15 min walk to PENN / Drexel

University City Lofts

1 BEDROOM & 2 BEDROOM Loft apartments 437 N 40th St

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UPenn

Drexel University

Jefferson University

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PENN Veterinary

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Perelman
School of
Medicine

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PENN NURSING

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PENN DENTAL

Modern Lofts & Apartments in University City, Philadelphia

Intimate 19 unit property with elevator and picturesque roofdeck overlooking the Philadelphia skyline. Perfect location at half the price of the nearby glass towers. Historic building completely refurbished in 2020. 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 and super quiet. We encourage community and friendship as most tenants include working medical and corporate professionals, along with graduate level students, fellows, medical residents, and Ph.D candidates.

Covid Safe tours

We care about your safety. During the COVID pandemic, in-person showings may be difficult due to social distancing guidelines and travel restrictions. That’s why we created COVID-safe virtual tours.  We used leading-edge technology to record each unit so that prospective tenants can conduct virtual walkthroughs. Click on Apartment Pricing to see all units and virtual tours.

Our main amenity is location.  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. 

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 washer/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.

Amenities

Elevator

Modern oversized elevator recently installed in 2020.

Breakfast Bars

Modern oversized elevator recently installed in 2020.

Bathtubs for Relaxation

Take a warm bath for stress relief and muscle relaxation.

Easy access to Public Transit

Walk to the nearby SEPTA subway, trolley, and bus stops. 30th Street Station is nearby with Amtrak, Acela, and Regional Rail

WiFi

Basic WIFI provided and upgrades available for private service.

Co-working and Study Lounge

Convenient study lounge and community room.

Yoga and Weights Room

Keep moving and stay strong.

University City District Patrol Area

Penn / Drexel partnership for community safety initiatives. Free walking escort services available.

Yoga and Relaxation Rooftop

Yoga, relaxation, and mediation. Beautiful skyline views.

Real Windows & Sunlight

All bedrooms and living rooms have functioning windows for fresh air and sunlight.

Stainless Steel & Granite

Top-notch appliances and granite counters.

Washer / Dryer in Every Unit

Convenient and private laundry in every unit.

Central Air

Control temperature with a touch of a button.

Bike Parking

Multiple bike parking options.

Quiet pets welcome

Super quiet and non-aggressive pets welcome (with some limitations and approvals). No pet fees!

Quiet living

We ask all residents to limit noise and refrain from loud parties.

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Close to Drexel University

15 – 20 minute walk to Drexel University.

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Close to Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and PENN

15 – 20 minute walk

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Steps from Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

5 minute walk to Penn Presbyterian Hospital

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Close to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Easy ride to world-renowned CHOP.

Pricing Tables

1 Bedroom

$1,300/month

starting from

Stainless Steel Appliances
Access to Amenities
Ultimate privacy
Tons of sunlight
Granite Counters
Washer/Dryer
Bathtub
Central Air

2 bedroom

$1,600/month

starting from

Stainless steel appliances
Access to amenities
Ultimate privacy
Tons of sunlight
Granite counters
Washer/Dryer
Bathtub
Central Air
Larger unit with 2 bedrooms

Penthouse

$1,400/month

starting from

Access to All Amenities
Stainless steel appliances
Access to amenities
Ultimate privacy
Tons of sunlight
Granite counters
Washer/Dryer
Bathtub
Central Air
Luxury 10 foot ceilings
Skyline views
Welcome University of Pennsylvania Graduate Students, Residents, and Fellows

