Passyunk Square: Philadelphia’s Up-and-Coming Neighborhood

A look at Philadelphia’s Up-and-Coming Neighborhood

Passyunk Square has exploded in popularity in the past five years, attracting young professionals and families in particular. Epitomizing the term “up-and-coming neighborhood,” it’s being populated with trendy bars and popular restaurants, grocery stores and boutiques especially, along East Passyunk Ave.

The neighborhood is bound by Broad Street to the west, 6th street to the east, Tasker to the south and Washington to the north. It has a colorful history—Washington housed his troops on the 800 and 900 blocks of Federal Ave for a time during the Revolutionary War. It’s also home to Philadelphia’s longest feud: the cheesesteak battle between Geno’s and Pat’s.

One of the draws of Passyunk Square is the access to the Broad Street subway line, which provides a quick commute to the sports stadiums and business district. It also draws young professionals looking for affordable housing, including large brownstones and charming trinities. Home prices still remain low in the neighborhood as compared to other neighborhoods in the city—medium home prices were $165,000 in the fourth quarter of 2010, as compared to $241,000 in the third quarter of 2012.

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