Many students/parents aldo buy in center city west.....riverwest condo at 2101 chestnut, 2200 arch st are popular chouce. Give a ring if you'd like to discuss further
Coldwell banker realty corp
Wharton undergrad '91.
I live in University City. I'm not sure where you are moving from, but Philadelphia is a large city where crime can vary block by block. I love my street, but I don't walk in an area that is literally two blocks from my house. I'm not so much concerned about violent crime but I know it's a corner where drugs are sold.
University City includes two police departments: the University of Pennsylvania has its own police department and the area is also patrolled by the City of Philadelphia Police Department. Penn also has boundaries designated by the university as the "core" of their campus. Thousands of Penn students live in this area. I would be more than happy to show you where the majority of students live.
Also, keep in mind resale value. University City includes a variety of residents and some buyers down the road may have children, so schools will become an issue. I'd be more than happy to discuss some of the additional issues you may want to consider before you buy.
University City is a vibrant and wonderful community. I'm sure your son will have a wonderful time at UPenn and I hope to speak with you soon.
Philadelphia Realty Exchange
PRE Top Producer 2009
Multimillion Dollar Circle 2008, 2009
1608 Spruce Street
Philadelphia PA 19103
Office phone: 215-545-6111
The questions that your asking are subjective and only you and your son can decide where you would feel "safe". Since crime is a concern, here is the website for the Philadelphia Police Department and you can view the crime statistics for this area http://www.ppdonline.org. I hope this helps.
Good Luck to you and your son.
Exit Realty "The Tri-State Group"
I graduated from Penn a few years ago and still spend a lot of time around campus both in my work as a Realtor and because it's just a fun place to hang out. I'd be happy to talk with you about my personal experience at Penn and answer any questions you have about the process of buying a property in Philly.
James Yoakum - Realtor
Brown McKinney Real Estate
1631 W. Cabot St., Ste. 100
Philadelphia, PA 19121
office: 215-825-2250 x.1002