If you are a young single looking to move to a hip city in Pennsylvania, you can't go wrong with Philadelphia. There’s a vibrant, exciting atmosphere that is simply infectious. Add to that the fact that the median age of the city is younger than the rest of the state by about seven years and you’ve got the perfect recipe for a home for energetic young singles.
Of course, some neighborhoods are better than others for those looking to have a good time. We're going to take a look at the five best neighborhoods in Philadelphia for singles.
1. Bella Vista
If you want to bring out your inner Italiano, you can do that in the Bella Vista neighborhood. If you know anything about Philadelphia, you've probably heard of the 9th Street Italian Market. Though the market was established by Italian immigrants in the 19th century, these days there is plenty of diversity and you can find Latino and Asian (particularly Vietnamese) vendors as well.
The neighborhood is a little more upscale than other parts of Philadelphia and the median home value is $447,500. It is quite walkable which is a huge plus because parking can be frustrating. Between the plethora of outdoor activities and the hopping nightlife, there's plenty of things to do after work for energetic young professionals.
2. Washington Square West
Just to the north of Bella Vista, you can find Washington Square West. There are five original public squares in Philadelphia and this is one of them. Thus, the area — like much of the city — has a rather historic vibe.
This neighborhood is almost like three neighborhoods rolled into one with Midtown Village and it’s 13th street businesses holding onto their own personality. Most people in this area of town are quite liberal, as evidenced by the “Gayborhood” — a hotspot for the LGTBQ community.
The median home value is a little bit lower at $381,400.
Callowhill is a small but bustling neighborhood. It's a great place for creative types and those that love to listen to live music, as the art galleries and music venues are plentiful. It's a very walkable place and it’s easy to get here on foot or by bicycle from the surrounding areas.
The median home value is $320,300, although the vast majority of residents in this area rent their homes.
4. Old City
If it's history you're looking for, head to Old City. The area is overflowing with historic sites right down to the cobblestone streets. You'll find famous historic landmarks such as the Liberty Bell, Penn's Landing, and Benjamin Franklin Bridge.
Art lovers will feel like they've died and gone to heaven in this part of the city. In addition to the numerous art galleries the first Friday of each month features an art walk.
Homes in this area aren't too expensive with the median home price being $338,300.
5. Logan Square
This area in the city truly blends the old with the new. You can find modern high-rises alongside quaint historic cottages. City Hall is located here and the architecture of the building is simply stunning with its exquisite carvings and statues.
Various museums and galleries line Benjamin Franklin Parkway, delighting visitors with peeks into the past and brilliant works of art. Some of the city’s most famous historic landmarks can be found in this neighborhood.
Lots of green spaces provide for a relaxing spots to spend a calm afternoon. The epic Swann Memorial Fountain in Logan Circle kind of makes you feel like you’ve gotten lost in an Italian city.
Not surprisingly, the median home value in this area of the city is higher at $497,700.
Finding Your Home in Philadelphia
The best way to get a feel for any neighborhood is by visiting and talking with an expert on the area. A local real estate agent is the perfect resource when you are considering buying a home.
Clever can connect you with an experienced real estate agent who knows the nooks and crannies of Philadelphia like the back of their hand. The best part is that when you find your agent through Clever, you become eligible for a $1,000 home buyer’s rebate at closing.
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