Where You Should Look for Off-Campus Housing in Philadelphia, PA

by Megan Johnson on October 30th, 2016 in Apartments, Guide To College Living

Leaving the dorms for an off-campus apartment is a huge decision that directly impacts your college experience. Before you move, a thorough apartment search will ensure you picked the best option for you in terms of pricing, amenities and location. The following six apartment community options are perfect for those attending college in Philadelphia, PA!

The Courts -- Are you a college student attending Drexel University or the University of Pennsylvania? If so, check out The Courts, a group of historic buildings renovated to offer a charming, unique living experience in the heart of University City. The elegance of the turn-of-the-century building design with intricate Victorian red brick adds charm and flair to your living experience. As a resident, you can use the courtyard with grilling area, bike racks, free Internet, the fitness center, laundry facilities, storage and more. Choose from over 30 floor plans from units that include a fully equipped kitchen and washer and dryer.

evo Philly at Cira Centre South -- If you desire some competitive amenities, check out evo Philly at Cira Centre South. This off-campus student apartment community offers a rooftop infinity pool, a 24/7 two-story fitness center, a rooftop lounge with spectacular views and free weekly studio classes such as Zumba, yoga, CrossFit, Pilates and bar. Appease the student in you with the business and printing center, 11 two-story study lounges and complimentary 24-hour coffee and take a break from school with evo Philly's exclusive social events. Each upscale, all-inclusive, high-rise apartment includes study desks and chairs, walk-in closets, in-unit washers and dryers, and a full kitchen with stainless steel appliances and more!

Chestnut Square -- Enjoy the privacy and lifestyle you need as a college student in an apartment community located on campus of Drexel University and across from The University of Pennsylvania. Fully furnished apartments include a fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, hardwood-style flooring, on-site laundry facilities, USB outlets, and utilities included. Stay fit with Chestnut Square's 24-hour fitness center with strength equipment, cardio machines and free weights. On-site dining and retail and educational and social activities will keep you active and healthy. Meet your neighbors in the movie theater room; media room with TV and couch seating; 24-hour recreation center with billiards, poker table, arcade games and a golf simulator; and a multimedia area with gaming systems. A 24-hour Academic Success Center with iMacs and free printing, as well as enhanced-privacy floor plans for study, make this college student apartment community even more desirable.

View at Montgomery -- Temple University students, we haven't forgotten about you! Check out View at Montgomery, a new standard of off-campus living adjacent to the heart of Temple University. Receive the ultimate in luxury and innovation at The View, which offers a 24-hour fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment, stand-up tanning beds, first floor retail, washers and dryers on every floor, scenic downtown and campus views, an outdoor plaza, a premier top floor sky lounge, bicycle storage, private study rooms, a 24-hour laptop lounge and study lounge, and a 24-hour computer lounge with printing. Unit features include a flat-screen HDTV in every living room, energy efficient appliances, built-in microwave, 9-foot ceilings and operable windows in bedrooms and much more. Did we mention the units are fully furnished with contemporary furniture?

The Legacy at Powelton Village -- Fully furnished student housing steps away from Drexel University awaits you at The Legacy at Powelton Village, offering community, safety and convenience for an invaluable total college experience. Each unit includes brand new custom furniture, hardwood floors, cable and Wi-Fi, a washer/dryer, keyless entry, a lounge, stainless steel appliances and 24-hour maintenance. An outdoor lounge, a fire pit, a sustainable garden with hammocks, a barbecue area, online rental payment, and views of the courtyard make up some of the community amenities.

Park Towne Place Premier Apartment Homes -- In the Parkway Museum District off of the Schuylkill Banks trail, you'll find Park Towne Place Premier Apartment Homes. Serving Drexel University, Temple University and University of Pennsylvania students, this community offers a plethora of fantastic amenities to ensure you an above-average student life experience. As a resident, you will enjoy a fitness center with a spin studio, yoga studio, virtual fitness and a swimming pool. Make use of the movie screening room, the tech lounge, the resident lounge, the art studio and the outdoor fireplace lounge. Some amenities you may not find elsewhere include a gourmet market with a cafe, on-site recycling and a bike maintenance station. Bring along your furry friends to this dog and cat-friendly off-campus apartment community.
 
[Image via evo Philly at Cire Centre South]
For additional Philadelphia, PA off-campus student housing options, find more apartments near Drexel University on Uloop.com.
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