If you haven't found a home yet and are still interested to live in University City, we're renting our home on Osage Ave. Please see the following web-site for more information:
You can read more in their 2008 Report. I can send you of you like - or - they have a storefront office on Chestnut @ 46th.
If you need help in finding a suitable house, write me @ MoveSmarter@gmail.com. There is no commission charge to House Buyers.
First, welcome to Philadelphia. This is a great City with much diversity, as is Brooklyn; I visit my sister from time to time when she performs there. In response to your question, the area you are asking about is revitalizing, because there is a mixture of students, as well as the homeowners living in the area. The area has many shops, diverse eateries, and is accessible to public transportation. It is all relative to what you are interested in, type and price of home, and what you prefer to do in your spare time. If you may have any questions feel free to give me a call, there is no obligation. Again welcome to Philly and have a safe and enjoyable move.
I've sold a number of homes in University City and I agree with the Somers - you should drive around that area during the weekend and evenings. If you're not already working with a realtor - my business partner has done alot of relocations and can give you a tour of that neighborhood and the rest of University City.
Please don't hesitate to call me on my cell or e-mail me any questions you may have.
Keller Williams Realty - Center City
What particularly would you like to know about the area? What type of home are you looking for? I'd be happy to assist you in finding suitable housing that fits your criteria. Feel free to visit http://www.YourNJHomeSearch.com to see all the available homes for sale. or You can call me toll free at 1-888-818-0957.
Jeremy S. Hill, Realtor
Keller WIlliams Realty
A have a close friend that owns a home on 50th & Osage avenue. His family is very happy there. They have two children and they walk the streets daily without hesitation. As long as your not a virgin to city living this neighborhood is a great buy. You'll be living on the fringe, but the neighbors I have got to know are very nice. The area is diverse by choice, and younger families are buying here. Good luck and welcome to Philly!
I would recommend to visit the block at night and on the weekend. That block certainly stretches the boundries of University City. Also, your price ranget would be an important consideration. Closer and in the heart of Univercity city will be much more than the borders per se. Conversely, the room for growth and appreciation would certainly be on the borders and edges as well. It will come down to personal preference.
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Good luck !