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Living in East Passyunk: A Neighborhood Guide

What may well be the most celebrated intersection in all Philadelphia lies in East Passyunk: “Cheesesteak Corner,” where South 9th Street and East Passyunk Avenue […]

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Living in Pennsport: A Neighborhood Guide

Second Street? Where’s that? Once you cross Washington Avenue headed south, the thoroughfare that goes by that name everywhere outside Pennsport becomes “Two Street,” the […]

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Living in Hawthorne: A Neighborhood Guide

Nobody knows for certain how Hawthorne came to be called Hawthorne. The earliest use of that name in the territory bounded by Washington Avenue and […]

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Living in Chestnut Hill: A Neighborhood Guide

Like its just-down-the-hill neighbor, Mt. Airy, Chestnut Hill started out as a summer retreat. In fact, the Germans who were the first white settlers up […]

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Living in Graduate Hospital: A Neighborhood Guide

There are two things you should know up front about Graduate Hospital: The institution from which the neighborhood takes its name no longer exists. Even […]

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Living in Ardmore: A Neighborhood Guide

For decades, Ardmore has been known as “The Main Street of the Main Line.” The nickname fits like a glove: it’s home to both the […]

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Living in Bella Vista: A Neighborhood Guide

While Bella Vista will always have strong ties to the history of Philadelphia’s Italian community, the neighborhood has historically served as a starting-out point for […]

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Living in Queen Village: A Neighborhood Guide

Before William Penn, there were the Swedes. And before them, of course, the Lenni Lenape. The last of these are the “original people” (translated from […]

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Living in Chinatown: A Neighborhood Guide

We know exactly when Philadelphia’s Chinatown was born. The year was 1871, when an immigrant named Lee Fong opened a laundry at 913 Race St. […]

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Living in Logan Square: A Neighborhood Guide

Logan Square is the Center City neighborhood that’s easy to overlook, wedged as it is between the office/apartment canyons of Market Street and JFK Boulevard and […]

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Living in Rittenhouse Square: A Neighborhood Guide

New York has the Upper East Side. Chicago has its Gold Coast. Boston has its lower-rise Back Bay. And in Philadelphia, we have Rittenhouse Square. […]

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10 Hottest Suburban Philadelphia Towns

West Chester: The Buzzy Borough That Only Gets Better By the Numbers 15% Five-year change in home value in West Chester While planning committees around the […]

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According to the New York Times, Philadelphia Has a “Northside”

There was an article in The New York Times on Saturday about Philadelphia — more specifically, about Donald Trump’s comments on Philadelphia and other big […]

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What Is Up With Google Maps’ “EM Stanton Catchment” Neighborhood?

Load Google Maps into your browser and search for Philadelphia. Scroll down from City Hall and you’ll see a strange neighborhood you might not know: […]

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“Newbold” or Just “South Philly”? How Race Shapes Our Definition of Neighborhoods

Back in 2013, this magazine named the community southwest of Center City the “hottest neighborhood” in Philly. We called it Graduate Hospital—rather than Southcentral or South […]