A world-class university town, university city is an energetic and fun area of Philadelphia that offers a college-centric experience with its vibrant neighborhood, shops, cafes and restaurants. It’s home to UPenn and Drexel campuses and is also close to Center City, offering the best of both college-town living and urban Philadelphia.
Do you get more money if you live on or off campus?
While many students live in apartments near UPenn and Drexel, houses for rent in university city provide a more homey feel while being close to campus. While most freshmen and sophomores will be required to live in the college-owned Sansom Place or College Houses on campus, upperclassmen can choose to live off-campus. One option that is both affordable and close to UPenn and Drexel is a Tripalink co-living property. Tripalink properties include your own private bedroom and bathroom along with shared communal spaces like a high-end kitchen.
If you’re searching for a place to live in university city, you can easily find house rentals on Point2. Use the filters on the left side of the screen to narrow your search by price, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, square footage and more. You can also set a maximum and minimum price to make it easier to focus on homes that are within your budget. Another helpful filter is to see if any of the properties you’re interested in have had a price drop in the past week.
Buying your own house can be expensive and requires a 30-year mortgage, which isn’t for everyone. Renting gives you the freedom to move when your situation changes and allows you to have more space both indoors and outdoors.