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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A+
University City is a neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a population of 21,504. University City is in Philadelphia County. Living in University City offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In University City there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in University City and residents tend to be liberal.
About University City...
Population
21,504

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$239,057
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,200
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    90%
  • Own
    10%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    101
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    87
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    96
    500
  • Theft
    1,409
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    32
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$39,719
National
$55,322
Children
2%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%
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University City consists of many neighborhoods which are made up of culturally diverse populations as well as eco-friendly and politically-conscious communities. The heart of Ucity is safety ensured by safety-police-officers that patrol various neighborhoods during days and nights. The many events promoted in Ucity, such as family-friendly block parties, keep the streets lively and fun. Ucity also offers sustainable grocery stores such as Mariposa Food Coop and Farmers Markets which encourage a healthy life-style. Furthermore, Public Transportation is very convenient to access through Septa trolley's, trains, and buses. Lastly, I would like to conclude that the education for middle schoolers and preschoolers is offered through great public and private middle schools and daycare centers such as Penn Alexander, Jubilee School, PIC (Parent Infant Center), CCS (Children's Community School), and Saint Mary's nursery school. Overall, Ucity is a welcoming city to people of all walks of life.
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Great city to attend college in! Several universities surround the area, including Usciences, Drexel and Upenn! Each school has its own public safety offices, which join together to patrol the entirety of University City and the surrounding neighborhoods that students may live in. They also provide transportation to students. The city is full of diverse foods, local events at Clark park, a dog park (doesn't allow pitbulls, was very upset about that), and has access points to all major forms of public transit that can take you tocl center city. I used to work in center city and would ride my bike too and from Rittenhouse square every night. Never had safety issues and it was ONLY a 15min ride! Would recommend this neighborhood to any perspective college students.
University City is a great area that has many areas within it. There's Powelton village which is perfect for older residents and houses many families while on campus of Drexel and UPenn, there's a lot of students. There's also multiple hospitals all within walking distance, making this a great place to live and be a student!