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Center City Real Estate

It's hard to believe, but Center City Philadelphia owes a great deal of it's modern appeal to Seventeenth Century city planning. The dense and compact grid designed by William Penn long before the invention of the automobile has yielded one of the most pedestrian friendly downtown areas in the US. In fact, a whopping 40% of Center City residents walk to work every day, that's more people hitting the pavement than in any other American city.  [View Center City real estate listings below or read more about Center City homes.]

Center City Homes

This incredible urban center is jam-packed with exceptional homes in distinctive neighborhoods. Housing options include single family homes, brownstones, modern apartments, condos, historic townhouses and converted lofts — all near great parks and extraordinary cultural opportunities. From river to river, this is a young and vibrant part of town. 30% of Center City residents are between the ages of 25 and 34, and 79% have college degrees.

Center City is the original city of Philadelphia, bounded by the Schuylkill and Delaware Rivers from Vine to South Streets. Center City real estate includes property in the following neighborhoods:

Living in Center City

Some of what you'll find in Center City PA

  • Over 300,000 jobs that generate $14 billion dollars in annual salaries
  • 20 major health care and educational institutions
  • 48 schools for K-12 students
  • 2600 retailers
  • 220 restaurants specializing in fine dining
  • 205 outdoor cafes
  • 39 million square feet of prime office space
  • 7 regional rail lines
  • 2 subway and 4 trolley lines
  • 41 local and 4 regional bus lines
  • high speed service to New Jersey, New York City and Washington DC.

Center City Schools for K-12 Students

With over 40 schools in the Center City district, K-12 students have a variety of choice and opportunity when it comes to education. In fact, Center City Schools offer students one of the best educations anywhere in the country.

Visit the Center City Schools website to view the complete list of public, parochial, private and charter schools in the area.

Center City Universities

Center City Philadelphia is also home to a long list of post secondary institutions including Thomas Jefferson University, the University of the Arts, the Art Institute of Philadelphia, Moore College of Art and Design, and Pennsylvania University Hospital.

Getting Around in Center City

Center City is the hub of 62 bus, trolley, regional and high speed rail lines that move more than 267,000 people every day. High speed train service from Center City will get you to New York in 70 minutes or Washington in 95.

Email me or call me at 267-243-3819 anytime you need expert advice from a licensed Philly REALTOR®. Ask me anything about this market or set up an appointment to tour the unique homes for sale in Center City.

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Listing information last updated on September 26th, 2017 at 1:30am EDT.