Washington Square West

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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901 Manning St Philadelphia, PA 19107

$310,000 - 2Br/1Ba -  for Sale in Washington Sq West, Philadelphia
New
Price $310,000
Beds 2
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 714
Status Active
MLS # 7187600
Property Type Row/townhous
 

1324 Locust St #205 Philadelphia, PA 19107

$164,500 - 1Br/1Ba -  for Sale in None Available, Philadelphia
New
Price $164,500
Beds 1
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 723
Status Active
MLS # 7186923
Property Type Unit/flat
 

1018 Spruce St #2r Philadelphia, PA 19107

$270,000 - 1Br/1Ba -  for Sale in Washington Sq West, Philadelphia
New
Price $270,000
Beds 1
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 750
Status Active
MLS # 7186149
Property Type Unit/flat
 

604-36 S Washington Sq #2614 Philadelphia, PA 19106

$375,000 - 1Br/1Ba -  for Sale in Society Hill, Philadelphia
New
Price $375,000
Beds 1
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 1,063
Status Active
MLS # 7186081
Property Type Unit/flat
 

1324 Locust St #1107 Philadelphia, PA 19107

Price $99,500
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 318
Status Active
MLS # 7184823
Property Type Unit/flat
 
 

918-20 Spruce St #4 Philadelphia, PA 19107

Price $800,000
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,248
Status Active
MLS # 7183848
Property Type Unit/flat
 

1324 Locust St #423 Philadelphia, PA 19107

Price $120,000
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 320
Status Active
MLS # 7184383
Property Type Unit/flat
 
 

1324 Locust St #1018 Philadelphia, PA 19107

Price $115,000
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 358
Status Active
MLS # 7184362
Property Type Unit/flat
 
 

305-307 S Watts St Philadelphia, PA 19107

Price $475,000
Beds 2
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 1,500
Status Active
MLS # 7183453
Property Type Row/townhous
 

1324 Locust St #201 Philadelphia, PA 19107

Price $169,900
Beds 1
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 660
Status Active
MLS # 7182911
Property Type Unit/flat
 

903-05 Clinton St #3r Philadelphia, PA 19107

Price $649,000
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 2,415
Status Active
MLS # 7183578
Property Type Unit/flat
 

929 Clinton St #2f Philadelphia, PA 19107

Price $399,000
Beds 1
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 779
Status Active
MLS # 7182902
Property Type Unit/flat
 

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May 30, 2017

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

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Just Reduced: 4120 Pechin St, Philadelphia, PA 19128

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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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