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Society Hill is a charming & sleepy residential neighborhood with the majority of it’s original & historic housing from the 18th & 19th Century still standing. It is known for it’s cobblestone streets, grand mansions in the Federal & Georgian style & contemporary housing from notable architects such as I.M. Pei & Louis Sauer. This neighborhood is serviced by the Society Hill Civic Association.
What Are the Boundaries?
Walnut Street to the North Lombard Street to the South Front Street to the East & 7th Street to the West.
Restaurants, Bars & Nightlife
Most of the nightlife is going to be found North of this neighborhood in Old City which is easily accessible through a staircase at the Society Hill Towers or South near South Street although a few bars are found right on Headhouse Square. There are some great restaurants in this neighborhood such as Zahav, Pizzeria Stella, Xochitl (awesome happy hour margaritas!) & Bistro Romano to name a few.
There is a Super Fresh located on 5th by Spruce Street. It is also easy to head up into Bella Vista for the Whole Foods & Super Fresh on South Street.
Society Hill has one of the best Farmer’s Market in the city at the historic Headhouse Square. 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.
There are not many shopping options in Society Hill. This neighborhood is extremely residential. However, South Street is close by & it is in close proximity to Washington Square & Old City where shopping options abound.
There is Foglietta Plaza located on Front Street between Spruce & Dock, Delancey Park is a charming park with a playground right on famed Delancey Street. Washington Square Park also known as Independence Mall State Park (the boundaries get a little fuzzy here) is located between 6th & 7th & Walnut & Spruce. This is another one of the original parks planned by William Penn.
Parking & Public Transportation
Parking is not easy in this neighborhood. It is permitted everywhere, even on Sundays. If you do get a street spot it is usually a max of 2-3 hours. There are a few small metered lots on Front Street & a couple of privately owned parking garages. Check out bestparking.com for more information on privately owned lots. The best subway station is located in Old City at 2nd & Market. There are a few bus lines that service this neighborhood as well. You can find information on SEPTA’s website.
|Price Range:||$1,250 to $6,959,000||Price Average:||$765,333|
|Size Range:||0 to 14,131 Sq. Ft.||Size Average:||1,980 Sq. Ft.|