Society Hill

39.9433° N, 75.1472° W

Welcome to Society Hill

Premier and historic neighborhood that’s the most sought-after in Philadelphia
Society Hill is a wealthy and charming neighborhood in the center of Downtown Philadelphia between Washington Square and the Delaware River. It’s one of the most elite, wealthy, and expensive sections of Philadelphia, with its deep history and idyllic tree-lined, cobblestoned streets that are ideal for taking a stroll. Residents cherish the ability to commute to work on foot or on a short ride via the SEPTA.
Beautiful browntstones dominate ths residential community, where some have waterfront views of the Delaware River and Penn’s Landing. Locals only have to walk a few minutes to reach top eateries, cafés, bars, and several art galleries. Next to Old City and Center City, there’s an abundance of historic buildings, museums, and attractions such as Independence Hall. The town celebrates the lively First Friday in the Old City District on the first Friday of each month.This event opens up art galleries, home décor, and other businesses late for residents to browse, connect, and have fun.
Society Hill has a vast array of cuisine to choose from, making it a hot area to dine. Zahav is an exquisite dining experience sampling elevated Israeli food by Chef Michael Solomonov in a casual setting. Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti serves delicious Italian fare that’s a favorite among locals for terrific pizza, pasta, and meat entrées in a light and airy setting fitting for enjoying a meal on the Italian coast. In a fun and Caribbean-themed atmosphere, Cuba Libre has a spectacular menu featuring empanadas, paella, and ropa vieja that’s bound to delight.
At Las Bugambilias, taste authentic Mexican cuisine reminiscent of Veracruz, Mexico, where they incorporate seafood into many of their entrées. Popular Asian fusion Buddakan has a modern and sleek setting with dishes such as dim sum, noodles, fish, and poultry all bursting with the blended flavors of East meets West. Enjoy sophisticated New American food at the beautiful and contemporary Fork in Historic Old City.
Stroll the many art galleries, boutiques, and gourmet markets throughout the neighborhood. You can find more retail options at The Shops at Liberty Place and the Market Street Shopping District, which feature high-end brands.
Society Hill has every kind of activity you’re looking for, from historic attractions to museums, parks, nightlife, and the waterfront. Along the Delaware River is Spruce Street Harbor Park, which is a fun and vibrant place to hang out, especially from the spring through fall. During the summer, you can lounge in a hammock, eat at a restaurant with a view, enjoy cocktails with friends, or take in the technicolor lights at night. No matter what time of the year, go for a walk, run, or bike ride along the Delaware River Trail.
North of Spruce Street Harbor Park is Penn’s Landing, which is home to several piers, restaurants, a roller rink, community events, and the Independence Seaport Museum. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge while sipping a beer.
On the opposite side of Society Hill is Washington Square Park and the historic Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, Betsy Ross House, and the Museum of the American Revolution. Each Sunday, the Headhouse Farmers Market features fresh produce, bread, soups, baked goods, coffee, and food vendors, all from locally-owned businesses.

Society Hill has distinguished schools served by the School District of Philadelphia.

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