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 — 8.6/10 Rating (based on 30 neighborhood reviews)
This is the ideal area to live if you're going to Jefferson. Anywhere in Washington Square West will put you around a 5 minute walk to campus. It's incredibly safe and I love that everyone around you is a Jefferson employee. There's tons of bars and restaurants in the area, all within walking distance.
The Franklin Residences
The building is situated between Pennsylvania Hospital and Jefferson so it is a relatively safe and clean neighborhood. This does mean there are occasional ambulances or helicopters going by, but generally it isn’t too noisy. The subway and grocery stores (Acme or Whole Foods) are about half a mile away, but the walk is pleasant.
Probably more expensive than most of the city, but very convenient. Close to lots of stores and restaurants. Relatively safe and well-lit, but you still need to be alert
I absolutely love the neighborhood. You have Delis, walgreens, restaurants, target etc. everything is nearby. The people are very nice
1114 Spruce St Apt 24
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!
Can't beat the close proximity to restaurants, parks, hospital, campus library, etc.
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
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
ideal - friendly vibes
265 S. 9th st Philadelphia PA
So-so. Can get noisy at night.
517 S 9th Street
Nothing but good things to say about the area.
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
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.
Loud but fun
You are basically in the same neighborhood as the UArts on-campus dorms. This makes you feel close to school and the activities of the university and lessens any worry about commute to school- such as lateness or delays. It is very safe, especially since you are in a building with a guard 24/7 and on a high floor.
Center City One
We love living in this neighborhood! It feels safe to walk in at night alone and we live two blocks from Independence Hall! With the new Fashion District under construction, it can get a little noisy at night with the construction.
Plenty of coffee shops/stores/restaurants/bars. You walk outside and have so much to do within a few blocks. Great to walk to both the Delaware and Schukyll Rivers.
1021 Pine St.
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
Washington Square is very safe and quiet. Never had any problems living here. It’s a nice bubble away from center city.
Living on Washington Square Park is beautiful! Easy to get everywhere.
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!
Nice area, close to south street and the park
9th and Pine
Tons of cafes and restaurants
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
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.
Close to work and restaurants.
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
About your Neighbors
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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 $1,838
2 Beds $2,565
1 Bed $1,824
2 Beds $2,332
1 Bed $1,500
2 Beds $2,060
1 Bed $1,897
2 Beds $2,725
1 Bed $1,550
2 Beds $2,095
1 Bed $1,854
2 Beds $2,575
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