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Explore the University City Neighborhood

Philadelphia Innovation and Business District

The University City neighborhood, located along the Schuykill River's western shore, is Philadelphia's innovation and business district. Parks and playgrounds, cafes and brewpubs, book and record shops, outdoor film screenings, farmers' markets and global cuisine abound in and around the neighborhood. In addition to the abundant Philadelphia activities, dining and attractions within University City, residents of AKA are also just a short walk to Amtrak's 30th Street Station, accessible to all 141 commuter towns in the Greater Philadelphia region.

The lively campuses of Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania are also mere minutes away from AKA University City at Cira Centre South. Tucked within both campuses are elegant vestiges of Philadelphia’s history: architectural landmarks by Frank Furness and Louis Kahn, Victorian homes, and quaint, tree-lined streets.

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