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Lovely and green, Society Hill is one of the most historic neighborhoods in the Center City Philadelphia real estate market. Society Hill is not a hill. It was the Free Society of Traders that gave its name to Society Hill. In 1683 a sawmill, a glasshouse and a tannery populated much of Society Hill. The area was not pretty in the early 1960's, but today it is the very model of urban renewal in a historic setting. Today Society Hill extends from the Delaware River to Washington Square and from Walnut Street to South Street. The charm of Society Hill is that its homes are lived in by Philadelphians who delight in 18th and 19th century houses. It is a vital part of the city. Whereas the Rittenhouse Square section of Philadelphia real estate may be characterized as an urban dwellers delight, Society Hill is more green, and quiet. In the 18th century Society Hill was removed from the avenues of commerce and given the residential character it retains today.
From high-rises to brownstones, Society Hill condos are as diverse as their architecture. In the quieter area of Center City, Society Hill's tranquil setting makes it a desirable location. Society Hill Towers, the Hopkinson House, Independence Place, The Moravian, and Abbotts Square are the major high rise buildings in this neighborhood. The recent addition of 500 Walnut is a welcome addition to the existing condo inventory here in downtown Philadelphia. The quaint cobblestone streets and the historic feel of the area provide quite a draw for those looking to buy real estate in Center City. All of Society Hill falls in the 19106 zip code. We sell many Society Hill condos each and every year!
5 Fast Society Hill Condo Insights:
- 1) There is no hill - honest it's flat
- 2) Adjacent to the Waterfront and easy access to I-95
- 3) Known as a quieter, less commercial neighborhood in Center City Philadelphia
- 4) A true eclectic mix of high- and low-rise condo styles
- 5) Probably Center City Philadelphia's most picturesque neighborhood
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