Powelton Village

The Powelton Village neighborhood sits on the west side of the Schuylkill River across from downtown Philadelphia.  It is the northeastern part of University City. Powelton Village lies just north of Drexel University and stretches from 31st to Lancaster Avenue, south of Spring Garden Street and north of Race Street. This residential neighborhood is home to mainly Victorian twin houses, some of which are traditional family homes, while others have been subdivided into apartments. Detached houses, row houses, and apartment buildings also dot the neighborhood. An abundance of trees, many of which are historic, along with gardens maintained by many community residents, give the neighborhood a distinct feel. This aesthetic environment, along with the proximity to retail establishments and nearby universities, has resulted in increased home values in recent years. In addition to the Powelton Historic District, the Bell Telephone Exchange Building, The Powelton, Frederick A. Poth Houses, and John Shedwick Development Houses are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Powelton Village is host to more and more properties and buyers in the Drexel Home Purchase Assistance Program.


City Skyline from Drexel Park in Powelton Village