Where to Score Waterfront Living (Without Moving Down the Shore!)
We’ll admit it: Philadelphia living isn’t often associated with tranquility, but it’s not the city’s fault. With packed restaurants and outdoor events galore, it’s no surprise that the city’s particularly bustling during the spring and summer months. The problem only arises, well, when you live right there — with no escape from the hubbub.
Typically, the remedy for this is hightailing it to the ‘burbs, but before you start hunting for a Center Hall Colonial or mulling a second residence down the Shore, consider this: The Residences at Dockside, which is conveniently situated right on the Delaware River, is the waterfront retreat that provides the best of both worlds. Located at 717 South Columbus Boulevard, the condos are near all of the excitement of Spruce Street Harbor and Penn’s Landing (food trucks! Yoga! Live music!), while still within a short distance from Center City, South Philadelphia and Old City. This is ideal not only for the local commuter but also the weekend warrior.
And though the location is surely a major draw, the condos also feature a bevy of resort-like amenities. Inside, residents will find a luxe lobby with a 24-hour attendance, an indoor swimming pool and hot tub, a community entertainment room with party kitchen, a health and fitness facility and a massive terrace. The individual units, meanwhile, may include stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, full-sized washer and dryer, windows equipped with extra sound protection and high-speed Internet.
Residents are also treated to top-notch views (think: Ben Franklin Bridge, Walt Whitman Bridge, and downtown Philadelphia) that are so good, they rival those of any Center City walk-up. They also offer three levels of indoor parking (with one reserved spot per resident) and bike storage for their resident cyclists.
So, don’t go ditching the city quite yet. You don’t have to forego proximity just to have tranquility.This is a paid partnership between Open House and Philadelphia Magazine's City/Studio