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.

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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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901 N Penn St #p1306 Philadelphia, PA 19123

Price $389,900
Beds 1
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,172
Status Active
MLS # 7241834
Property Type Unit/flat
 

977 N 6th St Philadelphia, PA 19123

Price $379,900
Beds 3
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 1,774
Status Active
MLS # 7241189
Property Type Row/townhous
 

613r N 6th St Philadelphia, PA 19123

Price $779,000
Beds 4
Baths 4
Status Active
MLS # 7241262
Property Type Row/townhous
 
 

1115 Germantown Ave #a Philadelphia, PA 19123

Price $330,000
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,200
Status Active
MLS # 7240641
Property Type Unit/flat
 

1115 Germantown Ave #b Philadelphia, PA 19123

Price $485,000
Beds 3
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,200
Status Active
MLS # 7240919
Property Type Unit/flat
 

1148 N 2nd St #2a Philadelphia, PA 19123

Price $460,000
Beds 3
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,360
Status Active
MLS # 7239799
Property Type Unit/flat
 

1129 Germantown Ave #2d Philadelphia, PA 19123

Price $175,000
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 467
Status Active
MLS # 7239961
Property Type Unit/flat
 
 

1129 Germantown Ave #2b Philadelphia, PA 19123

Price $230,000
Beds 1
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 630
Status Active
MLS # 7240007
Property Type Unit/flat
 

614r N 5th St Philadelphia, PA 19123

Price $779,900
Beds 4
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 3,000
Status Active
MLS # 7238971
Property Type Row/townhous
 

928 N Leithgow St Philadelphia, PA 19123

Price $289,000
Beds 3
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 3,000
Status Active
MLS # 7237755
Property Type Row/townhous
 

817 N Hancock St #b Philadelphia, PA 19123

Price $649,999
Beds 3
Baths 5
Living Area SqFt 2,890
Status Active
MLS # 7236957
Property Type Row/townhous
 

605 N 12th St #b Philadelphia, PA 19123

Price $335,000
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,100
Status Active
MLS # 7236996
Property Type Row/townhous
 

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