As soon as you cross the Ben Franklin Bridge, you'll find yourself in America's most historic square mile – Old City. Bound by Florist Street (to the north), Front Street (to the east), Walnut and Dock Streets (to the south) and Sixth Street (to the west) this area has it all - literally. There's a variety of dining options, pubs, theaters, boutiques, galleries and professional services like banks, doctors, etc. You’ll find five parks/green spaces if you want to enjoy the outdoors and a number of markets for groceries, many of which are just a short walk away. This pedestrian friendly neighborhood makes an excellent choice for people who love the city life without sacrificing suburban conveniences. As one of the hottest neighborhoods in Center City Philadelphia, Old City is best known for its love of art. In fact, various publications have ranked Old City as one of the top art spaces in the U.S.
The homes for sale in Old City primarily come in two varieties – condos or townhomes. One of the reasons the area lacks single-family homes is the neighborhood’s size. It’s a square mile that’s filled with a number of commercial amenities. It’s also one of the oldest residential areas in the United States so many of these ‘brownstones’ have been preserved, rather than demolished for newer homes. If you’re looking for an urban setting with trendy spots to frequent (or you’re an investor or entrepreneur wanting your own shop) Old City is ideal. Occasionally, you might find vacant areas or investment opportunities here. However, the most popular kind of real estate here is residential, with some locations offering water view of the Delaware River.
Have you been searching for homes in Old City or near the area? Do you have a condo or townhome in mind or are you starting from scratch? Either way, let me help. If you’re buying or selling around Old City, come see me. I’m Doug Gungor and I'd love to help you find or sell your location. Get started by calling or emailing me today.