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The oldest neighborhood in Philadelphia has always kept up with the times. One of Philadelphia's most simultaneously sophisticated and laid back communities, Old City is a great place to call home whether you're looking for a rehabbed 17th century townhouse or high-ceilinged factory loft. [Read more below]

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102-22 Church St #108, Philadelphia, PA - $400,000

Residential, Unit/Flat
  • 1 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 996 SQFT
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Don't Miss To This Rarely-offered, Spacious, First-floor Condo In The Heart Of Old City. This Well-lit Home Is Perfect For A Live/ Work Space Since The Home Is Zoned Mixed Use. You Will Enjoy The Open Floor Plan With The Show-stopping Kitchen Incl...

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3 N Columbus Blvd #pl264, Philadelphia, PA - $239,000

Residential, Unit/Flat
  • 1 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 800 SQFT
  • 1 DOM
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Bi-level Corner Unit For Sale In The Desirable "pier 3 Condominiums". This 1 Bed, 1.5 Bath Is Tucked Away In The Quiet Tree-lined Atrium. This Unit Features Hardwood Flooring Throughout, Dramatic 18 Ft. High Ceilings, Exposed Beams, Custom And Lar...

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209 N 4th St #gg, Philadelphia, PA - $239,900

Residential, Unit/Flat
  • 1 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 829 SQFT
  • 3 DOM
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In A Sweet Boutique Elevator Building On The Quiet Side Of Old City Awaits Your Own Urban Oasis In The Form Of This Turnkey Condo Featuring Industrial-woodsy Charm, Two Outdoor Spaces And Low Monthly Association Fees. The Surprisingly Spacious Uni...

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212-20 Race St #4b, Philadelphia, PA - $749,900

Residential, Unit/Flat
  • 1 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 1,690 SQFT
  • 7 DOM
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Situated In The Heart Of The City's Most Historical Neighborhood, This Condominium At 212 Race Street Has Been Tastefully Renovated With Custom, High End Finishes Throughout ? It Is A Truly Exquisite Home! Upon Entering This 1 Bed/1 Bath Condo, Yo...

Coldwell Banker Preferred-Old City

125-27 N 4th St #301, Philadelphia, PA - $339,000

Residential, Unit/Flat
  • 1 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 692 SQFT
  • 9 DOM
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Welcome Home! You Don't Want To Miss Your Chance To Make This Bright And Modern Condo With Garage Parking Your Own! Cherry Street Condominiums Is Located In The Mccall Catchment In The Desirable, Historic Neighborhood Of Old City And Features Secu...

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109-11 Church St #7, Philadelphia, PA - $550,000

Residential, Unit/Flat
  • 1 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 1,019 SQFT
  • 13 DOM
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Situated In A Spotless Converted Loft Building, This Stunning, Sun-drenched Bi-level Condo Has It All. Jaw-dropping 20 Foot Ceilings And 4 Massive Windows Will Pull You Into This Spacious, Expertly Designed Home. True Loft-style Living Offers Expo...

Elfant Wissahickon-Chestnut Hill

50-56 N Front St #106, Philadelphia, PA - $200,000

Residential, Unit/Flat
  • 1 Baths
  • 565 SQFT
  • 14 DOM
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A Wonderful Affordable 1st Floor Studio In Historic Old City River Church Condos. Located Close To Everything For Your Convenience Such As Theaters, Restaurants, Galleries, Shopping And More. 5 Minutes And You Are In Center City. Take The Elevator...

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301 Race St #308, Philadelphia, PA - $237,500

Residential, Unit/Flat
  • 1 Baths
  • 610 SQFT
  • 14 DOM
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Welcome To 301 Race St #308, An Amazing Studio Style Condo In The Wireworks Building, Located In Historic And Vibrant Old City! This Unit Is Absolutely Stunning, With Vaulted Ceilings, Gorgeous Hardwood Floors, And Effusive Natural Light As Well A...

