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Philadelphia, United States

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Everything about Student Accommodation Philadelphia

Philadelphia, commonly known as “Philly”, is the largest city in the U.S. state and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. With its rich historical heritage, it is one of the United States most visited cities. The city dates back to 1682, served as the first U.S. capital, and the residing place of Independence Hall. It is home to the campus of Drexel University, Temple Universi ty, and the University of Pennsylvania. It has the third-largest student concentration on the East Coast, with more than 120,000 college and university students enrolled within the city. This makes finding student accommodation in Philadelphia quite challenging.

Universities in Philadelphia

The increasing number of students flying to Philadelphia makes it difficult for universities to accommodate them all in the student hall, thereby creating a large demand for private student housing. All these student homes are located within walking distance of the city’s top universities and also in close proximity of budget-friendly bars, iconic restaurants, and clubs.

Student Housing Philadelphia

Those looking for such off-campus alternatives should visit student accommodation websites to compare the wide variety of options available and make an informed decision about the best student accommodation . All the student rooms of these properties are fully-furnished and offer modern amenities such as a common lounge area, games zone, study room, card-operated laundry, fully-equipped gym, barbecue area, and more. Take your pick from a wide variety of room types based on your budget and other preferences – student apartment, student flat, shared and en-suite room, as well as a student studio.

Explore Philadelphia

The city is filled with notable museums, a buzzing nightlife, beloved sports teams and a thriving restaurant scene that encompasses more than just the ubiquitous cheesesteak. Students can stay in the vibrant neighbourhoods of the city like Bella Vista, Fish Town, and East Passyunk and enjoy their time at the university. Philadelphia experiences a humid subtropical climate with hot and muggy summers and moderately cold winters. It is known for having a laid-back attitude and a very diverse and accepting atmosphere. While you're in town, be sure to admire some of the city's unique collection of public art, including everything from fountains to sculptures to murals. The city is well-connected via public transport and the best way to explore it is on foot or PHLASH bus . All of this and more make this a popular destination for students from around the world aspiring to start a new life in Philadelphia.

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Q. How will I be able to rent student accommodation in Philadelphia?

A. You simply have 3 easy steps to follow as given below: Select your favourite accommodation Pay the security deposit if required Thereafter, booking is confirmed for you. Don’t worry if you are stuck in the process as our experienced staff are there to provide all needed guidance.

Q. What are the different types of student accommodation in Philadelphia?

A. The type of accommodations available at University Living are student specific homes that are known as purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) offering strategic locations close to universities. There are living space options like shared and private living with rooms designed to perfection. Students get to choose studios, en-suite rooms, and apartments. There are accommodations available for short-term stays when students visit the city for summer schools and exchange programs.

Q. When should I book my student home for September intake?

A. It is better you book student accommodation as soon as you can so that you are open to more choices and best offers on room bookings. Book your room for 6 months to avoid last minute hassles.

Q. What are the different types of student rooms in Philadelphia?

A. The major room types are: Sharing: Shared rooms are where 2 or more students can share a single room, washroom, kitchen, and other communal spaces. En-suite/Private: This is where you will get a private bedroom and bathroom, while the kitchen and living areas are mostly shared. Studios: A self-contained unit with a bedroom and cooking space with attached washrooms. Two people can also book one studio to share but it is solely at the provider's discretion.

Q. Can I get discounts for student housing in Philadelphia?

A. Of course, discounts are available for you but are available for those who book accommodations as early as possible. There are additional cashbacks and discounts available on group bookings.

Q. Are the bills included in the rent?

A. Most of the accommodation providers include utility bills in the rent, so you don’t have to worry about paying additional. However, this depends on provider to provider whether rent includes Wi-Fi, water, gas, electricity, and other facilities such as a gym, laundry, cinema room, games room, and use of other communal spaces.

Q. What if I don’t like my accommodation after moving in?

A. Although all our accommodations meet all your needs and preferences, still if you want to change then you can replace it with another choice. It should be done within 30 days of your booking by paying a one-time fee of £250.

Q. What are the best areas for students to live in Philadelphia?

A. Student life in Philadelphia can be fascinating but what is important is to choose the right accommodation in the right student area. Philadelphia is home to the best student neighborhoods like Chestnut Street, and Powelton Avenue.