Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Residency Training Program

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Neighborhoods and Cost of Living

Philadelphia Area Communities

Many residents live in beautiful Victorian University City, Center City, or in the Art Museum vicinity, which is a five-minute drive or 15-minute walk or bike ride to the Penn campus. Other residents choose to live in Manayunk or Mount Airy, where renting a small home with a backyard is readily affordable. Still others live in Narberth, on Philadelphia’s Main Line, or in nearby Delaware County communities, where campus is little more than a 20-minute drive or a 15-minute train ride away.

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Cost of Living

The cost of living in the greater Philadelphia area is lower than most major metropolitan areas including Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Washington, DC, and Boston.

Philadelphia remains one of the most affordable metropolitan areas in the country, and many residents are able to purchase a home in the area while they complete their training.

Median home costs

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Old City Philadelphia

Old City Philadelphia