Reviews

Ignatio
Ignatio
Resident, Dentistry & Oral Surgery, University of Pennsylvania
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I work at University of Pennsylvania and because of that this apartment is very convenient for us. It takes about ten or fifteen minutes to get there walking.
Rachel Cole
Rachel Cole
Tenant of University City Lofts
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Great management, clean building! Nice new appliances and didn’t have any maintenance issues.
Nina S
Tenant of University City Lofts
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The University City Apartments at 40Spring are really lovely and the size of the single bedroom apartments are cozy. They are spacious and full of windows. The kitchen is also a great size for those who enjoy cooking. Each unit has a washer and dryer, which is very convenient. The roof deck is also a great space to study, relax, and take a break. One of my favorite things about living here is the amount of natural sunlight I get throughout the day - makes me and my plants very happy!
Horatio
Horatio
Tenant of University City Lots
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I am currently a doctorate student at PENN and this has honestly been perfect for me being in University city as it’s only a six minute or seven minute walk maximum to the metro station and maybe twelve fifteen minutes to get me to campus so it’s very convenient in that regard.
Subryna
Subryna
Tenant of University City Lofts
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I think my favorite thing about living here is probably be the location. Its close to literally almost everything and you can get to anywhere in Philly in about fifteen to twenty minutes.
David
David
Tenant of University City Lofts
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The property is very close to public transportation, University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University which really opened us to be able to feel like this is our home.
Anna
Anna
Tenant of University City Lofts
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I am very happy living here and I’m hoping that other people can find this as a second home as I have.
Hillary
Hillary
Tenant of University City Lofts
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Hey guys my name is Hilary and I’m Katerina and we live on Wiota St through REDBLOCK REALTY. All the appliances are brand new and we LOVE our fridge washer dryer, dishwasher and all of the appliances are brand new!
Camila
Tenant of University City Lofts
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I was searching for a one bedroom apartment and I am SO happy that I found this building because it has been the perfect fit for me! I love my apartment. The apartment is modern and spacious. Every neighbor I have encountered has been friendly (college students and young professionals) and I have 0 noise complaints for any of the other tenants. Overall an excellent place for students. Safe and convenient location, quiet, and updated apartments.
Christopher Andreozzi
Tenant of University City Lofts
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437 N 40th st apartments are awesome. The building itself has an old look with brand new interior. The kitchens, bathrooms, and apartments were totally renovated a year ago and make for a very nice looking and feeling apartment. The gym, study area, and roof top deck are also huge benefits to living here.
Darius
Tenant of University City Lofts
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Moved in and am loving the building and the management company. Super convenient to everything and a great value for the features at the cost.
Addy Hubbard
Tenant of University City Lofts
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This apartment complex is clean, well maintained, newly renovated, and the management is kind and responds quickly. It is a quiet building with mostly graduate and doctorate students, or young professionals. There are in-unit washers and dryers, and the view from the rooftop is beautiful. Walking distance to the grocery store, restaurants, and anything else you need. It is street parking, but even without a permit there are typically spots open within 3 blocks of the apartment. Love this place, definitely look into it!
Isabella P.
Tenant of University City Lofts
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This apartment has served my husband and I well over the past couple of months. The proximity to UPenn, Drexel, and USciences make it a great location for graduate students, as well as the ease of travel to get into Center City. The appliances are all new and have been so nice to use. The shower/bathroom area is very sleek and spacious. Our bedroom is cozy, and the neighbors are all kind and respectful. Highly recommend this living space!
Cheng Zha
Cheng Zha
Tenant of University City Lofts
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The first thing you would think about living in Philadelphia is safety, this place is close to a Police Station on 40th St. The building also has a great entrance with security camera, that makes all the delivered packages are very safe. It is a great place for students to live in!
Camilla Macia
Tenant of University City Lofts
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The apartment is perfect for a college student living on their own. It is completely updated; the kitchen has stainless steel appliances, a large fridge, an oven with a four burner electric stove top, and a deep sink. The kitchen also comes with a bar with a funky rope light fixture. My apartment also has a washer and dryer which is a MAJOR plus. The living room has plenty of natural light and the overall feel is spacious and open. The bedroom can comfortably fit a full sized bed and a dresser. This is a great place for young professionals and students. It is in a convenient and safe location with renovated, modern apartments.
Christian V.
Tenant of University City Lofts
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Best option for comfortable living in the University City area. The building was recently updated and greatly cared for. Not only do the residents have access to the rooftop, gym, and study area, but the apartments themselves are terrific. The real shining star, though, is the building's Management. I have never experienced more professional, responsive and friendly management in my 5+ years living in Philly. If only all managers/landlords were like Ilya. Definitely recommend this place!!
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437 N 40th St, Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 215-331-5252
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Reviews

Ignatio

5/5
I work at University of Pennsylvania and because of that this apartment is very convenient for us. It takes about ten or fifteen minutes to get there walking.

