse is host to the world-known Rittenhouse Square Park and its surrounding restaurants and the culturally rich stretch of Walnut Street Shopping, and rests in close proximity to City Hall and Dilworth Park.

Graduate Hospital

This increasingly family friendly neighborhood just south of Rittenhouse is known for its well-kept streets, booming restaurant scene and is conveniently situated next to South Street Bridge.

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