Powelton Village (Philadelphia, PA)
By James Yoakum, SFR
(US Spaces, Inc.)
Drexel University's new president, John Fry, announced a goal of improving the neighborhoods surrounding Drexel's campus. Given that he was part of Penn's initiatives to improve University City during the 1990's and 2000's I think it's safe to be optimistic that he will have a positive impact on the Powelton Village and Mantua neighborhoods just north of Drexel. Along with expanding Drexel's security presence, Mr. Fry announced plans to encourage Drexel employees to purchase and maintain homes in the neighborhood, and also spoke of cracking-down on sub-standard off-campus housing, a serious problem that too often flies under the radar throughout Philadelphia. To read the entire article click here.
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By The Somers Team, Delivering Real Estate Happiness
(The Somers Team at KW Philadelphia)
 Powelton Village is part of University City. The tree-lined streets of Powelton Village shade many Victorian-style and historic homes. Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania are nearby, drawing a student population to the area. The Lancaster Avenue Commercial Corridor is a neighborhood hub with its galleries and community center. You'll find locals sipping coffee and engaging in conversation at the Green Line Cafe as you watch the trolleys ride up Lancaster. Yogis will be toting their mats to Power Yoga Works. Powelton Village has a little something for everyone hidden on its winding, hilly streets. From arts and culture to the wide variety of dining options, the emerging area is home to residents from many walks of life. Ready to search for Powelton Village properties? ...
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By The Somers Team, Delivering Real Estate Happiness
(The Somers Team at KW Philadelphia)
A Cool University City Cafe with Live Music ! Our Clients Rock, Literally ! Stephanie and I were invited by a client to go see their daughter play in her band at this cool University City Cafe with Live Music including several bands each playing a set.  The coffee shop is  The Green Line Cafe in University City / Powelton Village.  We are so glad when we went.  Thank you Richard and Mindy (they are our clients) ! Their daughter who attends Drexel University, is an extremely talented musician and performer with a phenomenal voice.  Her band "When I was 12" put on an excellent display of original music with charming melodies and great lyrics, and even had an encore.  The Green Line Cafe hosts a live music venue in a warm and cozy coffee house setting.  We really enjoyed being there and sp...
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By The Somers Team, Delivering Real Estate Happiness
(The Somers Team at KW Philadelphia)
New Listing in Powelton Village ~ 430 N 38th Street for $259, 900 Awesome 5 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, plus 2 kitchens in this home located in Powelton Village, a few blocks away from Drexel.  Ideal for a home owner wanting to live close to transportation (train.) Features of this home: Hardwoods on first floor. Additional Kitchen on Third floor. Newer Windows, furnace, sewer line and roof. Huge, dry basement with cemented walls (Can be finished) - great for storage. More Photos This home, subject to Short Sale, is in good condition but needs cosmetics (carpets/paint).  Home was previously rented for $2600/month. Please contact us to schedule your visit.         ************************************************************************************* If interested in buying or selling properties...
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