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Old Meets New on the Hill: Society Hill, Philadelphia

Society Hill was home to our colonial aristocrats, early politicians and international business tycoons when Philadelphia served as the nation’s capital. Today it is still one of the upscale neighborhoods in Philly that caters to the region’s trendsetters. Charming and intimate are words to describe the tiny alleys, cobblestone streets and Georgian style homes that line this section of town. In addition to the historical significance of this community, luxury lofts and modern high rise condominiums boarder the eastern and western edges of Society Hill. Take a peek at this video to set the scene for what it is like today.


Old City and Independence Mall Offer Culture and Cuisine

Philadelphia Independence Mall and Old City Philadelphia border this community to the north and is diverse in cultural enrichment opportunities for those that call Society Hill home. Lights of Liberty is an interactive sound and light show led by Benjamin Franklin where visitors can experience our nations birth. The National Museum of American Jewish History offers exhibitions and public programs that feature local artists, notable speakers and educational forums. The American Philosophical Society has been focused on exploring sciences and the humanities for over 250 years.

Walnut Street from Washington Square Park to Front Street is the northern border to Society Hill’s residential area. City Tavern at Walnut and 2nd Street has been the anchor that connects the two communities with great food and lively conversation. Chef Walter Staib is recognized for his on air personality and recipient of an Emmy Award, James Beard awards and his participation at various culinary competitions including Flay vs Staib on Iron Chef America.

Other restaurants in the area worth mentioning are Aldo Lamberti’s Positano Coast which hosts a wine bar and Italian menu and an ambiance reminiscent of the Amalfi coast line of Italy. Xochitl can be found at Headhouse Square and has earned a reputation for its truly authentic Latin specialties like Crab Ceviche and Chicken Mole. You can also find Cavanaugh’s old school Irish pub and sports bar as the anchor for the south east corner of Society Hill.

Historic Townhomes In Society Hill Offer Elegance

North of Pine Street and West of Washington Square is all residential and includes spectacular brick row homes, picturesque courtyards and old world cobblestone alleyways where the Philadelphian well-to-do call home. St Joseph’s Way, Manning Street and Lawrence Court are the thoroughfares that boast 3 story townhomes selling from $875,000 to $3.2 million. In many cases the original 18th and 19th century architecture has been refreshed internally with more modern and stable materials and later day masons have preserved & reinforced brick facades spectacularly.

Modern Condos and Lofts in Society Hill Overlook the Historic District

Magnificent skyline views to the west and charming city streets of Society Hill just below is what Condo and loft owners find at the newest buildings along Front Street in Society Hill. Toll Brothers built 410 at Society Hill with 10’ceilings and open Kitchen designs. One suite per floor is the style of 101 Walnut street and features smart home technology, 360 degree views and 2400 square feet of living space for an average price of $1.2 million.

Give us a call if you wish to know more about Society hill homes or what one can find to do in this upscale neighborhood of Philadelphia. What is your favorite neighborhood in Philly?

About Our Author
Tom is a native of Bucks County and active participant in the Philadelphia regions business landscape. Which means he works and plays in PA. Loves to share his passion for food, outdoor activities and “being part of the solution”. In business, you will find his expertise in helping clients improve lead generation, business to business internet marketing, doing YouTube video advertising for Philadelphia area clients. The primary focus of his business is local search marketing for Montgomery County & Bucks County small business owners and his company is recognized as one of the best SEO company in Philadelphia.

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