considering buying a home in northern liberties? our comprehensive guide to the neighborhood
Northern Liberties is located just North of Old City & they have a lot in common. Their location in close proximity to the river made them crucial manufacturing hubs for Philadelphia. Historically Northern Liberties was the site of manufacturing plants & breweries. Massive flight from the neighborhood during the post industrial period of the 20th century resulted in mass deterioration & decay that paved the way for redevelopment starting in the 70’s when artists started moving in & coming to a head with the addition of the Piazza at Schmidts. The result is a neighborhood with central open air commercial districts that foster walking, community involvement & the development of town homes, condos & apartment complexes. There are many places to congregate, dine, shop & drink. The neighborhood still has a gritty industrial feel which is a great juxtaposition to many of the sleek modern new buildings. Below you can search real estate listings in Northern Liberties via the MLS & find pertinent neighborhood information.
- New Construction Homes
- Boutique Condos
- High Rise Condos
- Industrial Condo Conversions
- Older Homes
|Price Range:||$169,000 to $2,800,000||Price Average:||$573,787|
|Size Range:||626 to 43,900 Sq. Ft.||Size Average:||2,234 Sq. Ft.|
- Edgar Allen Poe House
- Liberty Lands Park
- Orianna Hill Dog Park
- South – Spring Garden
- North – Girard
- East – Delaware River
- West – 6th Street
restaurants, bars & nightlife
This neighborhood has a brand new Super Fresh at 2nd & Girard with a huge ground floor liquor store. There is plenty of parking in the attached garage.
Two huge parks anchor this neighborhood. Liberty Lands is a 2 acre park in the heart of Northern Liberties on 3rd Street with gardens, trees & an adjacent off leash dog park called Orianna Hill Dog Park.
parking & public transportation
Lots of permit parking only in this neighborhood which makes parking difficult. There is a large lot down by the Piazza off 2nd & Germantown. Access to center city is minutes away thanks to the El with stops at 2nd & Spring Garden as well as Front & Girard. There are bus routes that service the neighborhood. Check out septa.org for more route information.
community & civic groups