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Living in Washington Square West, Philadelphia, PA

From the first moment you walk down Washington Square West's streets, their love of diversity is evidenced in their charming row homes on cobblestone streets meshing with mid- and high-rise condos. Washington Square West, Pennsylvania, sits in the heart of Philadelphia, midway between the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers and just three blocks from City Hall.

10th Street in Washington Square West, Philadelphia, PA

Real Estate in Washington Square West

Washington Square West real estate comes with plenty of options ranging from charming row homes to luxury high-rise condos. The neighborhood sees high demand due to its cultural diversity, nightlife and safety, and even reduced prices are often higher than similar areas of the Philadelphia metro area. You'll find many mid-, low- and high-rise condos comprising homes for sale in Washington Square West, PA. While you won't have the upkeep of a yard, you may become a member of a community garden to grow your own flowers or vegetables.

The neighborhood exhibits a strong pride in making Washington Square West a great place to live, and the Washington Square Civic Association oversees community-beautifying projects, such as cleanups and tree planting. The diverse neighborhood appeals to a wide variety of residents including, professionals, hipsters, families with kids, the LGBTQ+ community, and students at the University of the Arts.

M Finkel & Daughter in Washington Square West, Philadelphia, PA

Things to Do in Washington Square West

You won't want to miss the shops in Washington Square West. When you're in the market for bling, head to Jeweler's Row, where more than 300 diamond and jewel merchants can set you up with that special sparkling bauble. You can also browse through Antique Row to find museum-quality furnishings as well as unique collectibles and artwork. Then get outdoors at Washington Square Park in the neighborhood's northeast corner. The historic park was once a potter's field and burial ground for George Washington's Revolutionary War troops. Enjoy the shade of hundreds of rare trees and marvel at historic buildings once home to the earliest publishing houses in the country.

Tiled mural in an alley in Washington Square West, Philadelphia, PA

Getting Around Washington Square West

As in any big city neighborhood, many Washington Square West residents take advantage of public transportation. Just a block away, you'll find a major hub for SEPTA's Regional Rail system, which provides efficient transportation to and from other Philadelphia neighborhoods, the suburbs, and Philadelphia International Airport. Buses also run frequently, and the neighborhood is easy to walk around. Plus, street parking permits are available for your car as well as 30-day parking garages.


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  • Savvy shoppers know that Washington Square West is a shopper’s paradise. Main attractions include Jeweler’s and Antique Rows.
  • Appealing to both nature and history lovers, Washington Square Park features trees as old as the park’s history. The park was once the burial site for George Washington’s soldiers.


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