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: $22 to $6,959,000 Price Average: $469,848
Size Range: 1 to 18,398 Sq. Ft. Size Average: 2,310 Sq. Ft.
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Under Contract
Contingency
$ 3,150
20 N FRONT STREET #PH3
Philadelphia, PA 19106
OLD CITY
3 Bed / 2 Bath
1,999 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Lease
MLS® #: 7186730
Courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 3,150
20 N FRONT STREET #PH3 | Philadelphia, PA 19106
OLD CITY
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
7186730
Lease
3
2
1,999 s.f.
Courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
This fantastic penthouse unit is unlike anything else on the market! Offering close to 2,000 sq feet with a fabulous large roof deck, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a rare find for Old City. Enter into the first floor- a townhouse style feel, with two rooms and a full bath. Open staircase leads to the second level of the unit, which features a HUGE open dining and living room space. Kitchen with GE Profile stainless steel appliances including dishwasher, granite counter tops, island with breakfast bar, gas cooking. Separate laundry room with Bosch washer and dryer offers additional storage space. This level has the master bedroom, with a walk in closet, and a full bath. Stairs off of the living room lead up to your spacious, exclusive roof deck, offering 360 degree views of the sky and city. Please note bedrooms are not equal in size and the majority of the square footage is in the living space.(see attached floor plan for layout & measurements) Building features on site fitness center open 24 hours, and large individual storage unit. Rent includes cooking gas and water, tenant pays for electric, cable/internet if desired. Available for July move in. Pet friendly building. The Mercantile building at 20 N Front Street is in the heart of Olde City, yet is set in a quiet courtyard setting off quaint, cobblestone Church Street, between Front and Market Streets. Walk to all of the restaurants, cafes, shops, galleries, and nightlife that Old City has to offer. The subway station for the Market Frankford line is just around the corner from your front door, offering easy access to the entire city and regional rail transfers. Building does not offer parking, but there are many garages and lots within a few blocks offering monthly parking.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 239,000
3 N COLUMBUS BOULEVARD #PL264
Philadelphia, PA 19106
OLD CITY
1 Bed / 1/1 Bath
800 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Condo
MLS® #: 7186597
Courtesy of Keller Williams Philly
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 239,000
3 N COLUMBUS BOULEVARD #PL264 | Philadelphia, PA 19106
OLD CITY
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
7186597
Condo
1
1/1
800 s.f.
Courtesy of Keller Williams Philly
Bi-level CORNER UNIT for SALE in the desirable "Pier 3 Condominiums". This 1 bed, 1.5 bath is tucked away in the quiet tree-lined atrium. This unit features hardwood flooring throughout, dramatic 18 ft. high ceilings, exposed beams, custom and large sliding glass doors leading out to your own secluded terrace. Updated kitchen and bathrooms. All new mechanicals (HVAC & hot water heater). A half bath and washer/dryer are conveniently located on first level. Spiral staircase will lead you upstairs to master suite featuring another personal terrace overlooking the courtyard. This gated community includes an indoor heated pool, state of the art fitness center, 24 hour concierge service and a secure covered parking space. Conveniently entertain guests with guest parking, endless common areas, 4th of July fire works, easy access to festival Pier concerts and Winter fest. Pier 3 is also a pet friendly building with a new dog park across the Street. Easily access dining, shopping, art galleries, night life in public transportation in Old City. Nice walk into Center City/Washington Sq. Minutes to Bridges..PHL Airport..Rt. 95 and Rt. 76.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 4,500
151-59 N 2ND STREET #7
Philadelphia, PA 19106
OLD CITY
3 Bed / 2/1 Bath
0 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Lease
MLS® #: 7186540
Courtesy of Premier Access Property Management
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 4,500
151-59 N 2ND STREET #7 | Philadelphia, PA 19106
OLD CITY
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
7186540
Lease
3
2/1
0 s.f.
