Old City

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Old City was founded by William Penn in 1861.  This makes Old City the oldest neighborhood in Philadelphia & home to some of the most historically rich sites in the nation.  It is a vibrant neighborhood full of bars, restaurants, museums, cultural sites, galleries & boutiques.  Recently Old City was named one of the Top 12 Art Places in the nation for 2013 & The New York Times recognized Old City in a piece title “Four Square Blocks”.  Old City is serviced by a number of civic, business & development associations including the Old City Civic Association, the Old City Arts Association & the Old City District.

What Are the Boundaries?

Front Street to the East, Sixth Street to the West, Callowhill Street to the North & Walnut Street to the South.

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Restaurants, Bars & Nightlife

Old City is a destination for nightlife.  Back in 1990 a zoning restriction making it harder to open bars North of Market Street.  This, in essence, created a concentration of bars & restaurants on Front & 3rd between Market & Chestnut.  Some of our favorite bars & restaurants are Amada, Continental (the original), Revolution House, Cuba Libre & Positano Coast.  North of Market Street you will find some great BYOB’s like Chloe, Radicchio, La Locanda del Ghiottone & Wedge & Fig (who has the cutest hidden garden you can sit & eat in when it’ s nice out & a make your own grilled cheese menu…sigh).

Galleries & Art Destinations

In the early 90’s the gallery owners got together to implement First Friday.  On the First Friday of every month year round rain or shine from 5-9 you can wander around & enjoy Open Houses at the galleries & boutiques of the neighborhood.  There are also street vendors & artists selling their wares on the sidewalks.  Sometimes you can even catch an impromptu musical performance.  Wexler Gallery, F.A.N. Gallery, Old City Jewish Arts Center, Rodger Lapelle Gallery, Rosenfeld Gallery, Pentimenti Gallery & Muse Gallery just to name a few.  Take a sculpting or wheel class at the Clay Studio on 2nd Street or a dance class at the Philadelphia Dance Academy on Church Street.  Catch a live show at the Arden Theater or check out small indie/art films at one of three Landmark Theaters Ritz locations.  The Ritz is known for their upscale concessions & a tip from me….Wednesday evenings you can catch a flick for $6.50!

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Grocery Store

There is no actual grocer in Old City, however, it is in close proximity to the Reading Terminal market in Market East & the Super Fresh in Northern Liberties.  The Reading Terminal market offers parking for $4.00 at 2 adjacent garages for up to 2 hours with a $10.00 minimum purchase from any market vendor.  The Super Fresh has it’s own parking garage plus a great state store on the ground floor.

Farmer’s Market

Old City has a great Farmers Market on Tuesdays from 2-7 in season on Church Street between 2nd & 3rd.  They have fruits, vegetables, nut butters, meats, cheeses & sometimes prepared foods.  The Headhouse Square Farmer’s Market in Society Hill is also nearby if the weekends work better in your schedule.  Open every Saturday & Sunday May – December from 10-2 this market boasts over 30 vendors who offer some  of the best fruits, vegetables, flowers, artisan chocolates & cheeses, local honey &  fresh bakery items.  Tip: get there early…this market gets packed & bring cash.

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Shopping

Most of the many boutiques for clothing are located right on 3rd Street including the 3rd Street Habit, the new Geisha House, Lost & Found, Vagabond, Three Sirens & Sugarcube.  Get your furniture fix at Mode Moderne, Host Interiors, Impact Imports, Milliseme, Roche Bobois, Dane Decor, Ligne Roset, reMOD, Jonathan Adler (bright poppy colors? yes, please!) & Minima.  For fabulous hostess gifts or a little something for yourself check out Scarlett Alley & Gourmet of Olde City (deceptively large…go in…you will be pleased, I promise).  I am a huge fan of the Book Trader on 2nd Street.  AKA music is a great place to get cheap vinyl.  We’ve noticed record players are making a HUGE comeback.  There are also a number of salons, florists & places to get kitchen wares.

Green Space

Christ Church has a very nicely maintained park with a large fence around it where you can let your dog play.  This is one of my favorite spots to take my mid day break & people/puppy watch.  Independence Mall is a huge green space surrounded by many of the neighborhoods historical sites.  The Race Street Pier is an amazing reuse of an old pier.  This is a great place to get a work out in, spread a blanket & have a picnic or just sit on a quiet bench & watch the water & wish our waterfront was more pedestrian friendly.  I am always amazed how few people actually utilize this space!  They really did a fabulous job.

Parking & Public Transportation

Old City has a lot of public transportation options.  The subway stop at 2nd & Market can take you right into Center City, West Philly or North Philly.  There are quite a few bus routes that service the area as well.  There are many private parking lots & garages.  One of our favorite websites for finding parking rates is bestparking.com.  There is even a free app.  Get it now. Thank us later.  Street spaces are plenty especially North of Market & the Market Street bridge.  Obviously this is depending on the time of day;  just be careful of the PPA!  According to the Old City District metered parking is free Wednesday’s after 5:00 p.m., First Friday after 5:00 p.m. & Saturday’s after 11 a.m. between Thanksgiving & New Year’s Day.  Since the PPA is ruthless please check the website before taking this advice.  They could change it any minute on us!

