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Neighborhoods

Philadelphia is often described as a "city of neighborhoods," which might help explain why, despite housing some 1.5 million people, Philly frequently feels smaller than it really is. This page will introduce you to Philadelphia's varied neighborhoods, including information on demographics, restaurants, attractions, landmarks, education, and history.
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Mt. Airy
Mt. Airy Philadelphia

Fishtown Neighborhood Profile
Fishtown Neighborhood Profile

Chestnut Hill
An overview of Philadelphia's Chestnut Hill neighborhood.

Fairmount
This neighborhood is home to some of the city's best attractions, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Eastern State Penitentiary and Fairmount Park.

Queen Village
Situated just under South Street and next to the Delaware River, this early Swedish settlement is now filled with history and things to do.

Northern Liberties
A profile of Philadelphia's Northern Liberties neighborhood including history, bars and restaurants, real estate, education, and more.

Old City
A description of Philadelphia's Old City neighborhood, which is defined by its history and nightlife.

Rittenhouse Square
From restaurants to high-end shopping, discover the neighborhood surrounding the park.

University City Profile
An introduction to Philadelphia's University City neighborhood, which houses two of Philadelphia's major universities.

The City of Philadelphia: Neighborhoods
Includes links to information from both the city of Philadelphia and individual neighborhood groups.

Clark Park
Learn about the popular University City park, home to a year-round farmers market, great events and much more.

Historic Germantown in Philadelphia
Home to stops on the Underground Railroad, Philadelphia’s only Revolutionary War battle, and the country’s first paper mill, Germantown is rich with history.

Choosing Accommodations in Philadelphia
Hotels and Other Options for Staying in Philly

Where to Stay on a Visit to Philadelphia
Best Neighborhoods to Stay in When Visiting Philadelphia

South Philadelphia Profile
Information on South Philadelphia area, including history, restaurant picks, things to do, and more.

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