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

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Amazing opportunity to purchase this RM1 zoned property currently being used as a 3 unit Apartment Building,  Barber Shop and rear Hair Salon.  On the first floor you will find a very spacious Barber Shop, Prayer Room, Gym area that was a Hair Salon and Powder Bathroom. The first floor is equipped with central air.  Upstairs you will find three apartments. A 1 bedroom apartment and Studio apartment are located on the second floor and the third 1 bedroom is located on the 3rd floor.  The second floor has access to a rooftop that could potentially be built out, expanding the second floor.  All tenants would like to remain.  Each unit brings in $800 per month for rent in its current condition. Would like to continue renting the barbershop as well and is willing to pay(negotiable). All units are separately metered. There is also a wired fire alarm system. Buyer responsible to conduct due diligence on zoning and use. $280,000 PENDING

649 N Preston Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

3,794 SqFt 0.050 Acres

Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Real Estate-Blue Bell

BUYERS FINANCING DENIED, GET IT WHILE YOU CAN!! Calling all savvy owner occupants or turnkey investors! A LEGALLY zoned duplex consisting of two, 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom units is now available! This property features ample street parking, porch front and large backyard on the exterior. On the interior, separate utilities, updated kitchens, updated bathrooms, fully functional floor plans and large bedrooms with tons of closet space. And finally, its conveniently  situated near an abundance of public transportation, 76, 95, universities, hospitals and center city which will make the commute a breeze. So what are you waiting for? This property could generate as much $2,400 a month, 7% cap rate and 9%+ cash on cash return but hurry before it's too late! $284,999 ACTIVE UNDER CONTRACT

4334 Parrish Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1,260 SqFt 0.030 Acres

Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Philly

Look no further, you've found the one! This completely remodeled 4 bedroom, 2 full bathroom home is ready for you to move right in. Walk through the door and immediately you will notice the open floor plan with sightlines to the kitchen. The spacious first floor includes a large living/dining room combination which leads seamlessly into the kitchen. White cabinets, stainless steel appliances, quartz  counters and tile backsplash are a few of the highlights in the beautiful kitchen. Upstairs, 3 bedrooms await, along with a full bathroom which includes tile flooring and shower/bathtub combination. A fourth bedroom and second full bathroom are located in the fully finished basement. A new washer and dryer finish out this stunning home. Conveniently located near restaurants, shopping and major travel routes. You won't want to miss this gorgeous home! $289,000 ACTIVE

5837 Norfolk Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

4 Beds 2 Baths 1,032 SqFt 0.020 Acres

Listing courtesy of Real Broker, LLC

Welcome to this completely renovated gem located in the heart of Cobbs Creek, convenient to public transportation, center city, and minutes from 95.  This luxurious renovation offers modern design, ultimate comfort, and tons of natural sunlight!  The home boasts 3 generous bedrooms, 2 full brand new baths , convenient guest powder room, finished basement with laundry area, a beautiful oversized open layout living room, and more closet space than you'll know what to do with.  There is brand-new flooring throughout, designer colors, beautiful trimwork, all new fixtures, stunning tile and backsplash, designer vanities, granite counters, and brand-new stainless steel appliances!  The fully finished walk-out basement has plenty of room for storage, gym, or to be used as an entertainment area.  Brand new central HVAC system and efficient water heater, all new wiring, plumbing and ductwork!  Perfect location minutes to City Line Ave, Penn, Drexel, University City, and Center City!  You’ll absolutely love this home! $289,900 ACTIVE

