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
$
1,150
1 Bedroom
$
2,050
2 Bedroom
$
2,700

Living in
Midtown Village

Very Safe
Gayborhood
Central Location
Plethora of Restaurants and Bars
Center City
Busy
Tough Parking
High Prices
Midtown Village — 9.2/10 Rating (based on 73 neighborhood reviews)
Great neighborhood that keeps on getting better. Lots of new restaurants have been added over the last year, and we have several great grocery options (i.e. Target, Mom's Organic, and if you want to walk a bit further, Whole Foods). It's easy to walk anywhere in Center City, and if you need to get a bit further, there are several public transit options nearby (Jefferson Station, Suburban, Broad Street Line, Market Frankford line).
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The Collins
Wonderful vibrant neighborhood that is also affordable especially relative to nearby options like Rittenhouse Square or Old City. Constantly has tons of new fast casual and fine dining restaurants offering a wide variety of price options. Between the Target, Mom's, and Reading Terminal, there are plenty of options for groceries/necessities that weren't there a few years back. Public transit is great - you can get across town easily by bus or train. If you need to get to NYC or somewhere on regional rail, Jefferson Station and Greyhound are right there as well. I'd strongly recommend Midtown Village if you're moving to Philly!
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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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/10
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The Collins
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
This is such a vibrant neighborhood. Mom's Organic Market is next door with the best selection of organic groceries. Across the street is Honey Grow and Luke's Lobster and Rosa's Fresh Pizza for quick, delicious dining options!! New restaurants and shops are being built - it is wonderful!
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/10
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The Ludlow
I am on the edge of Center City (which is where I wanted to live) but it is just bordering an area I feel slightly uncomfortable in. However, there are plenty of bars, restaurants, and stores within walking distance.
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9
/10
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The Ludlow
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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9
/10
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The Collins
Right on Broad Street, so parking is tough but you're literally in the middle of the city.

Area comes with the usual urban lifestyle: lots of bars, restaurants, nightlife, but also lots of construction, traffic, and questionable characters on the streets
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10
/10
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Griffin Center City
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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9
/10
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Griffin Center City
The neighborhood has a lot of constructions going on right now, but it looks like they are tearing down some older shops to make it a little nicer.
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10
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The Ludlow
Lots of great restaurants and bars, transit close by, lots of retail, feels safe, nice views. Green space relatively close by.
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The Ludlow
The neighborhood is great, lots of great bars and restaurants in the area. Its also a safe neighborhood
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10
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The Ludlow
Best neighborhood. It's fairly quiet yet within walking distance to Whole Foods on South st, Washington square, a number of great restaurants and Jefferson Hospital.
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10
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Western Union Building
Quite a few homeless people hang out in the area, esp at night. Was once attacked by a homeless woman.

