Midtown Village

A lively business district and restaurant hub
Working professionals abound in the heart of Center City, populating the many restaurants and cafes during their lunch breaks. Also known as The Gayborhood, this area has a large concentration of LGBTQ-friendly businesses and bars. Day or night, Midtown Village is bustling with activity.
Median rents in Midtown Village
Studio
$
1,050
1 Bedroom
$
1,530
2 Bedroom
$
2,600

Living in
Midtown Village

Very Safe
Gayborhood
Central Location
Plethora of Restaurants and Bars
Center City
Busy
Tough Parking
High Prices
Midtown Village — 9/10 Rating (based on 54 neighborhood reviews)
Love being the in the middle of everything and not having to drive to get somewhere. I walk to work so I save money that way too. I couldn't count how many times people have commented on how amazing it is to live in a great part of the city. If I was going to do it all over again, I would have lived here earlier in the cheapest place I could afford, just for the location!
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The Packard Grande
The neighborhood is amazing and getting better every day! It combines access to great daily conveniences (coffee shops, Target, Wawa, etc.) with some of the best independent restaurants and bars in Philly. The location is incredibly central overall and transit options can get you pretty much anywhere in the city. It can get a bit noisy, though that's the price you pay for being downtown.
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9
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1334 Walnut
Central location with tons and restaurants and bars and close to Rittenhouse Square Park. It is one of the safest areas in the city. Downside is that there are not any super close grocery stores, and it can be noisy if you are on a lower floor, or if you are north or east facing (especially when the bars close)
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1500 Locust
Honestly, the best part of living in this place is being able to have access to the whole city. Everything is close by, including campuses and food, grocery stores, and entertainment. Love it. Broad street is right up the street and close to the subway and bus transportation is right out the door.
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8
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The Arts Condominium
Very accessible to public transportation (Regional Rail and the subway are only 1-2 blocks away), amazing restaurants on Chestnut Street, and only a few blocks from great shopping on Walnut Street. The neighborhood can be quite busy, but it's what you can expect in Philadelphia.
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9
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Victory Condominiums
Easy and fast to get to all local shops. A block away from the reading terminal and a few blocks away from whole foods and acme. Close to the University of the Arts on broad street. Lots of local bars and restaurants right outside your doorstep! Chestnut street can be a little dangerous at night due to bar crowds but other than that its usually fairly quiet and nice.
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Adelphia House
Close to a gazillion public transit options, food, bars, and nightlife.
Cons: panhandling, lots of noisy construction.
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Midtown Apartments
Everything is great except a decently priced grocery store is far away.
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The Ellington
Lots of bars and places to eat nearby
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7
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Adelphia House
The Chipotle here is terrible
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1200 Walnut
Pros: close to public transit, many bars/restaurants nearby, as well as local attractions

