Fairmount (Art Museum Area)

Overview

Situated just beyond the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Fairmount is also known as the “Art Museum Area” due to its proximity to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Franklin Institute, and Rodin and Barnes Foundation. Its boundaries are north of Spring Garden Street, west of Broad Street, south of Girard Avenue, and east of The Schuylkill River. Walkable to all the attractions that Center City has to offer, yet with the feel of a small town, Fairmount is very much the best of both worlds… just ask its very happy residents.

More about Fairmount (Art Museum Area)

Fairmount has more green space than just about any other neighborhood in or around Center City, with lush parks and open areas. The Schuylkill River Trail stretches for twenty-six scenic miles, and there’s also Fairmount Park, which at 9,200 acres is one of the largest urban parks in the country. The neighborhood is considered a geographic gateway between Center City and North Philly, with the resident diversity and real estate mix to prove it. Fairmount is considerably more affordable than Center City, making it attractive to working singles, college students, and young families just starting out.

The western part of Fairmount has some of the highest percentages of owner-occupied housing in this part of Philadelphia, so finding a good rental can be a bit of an uphill task. Apartments tend to be one or two bedrooms; if you need more space you are going to want to look for a townhome, which can have as many as five bedrooms. Amenities like rooftop decks and indoor laundry drive the cost up, obviously. Unlike other neighboring areas, Fairmount still has plenty of homes that are “fixer uppers” for the single or family looking to make an investment and create a forever home. Fairmount is very safe in terms of crime statistics; it’s not a place where you have to worry about walking home from work late at night.

The eating, drinking, and nightlife in Fairmount are superb. The food scene is thriving, offering a large variety of reasonable dining offerings of every variety. If you seek craft cocktails and hipster microbrews, the bars of the Art Museum Area have you covered. About half the restaurants here are BYOB, which really helps to stretch the budget. If you prefer cooking yourself, the local Whole Foods has you covered on high-quality ingredients.

The neighborhood is also in close proximity to Temple University, which, combined with its overall affordability and hip ambience, makes it a desirable place to live for students, who integrate right into life alongside the young professionals and families.

Real Estate Statistics

  • Ave Price Per Sq. Ft: $315
  • Average Price $692,155
  • Highest Price: $7,150,000
  • Lowest Price $600,000

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892 N Taylor St Philadelphia, PA 19130

$379,900 - 2Br/1Ba -  for Sale in Fairmount, Philadelphia
New
Price $379,900
Beds 2
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 840
Status Active
MLS # 7218535
Property Type Row/townhous
 

2840 Cambridge St Philadelphia, PA 19130

$309,000 - 2Br/1Ba -  for Sale in Fairmount, Philadelphia
New
Price $309,000
Beds 2
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 1,052
Status Active
MLS # 7218357
Property Type Row/townhous
 

2825 Parrish St Philadelphia, PA 19130

$548,900 - 3Br/3Ba -  for Sale in None Available, Philadelphia
New
Price $548,900
Beds 3
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 1,440
Status Active
MLS # 7211440
Property Type Row/townhous
 

1618 Cambridge St #b Philadelphia, PA 19130

$384,900 - 2Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Francisville, Philadelphia
New
Price $384,900
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,209
Status Active
MLS # 7217459
Property Type Unit/flat
 

1624 Cambridge St #a Philadelphia, PA 19130

$369,900 - 3Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Francisville, Philadelphia
New
Price $369,900
Beds 3
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 1,395
Status Active
MLS # 7217465
Property Type Unit/flat
 

767 N Judson St Philadelphia, PA 19130

Price $389,000
Beds 2
Baths 1
Status Active
MLS # 7215692
Property Type Row/townhous
 
 

1834 Poplar St #2 Philadelphia, PA 19130

Price $299,900
Beds 1
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,104
Status Active
MLS # 7213271
Property Type Unit/flat
 

810 N Judson St Philadelphia, PA 19130

Price $345,000
Beds 3
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 988
Status Active
MLS # 7214230
Property Type Row/townhous
 

2007 North St Philadelphia, PA 19130

Price $1,100,000
Beds 4
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 2,397
Status Active
MLS # 7213979
Property Type Row/townhous
 

804 N Newkirk St Philadelphia, PA 19130

Price $464,900
Beds 2
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 1,744
Status Active
MLS # 7214514
Property Type Row/townhous
 

2601 Pennsylvania Ave #652 Philadelphia, PA 19130

Price $205,000
Beds 2
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 958
Status Active
MLS # 7214028
Property Type Unit/flat
 

2601 Pennsylvania Ave #632 Philadelphia, PA 19130

Price $195,000
Beds 1
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 725
Status Active
MLS # 7213827
Property Type Unit/flat
 

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