Society Hill

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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214 S 3rd St Philadelphia, PA 19106

$2,500,000 - 5Br/6Ba -  for Sale in Society Hill, Philadelphia
New
Price $2,500,000
Beds 5
Baths 6
Living Area SqFt 4,583
Status Active
MLS # 7187635
Property Type Row/townhous
 

267 S 4th St #b Philadelphia, PA 19106

$560,000 - 2Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Society Hill, Philadelphia
Open House
New
Price $560,000
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,287
Status Active
MLS # 7186673
Property Type Row/townhous
 

521 Pine St #2 Philadelphia, PA 19106

$519,000 - 2Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Society Hill, Philadelphia
New
Price $519,000
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,203
Status Active
MLS # 7186342
Property Type Unit/flat
 

823 Lombard St Philadelphia, PA 19147

$850,000 - 3Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Washington Sq West, Philadelphia
New
Price $850,000
Beds 3
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 1,818
Status Active
MLS # 7186337
Property Type Row/townhous
 

233 S 6th St #311 Philadelphia, PA 19106

$379,000 - 1Br/1Ba -  for Sale in Society Hill, Philadelphia
New
Price $379,000
Beds 1
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 1,001
Status Active
MLS # 7185919
Property Type Unit/flat
 

247 Saint Josephs Way Philadelphia, PA 19106

$1,650,000 - 3Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Society Hill, Philadelphia
New
Price $1,650,000
Beds 3
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 3,141
Status Active
MLS # 7185348
Property Type Row/townhous
 

220 Locust St #12c Philadelphia, PA 19106

Price $285,000
Beds 1
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 712
Status Active
MLS # 7184034
Property Type Row/townhous
 

541 Pine St Philadelphia, PA 19106

Price $1,449,000
Beds 4
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 2,202
Status Active
MLS # 7183700
Property Type Row/townhous
 

608 Rodman St Philadelphia, PA 19147

Price $489,900
Beds 3
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,701
Status Active
MLS # 7183006
Property Type Row/townhous
 

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

Price $1,875,000
Beds 3
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 2,306
Status Active
MLS # 7182451
Property Type Unit/flat
 

210 Locust St #21b Philadelphia, PA 19106

Price $495,000
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,253
Status Active
MLS # 7178385
Property Type Unit/flat
 

200-10 Lombard St #814 Philadelphia, PA 19147

Price $515,000
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,331
Status Active
MLS # 7182106
Property Type Unit/flat
 

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