University City

Welcome to University City

The bustling University City neighborhood earned its title by being a hub for education, where the classrooms of the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University tower tall and proud. 

Campus gardens decorate University City with a splash of elegance, while a variety of shops and restaurants line the streets, giving the neighborhood a pulse of energy that is all its own. 

Life in University City:

Schools:

Grades K-4:

Samuel Powel School
301 N. 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-823-8201
powelhsa.org

Grades K-8:

Henry C. Lea Elementary School
4700 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19139
215-400-7660
lea.philasd.org

Saint Francis de Sales Elementary School
917 South 47th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19143
215-387-1749
desalesschool.net

Penn Alexander School
4209 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-400-7760
pennalexander.philasd.org

Grades 9-12:

Paul Robeson High School
4125 Ludlow Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-400-7780
robesonhs.com

West Catholic Preparatory High School
4501 Chestnut Street 19139
Philadelphia, PA
215-386-2244
westcatholic.org

Dining and Nightlife:

White Dog Cafe
3420 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
whitedog.com

Louie Louie
3611 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
louielouie.restaurant

Aksum
4630 Baltimore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19143
aksumcafe.com

Bernie’s Restaurant & Bar
3432 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
mybernies.com

Distrito
3945 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
philadelphia.distritorestaurant.com


Shopping:

Keswick Cycle
4040 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
keswickcycle.com

House of Our Own Bookstore
3920 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
biblio.com/bookstore/house_of_our_own_philadelphia

Piper Boutique
140 S. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
piperboutique.com

Spread Bagelry
3602 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
spreadbagelry.com

Avril 50
3406 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
avril50.com

Philadelphia Runner
3621 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
http://www.philadelphiarunner.com


Transportation:

Take Regional Rail to 30th Street Station or Penn Medicine Station, the Market-Frankford Line to 30th, Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 or 36  to 30th or Bus Routes 21, 42, or 49.

The LUCY (Loop Through University City) shuttle runs every 5 to 30 minutes from 6:10AM to 7:00PM Monday through Friday. There are two lines, Green and Gold, which are free for University of Pennsylvania students/employees and regular SEPTA fare for all other passengers.
Source: iseptaphilly.com

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