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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2101 Pine St Philadelphia, PA 19103

$2,200,000 - 0Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Fitler Square, Philadelphia
New
Price $2,200,000
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 5,254
Status Active
MLS # 7186842
Property Type Row/townhous
 
 

2206 Delancey Pl Philadelphia, PA 19103

Price $2,100,000
Beds 5
Baths 6
Living Area SqFt 4,000
Status Active
MLS # 7183164
Property Type Row/townhous
 

251 S 24th St #e Philadelphia, PA 19103

Price $950,000
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,702
Status Active
MLS # 7182249
Property Type Unit/flat
 

2213 Delancey Pl Philadelphia, PA 19103

$2,199,999 - 5Br/5Ba -  for Sale in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
Open House
Price $2,199,999
Beds 5
Baths 5
Living Area SqFt 4,100
Status Active
MLS # 7182051
Property Type Row/townhous
 

2410 Lombard St Philadelphia, PA 19146

Price $1,399,000
Beds 4
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 3,266
Status Active
MLS # 7182224
Property Type Row/townhous
 

2311 Delancey Pl Philadelphia, PA 19103

Price $2,185,000
Beds 6
Baths 6
Living Area SqFt 4,775
Status Active
MLS # 7181436
Property Type Row/townhous
 

2302 Spruce St #2 Philadelphia, PA 19103

Price $380,000
Beds 1
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 955
Status Active
MLS # 7180325
Property Type Unit/flat
 

518 S Taney St Philadelphia, PA 19146

Price $575,000
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,100
Status Active
MLS # 7179362
Property Type Row/townhous
 

2415 Waverly St Philadelphia, PA 19146

Price $775,000
Beds 3
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 1,440
Status Active
MLS # 7176979
Property Type Row/townhous
 

2502 Delancey St Philadelphia, PA 19103

Price $2,399,000
Beds 4
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 3,651
Status Active
MLS # 7173955
Property Type Row/townhous
 

2320 Waverly St Philadelphia, PA 19146

Price $869,900
Beds 3
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,725
Status Active
MLS # 7172995
Property Type Row/townhous
 

2317 Delancey Pl Philadelphia, PA 19103

Price $2,750,000
Beds 4
Baths 5
Living Area SqFt 5,300
Status Active
MLS # 7166402
Property Type Row/townhous
 

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May 30, 2017

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

Just Sold: $340,000 In the heart of Jenkintown borough is this lovely updated home that is move-in ready. Fitted with recess lighting, new energy efficient windows, a new shingle roof, new cedar shake vinyl siding and a new gutter system — in other words, this home is buttoned up. There is 1900 square feet of living space, but lots of […]
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Just Reduced: 4120 Pechin St, Philadelphia, PA 19128

Just Reduced: $269,900 Welcome to this beautifully-updated twin on a quiet street in Roxborough! Walking distance to Regional Rail, shops & restaurants on Main Street, and the Canal Towpath and trails. Owners installed new Central Air and Gas hot air furnace, opened up the kitchen to install a large granite island and additional white cabinets. This home features stainless steel […]
May 26, 2017

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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