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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2101 Market St #705 Philadelphia, PA 19103

$525,000 - 1Br/1Ba -  for Sale in Center City, Philadelphia
New
Price $525,000
Beds 1
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 822
Status Active
MLS # 7259220
Property Type Unit/flat
 

250 S 17th St #201 Philadelphia, PA 19103

$599,990 - 2Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
New
Price $599,990
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,400
Status Active
MLS # 7259014
Property Type Unit/flat
 

1500 Chestnut St #15e Philadelphia, PA 19102

$265,000 - 1Br/1Ba -  for Sale in None Available, Philadelphia
New
Price $265,000
Beds 1
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 759
Status Active
MLS # 7258681
Property Type Unit/flat
 

1425 Locust St #20a Philadelphia, PA 19102

Price $785,000
Beds 2
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 1,590
Status Active
MLS # 7257512
Property Type Unit/flat
 

1703 Rittenhouse Sq Philadelphia, PA 19103

$1,125,000 - 5Br/6Ba -  for Sale in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
New
Price $1,125,000
Beds 5
Baths 6
Living Area SqFt 3,844
Status Active
MLS # 7258812
Property Type Row/townhous
 

1705 Rittenhouse Sq Philadelphia, PA 19103

$1,125,000 - 5Br/6Ba -  for Sale in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
New
Price $1,125,000
Beds 5
Baths 6
Living Area SqFt 4,874
Status Active
MLS # 7258803
Property Type Row/townhous
 

1515 Locust St #600 Philadelphia, PA 19102

Price $1,299,000
Beds 3
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 2,310
Status Active
MLS # 7256591
Property Type Unit/flat
 

1737-39 Chestnut St #301 Philadelphia, PA 19103

Price $890,000
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,751
Status Active
MLS # 7256850
Property Type Unit/flat
 

2044 Latimer St Philadelphia, PA 19103

Price $420,000
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 795
Status Active
MLS # 7255995
Property Type Row/townhous
 

50 S 16th St #5108 Philadelphia, PA 19102

Price $1,350,000
Beds 3
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 1,763
Status Active
MLS # 7255490
Property Type Unit/flat
 

311 S Smedley St Philadelphia, PA 19103

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

Price $359,000
Beds 1
Baths 1
Status Active
MLS # 7254789
Property Type Unit/flat
 
 

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