“A vibrant, bustling part of the city“
There is always something going on in University City thanks to the residents that inhabit this lively, academic neighborhood. Home to students of Drexel University, Penn University and the University of the Sciences, University City is one of the best places to live if you are starting out at college or looking for a place to meet other college students.
The majority of homes and apartments in University City are rented by students, which means that this location is probably not ideal for families with children. At any hour of the day, groups of students can be seen walking the streets, on their way to or from class or other activities. Weekends are noisy, and the streets are crowded.
However, with the influx of students moving to this area, the neighborhood has recently added a number of new dining and shopping areas. The main streets, Market, Walnut and Chestnut is where you’ll find the majority of bars and restaurants, but some are also tucked along Sansom Street.
Head to this neighborhood if you are a student, or even recently graduated. The social atmosphere is excellent, and there are plenty of opportunities to meet new people. University City is also one of the safer areas of the city, as Penn security canvases the streets on bikes at all hours of the day and night.