Courtesy of Premier Access Property Management
Situated perfectly in the heart of OldCity's rich History and the Philadelphia Art District, Fireman's Place offers 17 luxurious units in this unique area, lying quietly tucked in between Fireman's Hall Museum and The Oldest Residential Street in the United States Elfreth's Alley. At Fireman's Place you will enjoy luxury living with all the amenities you could dream of, and more. Enter into the living space with large windows offering great natural sunlight and new Brighton Oak floors throughout. There is a brand new kitchen with modern, stainless steel Bosch appliances, modern quartz counter tops and burnished walnut cabinets, any cook's dream! Follow the stairs to the second floor where you will be greeted with 2 spacious bedrooms which feature beautiful Jeld-Wen windows and large closets. Continue to the third floor where your master bedroom awaits, inviting you to unwind after a long day. There you will find a walk-in closet, perfect to organize your expanding wardrobe. Enjoy the gorgeous master bathroom boasting all new Grohe fixtures, and have a spa-like experience in your home. Head up to your own roof deck with picture-perfect views of Philadelphia and a built in bar, great for year round entertainment. Each luxury unit also has a back patio,in unit laundry, attached garage and ample storage throughout.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 799,500
211-25 S 4TH STREET #403
Philadelphia, PA 19106
SOCIETY HILL
2 Bed / 2/1 Bath
1,677 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Condo
MLS® #: 7186642
Courtesy of Luxury Condo Realty Services
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 799,500
211-25 S 4TH STREET #403 | Philadelphia, PA 19106
SOCIETY HILL
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
7186642
Condo
2
2/1
1,677 s.f.
Courtesy of Luxury Condo Realty Services
Be the first owner - coming straight from the developer! Located in the most prestigious area of Philadelphia - Society Hill - The Willings at Independence Park offers the peace and quiet of a beautiful enclave, nestled in the historic heart of the city. This is a rare opportunity to own one of just twenty-three magnificently appointed residences. Just a heartbeat away from Center City - Broadway level theatres, world-renowned museums, five-star restaurants and South Street are all within walking distance from your front doorstep. Strong construction, ornate historic detail (from the late 1800s) and accommodating concierge staff and 24 hour doorman is just the beginning. The Willings is the ultimate in Philadelphia luxury condominium life - easily allowing you to live the life you were meant to. There is also an on-site manager. The staff at the Willings cater to each and every residents special needs and requests. For the history enthusiasts, The Willings is actually the home to the largest concentration of original 18th and early 19th century architecture of any area in the United States. The Willings was the original headquarters for the Reading Railroad in 1871. A storage locker is also included in the offering of unit #403, also known as "The Randolph Manor". Unit #403, "The Randolph Manor", is the most inexpensive price point to gain access into this luxury building, as it features beautiful parquet floors, 14 foot ceilings, and an individual security system with personal audio/video intercom - so you can see exactly who's at your front door without even leaving your unit. The Randolph Manor is a custom 2 bedroom, 2 and a half bathroom unit with full marble and tile baths, large bay windows throughout the unit, a grandiose master suite on the main level, and a huge kitchen featuring gas cook top! The unit also features quadruple insulated walls for added privacy. Don't hesitate and lose out on this truly unique, hidden gem. Best of all - be the first owner; this unit is coming straight from the developer. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a 2 bedroom, 2 and a half bath unit in the Willings at this low entry price point, and be the first owner!
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 1,445
701 SANSOM STREET #405
Philadelphia, PA 19106
WASHINGTON SQ WEST
1 Bed / 1 Bath
625 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Lease
MLS® #: 7186777
Courtesy of Rent Scene
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 1,445
701 SANSOM STREET #405 | Philadelphia, PA 19106
WASHINGTON SQ WEST
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
7186777
Lease
1
1
625 s.f.
Courtesy of Rent Scene
$500 Security Deposit - Limited Time Move In Special!!!! The Society Hill Building is a beautiful mid-rise community located in the Society Hill/Washington Square neighborhood of Center City. This building features spacious 1 bedroom 1 bath apartments, overlooking scenic Washington Square Park. The Society Hill Building is within walking distance of historic Old City as well as close to all forms of public transportation. 10 foot high ceilings, controlled access keypad entry, hardwood floors in some units, abundant natural light, dishwasher, microwave, high-efficiency individually controlled A/C and heat. Laundry on each floor and pet-friendly! Brand new windows in all apartments. Optional upgrades available: Granite counter tops and new cabinets $150/mo extra; Stainless appliances $50/mo; Pictures are of a similar unit.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 1,425
604-36 S WASHINGTON SQUARE #1204
Philadelphia, PA 19106
SOCIETY HILL
0 Bed / 1 Bath
600 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Lease
MLS® #: 7187008
Courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 1,425
604-36 S WASHINGTON SQUARE #1204 | Philadelphia, PA 19106
SOCIETY HILL
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
7187008
Lease
0
1
600 s.f.
Courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
Hopkinson House- Terrific L-shaped Studio-Totally Renovated!! 600 sq ft, hardwood floors, New kitchen and Bath, Freshly Painted, Great Closets, Overlooking Washington Square- Available-August 1,2012. Roof Top Pool and Parking Available for extra fee.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 560,000
267 S 4TH STREET #B
Philadelphia, PA 19106
SOCIETY HILL
2 Bed / 2 Bath
1,287 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Townhouse
MLS® #: 7186673
Courtesy of Houwzer LLC
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 560,000
267 S 4TH STREET #B | Philadelphia, PA 19106
SOCIETY HILL
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
7186673
Townhouse
2
2
1,287 s.f.
