university city campus west philadelphia

University City and West Philadelphia are seeing an unprecedented transformation.

This section of Philadelphia includes neighborhoods such as Cedar Park, Powelton Village, Walnut Hill, Square Hill, West Philadelphia and Cobbs Creek.

The area is home to some of the area’s signature universities and medical centers. Driven by tremendous employment centers and new construction, this area of the city has seen an impressive synthesis of old and new. Highly regarded for its long standing sense of community, large Queen Anne style homes, pedestrian and bicycle friendly layout, and thriving green spaces, West Philadelphia has gracefully embraced the influx of exciting new restaurants, state of the art medical and academic facilities, and an artistic renaissance.

Residents in this area of the city love their tree lined streets full of large homes and green space. The proximity to the educational and medical employment hubs makes it a desirable and convenient place for many Philadelphians. University City is also home to Penn Alexander Elementary, one of Philadelphia’s most highly esteemed Elementary Schools. The waves of families and young professionals moving to this area is easy to understand!