Washington Square West

Townhouses and Urban Charm Within Center City
Home to Washington Square Park and beautiful brownstones, Washington Square West offers a neighborhood for any lifestyle. Cobblestone streets, hip restaurants, and and urban green spaces draw Philly natives and new residents to this neighborhood.
Median rents in Washington Square West
Studio
$
1,250
1 Bedroom
$
1,900
2 Bedroom
$
2,900

Living in
Washington Square West

PATCO Line (New Jersey Transit)
Safe
Thomas Jefferson University
Extremely Walkable
Reading Terminal Market
Old Town
Gayborhood
Busy
Washington Square West — 8.2/10 Rating (based on 13 neighborhood reviews)
Washington Square West is the perfect neighborhood to live in. It boasts a large park to enjoy the outdoors and has great restaurants and bars within walking distance. It's more residential and quieter than other neighborhoods but is extremely accessible to other parts of the city. It feels very safe in this area and has a mix of people who also love living here.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The St James Apartments
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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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Cosmopolitan Apartments
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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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Franklin
Many great restaurants, easy walk to old city, rittenhouse, and reading terminal. I almost always feel safe walking around after dark
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9
/10
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Orlowitz Hall
Great area, lots of young professionals live here. Plenty of things to do and places to eat.
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10
/10
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801 Walnut
Close to work and restaurants.
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9
/10
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The Franklin
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
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Franklin
Really close walking distance to all the attractions in Old Town, Reading Terminal Market, shopping on Market Street, good food on Walnut Street, cheap food in Chinatown, AND the subway is right there. On the downside, Market Street often has homeless people between 7th and 10th streets and feels a bit unsafe at night
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Thomas Lofts
I love Washington Square. The park nearby truly is a joy for my dog and I. Everything is in walking distance: restaurants, night life, tourist spots, PATCO/Subway, parks, Urgent Care/Jefferson, etc. The closest grocery store is five blocks, so, no complaints. Lots of people are always out and about and I've never felt unsafe walking around the area. Old City & Penns Landing are nearby, and so is South St. as well as Center City. It's a wonderful location for any and all ages.
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6
/10
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S. 7th Street
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
/10
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Western Union Building
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
Neighborhood Rating
Cosmopolitan Apartments
I love Washington Square West, aka the Gayborhood! It's close to all the amenities - bars, restaurants, grocery stores, public transportation, coffee shops, etc. Overall it's a very safe place to live.
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6
/10
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1026 Spruce Street Apt 1
its decently quiet for the city away from the bar scene. Gym, coffee shop, restaurants, all close by. "Everything fresh" just opened up down the street which is convenient for groceries.
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5
/10
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801 Walnut St


Getting to Know
Washington Square West

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: S 6th St to S Broad St
North to South Boundaries: Filbert St to South St
dining
BAP
Bleu Sushi
Brauhaus Schmitz
Mercato
grocery
Di Bruno Bros.
Whole Foods Market
convenience
Convenient Food Mart
Old Nelson Food Company
Walgreens
Wawa
fitness
Ashtanga Yoga School of Philadelphia
Healing Arts Collective
Mama’s Wellness Joint
Platoon Fitness
parks
Louis I. Kahn Memorial Park
Seger Park
Starr Garden Playground
Washington Square Park
coffee
Big Gay Ice Cream
Evil Eye Café
J’aime French Bakery
Sweet Box Cupcakes
bus
21/9 (bus)
40 (bus)
45 (bus)
47 (bus)
rail
MFL (metro)
PATCO (rail)
PATCO (rail)
parking
Interpark Symphony House Garage
Laz 618 Market Street Garage
Parkway Walnut Towers Garage
Patriot Parking 510 S 8 St
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey

Zip Codes
Washington Square West includes zip codes 19106, 19107, and 19147
Rent vs Own
53
%
of Washington Square West residents are renters
Driving to Work
31
%
of Washington Square West residents drive to work
New Construction
10
%
of housing units in Washington Square West have been built in the last 15 years
Building Types
53
%
<20 units
10
%
20-49 units
37
%
50+ units
Demographics
Children (under 18)
7
%
18 - 34
47
%
35 - 54
23
%
55+
24
%
Unit Mix
12
%
Studio
44
%
1 Bed
27
%
2 Bed
18
%
3+ Bed
Occupation or Education
Working Professional
62
%
Undergrad Student
9
%
Grad Student
11
%
Unemployed
4
%
Retired
13
%
What Washington Square West Residents Think About Their Apartments
overall
8.0
value
7.5
amenities
6.4
social
7.5
management
7.0
safety
7.6

Best Apartments
in Washington Square West


1 Bed $1,898
2 Beds $2,332

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Studio $1,666
1 Bed $1,884
2 Beds $2,696

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1 Bed $1,550
2 Beds $2,095

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Studio $1,750
1 Bed $1,775
2 Beds $2,850

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Studio $1,300
1 Bed $1,650
2 Beds $2,060

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1 Bed $2,000
2 Beds $2,750
3 Beds $6,000

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