Overview

Washington Square West — or WashWest, as it’s colloquially known — is a hip, happening neighborhood. It is east of Rittenhouse Square, north of Bella Vista, and west of Old City and Society Hill. Geographically, this plunks Washington Square West right in the midst of the very walkable, highly-attractive Center City. WSW is a blend of residential areas and commercial/service space. Business is brisk and while it can be a little busy for young families, WashWest hits just the right notes of liveliness and feeling “in the mix” that both young professionals and older hipsters crave. Millennials dig the heck out of Washington Square West’s diversity, transportation access, and truly spectacular restaurant scene.
More about Washington Square West

Washington Square West came to life in the middle of the last century as part of a plan for reorganizing Center City. It went through a seedy phase, but rapid cleanup efforts in the 1990s changed the area’s face entirely, creating a remarkable transformation story for WashWest.

More than just one cohesive neighborhood, Washington Square West is comprised of a few distinct areas, each with its own feel. There’s Midtown Village, home to eclectic mom-and-pop shops and a handful of extremely hot restaurants. There’s Jewelers’ Row, which is home to over three hundred gem and jewelry dealers, and Antique Row, which is the same except with everything-old-is-new-again charm and antiques ranging from rich brocante to funky tchotchkes. And then, of course, there’s the Gayborhood. Readily identified by its rainbow-striped street signs and crosswalks, Philadelphia’s LGBT hub is also one of the hottest real estate zones in WSW.

Real estate-wise, homes in Washington Square West are mostly comprised of low-rise condo and apartment buildings as well as attractive single-family townhomes. The median home price hovers just below a half-million, but that’s on the rise.

Schools in WashWest are rated highly, and given the average real estate prices compared to the quality of schools, this neighborhood is rapidly growing in popularity with families. Julia R. Masterman Secondary School (which serves grades 5 to 12), Central High School, and Carver High School are all A-rated and within the neighborhood’s catchment.

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 Washington Square West

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604-36 S Washington Sq #1707 Philadelphia, PA 19106

$519,000 - 2Br/1Ba -  for Sale in Society Hill, Philadelphia
New
Price $519,000
Beds 2
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 1,003
Status Active
MLS # 7255096
Property Type Unit/flat
 

1324 Locust St #310 Philadelphia, PA 19107

$85,000 - 0Br/1Ba -  for Sale in Avenue Of The Arts, Philadelphia
New
Price $85,000
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 318
Status Active
MLS # 7253876
Property Type Unit/flat
 
 

1002 Spruce St #b Philadelphia, PA 19107

Price $529,000
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,420
Status Active
MLS # 7252405
Property Type Unit/flat
 

1324 Locust St #314 Philadelphia, PA 19107

Price $89,900
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 382
Status Active
MLS # 7248791
Property Type Unit/flat
 
 

1324 Locust St #424 Philadelphia, PA 19107

Price $89,500
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 323
Status Active
MLS # 7247117
Property Type Unit/flat
 
 

1103 South St #d Philadelphia, PA 19147

Price $399,900
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,073
Status Active
MLS # 7246382
Property Type Unit/flat
 

1324 Locust St #1115 Philadelphia, PA 19107

Price $111,900
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 345
Status Active
MLS # 7241997
Property Type Unit/flat
 
 

1106 Pine St Philadelphia, PA 19107

Price $1,500,000
Beds 3
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 2,662
Status Active
MLS # 7215895
Property Type Row/townhous
 

1034 Spruce St #402 Philadelphia, PA 19107

Price $519,000
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 996
Status Active
MLS # 7233937
Property Type Unit/flat
 

1324 Locust St #915 Philadelphia, PA 19107

Price $213,900
Beds 1
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 727
Status Active
MLS # 7233743
Property Type Unit/flat
 

905 Lombard St Philadelphia, PA 19147

Price $739,900
Beds 3
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 1,792
Status Active
MLS # 7233496
Property Type Row/townhous
 

210 W Washington Sq #3nw Philadelphia, PA 19106

Price $1,535,000
Beds 2
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 1,565
Status Active
MLS # 7230927
Property Type Unit/flat
 

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