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Question by G.Q.: Is drexel university located in a great area in philadelphia?
I was wondering could a Philadelphia native/Drexel student offer any information on the environment around Drexel University as it pertains to the quality of the neighborhood in Philly? Like are there a lot of attractions/restaurants, etc. Is there a lot of criminal activity? Thx in advance!!
Answer by Randy P
I’d say it’s OK. The “University City” area (Drexel and U Penn) has a little bit of a reputation for crime and parts of it are a little seedy, but it’s pretty safe and most of the crime I’ve heard of is relatively petty, such as bike theft. There are a lot of police patrols around the area which probably is an indication of potential crime, but at the same time they keep the crime down.
I think it’s a pretty good area for restaurants, especially interesting ethnic ones, and there are a number of other interesting businesses as well. Not so much in tourist attractions.
Drexel borders on West Philly, which is also kind of a gritty neighborhood with a bit of a reputation, but also an interesting and diverse area with a lot of neighborhood loyalty.
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