As part of the larger University City neighborhood in West Philadelphia, the Spruce Hill neighborhood serves as a popular residential area for university students and staff as well as anyone who appreciates its unique character. Spruce Hill is home to the University of the Sciences campus, and the neighborhood runs along the western border of The University of Pennsylvania’s Ivy League campus.
Large, historic homes, old trees and thriving parks characterize the visual fabric of the Spruce Hill neighborhood. Residents are also well served by eclectic dining and drinking options, cultural resources and convenient amenities that populate the commercial corridors in the neighborhood. The organic development of this ethnically and culturally diverse neighborhood and its “nouveau-Boho” vibe has a distinctively West Philly feel.