Cons: no nearby big grocery stores, congested streets, large homeless population
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1334 Walnut
It is fairly safe with lots of great bars and restaurants. It is far from school, but you can catch the bus or the train close by.
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8
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The Franklin
Best location in Philly: restaurants, grocery stores, theaters, pubs. Quiet and safe neighborhood.
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8
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1500 Locust
Fun, convenient, safe neighborhood, where most of your classmates will live.
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The Drake
Diverse. The crowds on the streets vary immensely by the day of the week and time of the day.
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Adelphia House
The location for The Collins could not be better. The Chestnut St. entrance is just a few feet from a brand new Target, and the Sansom St. entrance is directly across from two parking garages with monthly parking options. There are a ton of fantastic restaurants within a few blocks, and public transportation available at every street corner.
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The Collins
Midtown Village is a fast-growing and both has great mainstay restaurants like El Vez and Barbuzzo as well as amazing chains like Chipotle and Sweet Green. The addition of a Target, Wawa, CVS, Starbucks, and Petco makes it even more accessible and naturally the location is as central as you can be in Philadelphia. In comparing options, you usually can get a bit of a discount versus Rittenhouse Square and Old City, mainly because the Midtown Village brand is still being built up, but you really can't beat the location and access to amenities. The only thing it's missing is a full-service grocery store, but between Reading Terminal Market, Target, Walgreens, and CVS you're pretty set. The main downside can be the noise and litter that comes with being in the heart of downtown, but it's a trade off I'm more than willing to make and has been getting better with time.
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The Collins
Great location, conveniently located to restaurants, bars - pretty much in the center of everything. Tons of young people and working professional in the area. Only downside would be that the closest major grocery store is about a 20 minute walk.
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Griffin Center City
The neighborhood is busy but fun for younger residents especially. It’s right in the middle of Center city, close to city hall with lots of things to do and see. Pretty much everything is within walking distance.
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Griffin Center City
I have always felt safe in this neighborhood, and there are A TON of bars and restaurants around...it seems to be walking distance to everywhere, including grocery stores.
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The Collins
The neighborhood is an a very convenient part of the city, close to a lot of good restaurants, grocery stores and public transit. Close walk to Rittenhouse Square!
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Griffin Center City
Tons of restaurants and bars. Everything you need in walking distance. Also close to the train, and always tons of cabs/Lyft/Uber.
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Griffin Center City
Area has a lot of convenient stores forgetting he sensual items for my unit Good variety of ethnic restaurants nearby
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The Collins
The neighborhood has everything you could want from grocery stores to restaurants to bars to gyms to tourist attractions.
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8
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Griffin Center City
best part of center city. close to lots of restaurants and bars. target and petsmart are also right next door.
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The Collins
Love the neighbor but can be loud since it is located by a hospital. Some of the residents are college kids
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The Collins
Center City is a great neighborhood to live in. Many bars, restaurants, parks, and good walking areas.
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Griffin Center City
Griffin is my first home here in Philly and I think was the perfect choice for me. I always feel safe, have a short walk to the Jefferson Station daily for work, can grab anything i need quickly from the Walgreens across the street, walk down Sansom for a quick bite to eat or 13th street for something a bit more sit-down. Mid-town in my experience over the past year is definitely a more residential, but still happening neighborhood of Philly -- and you get all the benefits mentioned out of the Griffin building. Thanks VeryApt for helping me settle in so smoothly into a new city !
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Griffin Center City
It's center-city: safe and expensive, but incredibly walkable and there's ample modes of public transportation nearby. There are great restaurants to try out, as well as a convenient (albeit expensive) parking garage directly opposite to the apartment.
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The Collins
Pros: safe, 15-minute walk to Drexel Center City campus, Chinese grocery stores and restaurants everywhere, 2 blocks from Reading Terminal Market, 1 block from Jefferson Station (SEPTA Regional Rail)

Cons: loud, sometimes noxious smelling (trash days, especially), frequent construction, no non-Chinese store options within 20-minute walk
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910 Cherry Street
We are a few blocks away from Rittenhouse Square itself, right across the street from City Hall. The only complaint is that the street noise can be very noisy even on the 15th floor. Otherwise, it has been great to be so Central in the city to everything. As a student, it's so close to the trolley station at City Hall which runs to campus in 10-15 minutes.
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9
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Residences at the Ritz Carlton
There are tons of restaurants and bars in the area; 13th street is bumping. It's a short walk to the Italian market in south philly, Suburban and Jefferson SEPTA stations are just 12 minute walks, the Patco line runs right through the neighborhood. Tons of young people and students make the area a really great place to live!
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The Arts Condominium
We love living in Center City! There is always something going on - parties, festivals, etc.

Pros: grocery stores within walking distance; very close to several buses and subway stations, as well as the railroad (Suburban station).

Cons: it can get loud but if your windows aren't facing the front of the building, you are fine :)
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Adelphia House
Midtown village is a wonderful neighborhood. There are many restaurants, shops, bars, lounges all within walking distance. Public transportation is abundant and always on time, too. People here are generally friendly and the streets don't get too crowded as it does closer to Center City West. Everything you need is in this neighborhood!
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Cosmopolitan Apartments
Pros: Close to work place, safe, close proximity to market street and shops. Cons: a little quiet at night, not the cleanest area to live in.
Overall - love it
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The Pearl Condos
This is a great place to live, tons of bars, shopping and awesome restaurants. It's close to all forms of public transit and walking distance to a lot of other cool Philly neighborhoods. It can get loud, but I expect that when you live in the heart of a city.
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Chancellor Apartments
Washington Square West is a vibrant area with tons of great bars and restaurants. It's more affordable than Rittenhouse Square but still centrally located.
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1334 Walnut
I love this area. Thomas Jefferson University and Hospital are nearby, and the place is so safe! We are right in the Gayborhood over here, and so its a great, accepting area to live. I am very impressed by the array of fabulous restaurants. Would highly recommend for someone looking to move into the area!
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Cosmopolitan Apartments
Great area to live. Very fun, vibrant crowd. Near to bars, transportation, and the general pulse of the city. Safe area. There are no nearby grocery stores though (use Peapod or something) and it can be a little loud sometimes (though the strong windows limit the noise for me).
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The Ellington
I really enjoy this area. It's very close to lots of bars and restaurants, but not noisy at all. I used to live in Rittenhouse which is extremely nice but very loud and I often was kept up at night by cars honking and construction. The area now is extremely quiet at night. It's very safe and I feel fine walking by myself at night. It is close to reading terminal plus the grocery stores on south street. I like the proximity to the park as well!
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The Franklin
Close to the Market-Frankford line and nestled between Chinatown and Old City. There's a lot of development occurring in the area, so it's pretty loud outside sometimes.
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The Warehouse Apartments
Restaurants, bars, theater, culture, shopping - this location has everything! There isn't a spot in the city I would rather live, everything is walkable from here!
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The Arts Condominium
Best neighborhood in Philly - lots of amazing restaurants (i.e. Lolita, Zavino, Barbuzzo, Xiandu Thai, Masala Kitchen), several grocery options (i.e. Reading Terminal, Mom's Organic, Target, Everything Fresh), and multiple gym options nearby, easily public transit access, and you can walk to everything.

