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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Current Listings In Fairmount (Art Museum Area)

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2915 W Harper St Philadelphia, PA 19130

$245,500 - 2Br/1Ba -  for Sale in Art Museum (fairmo, Philadelphia
New
Price $245,500
Beds 2
Baths 1
Status Active
MLS # 7255279
Property Type Row/townhous
 
 

1611 Fairmount Ave #3 Philadelphia, PA 19130

$300,000 - 2Br/1Ba -  for Sale in Art Museum Area, Philadelphia
New
Price $300,000
Beds 2
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 905
Status Active
MLS # 7255050
Property Type Row/townhous
 

865 N Uber St #a Philadelphia, PA 19130

$279,000 - 2Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Francisville, Philadelphia
New
Price $279,000
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,090
Status Active
MLS # 7254352
Property Type Row/townhous
 

1908 Cambridge St #a Philadelphia, PA 19130

$490,000 - 3Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Francisville, Philadelphia
New
Price $490,000
Beds 3
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 1,659
Status Active
MLS # 7254304
Property Type Row/townhous
 

865 N Uber St #b Philadelphia, PA 19130

$369,000 - 2Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Francisville, Philadelphia
New
Price $369,000
Beds 2
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 1,127
Status Active
MLS # 7254350
Property Type Row/townhous
 

1709 Poplar St Philadelphia, PA 19130

Price $325,900
Beds 3
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,400
Status Active
MLS # 7252733
Property Type Semi-detached
 

1505-07 Parrish St Philadelphia, PA 19130

Price $480,000
Beds 4
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 1,276
Status Active
MLS # 7251811
Property Type Row/townhous
 

1705-11 Green St #1709f Philadelphia, PA 19130

Price $539,500
Beds 2
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 1,400
Status Active
MLS # 7251970
Property Type Unit/flat
 

814 N 24th St Philadelphia, PA 19130

Price $975,000
Beds 4
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 3,073
Status Active
MLS # 7251837
Property Type Row/townhous
 

815 N Capitol St Philadelphia, PA 19130

Price $499,000
Beds 3
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 1,440
Status Active
MLS # 7251129
Property Type Row/townhous
 

703-05 N 18th St #a Philadelphia, PA 19130

Price $414,900
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,328
Status Active
MLS # 7250514
Property Type Unit/flat
 

937 N Bambrey St Philadelphia, PA 19130

Price $229,950
Beds 2
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 812
Status Active
MLS # 7250402
Property Type Row/townhous
 

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