Neighborhoods

Philadelphia, often referred to as a “city of neighborhoods”, is a vibrant city filled with a rich tapestry of arts, culture and education. The City of Brotherly Love is home not only to some of the most important historical sites in American history, but to almost half a million college students as well!

Choosing a neighborhood that fits your lifestyle is extremely important. Penn students live all over Philadelphia, and several factors steer their decision:
  • Distance to campus: how long will it take to arrive on campus
  • Cost: even a difference of a few blocks will adjust pricing
  • Proximity to retail establishments: such as grocery stores, restaurants and stores
  • Type of housing: some neighborhoods consist of mostly high-rise apartment buildings and some are mostly homes
The links to the left contain valuable information to help you decide which neighborhood is right for you.