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Why Philadelphia?

Start local.

3rd busiest Amtrak station in the country
1.0 hour train ride to New York City
2.0 hour train ride to Washington DC
2nd largest downtown population in the country

Think global.

130+
nonstop destinations served from Philadelphia International Airport
1st
World Heritage City in the United States

Philadelphia is a city of firsts, known for generations of breakthroughs in science, education, technology, healthcare, and more.

1st
medical school
(University of Pennsylvania)
1st
computer
(the 30-ton ENIAC at Penn)
1st
library
(The Library Company, founded by Ben Franklin)
1st
pediatric double hand transplant
(Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia)
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Why University City?

University City is a district built on community.

It’s a neighborhood where residents, students, and entrepreneurs alike learn from and support each other, forming a culture dedicated to opening the pathways to access and inclusion as well as innovation. Made up of educational institutions, hospitals, research centers, local and national restaurants, retailers, residences, and outdoor green spaces, University City is a thriving place to work, relax, shop, dine, and call home. Plus, it’s connected to all major forms of public transit, giving you convenient access to the entire city, region, and northeast corridor.

90 Walk Score
97 Transit Score
95 Bike Score
260 restaurants + bars
10 farmers markets
700+ hotel rooms
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Neighborhood Highlights

  • All
  • Restaurants
  • Retail
  • Eds & Meds
  • Culture
  • Public Space

Corner Bakery

Creative Cafe @ Replica

American Apparel

Han Dynasty

Herban Quality Eats

Distrito

Zavino

Shake Shack

Honeygrow

HipCityVeg

Jake's Sandwich Board

White Dog Cafe

Sabrina's Cafe

POD

Bobby's Burger Palace

Aloosh

Lemon Grass

Federal Donuts

Green Line Cafe

Urban Outfitters

Bluemercury

United by Blue

Trader Joe's

Fresh Grocer

Penn Bookstore

University City Science Center

University of Pennsylvania

Wharton School of Business

Penn Medicine

Penn Presbyterian

Penn Veterinary

Drexel University

LeBow College of Business

University of the Sciences

The Wistar Institute

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Monell Chemical Senses Center

Philadelphia VA Medical Center

World Cafe Live

Institute of Contemporary Art

Esther Klein Gallery

Esther Klein Gallery

International House Philadelphia

The Rotunda

Innovation Plaza

Quorum

The Porch @ 30th Street

Warren Walk

Penn Park

Clark Park

Drexel Park

The Woodlands

Saunders Park

ic@3401

The Loft

The Gap

Creative Cafe` @ Replica

Sweetgreen

Subway

Penn Museum

Annenberg Center