Overview

Rittenhouse Square is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the Northeast, let alone in Philadelphia. This patrician, elegant area is named after one of the original squares planned by William Penn and his surveyor Thomas Holme, which today is a lush and inviting park loved by lunching business types and families alike. A huge part of Rittenhouse Square’s appeal is that it is convenient to so much of Center City, but it definitely has its own vibe, one that has only become hotter as time goes on and the Square becomes an even bigger destination for its tony hotels, posh spas, and thriving nightlife.
More about Rittenhouse Square

The Square drew its name from David Rittenhouse, a clockmaker who lived during the American Revolution. Rittenhouse Square’s prominence as a residential neighborhood started in the mid-1800s. Philadelphia was expanding quickly, and plots were bought by several wealthy families who constituted major names in Philly society at the time. John Wanamaker of the eponymous department store chain was one, Philadelphia Railroad president Alexander Cassatt was another. The first townhome on the Square was built by former Congressman James Harper. The extant structure is home today to the exclusive Rittenhouse Club.

Homes in Rittenhouse Square tend to be high-rise residences and luxe apartments with every possible amenity. There are still some of the grand Victorian homes that graced the street facing the square at the end of the nineteenth century, but these have mostly given way to sky-scraping towers that offer more bang for the buck, and more accommodation for the hoards of well-heeled Philadelphians who want to live in the area.

Today, Rittenhouse Square offers abundant dining, shopping, and entertainment options. The Mutter Museum of medical oddities always makes for a fascinating day trip. Or catch a show at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. During the holidays, the lighting of the Square’s Christmas Tree is an event that can’t be missed.

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 Rittenhouse Square

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311 S Smedley St Philadelphia, PA 19103

$775,000 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
New
Price $775,000
Beds 4
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 1,635
Status Active
MLS # 7254539
Property Type Row/townhous
 

2018 Walnut St #18j Philadelphia, PA 19103

$359,000 - 1Br/1Ba -  for Sale in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
New
Price $359,000
Beds 1
Baths 1
Status Active
MLS # 7254789
Property Type Unit/flat
 
 

1919 Chestnut St #1209 Philadelphia, PA 19103

$339,000 - 1Br/1Ba -  for Sale in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
New
Price $339,000
Beds 1
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 825
Status Active
MLS # 7254938
Property Type Unit/flat
 

1919 Chestnut St #1820 Philadelphia, PA 19103

$650,000 - 2Br/1Ba -  for Sale in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
New
Price $650,000
Beds 2
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 1,134
Status Active
MLS # 7254992
Property Type Unit/flat
 

111 S 15th St #2102 Philadelphia, PA 19102

$425,000 - 2Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
New
Price $425,000
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,091
Status Active
MLS # 7253790
Property Type Unit/flat
 

1731 Lombard St Philadelphia, PA 19146

$650,000 - 4Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
New
Price $650,000
Beds 4
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,887
Status Active
MLS # 7253905
Property Type Row/townhous
 

23 S 23rd St #2c Philadelphia, PA 19103

$899,999 - 2Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
New
Price $899,999
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,942
Status Active
MLS # 7253908
Property Type Unit/flat
 

1811-19 Chestnut St #202 Philadelphia, PA 19103

$565,000 - 2Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
New
Price $565,000
Beds 2
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 1,329
Status Active
MLS # 7253746
Property Type Unit/flat
 

1414 S Penn Sq #37de Philadelphia, PA 19102

$2,195,000 - 2Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Avenue Of The Arts, Philadelphia
New
Price $2,195,000
Beds 2
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 2,115
Status Active
MLS # 7253437
Property Type Unit/flat
 

1500 Chestnut St #13h Philadelphia, PA 19102

$425,000 - 2Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Center City, Philadelphia
New
Price $425,000
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,001
Status Active
MLS # 7253359
Property Type Unit/flat
 

1414 S Penn Sq #20h Philadelphia, PA 19102

$860,000 - 2Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Avenue Of The Arts, Philadelphia
New
Price $860,000
Beds 2
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 1,467
Status Active
MLS # 7254961
Property Type Unit/flat
 

111 S 15th St #1804 Philadelphia, PA 19102

Price $269,000
Beds 1
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 790
Status Active
MLS # 7252202
Property Type Unit/flat
 

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