Neighborhoods

Where is the best place to call home in Philadelphia? Let FQ help you decide.

Rittenhouse Square/Fitler Square

Arguably the highest “rent” district in Center City and centered around lovely park with the same name, laying claim to posh apartment buildings and stately victorian rowhomes. Home to the flagship of one of Brooke’s favorite stores, Anthropologie, among other high end chain retailers and boutiques alike. There are plenty of trendy nightspots in this ... More

Art Museum/ Fairmount

Adjacent to Fairmount Park, the nation’s largest and oldest municipality-operated park, as well as picturesque Kelly and West River Drives where many Philadelphians go to run, bike, and walk their dogs. Watch crew teams on the Schuylkill River along the famous Boathouse Row, or enjoy visiting the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which houses one of ... More

Spring Garden/ Logan Square

These neighborhoods are near along the Ben Franklin Parkway. Check out Franklin Institute with its planetarium and Omniverse Theater, and the dinosaur exhibits at the Academy of Natural Sciences. Local pubs with upscale grub are sprouting up all around Spring Garden…check out St. Stephen’s Green and the Belgian Cafe or the coffeehouse/creperie,L’Aube. ... More

Washington Square West

In “Wash West”, you can find coffeehouses, shops, sidewalk cafes, and nightspots. Live on quaint, cobblestone streets like Camac and Hutchinson or in condos in the grand house of Portico Row on Spruce Street. Pine Street’s Antique Row, Jewelers’ Row (the country’s oldest jewelry district) and sweet little boutiques along Spruce, Pine and 13th make ... More

Old City

Nightlife is most vibrant in Old City, where commercial buildings have been converted into loft apartments and you can enjoy a lot of square footage for your money! This neighborhood sits along Penn’s Landing with views of the Delaware River and Benjamin Franklin Bridge and concerts at Camden’s Susquehanna Bank Center and the Navy Shipyard ... More

Society Hill

Society Hill, which was once completely deteriorated in the 1950’s, is home to beautifully renovated Colonial homes alongside luxurious high-rise buildings and baby boomer brick rowhomes to form one of arguably the prettiest areas of the city. It is home to Headhouse Square, which is now home to a weekend market as it once was! ... More

Queen Village and Bella Vista

Just South of Society Hill, you’ll find these lovely neighborhoods, home to many early 19th Century “trinities” (fathers, sons and holy ghosts–or one room on each floor with traditionally the kitchen housed in the basement) or observe many larger, modern rowhomes. Dine and shop at the newly renowned Italian Market area, known for the dueling ... More

Pennsport/East Passyunk

This trendy area south of Washington Avenue is up and coming, quickly filling with boutiques, quick eats, gastropubs and upscale eateries, mostly located on Passyunk (said “Pashyunk”) Avenue. ... More

Southwest Center City/Graduate Hospital

“G-Ho” is adjacent to Rittenhouse Square, making this South Philadelphia neighborhood an up-and-coming residential area. Residents enjoy easy access to jobs in Center City, in University City and at Graduate Hospital on South Street. Some of our favorite pubs include Grace Tavern, Sidecar and Ten Stone. It’s also home to St. Alban’s Street, which was ... More

Chinatown/Loft District

Just north of Reading Terminal Market, which is a wonderful produce and prepared foods haven near the Convention Center, this neighborhood is home to many shops and markets as well as easy access to 676/the Vine Street Expressway. Dine at a variety of restaurants, including one of our favorite date spots, Vietnam! On the other ... More