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Society Hill


Trinity Tuesday: A Private Oasis in Society Hill for $369.9K

If you’re the type who loves the excitement of city living but feels the need to get away from it all every so often, this […]


Haverford’s Green Engine Branching Out With an All-Day Concept on Headhouse Square

Society Hill will get a new, all-day concept at 414 South Second Street in late 2017 or early 2018. Zach Morris, owner of Haverford’s Green […]


Jawdropper of the Week: Palatial Digs in Society Hill for $6.888M

We can’t think of any word more appropriate for this property than unreal. With five bedrooms, five bathrooms, three powder rooms, underground parking, an elevator, a […]


Jawdropper of the Week: The Thomas Sully House in Society Hill for $3.78M

Brace yourselves, everyone. This is a piece of Philadelphia history at its finest. Built in 1796, this immaculate and impressively large townhome was once owned by […]


Salvation At Last for 3rd Street Lot

Farewell, Salvation Army day care and cafeteria. Hello, Estates on 3rd. This new four-unit gated luxury townhouse development on Third Street below Walnut in Society […]


Jawdropper of the Week: Buzzworthy Society Hill Mansion for $16.795M

Just blocks from Penn’s Landing, Carpenters’ Hall, and Independence Hall, this Society Hill mansion is a true Philadelphia masterpiece – and rightfully so. The one-of-a-kind […]


What $500K* Will Buy You in Society Hill Right Now

With this post, we introduce a new feature aimed at taking the pulse of the local housing market. Each week, we will select a neighborhood […]

City Life

Society Hill is Closed

Dozens of little distress signals call out from the front windows of historic brick houses on the quiet streets of one of Philadelphia’s oldest neighborhoods. […]


That House Out There: Yes, George Washington Really Did Sleep Here

“George Washington slept here” is a hoary cliché that’s been attached to many a historic home in and around Philadelphia (and elsewhere, while we’re at […]


Jawdropper of the Week: A Fabulous Federal in Society Hill

You may not have foreign ambassadors on your guest list for dinner, but if you did, you’d be able to receive them with the dignity they deserve […]


Jawdropper of the Week: History Now in Society Hill

Our Founders, it turns out, were very forward-thinking people. At least that’s the impression we get after taking a look at the house James and […]

Things to Do

Society Hill Playhouse to Close

Society Hill Playhouse, a fixture on the Philadelphia theater scene since 1959, will close on April 1. The theater company made the announcement on its […]


Jaw Dropper of the Week: Stained Glass Skylight Residence in Society Hill

Entering this c.1865 Society Hill townhouse (figuratively speaking – we used the gallery below), one is met with a foyer leading into the formal living and dining rooms, […]


Short Sale in Society Hill: Former “City House of the Week” Gets Sizable Price Cut

It looks like a lot has happened to this gorgeous home in Society Hill since we featured it in March. Back then, it was our […]


Jaw Dropper of the Week: Art Collector’s Society Hill Home Listed For $5.775M

Much like the museum-like Delancey Place residence we featured last week, today’s jaw-dropper is a home with a unique relationship to art: the Society Hill dwelling was originally […]