Why We Like It: Affordable price points for the first-time buyer, tons of dining options both formal and take-out, quick and easy access to Center City via subway, bus, bike or walking.
Why We Don't Like It: Dense, dirty in places, limited green space, parking headaches, a difficult hurdle to clear for those Center City residents that don't often venture below Washington Ave.
Housing Stock: Mostly 2 and 3-story single-family homes. The occasional condo and a large number of 3-story multi-family apartments. Homes have varying degrees of original detail as many have been gutted over the years. Full-on rehabs exist but there are also many "granny" homes with drop ceiling, wood paneling and lots of mirrors.
Price Points: Not much below $150K or above $350K. Most homes selling in the $200K spectrum. Lower end will get you 700-1,000SF on a smaller block with 2-3 bedrooms. Higher end will get you 1,200-1,800SF with 3+ bedrooms on a main block.
Places of Interest: East Passyunk Avenue, Passyunk/Columbus Square Park, 11th St. /Tasker St. Singing Fountain.
Food/Restaurants: 9th St. Italian Market, Pat's and Geno's, Vietnamese restaurants near 11th St./Washington Ave., numerous Mexican restaurants, Fond, Francoluigi's, Chickie's Italian Deli.
Schools: Andrew Jackson Elementary, Christopher Columbus Charter School
The Bottom Line: Affordable starter homes in a very popular neighborhood. Tough to grow a family if you need space but you'll never go hungry here. Similar price points to Fishtown but easier access and greater connectivity to Center City.
Updated:18th September, 2020 10:53 PM (UTC).