Restaurant/bar scene is good
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10
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Griffin Center City
Very accessible to all local shops and restaurants. There's also a new grocery store and target nearby for household shopping.
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10
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The Collins
Lots of amenities, bars, clubs, restaurants and shopping close by.
I don't love walking home late sometimes.
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10
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The Collins
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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9
/10
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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
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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8
/10
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Cosmopolitan Apartments
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
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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10
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The Collins
I have lived in this area of Philadelphia for almost nine years and still love it. It’s safe and there’s a ton to do and see. Transportation is also accessible.
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9
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Griffin Center City
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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7
/10
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Chancellor Apartments
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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8
/10
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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
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 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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9
/10
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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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/10
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Griffin Center City
It's very close to bars and restaurants everywhere is walking distance which is nice and it is central
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Griffin Center City
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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8
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1334 Walnut
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
Loud but fun
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8
/10
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Cosmopolitan Apartments
Diverse. The crowds on the streets vary immensely by the day of the week and time of the day.
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9
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Adelphia House
I work at Jefferson so that is why I moved in.
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8
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Victory Condominiums
The Chipotle here is terrible
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8
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1200 Walnut
Midtown Village is quickly becoming one of the best places in Philly to live. The quick downside is there's a lot of construction in the area, but that's also the positive if you're okay with the feel of a city that's constantly changing. The area already has lots of great bars and restaurants, and all the new construction is adding in great new options for grocery, coffee, and convenience items. There's now a Target, Mom's Grocery, multiple Wawas, Sweetgreen, etc. all in close proximity to mainstays like Reading Terminal.
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The Ludlow
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
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
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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1334 Walnut
I love Midtown Village - after several years living in Rittenhouse Square, I made the shift to Midtown Village which honestly has a lot more going on. Trendier restaurants, more grocery store options, easy walking distance to Reading Terminal, and really central public transit access.
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The Collins
Midtown village is the spot to be if you enjoy going out to dinner and to the bars. You have a target, liquor store, petsmart all on the same block. A lot of development upcoming as well to look forward too.
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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
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
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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/10
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The Collins
I have lived in different neighborhoods of Philadelphia and this is one of my favorites thus far. Excited to see what it looks like when construction is complete.
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7
/10
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The Ludlow
The neighborhood is young professional with many restaurants and bars. Great place to live with infinite opportunities to have fun.
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The Ludlow
It’s great neighborhood with easy access to transportation and restaurants. Walking distance to surrounding activities
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8
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The Ludlow
I dont really interact with my neighbors but I see them around the building and am friendly. There is also a great neighborhood around me with local bars and a great nightlife.
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10
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Griffin Center City
Amazing neighborhood. Safe and everything close by.
Occasional harmless homeless person. Trash collection on street can slow your commute.
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The Collins
This is the best location in Philly! A 4 minute walk to Jefferson, and very close to South St, 13th St, and everywhere in between.
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1201 Spruce
Love midtown village! There's so much to do and it's so convenient to public transport. Does get very loud and rowdy though.
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6
/10
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The Collins
We love our neighborhood and location of the building. Our apartment is at the heart of center city.
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The Lincoln
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
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
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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The Arts Condominium
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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9
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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
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
Neighborhood seems nice at first glance, however the area is infested with homeless people. Even got assaulted by one in front of the building
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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
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 has everything you could want from grocery stores to restaurants to bars to gyms to tourist attractions.
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/10
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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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9
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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
The collins resides in the Gayborhood of Philladelphia. I am not gay, but I have enjoyed my stay here.
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9
/10
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The Collins
The neighborhood feels very safe. There are some of the best restaurants in town near by. It is great
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The Collins
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
Close to a gazillion public transit options, food, bars, and nightlife.
Cons: panhandling, lots of noisy construction.
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9
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Midtown Apartments
Love it! Close to everything.
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The Lenox
Probably best area for restaurants in Philly
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1210 Chestnut
Lots of bars and places to eat nearby
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7
/10
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Adelphia House


Getting to Know
Midtown Village

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: S 9th St to S Broad St
North to South Boundaries: Filbert St to Spruce St
dining
Bareburger
El Vez
Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse
Valanni
grocery
Di Bruno Bros.
MOM’s Organic Market
convenience
Convenient Food Mart
Old Nelson Food Company
Walgreens
Wawa
fitness
Bodysmith Performance
Sanctuary Yoga and Mindfulness
The Sporting Club at the Bellevue
Unite Fitness
parks
Dilworth Park
Washington Square Park
coffee
Cafe Twelve
Greenstreet Coffee Co.
J’aime French Bakery
Toast
bus
21/42/9 (bus)
21/42/9 (bus)
23/45 (bus)
27/32 (bus)
rail
13th St Trolley Station
MFL (metro)
parking
Abm Parking Services
Interpark 1327 Locust St
Parkway 12th & Walnut Garage
Ppa The Autopark at Jefferson
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey

Zip Codes
Midtown Village includes zip code 19107
Rent vs Own
67
%
of Midtown Village residents are renters
Driving to Work
17
%
of Midtown Village residents drive to work
New Construction
6
%
of housing units in Midtown Village have been built in the last 15 years
Building Types
46
%
<20 units
8
%
20-49 units
45
%
50+ units
Demographics
Children (under 18)
5
%
18 - 34
56
%
35 - 54
20
%
55+
19
%
Unit Mix
22
%
Studio
50
%
1 Bed
19
%
2 Bed
10
%
3+ Bed
Occupation or Education
Working Professional
59
%
Undergrad Student
16
%
Grad Student
18
%
Unemployed
5
%
Retired
2
%
What Midtown Village Residents Think About Their Apartments
overall
8.0
value
7.9
amenities
7.0
social
7.4
management
7.2
safety
7.9

Best Apartments
in Midtown Village


Studio $1,905
1 Bed $1,800
2 Beds $2,900

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Studio $1,400
1 Bed $1,850
2 Beds $3,500

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1 Bed $1,800
2 Beds $2,700

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1 Bed $2,195
2 Beds $3,475

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1 Bed $1,625
2 Beds $1,930

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1 Bed $1,714
2 Beds $2,332

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