6032 Latona Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

3 Beds 3 Baths 1,328 SqFt 0.040 Acres

Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Philadelphia

West Philadelphia new gem! Welcome home to a modern mixed renovation with bright yet warm tones. The home has been fully renovated from top to bottom. New hardwood floors throughout. Elongated windows to allow natural light to flow in. A chef’s kitchen with stainless-steel high-end appliances. Range offers a timeless look along with Calacatta tile backsplash, Calacatta Quartz countertop and a pot filler for convenience, off the Kitchen leads to a private backyard for entertaining or relaxing. The finished basement offers so many possibilities (office space, game area or movie/sports lounging) with the bonus of a full bedroom and bathroom and laundry area. Heading upstairs you’re greeted by custom new staircase’s and iron railings. The three bedrooms are nice sizes and the primary room boasting a large size closet with ample storage in all bedrooms. The renovation was curated to provide a sense of calmness along with modern charm! You will find black hardware flows throughout and is made easy to maintain. Conveniently located to Baltimore Ave, University City, and minutes away from Center city, walking distance to Cobbs Creek Trail. This home is a great choice for families and professionals alike. This listing will not last. Schedule you’re showing today! DISCLOSURE: Owner is a PA License Agent $289,990 ACTIVE

5858 Hadfield Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,390 SqFt 0.040 Acres

Listing courtesy of D.C. Casper Real Estate

Welcome to 4525 Sansom !!!  Terrific opportunity to restore this wonderful home.  Inviting front porch leads to Living room, dining room and  kitchen on the first floor.  3 bedrooms and a full bath on the 2nd floor and 3 bedrooms and full bath on the third floor. Full unfinished basement.  Wonderfully close to Philly Universities, public transportation, shopping and so much more! $289,999 ACTIVE

4525 Sansom Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

6 Beds 2 Baths 2,448 SqFt 0.040 Acres

Listing courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach-Haverford

Wonderful opportunity to purchase a property in the beautiful Powelton Village area of University City! Enter into nice size living room with half bath. Past the living room is one bedroom with access to small exterior space. Upstairs is the kitchen, full bathroom and another bedroom. The property is located  just minutes away from Drexel University and all that University City has to offer plus super easy access to the Art Museum and Center City! $290,000 ACTIVE

3118 Spring Garden Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2 Beds 2 Baths 974 SqFt 0.020 Acres

Listing courtesy of New Age Realty Group Inc

Fall in love with this beautifully central located three bedroom, one and a half bath property located just outside University City. Hardwood floors throughout, stainless steel appliances with granite countertops. Enjoy the amenities of your outdoor private fenced in backyard just a few minutes away from Center City and all the attractions! $290,000 PENDING

4910 Pentridge Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,056 SqFt 0.030 Acres

Listing courtesy of RE/MAX Access

Three story, semi-detached twin style home with detached garage located just off of Cobbs Creek Parkway. Property is being sold occupied with no interior access, As Is through the auction process. Please do not disturb the occupants. Buyer pays 100% Transfer Tax. Buyer is responsible for ordering the City Certification. $293,000 ACTIVE

6221 Carpenter Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

5 Beds 3 Baths 2,276 SqFt 0.060 Acres

Listing courtesy of Premier Real Estate Inc

Welcome to this fully permitted rehab with 10 year Tax abatement! This spectacular 3 bed/2.5 bath Kingsessing home is just waiting to be yours. Walk up past your beautiful flower beds and enter into a bright, tiled foyer leading into the open concept living space with neutral floors, exposed brick wall, and great space for entertaining. Continue to the back of the home where you will find a gorgeous and ultra modern kitchen featuring European cabinets with soft close hardware, an island with sink, upgraded quartz countertops, subway tile backsplash, and stainless steel appliances. The first floor is completed by a gorgeous powder bathroom. Head up your chic metal railing steps and find 3 spacious bedrooms with high ceilings, recessed lighting, ceiling fans, ample closet space and a washer / dryer hookup for convenience. A full hallway bathroom with tiled tub and shower combo, rainfall shower head with body sprayer, and Bluetooth speaker bath fan complete the second level. Continue to the lower level and find a fully finished living space with recessed lighting, full bath with stall shower, standard shower head with body sprayer, Bluetooth speaker bath fan, and walk out exterior access.  The home boasts all new electrical, HVAC and plumbing, new roof, new windows, doors, insulation and drywall, security system included (simplisafe), Ring camera doorbell, and Google nest thermostat. 
There is nothing like this home around! Conveniently located near public transportation, restaurants, Drexel University, Penn and Children's Hospitals, and is a short walk from Bartram Gardens and Trail. Come and see it today! First Time Home Buyers - Philly First Home $10,000 grant is re-open! $293,000 ACTIVE

