Philadelphia's University City is more than just a neighborhood. It's the region's leader in education, science, and innovation, with world-class universities and medical institutions. It's a destination for food lovers and culture seekers, with internationally acclaimed dining, museums, and galleries. It's a vibrant, close-knit community, full of idyllic parks and green spaces. Learn more about how University City District makes our neighborhood one of the most livable and workable places in Philadelphia.


Dining Days 2015

From Thursday, July 16 to Sunday, July 26. Now in its 11th year, Dining Days is the “3 courses, 3 prices” promotion at some of University City’s most popular dining destinations.

40th Street Summer Series

Bring the whole family for a fun & free evening of entertainment at the 40th Street Summer Festival! For one night, the green space behind the Walnut West Free Library will transform into a lively carnival atmosphere full of live music, interactive arts & crafts, and entertainment. This event is perfect for children and adults alike! The fun starts at 5PM, so get there early and make sure you don’t miss any of the excitement!

The Porch has a New Look.

Version 2.0 is here, featuring design by Groundswell and Rotisserie, a new food concept by Michael Schulson.

Innovate University City Launched features content about technology news, jobs, companies & more!

Changing Places, Changing Lives

View UCD's 2014 Annual Report here.

State of University City 2014/15

The State of University City is UCD's publication showcasing best-in-the-world academic and medical institutions, extraordinary real estate and commercial growth, and culture of innovation.