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
$
1,150
1 Bedroom
$
1,525
2 Bedroom
$
2,465

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 — 8.5/10 Rating (based on 36 neighborhood reviews)
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
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
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
/10
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1334 Walnut
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
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Cosmopolitan Apartments
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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10
/10
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1500 Locust
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
/10
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Victory Condominiums
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 and for my student, so close to the trolley station at City Hall that runs him right to campus in 10-15mins.
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10
/10
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Residences at the Ritz Carlton
Colse to a gajillion public transit options, food, bars, and nightlife.
Cons: panhandling, lots of noisy construction.
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9
/10
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Midtown Apartments
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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6
/10
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The Packard Grande
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
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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9
/10
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1334 Walnut
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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8
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The Warehouse Apartments
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
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The Franklin
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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10
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The Arts Condominium
Fun, convenient, safe neighborhood, where most of your classmates will live.
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8
/10
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The Drake
lots of bars and places to eat around
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7
/10
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Adelphia House
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
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Thomas Lofts
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
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
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The St James Apartments
Close to work and restaurants.
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9
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The Franklin
Great area, lots of young professionals live here. Plenty of things to do and places to eat.
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10
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801 Walnut
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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9
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910 Cherry Street
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
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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
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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9
/10
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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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8
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The Arts Condominium
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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8
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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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9
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The Franklin
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
/10
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1334 Walnut
Everything is great except a decently priced grocery store is far away.
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9
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The Ellington
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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10
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The Pearl Condos
Best location in Philly: restaurants, grocery stores, theaters, pubs. Quiet and safe neighborhood.
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8
/10
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1500 Locust
Diverse. The crowds on the streets vary immensely by the day of the week and time of the day.
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9
/10
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Adelphia House
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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S. 7th Street
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 Boundary: S 6th St to Broad St
North to South Boundary: Market St to South St
dining
Cheu Noodle Bar
Destination Dogs
Mixto
Talula’s Garden
Tria Cafe Wash West
grocery
Di Bruno Bros.
Whole Foods Market
convenience
Old Nelson Food Company
Walgreens
Wawa
fitness
solidcore
The Yoga Garden
Unite Fitness
parks
Seger Park
Washington Square Park
coffee
Good Karma Cafe
Greenstreet Coffee Co.
Sweet Box Cupcakes
Sweet Charlie’s
bus
21/38/42 (bus)
27/32 (bus)
47 (bus)
rail
PATCO (rail)
parking
Interpark Ontario-St. Clair Garage (CH584)
Parkway Walnut Street Theater Lot
Prestige Parking Corp.
Sp Plus Parking
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey

Zip Codes
Washington Square West includes zip codes 19107, 19106, and 19147
Rent vs Own
55
%
of Washington Square West residents are renters
Driving to Work
29
%
of Washington Square West residents drive to work
New Construction
9
%
of housing units in Washington Square West have been built in the last 15 years
Building Types
54
%
<20 units
9
%
20-49 units
37
%
50+ units
Demographics
Children (under 18)
7
%
18 - 34
48
%
35 - 54
23
%
55+
23
%
Unit Mix
13
%
Studio
44
%
1 Bed
25
%
2 Bed
18
%
3+ Bed
Occupation or Education
Working Professional
62
%
Undergrad Student
10
%
Grad Student
12
%
Unemployed
4
%
Retired
11
%
What Washington Square West Residents Think About Their Apartments
overall
8.0
value
7.5
amenities
6.4
social
7.5
management
6.8
safety
7.7

Best Apartments
in Washington Square West


Studio $1,660
1 Bed $1,769
2 Beds $2,749

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1 Bed $1,737
2 Beds $2,332

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

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Studio $1,750
1 Bed $1,875
2 Beds $2,850

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Studio $1,300
1 Bed $1,800
2 Beds $2,060

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1 Bed $1,995
2 Beds $2,750
3 Beds $6,000

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