5241 Warrington Avenue Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

3 Beds 3 Baths 1,640 SqFt 0.020 Acres

Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Real Estate-Blue Bell

Introducing 5029 Arch ST! Newly Renovated from top too bottom in a rapidly growing neighborhood minutes away from Drexel, University Penn, Phila Art Museum as well the  Market-Frankford Line. As you enter through the sun porch you are greeted by the spacious living room with an open floor plan and powder room. The first-floor features beautiful hardwood flooring throughout which transitions into the stunning kitchen featuring stainless steel appliances, recessed lighting and plenty of counter space. Off the kitchen there is entertainment space with a private backyard perfect for BBQ’s and fire pit gatherings. There is additional living space for entertaining or a private office in the finished basement as well.  When you are ready to rest the second-floor features three  sun-filled bedrooms with large windows. There is shared bathroom in the hallway! The front bedroom reveals a fantastic primary suite showcasing beautiful molding illuminated with accent lighting. Large walk-in closet and a beautiful private bathroom suite with details you have to see for yourself. $294,999 ACTIVE

5029 Arch Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

3 Beds 3 Baths 1,856 SqFt 0.030 Acres

Listing courtesy of Mosaic Brokerage Group, LLC

Commercial zoned two-story property (1st & 2nd flr) in Cobbs Creek. There is also a basement currently used as an office and storage. Property Type: Commercial/Office/Residential Mixed Use in good condition. Currently there is an active daycare that will be moving. Daycare capacity 26 kids (avgs 12-25k revenue per month depending on your daycare rating and age of children). Schedule your tour today! $295,000 ACTIVE

727 S 58Th Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1,620 SqFt 0.030 Acres

Listing courtesy of EXP Realty, LLC

Welcome to 5335 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19143 in the Walnut Hill community, By end of January, this will be a beautiful & professionally remodeled home designed just for you. Upon entering the home from the front porch you walk into a bright and very spacious open floor plan that is designed for contemporary living with lots of natural light. The spacious kitchen with Stainless-Steel Appliances (Stove/Range and Dishwasher) also leads out to a rear yard where you can entertain or relax. This 4 bedroom, 1 bath home is conveniently located near the Farmers' market, Dog Park, many shops, cafes, and restaurants. Close to Penn, Drexel, University of the Sciences. 12 minutes to Rittenhouse Square by car or bike and plenty of convenient SEPTA options With convenient access to Center City, Phila International Airport and all major highways. Welcome Home!!!!!!!!! $295,000 ACTIVE

5335 Pine Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

4 Beds 1 Baths 1,504 SqFt 0.030 Acres

Listing courtesy of Sell Your Home Services

Let me walk you through this beauty of a home.  Enjoy the privacy of a closed in porch once you walk in.  Continue on to the open layout with a fireplace as the centerpiece of the living room.  Get ready for the holidays and enjoy the dining area.  The kitchen features a nice island and stylish tiles on the floors and a great counter top.  Have guests use the first floor FULL bathroom.  Keep a Grill out back in the fenced in area.    No need to carry the laundry downstairs as the laundry area is on the 2nd foor.  The bathroom in the hall has great size.  This home overall has been renovated and it has updated fixtures and new flooring throughout the home. $295,000 PENDING

6008 Spruce Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,504 SqFt 0.030 Acres

Listing courtesy of Neighborhood Assistance Corp. of America (NACA)

Commercial zoned two-story property (1st & 2nd flr) in Cobbs Creek. There is also a basement currently used as an office and storage. Property Type: Commercial/Office/Residential Mixed Use in good condition. Currently there is an active daycare that will be moving. Daycare capacity 26 kids (avgs 12-25k revenue per month depending on your daycare rating and age of children). Schedule your tour today! $295,000 ACTIVE