This area of Philly has become much nicer over the last few years, and with the 1213 Walnut building completed, the W Hotel wrapping up and The Ludlow apartments (i.e. Market East) being completed, I expect continued improvements over the next few years. If you are new to Philly, this is definitely the place to be!
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The Collins
Midtown Village is my favorite neighborhood in Philadelphia. There is a fantastic selection of restaurants and nightlife, but you're also right in the middle of any other area you'd like to access - like Rittenhouse Square or Old city - which you can walk to in under 20 minutes.
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The Collins
This is a great place to live. There are tons of interesting bars and restaurants but it's not as expensive as Rittenhouse square (which is only a short walk away). Plus, you're close to the attractions near Old City, also just a quick walk.
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The Collins
I love this neighborhood! It's very lively and great for young adults. There are a lot of cool restaurants/bars around. It's a little pricey but what can you expect from being in the center of a city like Philadelphia?
The area is filled with lots of young people. I don't feel unsafe walking around even at night because there are people out all the time. There are a couple of narrow streets I probably wouldn't walk through though.
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Chancellor Apartments
Our area is continually growing. New restaruants and shops. Lot of options for places to go and close to public transit. It is a generally busy area and overall safe.
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The Collins
The apartment is located in Center City. It is very close to lots of shops and restaurants. Moms Organic Market just opened a block away!
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The Collins
Great restaurants, nightlife and shopping. Drawbacks include nearby construction and mid-day noise from traffic, ambulances, etc.
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Griffin Center City
Being in the heart of Center City means a short walk to all of Philadelphia’s best restaurants, shows, and transit options.
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Griffin Center City
The neighborhood is very safe with great access to restaurants,convenience stores, and gym (12th street gym is awesome!)
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The Collins
Lot of venues, restaurants and shopping. Safe place. Public Transports one block away. Parking is expensive.
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The Collins
The collins resides in the Gayborhood of Philladelphia. I am not gay, but I have enjoyed my stay here.
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The Collins
Really fun neighborhood with tons of great restaurants and lots of hotels, bars, and grocery stores being built. Will be even more fun once the W is completed!
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1334 Walnut
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Getting to Know
Midtown Village

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundary: S 9th St to S Broad St
North to South Boundary: Filbert St to Spruce St
dining
El Vez
Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse
Jake’s Sandwich Board
Jeans Cafe
Vedge
grocery
Everything Fresh
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey
• Midtown Village contains the 5 digit ZIP code(s) of 19107. More than half of residents are renters, and the rental vacancy rate is typically 16.7%, which is higher than the national average.

•Half of units are in 20+ unit buildings, with 5.5% having being built in the past 15 years. 2BR+ properties make up roughly 20% of the market, with the balance in 1BR and studios.

Most people in Midtown Village do not drive to work.

• Less than half of Midtown Village residents are 22-34, some are below 22, about 20% are 35-49, and 20% are older than 50.

• Roughly one third of Midtown Village residents are students (15% grad, 15% undergrad), and 5% are unemployed or retired

• Most units are heated by electric, and almost all of ACS survey respondents said that they pay extra for one or more utilities.
What Midtown Village Residents Think About Their Apartments
overall
7.8
value
7.9
amenities
6.8
social
7.2
management
7.2
safety
7.2

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