Rachel Cole

5/5
Great management, clean building! Nice new appliances and didn’t have any maintenance issues.

Nina S

5/5
The University City Apartments at 40Spring are really lovely and the size of the single bedroom apartments are cozy. They are spacious and full of windows. The kitchen is also a great size for those who enjoy cooking. Each unit has a washer and dryer, which is very convenient. The roof deck is also a great space to study, relax, and take a break. One of my favorite things about living here is the amount of natural sunlight I get throughout the day – makes me and my plants very happy!

Horatio

5/5
m currently a doctorate student at PENN and this has honestly been perfect for me being in University city as it’s only a six-minute or seven-minute walk maximum to the metro station and maybe twelve-fifteen minutes to get me to campus so it’s very convenient in that regard.

Subryna

5/5
think my favorite thing about living here is probably be the location. It’s close to literally almost everything and you can get to anywhere in Philly in about fifteen to twenty minutes.

David

5/5
The property is very close to public transportation, University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University which really opened us to be able to feel like this is our home.

Anna

5/5
I am very happy living here and I’m hoping that other people can find this as a second home as I have.

Hilary and Katerina

5/5
Hey guys my name is Hilary and I’m Katerina and we live on Wiota St through REDBLOCK REALTY. All the appliances are brand new and we LOVE our fridge washer dryer, dishwasher and all of the appliances are brand new!

Camila

5/5
I was searching for a one bedroom apartment and I am SO happy that I found this building because it has been the perfect fit for me! I love my apartment. The apartment is modern and spacious. Every neighbor I have encountered has been friendly (college students and young professionals) and I have 0 noise complaints for any of the other tenants. Overall an excellent place for students. Safe and convenient location, quiet, and updated apartments.

Christopher Andreozzi

5/5
437 N 40th st apartments are awesome. The building itself has an old look with brand new interior. The kitchens, bathrooms, and apartments were totally renovated a year ago and make for a very nice looking and feeling apartment. The gym, study area, and rooftop deck are also huge benefits to living here.

Darius

5/5
Moved in and am loving the building and the management company. Super convenient to everything and a great value for the features at the cost.

Addy Hubbard

5/5
This apartment complex is clean, well maintained, newly renovated, and the management is kind and responds quickly. It is a quiet building with mostly graduate and doctorate students, or young professionals. There are in-unit washers and dryers, and the view from the rooftop is beautiful. Walking distance to the grocery store, restaurants, and anything else you need. It is street parking, but even without a permit there are typically spots open within 3 blocks of the apartment. Love this place, definitely look into it!

Isabella P.

5/5
This apartment has served my husband and I well over the past couple of months. The proximity to UPenn, Drexel, and USciences make it a great location for graduate students, as well as the ease of travel to get into Center City. The appliances are all new and have been so nice to use. The shower/bathroom area is very sleek and spacious. Our bedroom is cozy, and the neighbors are all kind and respectful. Highly recommend this living space!

Cheng Zha

5/5
The first thing you would think about living in Philadelphia is safety, this place is close to a Police Station on 40th St. The building also has a great entrance with a security camera, which makes all the delivered packages are very safe. It is a great place for students to live in!

Camilla Macia

5/5
The apartment is perfect for a college students living on their own. It is completely updated; the kitchen has stainless steel appliances, a large fridge, an oven with a four-burner electric stovetop, and a deep sink. The kitchen also comes with a bar with a funky rope light fixture. My apartment also has a washer and dryer which is a MAJOR plus. The living room has plenty of natural light and the overall feel is spacious and open. The bedroom can comfortably fit a full-sized bed and a dresser. This is a great place for young professionals and students. It is in a convenient and safe location with renovated, modern apartments.

Christian V.

5/5