727 S 58Th Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1,620 SqFt 0.030 Acres

Listing courtesy of EXP Realty, LLC

Welcome to this sensational and spacious townhouse in the west Philadelphia area with 5 bedroom and 1.5 bathrooms with over 1600 sq ft of space. Don’t miss this cozy covered front porch! Upon entering you will find an open living space layout with recessed lighting throughout the home, custom trey ceiling, and wood floors leading to the kitchen and the dining room area. The kitchen is modern with a touch of classic charm featuring stainless steel appliances, and solid surface countertops. A powder room for convenience and laundry area hook-ups complete the main floor. 2nd floor leads to four nicely-sized bedrooms with one full bathroom. Ensure to check out the huge finished spaces in the basement that can be used as an additional bedroom, family room, or game room. The perfectly-sized yard is perfect for relaxation, entertainment, BBQs, and more. The home is within a short distance of public transportation and shops and so much more! $295,000 ACTIVE

5415 Spruce Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

5 Beds 2 Baths 1,600 SqFt 0.030 Acres

Listing courtesy of Redfin Corporation

$295,900 ACTIVE

316 S 59Th Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1,360 SqFt 0.030 Acres

Listing courtesy of Selective Real Estate Group Inc

Welcome to 4436 Aspen Street in the Mill Creek section of Philadelphia!!  This home was built in 2005 and has recently undergone a beautiful rehab!!  This twin home features 4 Bedroom 1 full bath and 1 half bath.  The first floor features a large open concept floor plan with new vinyl plank flooring, LED recessed lighting, a half bath, updated kitchen with island seating, white shaker style cabinets with brass hardware, ceramic tile back splash, marble counters and stainless steel microwave, dishwasher and range.  There is also a bedroom on the first floor with brand new carpet with its own separate private entrance to the outside.  Upstairs you will find 3 large size bedrooms all with brand new carpet, a fully remodeled three piece hall bath with new vanity, flooring toilet and subway tile shower with rainfall feature and built in shelf.  Also upstairs you have a laundry hook up and a pull down attic for storage.  The master bedroom has two very large closets and the other 2 bedroom both have walk-on closets.  This home is ready to go!  Just move in and unpack your bags!!  Brand new hot water heater just installed!  Close to schools, University City, public transportation and shopping.  Easy commute into center city!  Don't let this one pass you by! $297,900 ACTIVE

4436 Aspen Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

4 Beds 2 Baths 1,760 SqFt 0.060 Acres

Listing courtesy of RE/MAX Affiliates

Well sought after Cobbs creek Duplex ! 3 bedrooms in each unit. Both unit units are Bi level  with ample space. Live in one unit and rent the others for little to no housing payment out of your personal budget! $299,000 ACTIVE

36 S 62Nd Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2,044 SqFt 0.040 Acres

Listing courtesy of Mosaic Brokerage Group, LLC

Begin your tour in the naturally lit vestibule leading to the main entryway of this 4 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom home. 

You’ll be pleased immediately with the character, and special attention to detail displayed through the custom coat rack, and bench feature for your guests convenience.  

As you make your way into the living area, take note of the high ceilings, open concept, and natural light pouring in throughout.       

Enter the ideal chef’s kitchen with classic white cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and quartz countertops. The beautiful half bath, laundry area, and expansive den is discreetly tucked behind the kitchen.

The 2nd floor features 4 spacious bedrooms, with enough proximity between them to allow privacy. In addition, the custom ceramic tile full bathroom can be found on the 2nd level as well. 

The full basement features a walkout exit to the side yard, and can be easily converted for additional living, and/or storage space. 

Don’t-miss out on the opportunity to make this beautiful home your own. Easy access to public transportation, local shops, and restaurants.

*Seller is offering 1-0 buy down in the form of Seller's assistance. $299,000 ACTIVE

5548 Cedar Avenue Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

4 Beds 2 Baths 1,760 SqFt 0.040 Acres

Listing courtesy of Mosaic Brokerage Group, LLC

Related Neighborhoods

You may also be interested in homes located in these nearby neighborhoods.

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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