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The Northern Liberties and Fishtown Neighborhoods
Fishtown is an up-and-coming neighborhood immediately northeast of the easily accessible downtown Philadelphia. Its an easy commute to Center City on the Market-Frankford Subway line. In the past few years it has become a popular living destination for artists, students of the nearby colleges and universities and young city professionals alike. There is plenty of new construction development in the area and many modern row homes and condos to buy or invest in.
Now & Then
Throughout the neighborhood’s history, Fishtown was always a working class neighborhood filled with Irish, German and Polish Catholic immigrants. During a period of deindustrialization, the neighborhood saw a lot of jobs leave the community. The neighborhood and its inhabitants were really hit hard by this economic decline.
However, as the surrounding neighborhoods such as Northern Liberties started to revitalize and take shape, the Fishtown neighborhood fed off the gentrification and economic development, without losing the distinct charm of a historic neighborhood. The opening of several studios, bars, restaurants, concert venues and eclectic shops has really added to the strong sense of a diverse, artistic community.
William Penn signed the historic treaty with the Native Americans in what is now the Fishtown neighborhood. The location of the signing has been memorialized with a small park.