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university city apartments philadelphia near UPENN and Drexel
university city apartments philadelphia near UPENN and Drexel

Welcome to University City Apartments in Philadelphia. We offer off-campus housing and apartments for rent starting at $1,400 and only a 15 minute walk to the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, CHOP, and Penn Medicine, along with USciences and Saint Joseph’s University. The top-top affordable living option near UPENN and Drexel University for off-campus living in University City, Philadelphia with elevator, study room, lobby, Amazon package area, gym, secured access, and picturesque roofdeck overlooking the Philadelphia skyline from University City. You will enjoy a varied selection of 2 bedroom and 1 bedroom unit apartments near University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, Penn Medicine, UPENN, and CHOP (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia), Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Perelman School of Medicine, and Presbyterian Medical Center, and USciences. We cater to residents seeking peace and quiet after long days of work and study. We ask all residents to maintain a quiet living environment with no loud parties and no blasting music. We encourage an atmosphere of study, relaxation, and quiet co-working. We welcome most pets, but they must be well-behaved, clean, trained, and quiet. Most tenants include working medical and corporate professionals, along with graduate level students, fellows, medical residents, and Ph.D candidates.  Perfect graduate level housing for Penn, UPENN, Drexel and even Temple, Jefferson, Saint Joseph’s University, and Villanova students. Only a 10 minute walk to campus! Our apartments are strategically placed near various amenities such as restaurants, cafes, retail shops, and parks, making your stay with us a convenient and comfortable experience.


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Haverford Lofts - The Ambassador
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Our main amenity is location.  Both 40/Spring Lofts and Haverford Lofts are in the same vicinity, just 3 blocks from each other.  40/Spring Lofts is located at 437 N 40th Street and Haverford Lofts is located at 4070 Haverford Ave. Conveniently located in University City across the Schuylkill River from Center City, just minutes from University of Pennsylvania, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Drexel University.  Easy access to public transportation and 15-20 minute walk to most PENN and Drexel locations. Located at the epicenter of top-rated academics, world-renowned research, and leading global innovation. 

Walk score: 90

University City in Philadelphia is considered as "Walking paradise". University City is one of the most walkable neighborhood in Philadelphia with a Walk Score of 90.

Transit score: 95

Transit and transportation score are one of the highest score in whole Philadelphia due to convenient location, developed transportation infrastructure and proximity to center city.

Bike score: 95

University City is great neighborhood for bike commuters according to walkscore.com.

You’ll appreciate the intimate community feel. Designed with modern elements of earth tones and zen inspirations. We encourage residents to utilize our roofdeck for meditation, yoga, and relaxation. Contemporary yet calming décor with open ducts, exposed beams, and natural sunlight. The historic building exterior has been handsomely preserved and restored. All bedrooms have actual windows for fresh air and sunlight, bathtubs for ultimate relaxation, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, breakfast bars, and private washers/dryers. We offer shared WiFi for basic usage, and residents are able to establish private high-speed accounts with either Comcast or Verizon FIOS. Take advantage of other amenities, including the study lounge and weight room. Our goal is to offer ultimate comfort to our residents.



Breakfast Bars

Bathtubs for Relaxation

Easy access to Public Transit


Co-working and Study Lounge

Yoga and Weights Room

University City District Patrol Area

Yoga and Relaxation Rooftop

Real Windows & Sunlight

Stainless Steel & Granite

Washer / Dryer in Every Unit

Central Air

Bike Parking

Quiet pets welcome

Quiet living

Contact US

40/Spring Lofts
437 N 40th St,
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Haverford Lofts
4070 Haverford Ave,
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Leasing Office
Phone: 215-331-5252
E-mail: info@redblock.com

about University City Philadelphia

University City is a vibrant, educational and cultural hub located in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

The name “University City” is derived from the high concentration of universities and other educational institutions in the area, contributing to a diverse, intellectually stimulating environment. The district’s boundaries are roughly defined as the Schuylkill River to the east, Spring Garden Street to the north, 52nd Street to the west, and Woodland Avenue, University Avenue, and Civic Center Boulevard to the south. 

It is home to several prestigious higher education institutions, including the University of Pennsylvania, commonly referred to as UPENN, and Drexel University. The University of the Sciences and the Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College are also found here. This neighborhood is known for its stately, often historic, campuses, innovative research, cultural and arts institutions, and dynamic food scene. It is a beacon for students, academics, and professionals from around the world.

40/Spring Lofts – 437 N 40th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.  Located at the corner of 40th Street and Spring Garden Street.

Haverford Lofts – 4070 Haverford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104.  Located at the corner of Budd Street and Haverford Ave

No, we rent only the entire apartment.  We do not rent rooms as we cater to graduate-level students and working professionals. You can have roommates, but you will all be on 1 lease where everyone is responsible for themselves and each other (Joint and Several Liability).  This means you choose your own roommates or have no roommates.

Tenants pay electric and water fees which cover usage of washer/dryers.

The units do not come furnished.  However, there are options available from 3rd party vendors which offer monthly furniture rentals.  Please contact our office if furniture is required.

Street parking only. However, this area is not as congested as the prime center city, so it’s pretty easy to find a spot. Haverford Lofts may have some parking spots in the rear available for rent, inquire with the leasing office.

Yes – you can use our building wifi.  However, if you want a private connection to be more secure or faster, you can get private service from Comcast.

There is a common trash area.

Each unit has a mailbox, so letters are no problem.  You can order larger packages and they are usually left near the mailboxes in the lobby area. If you are receiving Amazon packages, we have an Amazon HUB in our lobby, or you can use Amazon@Penn in 1920 Commons along Locust Walk.