Monet, Rodin, Cezanne and more can be your neighbors.

  • Area Highlights
    • Live among world-class museums
    • Walkable to Center City business district
    • Excellent choice for reverse commuters
    • Walkable to restaurants
    • Affordable condominium living
    • Many blocks of historical townhouses
    • Easy proximity to Fairmount Park
  • Description

    The focus of the Art Museum Area/Fairmount neighborhood is self-evident: The Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Rodin Museum, the Barnes Foundation, the Franklin Institute, the Academy of Natural Sciences,  and the Please Touch Museum — let’s see, have we forgotten any? — are all located in this vibrant, beautifully planned part of the city.

    Bordered on the west by Fairmount Park, the largest landscaped city park (4,100 acres) in the U.S. and itself home to much public art, the area’s main thorofare is the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, a boulevard designed in 1917 to connect City Hall to the Fairmount Park area. The Parkway is crowned on one end by the majestic Philadelphia Museum of Art, a golden, temple-like building on the hill with commanding views of Center City (and those “Rocky” steps!) A new part of the streetscape in this area is a Mormon Temple, just completed by the Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and a Robert A.M. Stern-designed, 32-story apartment and condo tower next door. The residential building also is owned by the Mormons. A visitor could spend days exploring the museums that line the Parkway, to say the least.

    Two iconic, not-to-be-missed places that happen to be part of Fairmount Park are Boathouse Row, so scenic and a big reason why Philadelphia is one of the rowing capitals of the U.S., and the Fairmount Water Works building, the first municipal water works in the U.S., now beautifully restored with a fascinating story to tell.

    Art Museum Area Condos & Townhouses

    For those lucky enough to call this area home, there is a mix of high-rise condominium buildings very close to the museums and also, in typical Philadelphia fashion, historic side streets lined with brick Federal, Italianate and Victorian townhouses, a few blocks of robber-baron-style mansions and some newer infill brick townhouses (with parking!) Tucked in here and there are some more modern masterpieces, though they are the exceptions, to be sure. Prices in this neighborhood have tended to trail those in Rittenhouse Square and other Center City areas, though the area has seen a resurgence in popularity in the past few years. Along with some younger families and singles have come more amenities, including a Whole Foods, highly regarded restaurants, pubs and corner shops.

    Because this area is close to the museums and the blocks near City Hall, it is an obvious choice to consider for those working in those areas. However, it is also extremely convenient to major commuter roadways, so for anyone considering a reverse commute out of the city, it can be a good option as well.

Location

Art Museum Area, Philadelphia
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Art Museum Area

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1514 Melon St
1/25
$699,000
1514 Melon St
Philadelphia, PA 19130
3 bed | 3/1 bath | 2,448 sq
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2020 Green St #5
1/13
$289,000
2020 Green St #5
Philadelphia, PA 19130
1 bed | 1 bath | 862 sq
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Pending
$1,318,800
651 N 17th St
Philadelphia, PA 19130
3 bed | 3/1 bath | 3,800 sq
Courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
Pending
$1,100,000
2126 Mount Vernon St
Philadelphia, PA 19130
4 bed | 3/1 bath | 2,800 sq
Courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
$1,100,000
2126 Mount Vernon St
Philadelphia, PA 19130
4 bed | 3/1 bath | 2,800 sq
Courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
$995,000
1712 Melon St
Philadelphia, PA 19130
4 bed | 3/1 bath | 2,200 sq
Courtesy of Keller Williams Philly

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  • Average Days on Market Residential

    81 March 2017
    -39.5 % since
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    -39.5 % since March 2016
  • Average Price per SqFt Residential

    $305 March 2017
    +16.9 % since
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    +16.9 % since March 2016
  • Total Monthly Inventory March 2017

    76
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    +145.2 % since
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    +145.2 % since March 2016
  • New Listings Residential

    25 March 2017
    +212.5 % since
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    +212.5 % since March 2016
  • Percent of Asking Price Residential

    99 % March 2017
    +3.3 % since
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Art Museum Area

Buildings

2200 Arch
2200 Arch
Art Museum Area
Price Range $400K - $600K
2601 Parkway Condominiums
2601 Parkway Condominiums
Art Museum Area
Price Range $100K - $450K
Cityview Condominiums
Cityview Condominiums
Art Museum Area
Price Range $140K - $625K

Local Information

Local Information

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St Francis Xavier School
Type: Private
Level: PK-8
St. Francis Xavier
Type: Private
Level: PK-8
Spring Garden Academy
Type: Private
Level: PK-4
Russell Byers Cs
Type: Charter
Level: PK-6
Bache-Martin School
Type: Public
Level: PK-8
Caring Center
Type: Private
Level: PK-2
The Caring Center
Type: Private
Level: K
Philadelphia Mennonite High School
Type: Private
Level: 9-12
Waring Laura W School
Type: Public
Level: PK-8
John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls' High School
Type: Private
Level: 9-12

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