Directly adjacent to Center City, University City neighborhood is a bustling academic epicenter hosting two of the largest and most influential institutions in the area: University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University. The incredibly robust and diverse student population contributes to the high energy of everyday life in the neighborhood. However, the students are not the only ones who enjoy this dynamic neighborhood. The district has become a hub for arts and culture, the campuses have transformed the urban area by incorporating more green space for residents to enjoy and the local restaurants and bars in the area know how to please a crowd. Local favorites include the large portions served up at Distrito and the World Café. Once you step off the main streets, leafy blocks are lined with historic, Victorian homes perfect for student housing or families. Additionally, some homes have been converted into apartments making for exceptionally reasonable cost of living.