There are numerous housing options for interns and residents at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Graduate Hospital/Fitler Square – Most residents from across the UPHS and CHOP health systems live in this area because of its proximity to the hospital (20-25 minute walk), affordability, and accessibility to Center City/Rittenhouse Square (5-10 minute walk). Many young families also live in this area.
University City/West Philadelphia – The University City area offers many apartments and houses for rent at very reasonable prices. Many graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Pennsylvania live in this area.
Center City/Rittenhouse Square, Art Museum – Some residents choose to live in the Center City or Art Museum areas. These areas provide more cultural attractions and all of the advantages of city living.
Suburbs – Some residents, particularly those with families with older children, prefer to live in the suburbs that are still easily accessible to the medical centers (within a 30 minute drive).
PA Suburbs – Manayunk and Roxborough, near the Schuykill River, the Drexel Hill area and Havertown have been popular.
NJ Suburbs – The New Jersey suburbs are also convenient and inexpensive and have outstanding public school systems.