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apartments for penn students

Discussion in 'Dental' started by hpets, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. hpets

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    Does anyone recommend a certain building/realtor? I am looking at UCA and Campus Apartments (such as 4111 walnut, 4129 walnut, etc) I would like to spend 600-800 a month. Any suggestions/comments? UCA says the pay for all utilities except electricity so that looks very inviting, but are their apts generally in worse conditions? I'm actually going to Philly next week but I want to get some reputations :)
     
  2. Sprgrover

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    UCA and Campus Apartments are the two largets landlords in University City. I personally rent from UCA. While I think the Campus Apartments properties on the whole are in a bit better shape than UCH they do charge more for rent, many of their sites don't include utilities (which can really add up) and don't include high-speed internet. Campus Apartments does have some strange/strict leasing policies (e.g. when you have to renew, deposits, etc.). I would encourage you to look at available properties from both of them - several dental students live at 4111 Walnut (and, for what it's worth, the bulk of dental students live within a four block radius of the dental school).
     
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  3. proline

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    what's UCA?
     
  4. Sprgrover

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    Sorry - I got my wires crossed - it should be UCH - University City Housing.

    www.uchweb.com
     
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  5. BigRedDentist

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    I currently rent from University City Associates (UCA) at 4101 Spruce St. (Berkshire) and I pay $895 a month including all utilities. My place is really big and nice (1 bedroom, large living room and kitchen with tons of closet space). The only reason I am moving out is that I would rather live with friends. 4111 Walnut is really nice and about 25 dental kids live there.
     
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