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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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 $949,900
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
 

241 S 6th St #1306 Philadelphia, PA 19106

Price $325,000
Beds 1
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 850
Status Active
MLS # 7237868
Property Type Unit/flat
 

241 S 6th St #308 Philadelphia, PA 19106

Price $465,000
Beds 1
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,118
Status Active
MLS # 7235116
Property Type Unit/flat
 

706 Pine St Philadelphia, PA 19106

Price $1,400,000
Beds 3
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 3,285
Status Active
MLS # 7234525
Property Type Row/townhous
 

316 S Front St Philadelphia, PA 19106

Price $1,599,000
Beds 3
Baths 5
Status Active
MLS # 7231187
Property Type Row/townhous
 
 

402 Spruce St Philadelphia, PA 19106

Price $1,195,000
Beds 4
Baths 5
Living Area SqFt 2,700
Status Active
MLS # 7228585
Property Type Row/townhous
 

200 Delancey St Philadelphia, PA 19106

Price $2,350,000
Beds 3
Baths 5
Living Area SqFt 3,935
Status Active
MLS # 7228551
Property Type Row/townhous
 

210 Locust St #26e Philadelphia, PA 19106

Price $189,000
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 522
Status Active
MLS # 7224889
Property Type Unit/flat
 
 

411 Pine St Philadelphia, PA 19106

Price $2,250,000
Beds 4
Baths 5
Living Area SqFt 4,336
Status Active
MLS # 7218017
Property Type Row/townhous
 

329 Lawrence Ct Philadelphia, PA 19106

Price $885,000
Beds 3
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 1,937
Status Active
MLS # 7215729
Property Type Row/townhous
 

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