The April 2013 issue of Philadelphia Magazine should be hitting newsstands soon, and the cover story is about the hottest neighborhoods in our area. While the entire issue won’t be online till mid-April, the site will be rolling out one of those hothothot neighborhoods each day, and you can find a tantalizing preview right here.
Here’s a newly listed home in Graduate Hospital, aka GradHo, South of South or Southwest Center City. There has been much confusion over the area’s name since the closure of Graduate Hospital, but then again, why rock the boat? Many neighborhoods in Philadelphia have historical names that no longer apply to current circumstances, like Fishtown or Gray’s Ferry. In Squirrel Hill, you might reasonably ask: Where is the hill? (Plenty of squirrels, however.) In Cobbs Creek, you’d be hard pressed to find a member of the Cobb family that settled there. Strawberry Mansion’s homes are not, as some children were told, huge houses made out of strawberries. (Children who were told this may have been traumatized for life. Just editorial speculation, here.)