Best Neighborhoods in Philadelphia

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At VeryApt we've created guides to help give you a sense of the different neighborhoods that Philadelphia has to offer. Each of our guides is the product of our own research and renter reviews from our platform. If you're overwhelmed with choices, a good place to start is our apartment finder!
Philadelphia, also known The City of Brotherly Love, is full of culture and history as seen by The Philadelphia Art Museum, Liberty Bell, and Franklin Institute. Even though it's the 6th largest metropolitan area in the country, it has a much smaller feel to it than other large cities since it's broken up by defined, tight-knit neighborhoods. Additionally, rent here is much cheaper than other large cities. If you decide to make Philly your next home, you'll be moving to a gem of a city that's often forgotten about between the more trendy New York and DC options.

Where to Live in Philadelphia

Fairmount
With its various galleries and relaxed atmosphere, Fairmount is home to Philadelphia's world-class museums.
Fitler Square
Old-School Philly Charm
Logan Square
Logan Square is the focal point of Philly's business district with corporate high rises and luxury apartments.
Midtown Village
A high concentration of small business, restaurants, and nightlife in Center City.
Old City
Named for its historic charm, Old City is known for its historical landmarks and proximity to the Delaware River.
Rittenhouse Square
Named for Rittenhouse Square at its center, Rittenhouse offers high end shopping and luxury buildings to locals and tourists.
Society Hill
A mostly residential neighborhood, Society Hill also offers historic attractions, boutiques and beer gardens.
University City
University City is home to UPenn and Drexel University as well as a dynamic food and shopping scene.
Washington Square West
Washington Square West welcomes visitors to its green spaces in Washington Square Park, boutique shops, and restaurants.
Bella Vista Located in South Philly and Home to the Italian Market
Callowhill Formally an industrial neighborhood, Callowhill is now home to music venues and many apartment buildings.
Devil's Pocket Small and Friendly Residential Neighborhood
Fishtown Young and Hip
Graduate Hospital Cool cafes, bars and restaurants just south of Center City
Manayunk Small Town Charm on the Edge on Philly
Packer Park A Peaceful Local Community in South Philly
Passyunk Square Philly's Best Food Neighborhood
Point Breeze Affordable Rents and Quiet Nights