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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2017 Brown St Philadelphia, PA 19130

Price $545,000
Beds 3
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 2,066
Status Active
MLS # 7249624
Property Type Row/townhous
 

871 N Opal St Philadelphia, PA 19130

Price $464,000
Beds 3
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 1,760
Status Active
MLS # 7249874
Property Type Row/townhous
 

1728 Folsom St Philadelphia, PA 19130

Price $255,000
Living Area SqFt 1,548
Status Active
MLS # 7247810
Property Type Row/townhous
 
 
 

902 N 29th St Philadelphia, PA 19130

Price $419,999
Beds 4
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 1,680
Status Active
MLS # 7247418
Property Type Row/townhous
 

2033 Spring Garden St #1 Philadelphia, PA 19130

Price $649,000
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 2,621
Status Active
MLS # 7246229
Property Type Row/townhous
 

772 N 22nd St Philadelphia, PA 19130

Price $385,000
Beds 3
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 1,320
Status Active
MLS # 7245905
Property Type Row/townhous
 

819 N Capitol St Philadelphia, PA 19130

Price $329,900
Beds 2
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 720
Status Active
MLS # 7246231
Property Type Row/townhous
 

816 N 16th St #3 Philadelphia, PA 19130

Price $339,900
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,012
Status Active
MLS # 7246150
Property Type Unit/flat
 

731 N 16th St Philadelphia, PA 19130

Price $549,900
Beds 4
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 2,484
Status Active
MLS # 7245076
Property Type Row/townhous
 

741 N 17th St #1 Philadelphia, PA 19130

Price $299,900
Beds 2
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 821
Status Active
MLS # 7244131
Property Type Unit/flat
 

877 N 27th St Philadelphia, PA 19130

Price $579,900
Beds 3
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 1,864
Status Active
MLS # 7245409
Property Type Row/townhous
 

841 N Uber St Philadelphia, PA 19130

Price $774,900
Beds 3
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 3,384
Status Active
MLS # 7245035
Property Type Row/townhous
 

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