Apartments Near The Philadelphia Zoo

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! You’ll see all of them and much more at the Philadelphia Zoo, a haven for animal lovers of all ages.

Those who live in apartments near the Philadelphia Zoo, like those located at the Old Quaker Building, have the benefit of being close to one of the city’s most well-known attractions. It’s a great spot to entertain out-of-town guests, can make for a creative and fun date outing and, for those considering a future in zoology, offers endless opportunities for study, observation, and even employment.

Among its many claims to fame, Philadelphia Zoo holds the title as the nation’s first zoo. It opened way back in 1874, with an admission price of just a quarter! The storied history of the park is kept alive today through its eye-catching architecture and tours of historic sites on the property. Over the years, the zoo has grown by leaps and bounds and now comprises more than 40 acres and is home to more than 1,300 animals.

The Philadelphia Zoo invites the public to engage and interact with its animals. Its new Zoo360 exploration trails allow certain animals to roam around and over spectators’ heads in see-through mesh walkways. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to get up close and personal with the creatures in the petting zoo and to connect one on one with them during demonstrations led by zoologists. The zoo is known for its collection of rare breeds, and visitors can explore many of them at specialized exhibits like the Small Mammal Center, McNeil Avian Center and Reptile House. While animal-watching takes center stage at the zoo, there are also lots of other activities, including paddle boats, several beer gardens, and a hot air balloon.

Old Quaker Building’s apartments near the Philadelphia Zoo allow residents the convenience of a quick commute to the zoo for education, entertainment or a mixture of both! Whatever your need, living so close to one of Philadelphia’s most-visited attractions provides the ultimate convenience for fun and adventure! Call The Old Quaker Building to learn more about our apartments.

Old Quaker Building University City Philadelphia Apartments

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Fall in love with University City, Philadelphia apartments at The Old Quaker Building! Proximity is everything for Philadelphia students and professionals, and we are positioned in the center of arts and education, near top-notch universities, including University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University. Inside our pet-friendly apartments you’ll find contemporary amenities, modern kitchens, and access to Luxer One’s secure packaging delivery system. Outside you can access the Schuylkill River Trail's 30 miles of green spaces and pathways for cyclists and runners. After you explore our exceptional apartments, you’ll be ready to call The Old Quaker Building home! Complete the form below or call our leasing office at 215-222-2233 to contact us!

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3514 Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Leasing Office Phone:

(215) 222-2233


Monday – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday – Noon to 5 p.m.
Wednesday – Noon to 5 p.m.
Thursday – Noon to 5 p.m.
Friday – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday – Noon to 5 p.m.
Sunday - Closed