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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227 S 6th St #5ne Philadelphia, PA 19106

Price $1,725,000
Beds 3
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 2,306
Status Active
MLS # 7182451
Property Type Unit/flat
 

340-42 S 4th St Philadelphia, PA 19106

Price $2,195,000
Beds 5
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 4,800
Status Active
MLS # 7173946
Property Type Row/townhous
 

310 Lombard St Philadelphia, PA 19147

Price $849,999
Beds 3
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 2,016
Status Active
MLS # 7168877
Property Type Row/townhous
 

241 S 6th St #906 Philadelphia, PA 19106

Price $309,900
Beds 1
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 850
Status Active
MLS # 7169173
Property Type Unit/flat
 

200-10 Lombard St #804 Philadelphia, PA 19147

Price $375,000
Beds 1
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 999
Status Active
MLS # 7165491
Property Type Unit/flat
 

500 Walnut St #901 Philadelphia, PA 19106

Price $3,850,000
Beds 3
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 2,700
Status Active
MLS # 7158894
Property Type Unit/flat
 

2 Willings Alley Mews Philadelphia, PA 19106

Price $675,000
Beds 2
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 2,100
Status Active
MLS # 7155047
Property Type Row/townhous
 

233 S 6th St #912 Philadelphia, PA 19106

Price $279,900
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 674
Status Active
MLS # 7154050
Property Type Unit/flat
 
 

240 S 4th St Philadelphia, PA 19106

Price $2,350,000
Beds 7
Baths 8
Living Area SqFt 9,003
Status Active
MLS # 7151571
Property Type Semi-detached
 

241 S 6th St #2501 Philadelphia, PA 19106

Price $1,590,000
Beds 1
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,716
Status Active
MLS # 7141583
Property Type Unit/flat
 

322 Lombard St Philadelphia, PA 19147

Price $849,000
Beds 3
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 2,040
Status Active
MLS # 7141443
Property Type Row/townhous
 

410 S Front St #314 Philadelphia, PA 19106

Price $1,479,800
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 2,103
Status Active
MLS # 7138595
Property Type Unit/flat
 

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