Washington Square West lies directly West of Old City & Society Hill & just East of Rittenhouse. Not only does this neighborhood have a very charming residential district there are a number of medical & educational institutions, restaurants, boutiques & office spaces that cater to a very diverse group of residents. In terms of real estate there are mid-rise to high-rise condominium buildings, beautiful historic building that have been converted into apartments & condominiums as well as a number of row homes in an array of styles. There are quite a few tree lined side streets, some with the original cobblestone, that are picturesque & pedestrian friendly. There are a couple of designated historic districts, our favorite to wander down is Clinton Street. This neighborhood is serviced by the Washington Square West Civic Association.
What Are the Boundaries?
7th Street to the East, Broad Street to the West, Walnut Street to the North & South Street to the South
Restaurants, Bars & Nightlife
13th Street is a favorite destination among Philadelphia residents. Some heavy hitters located along this street are Barbuzzo, El Vez, Sampan & Lolita (where you can Bring Your Own Tequila). 13th Street isn’t the only spot, there are restaurants peppered throughout the neighborhood such as Farmer’s Cabinet, Mercato, Kanella & two of famed chef/restauranteur Marc Vetri’s restaurants Vetri & Amis. There are a ton of adorable bars & coffee shops like Varga & the Last Drop. There are also a bunch of places to go for drinks like Graffiti Bar & Time.
Head over to Bella Vista to shop at the Whole Foods & the Super Fresh. The Foodery located on 10th is a great place to get gourmet items & craft beers. Also nearby is the Reading Terminal market. The selection is unparalleled & is full of local vendors.
The Jefferson Farmer’s Market sets up at 9th & Chestnut on Thursday’s from 11-3 in season.
Antique Row runs up & down Pine Street & you can find an amazing selection of antique furniture, art, decor & a few curiosity shops. I think it would be safe to say we love houses around here. What we love even more is finding home decor stores with unique offerings & Wash West has some amazing places. One of our favorites is Hello Home. Some others are Verde, SOTA (Spirit of the Artist), Ten Thousand Villages & Open House. There are a number of places to find a hostess gift, beautiful paper goods & stationary & anything else you don’t really need but really really want.
Washington Square Park, one of William Penn’s original planned open spaces is located in the northeastern corner of the neighborhood. It is surrounded by boutiques & high rise condo buildings. It is a quiet leafy retreat with benches & walkways & is a beautiful place to spend some quiet time outdoors. There is also the Louis Kahn park, named after the late, great architect who lived & built in the neighborhood at 11th & Pine. Seger Park at 10th & Lombard is more of a playground with courts & jungle gyms. There is also a tiny little pocket park at Perth & Addison.
Parking & Public Transportation
Check out bestparking.com for private parking lot options. The majority of the neighborhood is permit parking so street parking is at a premium. Market East Station at 8th & Market has access to the regional rail, PATCO & the subway. There are subway stops located along Broad Street & Market Street & there are a number of buses that service the neighborhood.
|Price Range:||$899 to $5,500,000||Price Average:||$172,467|
|Size Range:||313 to 42,240 Sq. Ft.||Size Average:||3,041 Sq. Ft.|