Overview

Society Hill is one of the most affluent and sought-after addresses in Center City. This well-to-do neighborhood is small, but very in-demand. The area, which sits between the Delaware River on the east, 8th St. on the west, Walnut St. on the north and Lombard St. on the south, is known for its large amount of historic homes and attractions, as well as a small but thriving commercial district.

More about Society Hill

Part of Historic Philadelphia, Society Hill is one of the oldest extant neighborhoods in the whole city. It contains one of the largest collections of 18th- and early 19th-century homes in the United States. The cobblestone and Belgian block streets are lined with tasteful two- and four-story rowhouses done in the Federal and Georgian styles of architecture.

Society Hill took its name from the Free Society of Traders, a company of elite landowners and merchants that was established in the late 1600s to nurture the growth of the booming Philadelphia. The Free Society building was set on a small hill above Dock Creek, hence the name “Society Hill.” The neighborhood fell off from being a wealthy one during the Revolutionary War to a slum-riddled blight on the city by the turn of the twentieth century. It took serious work by city planners and officials to successfully redevelop Society Hill, maintaining many of its historic landmarks while also filling in the gaps with attractive new architecture, including multiple two-story rowhouses and a handful of high-rises like Independence Place.

Students living in Society Hill are assigned to General George A. McCall School for grades kindergarten through eight, and then Benjamin Franklin High School. Both schools are considered among the stronger ones in the Philadelphia school district.

Society Hill has convenient hubs for all manners of public transportation, including rapid transit, bus, and bikeshare. One of the great aspects of life in Society Hill is convenience, not just to shopping, dining, and entertainment in the neighborhood, but also to the rest of Center City as a whole.

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 Society Hill

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812 Lombard Mews #24 Philadelphia, PA 19147

$700,000 - 3Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Washington Sq West, Philadelphia
New
Price $700,000
Beds 3
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,388
Status Active
MLS # 7253941
Property Type Row/townhous
 

730 Lombard St Philadelphia, PA 19147

Price $625,000
Beds 3
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 1,365
Status Active
MLS # 7252863
Property Type Row/townhous
 

500 Addison Ct Philadelphia, PA 19147

Price $1,050,000
Beds 3
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 2,346
Status Active
MLS # 7252636
Property Type Row/townhous
 

241 S 6th St #311 Philadelphia, PA 19106

Price $300,000
Beds 1
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 777
Status Active
MLS # 7250961
Property Type Unit/flat
 

310 S Front St Philadelphia, PA 19106

Price $1,195,000
Beds 3
Baths 5
Living Area SqFt 2,928
Status Active
MLS # 7250127
Property Type Row/townhous
 

338 Spruce St Philadelphia, PA 19106

Price $2,400,000
Beds 5
Baths 5
Living Area SqFt 4,100
Status Active
MLS # 7248740
Property Type Row/townhous
 

200-10 Lombard St #706 Philadelphia, PA 19147

Price $390,000
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,099
Status Active
MLS # 7248931
Property Type Unit/flat
 

200-10 Lombard St #611 Philadelphia, PA 19147

Price $239,900
Beds 1
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 857
Status Active
MLS # 7246756
Property Type Unit/flat
 

410 S Front St #308 Philadelphia, PA 19147

Price $1,748,500
Beds 4
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 2,432
Status Active
MLS # 7244454
Property Type Unit/flat
 

117 Lombard St Philadelphia, PA 19147

Price $1,350,000
Beds 3
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 2,779
Status Active
MLS # 7244656
Property Type Row/townhous
 

636 Addison St Philadelphia, PA 19147

Price $1,000,000
Beds 4
Baths 5
Living Area SqFt 2,828
Status Active
MLS # 7239583
Property Type Row/townhous
 

130 Spruce St #13b Philadelphia, PA 19106

Price $725,000
Beds 3
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,630
Status Active
MLS # 7238661
Property Type Unit/flat
 

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