This stylish Philadelphia neighborhood truly embellishes the sophistication of Center City with its stately apartment buildings and 19th Century townhomes. Residents are only steps away from designer brand shopping at Rittenhouse Row and The Shops at Liberty Place. The proximity of internationally renowned restaurants, theatrical entertainment on the Avenue of the Arts and the treasure of a beautiful city park designed by William Penn makes Rittenhouse Square a desirable place to call home.
- Learn more about Rittenhouse Square by visiting www.rittenhouserow.org
- To find a hotel around Rittenhouse Square please visit www.rittenhousesquarehotels.com
- To learn more about the Rittenhouse Square Arts Show please visit www.rittenhousesquareart.com
- If you would like to get involved in preserving Rittenhouse Square you may contact the Friends of Rittenhouse Square at www.friendsofrittenhouse.org
This Philadelphia neighborhood offers its residents easy access to Fairmount Park, where many enjoy jogging, biking and skating along the scenic paths of Kelly Drive and West River Drive. The Art Museum/Fairmount area offers its residents several amenities such as the regattas held on the Schuykill River and the historical beauty of the Federal Mansions throughout Fairmount Park. The Philadelphia Museum of Art houses some of America’s greatest collections of art. The grounds of the museum also serve the neighborhood as a backyard, an entertainment center and a quiet spot where you can relax and enjoy views of the skyline and river.
If you would like to learn more about the leisure and entertainment features of the Art Museum/Fairmount Neighborhood please visit www.aroundphilly.com
Additional Art Galleries in this area are:
Enjoy the convenience of living along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway with easy access to some of the finest collections of museums and cultural institutions in the world. This neighborhood is in close proximity to several family friendly amenities including the Philadelphia Public Library, The Franklin Institute with its planetarium and IMAX Theater and the Academy of Natural Sciences.
Philadelphia Public Library
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Academy of Natural Sciences
19th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
If you would like to get involved in the Logan Square Neighborhood Association please visit www.lsnaphilly.org
This trendy neighborhood offers its residents various coffeehouses, shops, cafes and nightspots. The cobblestone streets of Camac and Hutchinson bring the historic aspect of Philadelphia alive. Neighbors enjoy the luxury of Pine Street’s Antique Row and the country’s oldest jewelry district Jeweler’s Row. In this neighborhood you are in walking distance of fine local restaurants and the entertainment offered by the Forrest Theater and Walnut Street Theater.
If you would like to learn more about the West Washington Square Neighborhood Association please visit www.washwestcivic.org.
Old City has transformed its commercial buildings from the turn of the century into exciting, light-filled loft apartments. Residents are only steps away from the enjoyment of the beautiful view of the Delaware River and Benjamin Franklin Bridge from Penn’s Landing. This historic yet chic neighborhood offers shopping at high-end galleries, home design and fashion in the region along 2nd and 3rd Streets. Fine dining and entertainment are always in supply.
- To find out more information about the Old City District please visit www.oldcitydistrict.org
- Get involved in the preservation of Old City at the Old City Civic Association at www.oldcity.org
- Find the top restaurants in Old City at http://philadelphia.about.com/od/historicdining/tp/old_city_dining.htm
- To learn more about the arts in Old City please visit www.oldcityarts.org
Society Hill is where beautifully renovated homes exist in harmony with luxury high-rise buildings. In the heart of Philadelphia history, Society Hill residents experience living on a street or cobblestone alley where Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin strolled. Antique stores, specialty shops and craft fairs under the historic market shed at the old Headhouse are never in short supply. Live in close proximity to access independent and art house films latest releases at the Ritz Theater. Enjoy legendary Philadelphia seafood and colonial fare and invite friends to stay at cozy bed and breakfasts in the neighborhood. The always scenic Penn’s Landing is only a stone’s throw away and is a great spot to jog, ice skate, bike ride and watch the fireworks every New Year’s Eve and Fourth of July.
- To learn more about the history of Society Hill please visit www.aviewoncities.com/philadelphia/societyhill.htm
- If you would like to become involved in the preservation of this neighborhood, please visit the Society Hill Civic Association at www.societyhillcivic.org
- For information on the historic and national treasures of Society Hill visit www.independencevisitorcenter.com
Queen Village and Bella Vista hold the essence of a traditional South Philadelphia neighborhood incorporated with a modern flare. Many of the homes are 19 th century trinities and modern townhouses. Residents are in walking distance of the dining and shopping options offered by the Italian Market on 9th Street, where you can find fresh mozzarella, exotic spices, rare cuts of meat and (surprise) the best Vietnamese food in the region. Also, you can enjoy the close proximity of the funky shops and entertaining nightlife on South Street. From 4th Street to 6th Street, grab a bite to eat at the renowned Famous Fourth Street Deli and shop at fabric shops along 4th Street’s Fabric Row.
If you would like to become involved in the preservation of this neighborhood, please visit The Queen Village Neighborhood Association at www.qvna.org.
For more information on the preservation of the Bella Vista Community please visit www.bvuca.org.
Philadelphia’s Loft District (also known as Chinatown) is a close-knit neighborhood that is vibrant with culture and consistently expanding with new developments. Enjoy the pleasure of shopping at the Asian markets and have close access to annual Philadelphia Auto Show at the newly renovated Pennsylvania Convention Center. Chinatown residents have the opportunity to choose from several dining options at Asian restaurants, which offer Chinese, Vietnamese, Taiwanese, Burmese and Thai cuisine specialties. Philadelphia’s renowned Reading Terminal Market is also in close proximity and offers guests take-home gourmet staples ranging from Amish farm produce and meats to Kosher hors d’oeuvres and specialties.
For more information on events at the Pennsylvania Convention Center please visit www.paconvention.com.
Graduate students, professors, artists and medical health professionals are making this South Philadelphia neighborhood, which is also known as South of South, an up and coming residential area. Residents enjoy easy access to jobs in Center City, University City and Graduate Hospital on South Street.
This up and coming area that was once the land of former breweries is now one of the most exciting neighborhoods to live in Philadelphia. Old warehouse buildings have been developed into sleek, modernized housing. Residents enjoy the entertainment offered at The Piazza at Schmidt’s where several flea markets and live music events are held. Outstanding food and good brews are never in short supply at the local Northern Liberties establishments.
To become involved in the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association please visit www.nlna.org.
To learn more about festivities held at The Piazza at Schmidt’s please visit www.atthepiazza.com