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Living in Fishtown: A Neighborhood Guide

Fishtown got its name because of fish, of course. In the 1730s, the Germans and Englishmen who poured into the newly created town of Kensington […]

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Living in Northern Liberties: A Neighborhood Guide

Northern Liberties began with America’s first two-for-one deal. In order to entice settlers to take up residence in his new colony of Pennsylvania, William Penn promised early purchasers […]

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Living in Spring Garden: A Neighborhood Guide

Spring Garden is Philadelphia’s original ritzy suburb. The land that now comprises it was where William Penn established an estate called Springettsbury Farm. How this morphed […]

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50 Most Expensive Neighborhoods and Towns Around Philadelphia

Did your neighborhood make the cut? Here’s a list of the Philadelphia region’s priciest places* and most expensive neighborhoods in 2018. 1. Villanova (19085), Main Line […]

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Living in Fairmount: A Neighborhood Guide

Many of today’s Fairmount residents may not know how their neighborhood got its name. The name comes from the hill atop which the Philadelphia Museum of […]

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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 […]