The Royal Athena vs. AKA University City

At The Royal Athena, we’re about making it about you.

Why Choose Us

At The Royal Athena, we have everything you need in a luxury apartment in Philadelphia. With beautiful living spaces, a friendly community, and easy access to the city as well as several exciting nearby neighborhoods, we urge you to check out our residences over AKA University City.
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At The Royal Athena, we believe luxury apartments in Philadelphia should be both beautiful and affordable. That’s why we offer a variety of apartment and community amenities that will make your lifestyle more enjoyable. From floor-to-ceiling windows and gorgeous plank flooring to a 24-hour clubhouse with billiards, flat screen TVs, a fireplace, and more, you can enjoy luxury living at the right price.

Furnished Living

If you’re looking for a move-in ready apartment, you can skip the unfurnished residences of AKA University City. At The Royal Athena, we offer fully furnished apartments with custom furnishings made for comfort and ease, spacious bathrooms, and fully equipped gourmet-inspired kitchens. Whether you’re planning on staying for a few months or a few years, we offer everything you need to feel right at home.

Diverse Neighbors

Because AKA University City is located near several colleges, many nearby residents are college students. If you’d like to experience a more diverse setting with neighbors of all ages and statuses, we invite you to check out our luxury apartments in Philadelphia. Our residences are perfect for tenants of all ages, from single business individuals to couples to growing families and more. We like to think of our location as a friendly neighborhood and work hard to create a friendly community.


One of the things we love most about our location is the access to beautiful outdoor spaces. Nearby, you’ll find the Schuylkill River, a variety of golf courses, several green spaces, and 14 square-miles of Fairmount Park where you can hike, bike, run, or even picnic. You’ll even have exclusive access to Pencoyd Bridge, which takes you over the river to the Manayunk neighborhood.

If The Royal Athena sounds like it could be your next home, give us a call today to schedule a private tour.

Designed Around the Lifestyle You Crave

Every element of our residences has been designed to deliver the ultimate in luxury. Each of our spacious floor plans features elegant fittings that combine the timelessness of natural wood and stone with the sleekness of modern design.

A Location That Offers More than Just Location

Our unique location overlooking the Schuylkill River makes it possible for you to have it all — great schools and vibrant nightlife, expansive green spaces, and an easy commute.

The Perfect Balance of Serenity and Services

Whether you’re working or playing, our luxury apartments provide unparalleled access to everything your on-the-go lifestyle requires. But we also offer something else: serenity. With expansive green spaces and trails, The Royal Athena is truly an urban oasis.

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