15 min walk to PENN / Drexel

University City Apartments

1 BEDROOM & 2 BEDROOM Loft apartments 437 N 40th St



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Modern Lofts & Apartments in University City, Philadelphia

Intimate 19 unit property with elevator and picturesque roofdeck overlooking the Philadelphia skyline. Perfect location at half the price of the nearby glass towers. Historic building completely refurbished in 2020. We cater to residents seeking peace and quiet after long days of work and study. We ask all residents to maintain a quiet living environment with no loud parties and no blasting music. We encourage an atmosphere of study, relaxation, and quiet co-working. We welcome most pets, but they must be well-behaved and super quiet. We encourage community and friendship as most tenants include working medical and corporate professionals, along with graduate level students, fellows, medical residents, and Ph.D candidates.

Covid Safe tours

We care about your safety. During the COVID pandemic, in-person showings may be difficult due to social distancing guidelines and travel restrictions. That’s why we created COVID-safe virtual tours.  We used leading-edge technology to record each unit so that prospective tenants can conduct virtual walkthroughs. Click on Apartment Pricing to see all units and virtual tours.

Our main amenity is location.  Conveniently located in University City across the Schuylkill River from Center City, just minutes from University of Pennsylvania, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Drexel University.  Easy access to public transportation and 15-20 minute walk to most PENN and Drexel locations. Located at the epicenter of top-rated academics, world-renowned research, and leading global innovation. 

You’ll appreciate the intimate community feel. Designed with modern elements of earth tones and zen inspirations. We encourage residents to utilize our roofdeck for meditation, yoga, and relaxation. Contemporary yet calming décor with open ducts, exposed beams, and natural sunlight. The historic building exterior has been handsomely preserved and restored. All bedrooms have actual windows for fresh air and sunlight, bathtubs for ultimate relaxation, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, breakfast bars, and private washer/dryers. We offer shared WiFi for basic usage, and residents are able to establish private high-speed accounts with either Comcast or Verizon FIOS. Take advantage of other amenities including the study lounge and weight room. Our goal is to offer ultimate comfort to our residents.



Modern oversized elevator recently installed in 2020.

Breakfast Bars

Speed up your morning and host guests in style.

Bathtubs for Relaxation

Take a warm bath for stress relief and muscle relaxation.

Easy access to Public Transit

Walk to the nearby SEPTA subway, trolley, and bus stops. 30th Street Station is nearby with Amtrak, Acela, and Regional Rail


Basic WIFI provided and upgrades available for private service.

Co-working and Study Lounge

Convenient study lounge and community room.

Yoga and Weights Room

Keep moving and stay strong.

University City District Patrol Area

Penn / Drexel partnership for community safety initiatives. Free walking escort services available.

Yoga and Relaxation Rooftop

Yoga, relaxation, and mediation. Beautiful skyline views.

Real Windows & Sunlight

All bedrooms and living rooms have functioning windows for fresh air and sunlight.

Stainless Steel & Granite

Top-notch appliances and granite counters.

Washer / Dryer in Every Unit

Convenient and private laundry in every unit.

Central Air

Control temperature with a touch of a button.

Bike Parking

Multiple bike parking options.

Quiet pets welcome

Super quiet and non-aggressive pets welcome (with some limitations and approvals). No pet fees!

Quiet living

We ask all residents to limit noise and refrain from loud parties.

Drexel University Logo

Close to Drexel University

15 – 20 minute walk to Drexel University.


Close to Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and PENN

15 – 20 minute walk


Steps from Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

5 minute walk to Penn Presbyterian Hospital

CHOP logo

Close to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Easy ride to world-renowned CHOP.

Pricing Tables

1 Bedroom


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Stainless Steel Appliances
Access to Amenities
Ultimate privacy
Tons of sunlight
Granite Counters
Central Air

2 bedroom


starting from

Stainless steel appliances
Access to amenities
Ultimate privacy
Tons of sunlight
Granite counters
Central Air
Larger unit with 2 bedrooms



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Access to All Amenities
Stainless steel appliances
Access to amenities
Ultimate privacy
Tons of sunlight
Granite counters
Central Air
Luxury 10 foot ceilings
Skyline views
Welcome University of Pennsylvania Graduate Students, Residents, and Fellows


Ignacio 40spring
I work at University of Pennsylvania and because of that this apartment is very convenient for us. It takes about ten or fifteen minutes to get there walking.
Resident, Dentistry & Oral Surgery, University of Pennsylvania
The property is very close to public transportation, University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University which really opened us to be able to feel like this is our home.
Tenant of 40SPRING
I am currently a doctorate student at PENN and this has honestly been perfect for me being in University city as it’s only a six minute or seven minute walk maximum to the metro station and maybe twelve fifteen minutes to get me to campus so it’s very convenient in that regard.
Founder & CEO
I think my favorite thing about living here is probably be the location. Its close to literally almost everything and you can get to anywhere in Philly in about fifteen to twenty minutes.
Tenant 40spring
I am very happy living here and I’m hoping that other people can find this as a second home as I have.
Tenant of 40SPRING
Hey guys my name is Hilary and I’m Katerina and we live on Wiota St through REDBLOCK REALTY. All the appliances are brand new and we LOVE our fridge washer dryer, dishwasher and all of the appliances are brand new!
Tenant of 40SPRING
I was searching for a one bedroom apartment and I am SO happy that I found this building because it has been the perfect fit for me! I love my apartment. The apartment is modern and spacious. Every neighbor I have encountered has been friendly (college students and young professionals) and I have 0 noise complaints for any of the other tenants. Overall an excellent place for students. Safe and convenient location, quiet, and updated apartments.
Tenant of 40SPRING
437 N 40th st apartments are awesome. The building itself has an old look with brand new interior. The kitchens, bathrooms, and apartments were totally renovated a year ago and make for a very nice looking and feeling apartment. The gym, study area, and roof top deck are also huge benefits to living here.
Tenant of 40SPRING
Moved in and am loving the building and the management company. Super convenient to everything and a great value for the features at the cost.
Tenant of 40SPRING
Contact US
437 N 40th St, Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 215-331-5252
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