Passyunk Square! Whats good on the avenue

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.

Passyunk Square! Whats good on the avenue

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