This former manufacturing district first started turning heads in the early '90s, when a progressive, artist-heavy flock, lured by cheap studio space, began migrating north from Old City.
The commingling of likeminded residents and entrepreneurs begat a quirky network of bars, restaurants and boutiques within neighborhood limits (Girard Avenue and Callowhill Street north and south, the Delaware River and Sixth Street east and west). Already a hotbed of enviro-friendly construction, NoLibs' value was further boosted by the additions of Liberties Walk and the Piazza at Schmidts, ambitious mixed-use complexes that reimagined overlooked industrial bones. Long established as a force, NoLibs has become an economic and cultural influence on the neighborhoods around it.

Why We Like It:

Why We Don't Like It:

Housing Stock: The area has lot's of new construction.

Price Points: 350K-600K

Places of Interest:
Second Street Shops & Restaurants, SugarHouse Casino, The Fillmore Philadelphia, The Schmidt's Commons, North Bowl.

The Standard Tap, Cantina Dos Segundos, Green Eggs Café, Café La Maude, Bourbon & Branch, El Camino Real, Heritage, Red Cup Cafe, Random Tea Room, Honey's Sit & Eat, Pura Vida, Pizza Rustica.

Bodine High School for International Affairs, Benjamin Franklin High School, James R Ludlow Elementary School, Alexander Adaire School.

The Bottom Line:

Area Listings

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Updated: 12th December, 2019 1:25 PM.