The Many Wonderful Benefits of Fitler Square Living
The Neighborhood Benefits of Fitler Square
Located in the southwestern part of Center City just below Rittenhouse Square, Fitler Square has become one of the city’s poshest neighborhoods, after suffering from years of urban blight in the mid 20th century. The neighborhood owes its name to the square at 23rd and Lombard, named for Edwin Henry Fitler, a 19th century Philadelphia mayor (and shockingly, a Republican). The neighborhood has a peaceful family vibe and is known for its quaint tree-lined streets and great architecture. And its close proximity to both University City and the Center City business district makes it a natural draw for professionals and students. While the above are all good reasons to live in the neighborhood, we can think of a few more benefits of Fitler Square living.
1. Fitler Square is within walking distance of plenty of great restaurants and bars, including Pub & Kitchen, Dmitri’s, Honey’s on South, and Ten Stone.
2. It’s close to Rittenhouse Square, without being in Rittenhouse Square. While the two neighborhoods are often linked together, there is definitely a lower-key, quieter vibe to Fitler Square.
3. Parents rave about Greenfield Elementary School, one of the top in Philadelphia school district.
4. The neighborhood provides easy access to the Schuylkill River Trail through the Schuylkill River Park, which includes a playground, rec center, dog park and public pool.
5. Homes like these.
(Photo of 1906 Waverly St., Philadelphia)