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5 Reasons Washington Avenue is Becoming a Prime Place to Call Home

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It’s no secret some of Philadelphia’s oldest neighborhoods are undergoing major (modern) transformations. Two of the top spots sit across the city from each other: Brewerytown (BTOWN) and the iconic South Philly Boulevard, Washington Avenue. Both are radically changing to become hubs for Philly’s chicest hipsters, while still remaining true to their roots.

That’s why Westrum Development Company is leading the charge to bring High Key living to Philly’s fastest growing neighborhoods. With Westrum’s newly constructed apartments at 1200 Washington, now is the time to snag your spot on this up-and-coming avenue. Here are just a few more reasons to take up residence on Philly’s most eclectic Ave.

Good food is never hard to find…

Serious foodies, as well as aspiring chefs, can find inspiration for meals around every corner. Just across the street from 1200 Washington is “Pho Row.” If you haven’t tried a bowl of these heavenly broths yet, this is the spot according to some of the best palettes in the biz (aka Anthony Bourdain and Michael Solomonov).

… and there’s plenty of ways to work it off.

With three cross fit gyms located on or just one block off of Washington Avenue, there’s no excuse for not trying at least one class on your way home from work. If you’re looking for a more traditional-style gym to fit in a workout, try City Fitness or one of the two Sweat Fitness locations right in your ‘hood.

Biking is a breeze.

South Philly’s tiny streets are best explored via bike and you’ll definitely want to explore this eclectic neighborhood so break out the bike and hit the road. Plus, you never have to worry about parallel parking.

Friday nights are anything but dull. 

It doesn’t need to be the weekend to find a show, concert, or event happening on Broad Street. Just a 15-minute walk and you’re in the heart of the Avenue of the Arts. Take your pick from a show at The Wilma, a musical at the Merriam, or a quirky play at the Walnut Street Theater just off the main drag.

Escaping is easy.

For days you need to escape the city for a trip down the shore, I-95 is less than 5 miles from the avenue, and hopping on the Schuylkill is simple, dare we say easy. Washington Avenue’s broad streets make it a prime place for car-loving commuters to get in and out of the city, plus 1200 Washington residents are always able to find parking with an onsite lot just steps from their doorway. Hallelujah.

To learn more about Westrum Development Company properties and find which side of the city you’re ready to call home, visit 1200 Washington, and 31Brewerytown online to schedule a tour.