Life in Philadelphia

Philly is big enough to have lots to do, yet small enough to get to know. Penn students live right in the middle of University City, a neighborhood with its own stores, restaurants, and movie theaters. Less than a mile away is Rittenhouse Square, a fashionable area with dozens of places to eat, shop, and hang out. Less than a mile from that are all the nightlife, galleries, and world-class restaurants of Old City, Philly’s hottest, most historic neighborhood.


Whether you want to go for a run in Fairmount Park, see a concert at the TLA, eat dim sum in Chinatown, visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art, or watch a Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park — you are just a short walk, cab ride, or subway trip away from everything that Philadelphia has to offer.

If you want to get away for a weekend, Philadelphia is close to both New York City and Washington, DC.

To learn more about Philadelphia, go to Living in Philadelphia.