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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276 S 23rd St Philadelphia, PA 19103

Price $1,299,000
Beds 4
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 2,909
Status Active
MLS # 7247362
Property Type Row/townhous
 

2414 Panama St Philadelphia, PA 19103

Price $724,900
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,098
Status Active
MLS # 7239178
Property Type Row/townhous
 

2119 Pine St #1 Philadelphia, PA 19103

Price $599,000
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 924
Status Active
MLS # 7233799
Property Type Unit/flat
 

2415 Waverly St Philadelphia, PA 19146

Price $765,000
Beds 3
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 1,440
Status Active
MLS # 7231143
Property Type Row/townhous
 

2428 Waverly St Philadelphia, PA 19146

Price $825,000
Beds 3
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 1,850
Status Active
MLS # 7226659
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
 

2413 Manning St Philadelphia, PA 19103

Price $964,900
Beds 2
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 2,025
Status Active
MLS # 7206692
Property Type Row/townhous
 

2217-19 Delancey Pl #2 Philadelphia, PA 19103

Price $795,000
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 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 $1,890,000
Beds 5
Baths 6
Living Area SqFt 4,000
Status Active
MLS # 7183164
Property Type Row/townhous
 

2213 Delancey Pl Philadelphia, PA 19103

Price $2,100,000
Beds 5
Baths 5
Living Area SqFt 4,800
Status Active
MLS # 7182051
Property Type Row/townhous
 

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