• Description

    After someone moves to Rittenhouse Square, long Philadelphia’s most exclusive neighborhood, it seems the Square has a way of becoming the center of their universe, the sun around which everything else revolves. OK, perhaps that’s an overstatement, but talk to long-time residents and they are quite clear that this is the only place they would consider buying a luxury condo in Center City Philadelphia.

    Popular Rittenhouse Condo Buildings are:

    Rittenhouse Square High Rise BuildingsMid Rise Condo Buildings
    1900 Rittenhouse Square2101 Chestnut Street
    The Rittenhouse Plaza2201 Chestnut Street
    The Barclay23 S. 23rd Street
    Parc Rittenhouse251 S. 24th Street
    210 Rittenhouse Square2138 Lombard Street
    The Rittenhouse Hotel1737 Chestnut Street
    1830 Rittenhouse Square
    1820 Rittenhouse SquareOther Popular Areas
    220 W. Rittenhouse SquareCondos along Spruce Street
    The DorchesterCondos along S. 8th Street
    10 Rittenhouse

     

    Rittenhouse Square is one of William Penn’s original squares in his city plan. The park itself is known for several features, including its graceful fountain, goat statue in the southwest corner, mature trees, beautifully planted flower beds and benches made for people- and dog-watching – it’s a regular dog parade throughout the day in and around the park. It’s also stroller-central as nannies and parents bring children to the park for playtime – there likely isn’t a child who grew up on near the Square who didn’t have a picture taken on that goat statue.

    Surrounding the park are high-rise luxury condominiums containing the city’s most expensive homes in the sky. The original townhouses that ringed the park are long gone except for perhaps one or two on the north side next to 10 Rittenhouse. Some of these condo buildings have restaurants at street-level (Rouge, Parc, Devon) and, in warm weather, offer al fresco dining. Many of our clients buy a condo in the Rittenhouse area just to be part of this alfresco scene.

    The “sounds” of the neighborhood are melodic at times. Church bells ring each day. Adjacent to the Square is the Curtis Institute of Music, a world-renowned school for gifted students who need not pay any tuition if they are accepted. Walk by in the summer months and hear the music pour from open windows in their practice rooms.

    Our Agents List Homes for Sale in Rittenhouse Square

    Beyond the immediate confines of the Square are streets filled with historical townhouses, some mansion-sized and meticulously renovated, that are some of the most desirable residential blocks in the city. Delancey Place, Spruce Street, Rittenhouse, Pine, Locust and tiny cobblestone half streets between 16th and 22nd Streets are very special, indeed. Many of these historical properties are single-family homes with hidden gardens and roof decks offering spectacular city views. Some are divided into multi-unit condominiums.

    Many people choose to live in and around the Square for convenience. This a neighborhood that’s close enough to require a brisk walk to the office buildings along Market Street with no cab, bus or subway required. After working hours, restaurants, cultural activities and shopping are also nearby.

    The Rittenhouse Square neighborhood contains some of the city’s finest shopping along Walnut Street and the surrounding blocks between Broad and 22nd Streets. Whether it’s clothing, shoes, jewelry, handbags, special gifts or spa treatments, there are high-end shops and boutiques spread throughout the Rittenhouse Square area.

Location

Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
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Rittenhouse Square

Listings Available

50 S 16th St #4703
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  • Stephanie Biello
    Stephanie Biello
    Associate Broker, Manager, Philadelphia & Bryn Mawr Offices
$2,995,000
50 S 16th St #4703
Philadelphia, PA 19102
3 bed | 3/1 bath | 3,800 sq
Exclusive
Pending
Rittenhouse Rarity
1/19
$2,500,000
Rittenhouse Rarity
Philadelphia, PA 19103
4 bed | 5 bath | 3,716 sq
Exclusive
50 S 16th St #5501
1/26
  • Stephanie Biello
    Stephanie Biello
    Associate Broker, Manager, Philadelphia & Bryn Mawr Offices
$1,995,000
50 S 16th St #5501
Philadelphia, PA 19102
3 bed | 3/1 bath | 2,324 sq
Exclusive
Pending
50 S 16th St #5603
1/38
  • Stephanie Biello
    Stephanie Biello
    Associate Broker, Manager, Philadelphia & Bryn Mawr Offices
$1,685,000
50 S 16th St #5603
Philadelphia, PA 19102
2 bed | 2/1 bath | 1,982 sq
Exclusive
50 S 16th St #5601
1/27
  • Stephanie Biello
    Stephanie Biello
    Associate Broker, Manager, Philadelphia & Bryn Mawr Offices
$1,665,000
50 S 16th St #5601
Philadelphia, PA 19102
2 bed | 2/1 bath | 1,960 sq
Exclusive
Pending
50 S 16th St #5602
1/33
  • Stephanie Biello
    Stephanie Biello
    Associate Broker, Manager, Philadelphia & Bryn Mawr Offices
$1,399,000
50 S 16th St #5602
Philadelphia, PA 19102
2 bed | 2/1 bath | 1,701 sq
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Rittenhouse Square

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  • Average Days on Market Residential

    59 July 2018
    -24.7 % since
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    -24.7 % since July 2017
  • Average Price per SqFt Residential

    $445 July 2018
    -2.1 % since
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    -2.1 % since July 2017
  • Total Monthly Inventory July 2018

    365
    Total Units
    +71.4 % since
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    +71.4 % since July 2017
  • New Listings Residential

    42 July 2018
    +10.5 % since
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    +10.5 % since July 2017
  • Percent of Asking Price Residential

    96 % July 2018
    -0.5 % since
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Rittenhouse Square

Buildings

10 Rittenhouse Square
10 Rittenhouse Square
Rittenhouse Square
Price Range $795K - $4.5Mil
1706 Rittenhouse Square
1706 Rittenhouse Square
Rittenhouse Square
Price Range $1.5Mil - $8Mil
1820 Rittenhouse Square
1820 Rittenhouse Square
Rittenhouse Square
Price Range $2Mil - $3Mil

Local Information

Local Information

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School of Moorish Science Temp
Type: Private
Level: 1-6
Freire Cs
Type: Charter
Level: 5-12
Independence CS
Type: Charter
Level: K-8
Kindercare Learning Center
Type: Private
Level: K
Crossroads Academy
Type: Private
Level: N/a
Greenfield Albert M School
Type: Public
Level: K-8
De la Salle In Town
Type: Private
Level: N/a
Philadelphia Electrical & Tech Charter High School
Type: Charter
Level: 9-12
Arthur Chester A School
Type: Public
Level: K-8
World Communications Cs
Type: Charter
Level: 6-12

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