Tree-lined streets, public gardens, and open green spaces make University City a verdant, livable community. Neighbors shop together for fresh produce at farmer’s markets, dine in cozy restaurants, and listen to open-air concerts and plays, all within blocks of the distinctive wide porches of the leafy residential areas.

This unique and diverse neighborhood in West Philadelphia was named for the six colleges and universities that sit between 50th street and the Schuylkill River, but it is much more than a college town. University City grows each year, adding occupants, restaurants, world-class institutions, and programming, making it one of the most livable, well-kept, and friendly neighborhoods in Philadelphia.

University City

Getting Around

University City is one of the most easily traversed areas of Philadelphia.

State of University City

The annual publication and event that captures University City’s prosperity and possibility, and the vibrant, bold initiatives forged each year.

Center of Innovation

The University City Innovation Collaborative is a group of Philadelphia organizations that work to develop the area's economy.

Calendar of Events

Find the newest events happening in University City.

Parks and Playgrounds

Each of the parks in University City has its own unique character.

Arts and Culture

See all the cultural events happening in University City's rich arts venues.

Farmers’ Markets

There are dozens of Farmer's Markets in University City, offering delicious local produce, flowers, and more.

I am University City Video

Stories from the heart of University City: hear the voices of our neighborhood.

Publications

Each year UCD publishes the State of University City booklet, newsletters, pamphlets, infographics and more.

Restaurants

Find the best places to eat, drink and be merry in University City. Careful not to become overwhelmed by the many great choices.

Accommodations

Spend a few days with us exploring this unique neighborhood.

Real Estate Information

Looking to rent an apartment or buy a home in University City? Rental and real estate agencies/agents can help.

Sustainable University City

Our goal is to partner with others to foster a community where today’s actions do not negatively affect the next generation‘s ability to meet its needs.