Northern Liberties

Overview

Northern Liberties, or NoLibs, has been described as “a perpetually up-and-coming neighborhood that has permanently arrived.” It’s a testament to the youthful, electric energy of this neighborhood. Yes, Northern Liberties is full of hipsters, and you will either love it or hate it for that. NoLibs has been on the trendiness radar since the mid-90s, when greater affordability sent edgy, young types north out of Old City.

More about Northern Liberties

Within its boundaries (Girard Avenue and Callowhill Street north and south, the Delaware River and Sixth Street east and west), NoLibs is an eclectic mix of gorgeous historic buildings in the Federal, Italianate, and Greek Revival styles, desirable rowhouses, and small boutiques, bars, and restaurants. While the same can be said of almost any Philly neighborhood, the food here is honestly great.

The story of Northern Liberties is one of urban renewal. During the 19th century, the neighborhood was awash in tanneries, textile mills, and breweries. Business died off and left much of NoLibs abandoned and rundown. The 21st century brought with it the concept of green architecture, however, something that the “new” NoLibs has in spades. Early on, Northern Liberties became a haven for New Yorkers priced out of trendy Brooklyn. Now it has become a hotspot in its own right. Mellow residents (many adorned with tattoos) stroll the streets with their kids in strollers, patronizing the SuperFresh grocery store or checking out the small art galleries that dot the streets like stars in a constellation. Much of Northern Liberties is still being built, and it seems like every time you take a walk through the neighborhood, something new is going up. This is due to the vast amount of used factory space that was demolished in the late 20th century to make room for new urban housing, much of it bigger than in other areas around Center City. NoLibs is definitely on the grow, and it’s happening and exciting in a way that can’t be paralleled anywhere else in the city.

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 Northern Liberties

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1102-22 N American St #1 Philadelphia, PA 19123

$735,000 - 3Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Northern Liberties, Philadelphia
New
Price $735,000
Beds 3
Baths 4
Status Active
MLS # 7186706
Property Type Row/townhous
 
 

405-7 Saint John Neumann Way Philadelphia, PA 19123

$829,000 - 3Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Northern Liberties, Philadelphia
Open House
New
Price $829,000
Beds 3
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 2,300
Status Active
MLS # 7186699
Property Type Detached
 

1104 N Hope St Philadelphia, PA 19123

$500,000 - 3Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Northern Liberties, Philadelphia
New
Price $500,000
Beds 3
Baths 3
Status Active
MLS # 7185940
Property Type Row/townhous
 
 

233 Poplar St #6 Philadelphia, PA 19123

$374,900 - 2Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Northern Liberties, Philadelphia
New
Price $374,900
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 908
Status Active
MLS # 7185197
Property Type Unit/flat
 

919 N 5th St #19 Philadelphia, PA 19123

Price $580,000
Beds 3
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 2,500
Status Active
MLS # 7183475
Property Type Row/townhous
 

735 N 2nd St #3 Philadelphia, PA 19123

Price $239,900
Beds 1
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 990
Status Active
MLS # 7182358
Property Type Unit/flat
 

901 N Penn St #p2501 Philadelphia, PA 19123

Price $1,799,000
Beds 2
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 3,623
Status Active
MLS # 7182468
Property Type Unit/flat
 

901 N Penn St #r1504 Philadelphia, PA 19123

Price $549,000
Beds 2
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 1,568
Status Active
MLS # 7182271
Property Type Unit/flat
 

1127 N Lee St Philadelphia, PA 19123

Price $279,000
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 693
Status Active
MLS # 7181181
Property Type Row/townhous
 

1116 Leopard St Philadelphia, PA 19123

Price $315,000
Beds 3
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,350
Status Active
MLS # 7180889
Property Type Row/townhous
 

600 N American St Philadelphia, PA 19123

Price $719,900
Beds 3
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 2,640
Status Active
MLS # 7180941
Property Type Row/townhous
 

1128 N Front St #b26 Philadelphia, PA 19123

Price $500,000
Beds 3
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 2,086
Status Active
MLS # 7179552
Property Type Row/townhous
 

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