Courtesy of Houwzer LLC
Come see this impressive two bedroom, two bathroom, bi-level condo in the heart of Philadelphia's historic Society Hill neighborhood. This 1,287 sq. ft. townhome boasts carpet throughout, central air, a spacious balcony, gated parking for you and guests, great living room space and fantastic natural light. Upon entering the home, you are on the main floor, with a modern kitchen to your left featuring stainless steel appliances, plenty of cabinet space, a breakfast bar, granite countertops and track lighting. The living room is the perfect space for entertaining friends and family with floor-to-ceiling windows, an impressive cathedral ceiling, and a modern staircase with glass center railing leading to a private balcony. A generously-sized first bedroom and full bathroom complete the main floor. On the second floor, you'll find the large master bedroom featuring high ceilings, plenty of closet space, a private dressing area and ensuite master bathroom and laundry area for convenience. Follow the spiral staircase to a secluded loft, perfect for a home office. The home is conveniently located just a block or two from local grocers, fitness centers, and other amenities to enhance your city living. Enjoy fantastic dining, entertainment, and some of the finest boutique shops in Philadelphia. Society Hill is home to historical parks and museums, not to mention Philadelphia's waterfront. Conveniently located near several SEPTA Bus routes, PATCO, and the Market Frankford Train Line. Don't miss out on this opportunity---schedule an appointment to see your new home today!
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 3,800
151-59 N 2ND STREET #4
Philadelphia, PA 19106
OLD CITY
3 Bed / 2/1 Bath
0 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Lease
MLS® #: 7186319
Courtesy of Premier Access Property Management
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 3,800
151-59 N 2ND STREET #4 | Philadelphia, PA 19106
OLD CITY
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
7186319
Lease
3
2/1
0 s.f.
Courtesy of Premier Access Property Management
Situated perfectly in the heart of OldCity's rich History and the Philadelphia Art District, Fireman's Place offers 17 luxurious units in this unique area, lying quietly tucked in between Fireman's Hall Museum and The Oldest Residential Street in the United States Elfreth's Alley. At Fireman's Place you will enjoy luxury living with all the amenities you could dream of, and more. Enter into the living space with large windows offering great natural sunlight and new Brighton Oak floors throughout. There is a brand new kitchen with modern, stainless steel Bosch appliances, modern quartz counter tops and burnished walnut cabinets, any cook's dream! Follow the stairs to the second floor where you will be greeted with 2 spacious bedrooms which feature beautiful Jeld-Wen windows and large closets. Continue to the third floor where your master bedroom awaits, inviting you to unwind after a long day. There you will find a walk-in closet, perfect to organize your expanding wardrobe. Enjoy the gorgeous master bathroom boasting all new Grohe fixtures, and have a spa-like experience in your home. Head up to your own roof deck with picture-perfect views of Philadelphia and a built in bar, great for year round entertainment. Each luxury unit also has a back patio,in unit laundry, attached garage and ample storage throughout
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 379,000
233 S 6TH STREET #311
Philadelphia, PA 19106
SOCIETY HILL
1 Bed / 1 Bath
1,001 Sq. Ft.
Property Type: Condo
MLS® #: 7185919
Courtesy of Keller Williams Philly
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 379,000
233 S 6TH STREET #311 | Philadelphia, PA 19106
SOCIETY HILL
MLS® #
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
7185919
Condo
1
1
1,001 s.f.
Courtesy of Keller Williams Philly
Fantastic opportunity to purchase a condo in the coveted Independence Place with 24 hour Doorman and a garage accessed via a private resident elevator. Wonderful location, directly across the street from the historic Washington Square Park, close to many of Philadelphia's historic sites, shopping, coffee shops and an endless options of restaurants to choose from.You will enjoy living in this spacious one bedroom one bath home with southern exposure. The fully upgraded kitchen has new (2014) GE appliances (refrigerator, range, dishwasher & microwave) and whisper close drawers. The large laundry room is equipped with full size washer & dryer and smart custom shelving. Large living room with ceiling-to-floor sliding glass doors that lead to the balcony overlooking the serene world class Philadelphia Sporting Club and their pool. Modern and spacious bathroom. Large bedroom with custom bookcase. The walk-in closet is equipped with tiered trays, hamper, and a valet bar to hang your work clothes the night before. Don't miss-out on this opportunity that makes it so easy to enjoy city living.
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