The best area around Temple (19122) is in Yorktown, however, there is a new city ordinance which is going to forbid rentals to students in this subdivision. If you are looking here for that type of property, be very careful.
19140 also affords the opportunity of attracting students from the Philadelphia College of Optometry, and staff from Einstein medical center, etc. You have not made clear what your purpose is. If you could do so, I would be able to more directly respond more specifically.
Thanks for your questions. As a Philadelphia real estate pro, it is difficult to answer your question because both of these zip codes are so large. For exmple, 19134 covers Port Richmond to Kensington. Further, these 2 zipcodes are not the closest to Temple Univ. Those zipcodes would be 19122 and 19121. Many Temple students reside in 19122 (Old Kensington) and 19123 (Northern Liberties). All of these zip codes represent investment opportunties as the future looks bright with the prospect of Philadelphia doing well in addition to the Universities, hospitals and businesses that support the city.
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