Price Range: $1,225 to $6,888,000 Price Average: $421,380
Size Range: 120 to 18,398 Sq. Ft. Size Average: 2,099 Sq. Ft.
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Under Contract
Contingency
$ 2,450
222-24 VINE STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19106
OLD CITY
2 Bed / 1 Bath
0 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Lease
MLS® #: 7219362
Courtesy of Keller Williams Philly
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 2,450
222-24 VINE STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19106
OLD CITY
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
7219362
Lease
2
1
0 s.f.
Courtesy of Keller Williams Philly
NEW CONSTRUCTION building in the heart of Olde City featuring one bedrooms units and two bedroom bi-level loft units with sweeping views of the city. These beautiful units feature hardwood floors, custom kitchens with quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, and original artwork by Glossblack, one of the country's premier street artists, designer bathrooms, elevator, and in unit washer/dryer. Select units feature floor to ceiling windows with beautiful city views and exterior patio access. The roof deck has breathtaking, unobstructed 360 degree views of the city. NOTE: Pictures here are of sample unit and rent varies per unit. Please refer to floorplans for more details.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 1,650
200 LOCUST STREET #8C
Philadelphia, PA 19106
SOCIETY HILL
1 Bed / 1 Bath
683 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Lease
MLS® #: 7219602
Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Center City
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 1,650
200 LOCUST STREET #8C | Philadelphia, PA 19106
SOCIETY HILL
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
7219602
Lease
1
1
683 s.f.
Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Center City
One bedroom, one bath unit at Society Hill Towers, a premier high rise condominium in Center City. This unit is located on the 8th floor with a tree top view facing north. Society Hill Towers offers 24 hr desk clerk, on-site laundry facility and award-winning landscaped grounds. Amenities include on-site market, salon and dry cleaners. Utilities and basic cable are included in the monthly rent. Underground parking garage, state of the art fitness center and outdoor pool available for additional fees. Building requires a credit report and criminal background check. There is a 250 dollar move-in fee and a 250 dollar refundable deposit due prior to move-in. First month, last month's rent and one month security deposit due at time of signing lease. Both owners are PA Real Estate Licensees.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 4,000
610 PINE STREET
Philadelphia, PA 19106
SOCIETY HILL
4 Bed / 2/1 Bath
1,840 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Lease
MLS® #: 7219344
Courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 4,000
610 PINE STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19106
SOCIETY HILL
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
7219344
Lease
4
2/1
1,840 s.f.
Courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
Classic, historic Society Hill townhouse on the coveted, exclusively residential 600 block of Pine Street. While the city is right outside the front door, calm and quiet prevail within. This four story single home features a generous 1,840 square feet of space. Glowing wooden floors and abundant natural light add warmth and charm. The large tiled-floor kitchen includes updated stainless steel appliances, plentiful counters and cabinets, and room for an eat-in table. Adjacent to the kitchen, a space serves as a dining area. The second and third floors contain four bedrooms and two and a half tiled baths. On the fourth floor, a loft has been converted into a home office with built in drawers and shelving. An ivy-walled brick terrace in back provides private outdoor space for everything from morning coffee to evening cocktails. With an exterior featuring brick sidewalks, a tree lined street, hitching posts and window boxes, this charming home combines historic curb appeal with an updated interior - perfect for today's modern city dwellers.One Year Pre paid Parking.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 1,650
3 N COLUMBUS BOULEVARD #PL219
Philadelphia, PA 19106
PENNS LANDING
1 Bed / 1/1 Bath
800 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Lease
MLS® #: 7218398
Courtesy of Luxury Condo Realty Services
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 1,650
3 N COLUMBUS BOULEVARD #PL219 | Philadelphia, PA 19106
PENNS LANDING
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
7218398
Lease
1
1/1
800 s.f.
Courtesy of Luxury Condo Realty Services
Upgraded to perfection this Dramatic Bi-Level Pier 3 Luxury Condo has one car inside parking tons of custom upgrades including loads of bedroom built in wardrobe closets, hard wood floors thru out, upgraded energy efficiency appliances, upgraded baths and two decks. ( One off living room and one off bedroom>) 24 hour concierge and a fabulous location with Interstate Highway access at your door.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 390,000
7 N COLUMBUS BOULEVARD #201
Philadelphia, PA 19106
OLD CITY
2 Bed / 2/1 Bath
1,658 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Condo
MLS® #: 7218482
Courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 390,000
7 N COLUMBUS BOULEVARD #201 | Philadelphia, PA 19106
OLD CITY
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
7218482
Condo
2
2/1
1,658 s.f.
Courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
Great opportunity to live "on" the water. Spectacular view of the Ben Franklin bridge outside your living room. A fabulous 1,658 square foot unit with 2 bedrooms, a large living room with wood burning fire place. Living room faces water/marina, formal dining room and kitchen with newer stainless steel appliances, with marble floor in the foyer. Public areas provide even more outdoor space for relaxing or entertaining with bridge and river views that leave you a front row seat to the fireworks. 24 hour security, concierge, and gated underground parking adjacent to your entrance is all included.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 315,000
