Northern Liberties

Northern Liberties is a neighborhood in Philadelphia that is just outside of Center City. It is full of life and things to do and is only a short distance to Center City which makes the location great. There are lots of small shops all around and you can find art galleries as well as public art like murals all throughout the neighborhood. It is in a perfect location which allows for easy access in and out of the city and has public transportation to other places in the city. Compared to some of the other nicer places in Philadelphia, Northern Liberties is very affordable and easy to come by a place for rent. On a night out you can head over to North Bowl. It is a bowling alley on N 2nd St. that has a lot of lanes and has a few bars in it to be at while bowling.

Northern Liberties has a lot of options for food and has easy access to other parts of Philadelphia for even more options. One place to try in Northern Liberties is Green Eggs Cafe. It is a small place that serves breakfast and lunch and is great. It is perfect to stop in for a quick bite and enjoy a meal. Another restaurant is North Third on N 3rd St. It is a bar and grill that serves some amazing food along with your drink. One of the favorites at this restaurant are the wings so be sure to try them out and grab a beer with them. Northern Liberties is a great place to live for someone who wants to be close to Center City, but experience a great and affordable neighborhood.
What Northern Liberties Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
8.0
value
7.5
amenities
7.0
social
7.5
management
8.0
safety
7.8
Median rents in Northern Liberties
Studio
$
1,400
1 Bedroom
$
1,850
2 Bedroom
$
2,600

Living in
Northern Liberties

Lots of Amenities
Noise
Walkable
Safe
Family Friendly
Many Pets
Restaurants and Bars
Northern Liberties — 8.3/10 Rating (based on 4 neighborhood reviews)
Full of YUPPIES. Some young families. Everyone has a dog. Cute park (liberty lands) that’s neighborhood owned and not city owned, so lax about rules and care (as opposed to Rittenhouse/Washington square). Significantly far from school, but 20 minutes door to door via subway (MFL). Food in the area is mostly mediocre and too expensive, though a very large and accessible acme and a few great restaurants helps. Also, proximity to fish town is nice - much better restaurant/food/bar scene. Northern Liberties was “cool” about 10 years ago, but all the cool people have left so now it is full of new construction developments that are devoid of any character or connection to the city/neighborhood. Nobody is friendly, neighborhoods feel odd and in flux - you can’t walk down any numbered street without having to cross multiple times due to construction. Though there is not the problem of displacement gentrification, the neighborhood was mostly industrial spaces that have been torn down and rebuilt or converted into loft apartments that are overpriced and tacky. Good restaurants: honeys, love and honey fried chicken, cafe la Maude, jaxon, cadence, Indian grill.
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5
/10
Neighborhood Rating
1017 N 3rd St
Amenities galore - restaurants, bars, dry cleaning, pet boarding/daycare, grocery stores, shopping, etc.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Navona at The Schmidt's Commons
Close to yards brewery and northern liberties. Noise can sometimes be an issue with the clubs and festival pier
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Waterfront Square
Very family and pet friendly, safe, and walkable.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
622 N 2nd Street


Getting to Know
Northern Liberties

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: Delaware River to N 5th St
North to South Boundaries: W Girard Ave to Callowhill St
dining
Jerry’s Bar
Las Cazuelas
Love & Honey Fried Chicken
The Abbaye
grocery
Spring Garden Market
convenience
CVS Pharmacy
fitness
City Fitness
CrossFit Love
Ploome Pilates
Sculpere Studio
parks
Liberty Lands
Orianna Hill Park
coffee
Bimini Juice Bar & Salad Bar
Cafe La Maude
Kaplan’s New Model Bakery
One Shot Coffee
bus
5 (bus)
57 (bus)
rail
15 (light rail)
MFL (metro)
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey

Zip Codes
Northern Liberties includes zip code 19123
Rent vs Own
56
%
of Northern Liberties residents are renters
Driving to Work
54
%
of Northern Liberties residents drive to work
New Construction
33
%
of housing units in Northern Liberties have been built in the last 15 years
Building Types
72
%
<20 units
9
%
20-49 units
19
%
50+ units
Demographics
Children (under 18)
16
%
18 - 34
37
%
35 - 54
27
%
55+
20
%
Unit Mix
6
%
Studio
32
%
1 Bed
27
%
2 Bed
35
%
3+ Bed
Occupation or Education
Working Professional
58
%
Undergrad Student
7
%
Grad Student
6
%
Unemployed
9
%
Retired
19
%

Best Apartments
in Northern Liberties


3 Beds $2,520

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1 Bed $1,725
2 Beds $2,175
3 Beds $3,350

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2 Beds $1,975

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2 Beds $1,995

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1 Bed $2,100
2 Beds $2,500

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