This page has been designed to make your life in Old City easy and ripe with discovery.


Our Directory and mapping system have been loaded with the things you need: neighborhood services; transportation information; neighborhood and city resources; First Friday and other events listings; family-friendly activities -- and, of course, the famous shops, restaurants and attractions of Old City. All this and stellar walkability scores: walkscore.com calls Old City a “walker’s paradise”, with a rating of 95. The bike rating is 97, and the public transportation rating, 91.


Stylish and sophisticated, yet with a small-town (and pet-friendly) feel. Old City enjoys lower rents and residential sale prices than many other City neighborhoods; easy access to public transit and the Delaware waterfront; community participation by residents of all ages; and an ever-evolving slate of new businesses and services.


In fact, you live in the neighborhood that has been named one of the top 12 ArtSpaces in the U.S., ranked one of the hottest neighborhoods in Center City by fellow Philadelphians, and included in a list of the top 10 "Undercover Stylish Neighborhoods" in the USA. Lucky you!


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    Photo Credit: CJ Dawson Photography
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    Photo Credit: CJ Dawson Photography
  • Old First Reformed United Church of Christ
    Photo Credit: Old First Reformed United Church of Christ
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    Photo Credit: CJ Dawson Photography
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