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At once international and local, University City’s appeal transcends its proximity to the greatest educational, medical, and professional institutions in Philadelphia like the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University and Walnut Hill College. The area enjoys great public transportation, lovely tree-lined streets, and a uniquely Philadelphia selection of restaurants and bars.

Nearby Transportation

The West Lofts luxury apartment complex is just four blocks from the SEPTA MFL subway line, making Center City restaurants and offices a 15 minute trip. Philadelphia’s main railroad, the William H. Gray 30th Street Station  is nearby. Several bus lines to center city destinations are only a block away. 


Educational Institutions

The University of Pennsylvania, including the The Lauder Institute at Wharton, Wharton,  the Perelman School of Medicine, Penn Dental Medicine, Penn Law School, the Stuart Weitzman School of Design and the School of Veterinary Medicine  are blocks away  and accessible by the Penn Bus. The full service luxury apartment complex is also close to world class healthcare institutions such as the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and Penn Presbyterian Hospital.

  • The University of Pennsylvania: 5-minute drive, 19-minute walk

  • The Lauder Institute at Wharton: 7-minute drive, 24 minute walk

  • Wharton School: 7-minute drive, 23-minute walk

  • Perelman School of Medicine: 11-minute drive, 34 minute-walk

  • Penn Dental Medicine: 6-minute drive, 5-minute walk

  • Penn Law School: 7-minute drive, 29-minute walk

  • Stuart Weitzman School of Design: 8-minute drive, 30 minute walk

  • School of Veterinary Medicine: 7-minute drive, 24 minute walk

  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: 11-minute drive, 34-minute walk

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: 10-minute drive, 31-minute walk

  • Penn Presbyterian Hospital: 8-minute drive, 28-minute walk

Nearby Restaurants

West Lofts is located in vibrant University City — noted for its diverse array of restaurants and bars that are regularly featured on "best of Philly" lists.  A few of our favorites are listed below:

  • Abyssinia: Savory and authentic Ethiopian cuisine. The native Tusker Lager beer complements tasty vegetarian and meat. 2-minute drive, 4-minute walk

  • The Gold Standard Café: Local café serving fresh, homemade dishes with a focus on breakfast and desserts. 4-minute drive, 15-minute walk

  • Gojjo: Bi-level Ethiopian restaurant and bar with a colorful ambiance. 5-minute drive, 18-minute walk

  • Mizu Sushi Bar: Specialty rolls and Japanese favorites. 6-minute drive, 22-minute walk

  • Manakeesh: Lebanese cuisine with a café serving smoothies, desserts, and coffee. 5-minute drive, 19-minute walk

  • Mariposa Food Coop: Community-owned grocery store offering fresh and organic items. 4-minute drive, 14-minute walk

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