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
Living inWashington Square West
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.
The St James Apartments
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.
S. 7th Street
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
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.
Western Union Building
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.
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.
801 Walnut St
Close to work and restaurants.
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!
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!
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!
Many great restaurants, easy walk to old city, rittenhouse, and reading terminal. I almost always feel safe walking around after dark
Great area, lots of young professionals live here. Plenty of things to do and places to eat.
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.
Getting to KnowWashington Square West
East to West Boundaries: S 6th St to S Broad St
North to South Boundaries: Filbert St to South St
North to South Boundaries: Filbert St to South St
Di Bruno Bros.
Whole Foods Market
Convenient Food Mart
Old Nelson Food Company
Ashtanga Yoga School of Philadelphia
Healing Arts Collective
Mama’s Wellness Joint
Louis I. Kahn Memorial Park
Starr Garden Playground
Washington Square Park
Big Gay Ice Cream
Evil Eye Café
J’aime French Bakery
Sweet Box Cupcakes
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
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What Washington Square West Residents Think About Their Apartments
Washington Square Park gives this neighborhood its name. The historic park attracts picnickers, dog owners, and families to enjoy its urban green space.
Colorful murals mirror the neighborhood's vibrancy and culture.
Historically home to the publishing industry, Washington Square West now welcomes a multitude of jewelry stores, gastropubs, and boutiques.
Settled residents and young professionals reside in the condominiums and town homes in this neighborhood.
Best Apartmentsin Washington Square West
1 Bed $2,145
2 Beds $2,921
1 Bed $1,690
2 Beds $2,332
1 Bed $1,800
2 Beds $2,661
1 Bed $1,550
2 Beds $2,095
1 Bed $1,854
2 Beds $2,575
1 Bed $2,100
2 Beds $2,850
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