3 N COLUMBUS BOULEVARD #TD443
Philadelphia, PA 19106
OLD CITY
2 Bed / 2 Bath
1,300 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Condo
MLS® #: 7218300
Courtesy of Weichert Realtors
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 315,000
3 N COLUMBUS BOULEVARD #TD443 | Philadelphia, PA 19106
OLD CITY
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
7218300
Condo
2
2
1,300 s.f.
Courtesy of Weichert Realtors
Come see this amazing two bedroom, two bath unit located at Pier 3 Condominiums in Penn's Landing. This unit has spectacular water views with 17 ft high ceilings, it's very own private deck with 8 foot Pella sliding doors with fantastic views of the Benn Franklin Bridge. Close to Old City, Center City, Franklin Square restaurants and fabulous walkability. Stroll to all that Penn's Landing has to offer including Spruce Street Harbor Park, Independence Seaport Museum, Morgan's Pier and the River Rink. Enjoy summer concerts, spectacular fire works and cozy up to the fireplace during the winter months. Walk up to an open concept bright eat-in kitchen with granite topped island and living space with hardwood and floor to ceiling windows. Two large bedrooms with two full bathrooms all very neutral. The unit also offers tons of storage, has a washer/dryer, custom recessed lighting and ceiling fans throughout. The home has all pella windows, hard wood flooring and cozy carpets all neutral and waiting for your touches. The unit is located in historic, pet friendly, "Pier 3 Condominium" and offers extraordinary amenities including the security of a gated community, an indoor heated pool, new state of the art fitness center, 24hr concierge service, indoor secure garage with your own parking space! Conveniently located, fantastically appointed, giving you everything you could want in a home.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 2,100
135-37 N 3RD STREET #4A
Philadelphia, PA 19106
OLDE CITY
2 Bed / 1 Bath
1,025 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Lease
MLS® #: 7218150
Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Center City
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 2,100
135-37 N 3RD STREET #4A | Philadelphia, PA 19106
OLDE CITY
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
7218150
Lease
2
1
1,025 s.f.
Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Center City
Beautifully restored historic building in Old City with gorgeous newly constructed luxury apartments! 16 units total with secured entry, intercom access system, elevator and full size washer/dryer in each unit! Offering 2 spacious bedrooms plus one large bathroom, hard wood floors throughout and an open great room lay out. Sizable living room, dining area and kitchen featuring granite counters, stone backsplash, breakfast bar, soft close cabinets/drawers and stainless steel appliances. Other features include a large individual storage closet per unit and shared bike rack in the basement. This building is highly sought after and situated on one of the prettiest blocks in Old City, conveniently located near tons of shopping, dining and public transportation!
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 2,100
135-37 N 3RD STREET #4B
Philadelphia, PA 19106
OLDE CITY
2 Bed / 1 Bath
1,025 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Lease
MLS® #: 7218148
Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Center City
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 2,100
135-37 N 3RD STREET #4B | Philadelphia, PA 19106
OLDE CITY
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
7218148
Lease
2
1
1,025 s.f.
Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Center City
Beautifully restored historic building in Old City with gorgeous newly constructed luxury apartments! 16 units total with secured entry, intercom access system, elevator and full size washer/dryer in each unit! Offering 2 spacious bedrooms plus one large bathroom, hard wood floors throughout and an open great room lay out. Sizable living room, dining area and kitchen featuring granite counters, stone backsplash, breakfast bar, soft close cabinets/drawers and stainless steel appliances. Other features include a large individual storage closet per unit and shared bike rack in the basement. This building is highly sought after and situated on one of the prettiest blocks in Old City, conveniently located near tons of shopping, dining and public transportation!
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 1,925
315 NEW STREET #425
Philadelphia, PA 19106
OLD CITY
1 Bed / 1 Bath
610 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Lease
MLS® #: 7218077
Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Preferred-Old City
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 1,925
315 NEW STREET #425 | Philadelphia, PA 19106
OLD CITY
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
7218077
Lease
1
1
610 s.f.
Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Preferred-Old City
Available 8/1! FURNISHED one bedroom condo in old city w/deeded parking. Beautiful unit with modern finishes including SS appliances, granite counters, a built in wine cooler & custom steam shower in the bathroom. There is a washer/dryer in the unit and tons of closet space with an extra large walk-in that can be used as a home office. Bridgeview Place is a well-maintained building on a gorgeous tree-lined cobblestone street. Amenities include a 24hr doorman, common area roof deck and landscaped courtyard with grills. Walk to old city cafes, restaurants, galleries and First Friday events. Center City is a short walk/bike/Uber ride away and commuters will love the easy access to major highways, bridges and transportation. Don't wait - call and make your appointment today! ** Price is negotiable without furniture.
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