welcome to philly:
We are a city of neighborhoods and you do know where your going if you don’t know where you have been so here is the list:

Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia’s most fashionable neighborhood, Rittenhouse Square is at once a bustling commercial district and a gracious residential quarter. The square is lined with stately apartment and condominium buildings and luxury hotels, some of the city’s finest shops and restaurants and a lively sidewalk café scene. Just to the south are quiet blocks of gracious, 19th-century townhouses. This neighborhood is an easy walk to the city’s West Market office district and to the cultural institutions along the Avenue of the Arts.

Fitler Square
Further to the south lies Fitler Square, a charming neighborhood of cozy, tree-lined streets and 19th-century townhouses. Fitler Square, named for an early Philadelphia mayor, is a quiet neighborhood oasis. Take a riverside run at the nearby Schuylkill Banks park or connect to 25 miles of bike trails that go all the way to Valley Forge.

Graduate Hospital
Nestled halfway between the quiet of Fitler Square and the hubbub of the Avenue of the Arts—and only a few steps from Rittenhouse Square—the Graduate Hospital neighborhood is earning a strong reputation. From airy South Street condominiums to stately Brownstones, it all comes together beautifully in this charismatic corner of Center City.

Art Museum/Fairmount/ Spring Garden
Live the sporting life in the Art Museum/Fairmount areas, with easy access to the Schuylkill River and Fairmount Park. Enjoy jogging, biking and skating along scenic Kelly Drive or walk to the boathouses for your morning row. The Philadelphia Museum of Art and its grounds serve the neighborhood as a backyard, playground and meeting spot to enjoy views of the skyline and the river. Pennsylvania Avenue is lined with some of the city’s finest large residential buildings, and the smaller streets are filled with 19th-century brick rowhouses.

Logan Square
Situated in the heart of the museum district along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, this neighborhood is great for kids, with easy access to the Franklin with its planetarium and Omniverse Theater, the main branch of the Philadelphia Free Library and the dinosaur exhibits at the Academy of Natural Sciences.

Queen Village and Bella Vista
These well-established neighborhoods are full of long-time residents and new neighbors. Cozy 19th-century “trinity” houses line the streets, along with modern townhouses. Just a few steps away is the Italian Market, an Old World-style street market. Nearby South Street offers funky shops, hip restaurants and an active nightlife. And Fabric Row along South Fourth Street is a home decorator’s dream.

Philadelphia’s Chinatown is the fourth largest in the United States. A close-knit neighborhood, it bustles with dozens of gift shops, Asian markets and restaurants, offering Chinese, Vietnamese, Taiwanese, Burmese, Thai and other cuisines. The Pennsylvania Convention Center, Reading Terminal Market and the Gallery at Market East are all within a short walk.

Northern Liberties
Musicians and artists have transformed this warehouse and rowhouse district, once home to factories and breweries, into Philly’s version of SoHo. Filled with great artist live/work space, music and art studios and nightclubs, Northern Liberties enjoys good brews and food and a lively music and arts scene.

Southwest Center City
Graduate students, professors, artists, young professionals and empty nesters are making this South Philadelphia neighborhood an up-and-coming residential area. Residents enjoy easy access to jobs in Center City and University City and to the Schylkill Banks park.

Avenue of the Arts
On and around the Avenue of the Arts are luxury condominiums, just a few steps away from the city’s leading performing arts and cultural venues – as well as the heart of the business district. On almost any night, you can enjoy the opera, orchestra, theater, jazz and fine dining, and make it home in time to wake up refreshed for that five-minute walk to work!

Washington Square West
One of William Penn’s original squares, Washington Square is a lush green space just steps from Independence National Historical Park. This old and historic neighborhood also is home to cozy coffeehouses, Pine Street’s Antique Row and historic theaters. Housing choices range from cozy brick rowhouses situated in a delightful warren of tiny, quaint streets to grand condominiums on Portico Row and lining the square.

Society Hill
History is everywhere in Society Hill, where the Founding Fathers once strolled the same streets that are today lined with the largest collection of authentic Colonial-era houses in the country. But Society Hill is also a dynamic neighborhood, with great modern architecture and some of the city’s trendiest restaurants and shops. South Street and Independence National Historical Park are only steps away, as are Penn’s Landing and other waterfront attractions.

Old CityOnce a waterfront commercial and industrial district, Old City today is one of Philly’s most happening neighborhoods with a lively gallery, restaurant and club scene. This is the place to enjoy some hometown brew, catch some of the best local bands and shop for one-of-a-kind art furniture. Exciting new architecture and turn-of-the-century buildings transformed into dramatic, light-filled lofts offer spectacular views of the Delaware River and the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.