Filter Square

Overview

Fitler Square is a highly-desirable residential neighborhood that is west of Rittenhouse Square and east of the Schuylkill River. It is much beloved by families and has a fantastic “walk score,” or measurement of how friendly the area is to walkers and the proximity of amenities that people need, like food and jobs and entertainment. Fitler Square is known for the strength of its public schools, which are among the best in Philadelphia. The neighborhood is on an upswing that has slowly been building since the 1960s. Real estate is hot here, and prices are rising. Since buyers tend to settle into their homes for the long run, there is a strong demand for homes in this neighborhood.
More about Filter Square

Fitler Square was named for late 19th century Philadelphia mayor Edwin Henry Fitler right around the turn of the last century. Before the 1950s, Fitler Square had fallen into a deplorable state of urban blight. Crime was rampant and property values were in the proverbial gutter. The Center City Residents' Association stepped in and convinced municipal leadership to address the neighborhood’s disrepair and inhospitality. Fitler Square cleaned up its act, and it’s been on an upward trend ever since, with scarcely a trace left of the neighborhood’s pre-50s vibe.

Unlike nearby Rittenhouse Square (the area overlapping the two neighborhoods is known as “RitFit”), Fitler Square is not full of soaringly tall buildings. Most buildings are residences, and few are over four stories tall. Fitler Square has a chill, quiet, and peaceful vibe at all hours of the day. Albert M. Greenfield Elementary School is the local elementary school, and it boasts some of the highest reading and math test scores in the city. It has been joked that Fitler Square boasts more strollers per capita than any other part of Philadelphia, and this speaks to the area’s strong draws for families.

Some other fun facts about Fitler: The Fitler Square Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings is a big neighborhood draw, attracting residents to the fresh produce and other goodies. Also, an editor on M. Night Shyamalan’s famous film The Sixth Sense was deeply inspired by Fitler Square’s aesthetic when establishing the “look” of the movie.

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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Current Listings In Filter Square

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2410 Lombard St Philadelphia, PA 19146

Price $1,350,000
Beds 4
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 3,200
Status Active
MLS # 7215623
Property Type Row/townhous
 

2120 Delancey St Philadelphia, PA 19103

Price $1,750,000
Beds 4
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 3,000
Status Active
MLS # 7215850
Property Type Row/townhous
 

2101 Pine St Philadelphia, PA 19103

Price $2,200,000
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 5,254
Status Active
MLS # 7212560
Property Type Row/townhous
 
 

2413 Manning St Philadelphia, PA 19103

Price $999,000
Beds 2
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 2,025
Status Active
MLS # 7206692
Property Type Row/townhous
 

2416 Panama St Philadelphia, PA 19103

Price $719,000
Beds 3
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,500
Status Active
MLS # 7204411
Property Type Row/townhous
 

2100 Delancey Pl #3 Philadelphia, PA 19103

Price $424,900
Beds 1
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 803
Status Active
MLS # 7198546
Property Type Unit/flat
 

402 S 25th St Philadelphia, PA 19146

Price $649,000
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,370
Status Active
MLS # 7195658
Property Type Row/townhous
 

2407 Delancey Pl Philadelphia, PA 19103

Price $1,049,000
Beds 2
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 2,372
Status Active
MLS # 7193687
Property Type Row/townhous
 

2217-19 Delancey Pl #2 Philadelphia, PA 19103

Price $895,000
Beds 2
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 1,446
Status Active
MLS # 7194013
Property Type Unit/flat
 

2322 Spruce St Philadelphia, PA 19103

Price $2,750,000
Beds 9
Baths 9
Living Area SqFt 4,800
Status Active
MLS # 7190518
Property Type Row/townhous
 

210-20 S 25th St #1003 Philadelphia, PA 19103

Price $2,950,000
Beds 4
Baths 5
Living Area SqFt 2,540
Status Active
MLS # 7189372
Property Type Unit/flat
 

2206 Delancey Pl Philadelphia, PA 19103

Price $1,990,000
Beds 5
Baths 6
Living Area SqFt 4,000
Status Active
MLS # 7183164
Property Type Row/townhous
 

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Just Listed For Rent: 323 S 17th St Unit #2, Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Just Listed For Rent: 323 S 17th St Unit #2, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Just Listed For Rent: $3,400/month This spacious and airy, two bedroom, two bathroom, 2nd floor apartment is located in a picturesque brownstone the heart of Rittenhouse Square. Enter the gorgeous unit directly into a bright, inviting living room, ideal for entertaining. The kitchen has just been rehabbed and includes SubZero Fridge, top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, a tall bay window, tons […]
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