Also called Southwest Center City, this neighborhood lies just South of Rittenhouse Square & Fitler Square & is named for the now defunct hospital that used to lie at the northern edges of it’s border. Over the past 10 years or so a huge surge in development coupled with close proximity to Center City created a housing boom. A glut of dilapidated older housing stock & vacant lots held opportunities for development & many new construction homes & condos have been built along with renovations of existing homes. This neighborhood is serviced by SOSNA.
What are the Boundaries
South Street to the North Washington Ave to the South Broad Street to the East & the Schuylkill River to the West.
Restaurants, Bars & Nightlife
Many residents enjoy the amenities of Center City which are in close walking distance. A few neighborhood places have also opened up to cater to the demand of all the new residents. A few that come to mind are Sidecar, Resurrection Ale House, Grace Tavern, Betty’s Speakeasy & Robert’s Twi Lite Lounge. Many of these are located on Gray’s Ferry Avenue near the Toll Brothers Naval Square gated community.
This neighborhood has the Big 8 on Washington Ave. which does have it’s own lot & from what I understand a half decent selection. It is close to the Whole Foods & Super Fresh on South Street in Bella Vista. The Italian Market is also nearby.
Every Friday from 3-7 during Summer & Fall a Farmer’s Market sets up at the Julian Abele park at 22nd & Montrose. This market does not take credit cards & this neighborhood has street parking.
There are two parks right in the neighborhood, the Julian Abele Park at 22nd & Montrose & Marian Andersen Park & Recreation Center at 17th & Fitzwater. If you are looking for a place take to take your pooch there is a dog run at the Schuylkill River Park at 25th & Lombard in Fitler Square. This is one of the best in the city & there is a run for large dogs & a separate one for small dogs.
Public Transportation & Parking
A lot of the street parking is by permit only so be careful if you are visiting friends in the neighborhood. There are not many privately owned lots, however, there are a few close to South Street. The Broad Street subway line has a stop at South/Lombard & just past Washington Avenue is the Ellsworth Federal line. There are a lot of bus routes that service this neighborhood. SEPTA’s website will have the best information depending on where you want to go!
|Price Range:||$600 to $4,200,000||Price Average:||$319,231|
|Size Range:||1 to 71,928 Sq. Ft.||Size Average:||2,424 Sq. Ft.|