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Society Hill / Washington Square

Society Hill Living

Are you interested in buying historic real estate in Center City Philadelphia? Are you looking to rent a luxury apartment in a modern high rise downtown? Center City’s Society Hill neighborhood has a wide variety of living options. There are plenty of lofts, condos and apartments available to buy or rent and single family homes for sale. Society Hill is a charming neighborhood in Philadelphia’s historic district. The cobblestone streets are tree lined, and the historic 18th and 19th century Federal and Georgian style homes are full of character and rich in history.

Neighborhood Redevelopment

In the 1950s, the city of Philadelphia decided to rejuvenate the area and the neighborhood underwent a lot of redevelopment. The exterior of many townhouses were repainted, remodeled and completely restored; empty lots and abandoned buildings were replaced with parks, green walkways and beautiful modern town homes. After the neighborhood’s revival, Society Hill’s popularity grew and the property values increased.

Today, the neighborhood is thriving. Some of the cities best restaurants are right near by, including Buddakan, Morimoto, Cuba Libre and the Continental. Society Hill is also home to many great bars and breweries: Triumph Brewing Company, National Mechanics and Sugar Moms. There are coffee shops, cafes and specialty stores. Society Hill also has a popular seasonal farmers market with all different types of exotic fresh produce, home made breads, baked goods and fresh poultry.

Center City Philadelphia

Society Hill is conveniently nestled between many great Philadelphia neighborhoods. It is within walking distance of Old City, Washington Square West, Queen Village, Bella Vista and Rittenhouse Square.

Fun Fact

The Society Hill Historic District is on the National Register of Historic Places.


Society Hill is bounded by Lombard on the South, Walnut Street on the North, 8th on the West and the Delaware River on the East.

School District

Society Hill is located in the Philadelphia School District with private school options near by.

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