Rittenhouse Square

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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224 W Rittenhouse Sq #1818 Philadelphia, PA 19103

$329,900 - 1Br/1Ba -  for Sale in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
New
Price $329,900
Beds 1
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 609
Status Active
MLS # 7187196
Property Type Unit/flat
 

1420 Locust St #16d/b Philadelphia, PA 19102

$475,000 - 1Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
New
Price $475,000
Beds 1
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 1,386
Status Active
MLS # 7187683
Property Type Unit/flat
 

2528 Graduate Sq Philadelphia, PA 19146

$699,900 - 3Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia
New
Price $699,900
Beds 3
Baths 4
Status Active
MLS # 7186589
Property Type Row/townhous
 
 

1500 Chestnut St #17a Philadelphia, PA 19102

$450,000 - 2Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
Open House
New
Price $450,000
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,096
Status Active
MLS # 7186814
Property Type Unit/flat
 

219 S 18th St #922 Philadelphia, PA 19103

$725,000 - 1Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
New
Price $725,000
Beds 1
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,233
Status Active
MLS # 7187191
Property Type Unit/flat
 

2527 Graduate Sq Philadelphia, PA 19146

$725,000 - 3Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia
New
Price $725,000
Beds 3
Baths 4
Status Active
MLS # 7185976
Property Type Row/townhous
 
 

2101-17 Chestnut St #1019 Philadelphia, PA 19103

$249,900 - 1Br/1Ba -  for Sale in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
New
Price $249,900
Beds 1
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 593
Status Active
MLS # 7185837
Property Type Unit/flat
 

202 W Rittenhouse Sq #1705 Philadelphia, PA 19103

$825,000 - 2Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
New
Price $825,000
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,318
Status Active
MLS # 7186491
Property Type Unit/flat
 

2101 Market St #2007 Philadelphia, PA 19103

$735,000 - 2Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
New
Price $735,000
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,254
Status Active
MLS # 7185660
Property Type Unit/flat
 

2429-41 Locust St #317 Philadelphia, PA 19103

$365,000 - 1Br/1Ba -  for Sale in Fitler Square, Philadelphia
New
Price $365,000
Beds 1
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 652
Status Active
MLS # 7185803
Property Type Unit/flat
 

1414 S Penn Sq #11c Philadelphia, PA 19102

Price $725,000
Beds 1
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 957
Status Active
MLS # 7184694
Property Type Unit/flat
 

2101-17 Chestnut St #826 Philadelphia, PA 19103

Price $164,000
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 437
Status Active
MLS # 7184877
Property Type Unit/flat
 
 

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May 30, 2017

Just Listed For Rent: 323 S 17th St Unit #2, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Just Sold: $340,000 In the heart of Jenkintown borough is this lovely updated home that is move-in ready. Fitted with recess lighting, new energy efficient windows, a new shingle roof, new cedar shake vinyl siding and a new gutter system — in other words, this home is buttoned up. There is 1900 square feet of living space, but lots of […]
May 30, 2017

Just Reduced: 4120 Pechin St, Philadelphia, PA 19128

Just Reduced: $269,900 Welcome to this beautifully-updated twin on a quiet street in Roxborough! Walking distance to Regional Rail, shops & restaurants on Main Street, and the Canal Towpath and trails. Owners installed new Central Air and Gas hot air furnace, opened up the kitchen to install a large granite island and additional white cabinets. This home features stainless steel […]
May 26, 2017

Just Listed For Rent: 323 S 17th St Unit #2, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Just Listed For Rent: $3,400/month This spacious and airy, two bedroom, two bathroom, 2nd floor apartment is located in a picturesque brownstone the heart of Rittenhouse Square. Enter the gorgeous unit directly into a bright, inviting living room, ideal for entertaining. The kitchen has just been rehabbed and includes SubZero Fridge, top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, a tall bay window, tons […]
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