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Along the Delaware: Old City, Society Hill & Queen Village

Fantastic “Delaware” inspired lifestyles await at Philadelphia’s most popular riverside neighborhoods. Old City, Society Hill and Queen Village each offer a distinctly different charm.

Take a moment to discover what these exquisite Philadelphia neighborhoods have in store for the discerning home buyer.

An Aura of Independence

Philly has always been a city that marches to the beat of a different drum. In Old City, however, the city’s independent vibe take it to another level.

Apropos to the neighborhood’s location adjacent to the Independence Mall, Old City thrives on everything unique, from an edgy art scene to superb owner-run restaurants and boutiques. It’s a place where individuality is not only appreciated and preserved, it’s expected.

  • A Walk through the Past: As part of Historic Philadelphia, a stroll through Old City takes you past a host of landmarks and world class museums.
  • Dining on 2nd Street: An incredible evening meal out is always at your fingertips. Browse the art galleries and choose from a wide array of talented restaurateurs.
  • Capture Waterfront Living: Penn’s Landing features scenic views and a year-round events calendar. Ideal for those who love to jog or savor riverside strolls.

Old City is also home to Elfreth’s Alley, the first residential block in the country. The neighborhood’s cobblestone streets and classic architecture set the tone for a historic backdrop while its residents ensure the area is as much a part of the future as it is of the past.

Overflowing With Charm

Restored 18th-century buildings surrounding Washington Square make Society Hill perhaps the most charming neighborhood in Philadelphia. Cobblestone streets adorned with Colonial and Federal style brick row houses with intimate courtyards combine to create a scene unlike any other in the city.

Society Hill has been dubbed “America’s Most Historic Neighborhood,” so it’s no surprise that tourists flock to soak her up on foot or by horse and buggy.

Refined and home to modern-day high society, Society Hill is immaculately clean and safe. High real estate prices lend local residents to be older professionals and high-earning individuals.

Quirky & Upbeat

Society Hill’s neighbor, Queen Village, is decidedly more active and lively. Filled with interesting shops and countless bars, restaurants and cafes, it attracts a younger crowd who wish to enjoy historic homes and tree-lined streets without having to travel for dining and nightlife.

Eateries are more elegant and chic than high-end, offering great food and a great selection but with a laid-back feel. Same goes for dancing and evening venues.

Queen Village is truly unique. A sublime mixture of some of the city’s oldest and finest homes with an electric energy more interested in the arts than historical nostalgia. The stunning waterfront location creates an ideal opportunity for luxury buyers who prefer to keep one foot firmly planted in the real world.