Old City

Philadelphia's Historical District
In the "most historic square mile," Old City is home to many American historical sites, including the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Combine the Old City's historic architecture with its many family-friendly activities, and it's easy to understand this neighborhood's appeal.
Median rents in Old City
Studio
$
1,850
1 Bedroom
$
1,900
2 Bedroom
$
3,000

Living in
Old City

Close to Public Transit
Revitalized
Yards Brewery
Great Nightlife
Beautiful Scenery
Great for All Ages
Cobblestone Streets
5 Minute Walk to Center City
Old City — 9/10 Rating (based on 9 neighborhood reviews)
We love our neighborhood. I think being north of Market street is a most in old city. We are on a quiet cobblestone street away from the noise and rowdiness of market street. We have great artisan shops and restaurants around us and a perfect local coffee shop just outside our door. I love our area and encourage friends who live in Rittenhouse or grad hospital to walk the extra blocks on a nice Saturday to shop local and enjoy this great side of the city.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Sugar Refinery
Living in Old City is great. There are great bars and restaurants all over. The history of the city is all over and it is a true taste of America. On the down side, there can be excess noise at night which takes some getting used to.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Core Realty Old City
Old City has revitalized like no other: great for couples, singles, young families and working professionals. Endless shopping and dining and safe to boot! I have never loved a neighborhood so much.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Papermill Lofts
Great food, art scene, entertainment, and bars. Safe. Close to SEPTA line.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Castings Building
Nice and quiet. Great food and good access to social settings.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
York Square
Living in Old City has been great - it's a really convenient location, close to public transit, and feels much safer than other places in Philadelphia. Lots of greats bars and restaurants nearby. That said, the rent is pretty expensive so it might be a wider idea to purchase rather than rent.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Chocolate Works
I love Old City. The shops, art museums and restaurants are fantastic. There are a lot of tourists on the weekends that clog up the sidewalks but other than that, there are really no drawbacks to this part of town.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Chocolate Works
Old City is a neighborhood where all ages can find something to do and enjoy. It's generally a very safe area with lots of beautiful things to see.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Papermill Lofts
Can be a bit tourist-filled at times, but there is always something to do!
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Strawberry Court Apt


Getting to Know
Old City

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: N Christopher Columbus Blvd to 6th St
North to South Boundaries: Spring Garden St to Walnut St
dining
Buddakan
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
La Locanda Del Ghiottone
Zahav
grocery
Sassafras Market
Spring Garden Market
convenience
CVS Pharmacy
fitness
City Fitness
Fearless Athletics CrossFit
Sweat Fitness
Yoga on the Pier
parks
Franklin Square
Penn’s Landing Dog Park
Race Street Pier
Washington Square Park
coffee
Customs Coffee House
Stripp’d Cold Pressed Juice
Tartes
The Franklin Fountain
bus
25 (bus)
5 (bus)
57 (bus)
57 (bus)
rail
MFL (metro)
parking
Independence Parking
Park America Old City Parkominum
Sp Plus National Constitution Center)
Wyndham Garage
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey

Zip Codes
Old City includes zip codes 19106 and 19123
Rent vs Own
47
%
of Old City residents are renters
Driving to Work
44
%
of Old City residents drive to work
New Construction
19
%
of housing units in Old City have been built in the last 15 years
Building Types
48
%
<20 units
14
%
20-49 units
38
%
50+ units
Demographics
Children (under 18)
8
%
18 - 34
41
%
35 - 54
25
%
55+
27
%
Unit Mix
6
%
Studio
43
%
1 Bed
32
%
2 Bed
19
%
3+ Bed
Occupation or Education
Working Professional
62
%
Undergrad Student
4
%
Grad Student
7
%
Unemployed
4
%
Retired
22
%
What Old City Residents Think About Their Apartments
overall
8.0
value
8.0
amenities
7.0
social
7.5
management
6.0
safety
8.3

Best Apartments
in Old City


Studio $1,300
1 Bed $1,670
2 Beds $2,175

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3 Beds $2,520

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Studio $1,275
1 Bed $1,650
2 Beds $2,150

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Studio $1,650
1 Bed $1,750
2 Beds $2,495

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Studio $1,425
1 Bed $1,775
2 Beds $2,950

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

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