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Living in Powelton Village, Philadelphia, PA

With rows of pretty Victorian twin houses set against the dramatic towering skyline of downtown Philadelphia, Powelton Village is an upscale residential hot spot where urban cool meets old-town charm. Lucky locals enjoy the best of both Philly worlds with leafy avenues, manicured parks, and a lovely selection of eateries, boutiques, art institutes, and hipster-friendly bars dotted around the neighborhood.

Drexel University signs in Powelton Village in Philadelphia, PA

Things to Do in Powelton Village

Foodies will drool at the incredible selection of culinary delights on offer in Powelton Village, as local restaurants offer authentic fare from China, Thailand, India, Japan and Europe. Locals love to savor a long brunch at one of the cafes on Powelton Avenue, or refuel at the inexpensive food trucks on Lancaster Avenue. Summer weekends are filled with a mixture of jazz events, music festivals, and lively night markets. This slice of town will also appeal to nature- and fitness-lovers, who can participate in a game of volleyball at Buckley Green, tend to the community gardens, or kayak down the tranquil waters of the Schuylkill River.

High rise in Powelton Village in Philadelphia, PA


Powelton Village, Philadelphia has a well-connected public transportation infrastructure, with many bus stops, two subway stops and a nearby tram stop all providing an affordable and fast way to get from A to B. The nearby Interstate 76 links to Interstate 676 and 95, so traveling to Philadelphia International Airport and bordering states is a breeze.

Market St. in Powelton Village in Philadelphia, PA

Community and Housing

Powelton Village real estate is mostly composed of mid-to-late 19th-century structures, many of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The stunning Victorian and Italianate buildings frame the clean streets, making homes for sale in Powelton Village highly sought after and getting snapped up fast. The ever-growing arts scene, which includes photo galleries, a puppet theater, and a movie theater, have helped attract a young, trendy, and creative community who seek an exciting and cosmopolitan place to call home. The art scene is celebrated with frequent late-night openings and special events. Excellent educational facilities are located within the Powelton Village, which helps to make the area family-friendly.

From the fabulous amenities to its central location just minutes away from downtown Philly, Powelton Village is an ideal base for free-spirited creatives, students, and families seeking eco-friendly living with all the perks.


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  • With cute cafes and inexpensive food trucks scattered around town, foodies love the wide variety of culinary delights to choose from.
  • Fitness and nature enthusiasts flock to Buckley Green, a pleasant park that features plenty of space to work out, play a game of volleyball, or take the kayak for a spin down the Schuylkill River.


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