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205-15 Cuthbert St #406, Philadelphia, PA - $474,999

Residential, Unit/Flat
  • 1 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 1,169 SQFT
  • 15 DOM
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Stunning Loft In The Heart Of Old City! Exposed Wood Beams, Hardwood Floors, Exposed Brick Walls And An Open Floor Plan With Abundant Natural Light Beautifully Balances The Old And New. With 1,169 Sq. Ft., This Unit Provides Ample Space For Living...

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112 N 2nd St #5b5, Philadelphia, PA - $575,000

Residential, Unit/Flat
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,270 SQFT
  • 16 DOM
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Privacy, Maximum Storage, And An Ideal Location And Layout Set This Gorgeous Loft Style 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home Apart From The Rest. This Meticulously Maintained, Quiet End-unit (with No Direct Neighbors) Boasts Bountiful Upgrades And Improvements,...

RE/MAX Platinum

304 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA - $1,470,000

Residential, Row/Townhous
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,800 SQFT
  • 16 DOM
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Nothing Spared In This Luxury Custom Built 3800sq Ft Townhome Located In Desirable In Old City, Philadelphia. This Is One Of 6 Customized Smart Homes Which Include A 2 Car Garage, 5 Outdoor Spaces Including Two Balconies, 2 Decks And Roof Top Gard...

Keller Williams Realty Center City

8-10 S Letitia St #504, Philadelphia, PA - $315,000

Residential, Unit/Flat
  • 1 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 822 SQFT
  • 17 DOM
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Welcome Home To This Beautifully Renovated 1 Bed/1 Bath Condo Tucked Away In The Heart Of Old City. This Classic-style Loft Combines Historic Charm And Character With Modern Amenities. Located In A Secured Boutique Building With An Elevator, This ...

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Art Museum / Fairmount

Resting just beyond Benjamin Franklin Parkway, home to Philly’s truly world-class museums, Fairmount is synonymous with fine art — but it’s far from the only draw of Center City’s effusive northern neighbor.

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Center City

“Center City” is what Philadelphians call their downtown - the historic city core that dates to its 1682 founding. With the third-highest residential population of any U.S. central business district, Center city is not a neighborhood but a collection of neighborhoods that range from tony Rittenhouse Square and Society Hill to immigrant gateway Chinatown, with just about everything in between. What do you want? Great shopping? Enticing dining options? Arts and culture? High-rise luxury?

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Fishtown

The name "Fishtown" is derived form the area's former role as the center of the shad fishing industry on the Delaware River. Today people of all kinds call this neighborhood home. Known as an emerging center of the arts, entertainment, and dining and hipster vibe.

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Fitler Square

Located five blocks east of the Schuylkill River, this half-acre park lies on the edge of the Center City shopping district, and just a few blocks southwest of Rittenhouse Square. Residents take great pride in living adjacent to the Schuylkill River Park one of the most used parks in Philadelphia.

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Italian Market

Food lover's dream. True to the neighborhood's roots, which stretch back to the late 1800s, most of the stores here are Italian but you'll also find Latin American, Vietnamese, Korean, Chinese and Mexican foods here. chef's paradise. The growing diversity of the market is a direct reflection of the growing diversity of the community itself.

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Northern Liberties

Northern Liberties is a historic and vibrant community north of Center City Philadelphia. Recently, Norther Liberties has become of the most hip places for nightlife, and dining, and the value of homes is steadily increasing each year. There are also many open areas, and parks. Real estate in here largely consists of converted row homes, high-end lofts and condos.

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Old City

The oldest neighborhood in Philadelphia has always kept up with the times. One of Philadelphia's most sophisticated and laid back communities filled with rehabbed 17th century townhouse & high-ceilinged factory lofts. Buoyed by a strong arts community and a fun bohemian atmosphere, this is a hip area, dense with coffee shops, three performing arts centers, over 50 galleries and 25 museums with an eclectic mix of designer stores, great restaurants and nightclubs.

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Point Breeze

Of all of Philadelphia’s up-and-coming neighborhoods, none has received more buzz recently than Point Breeze. It started in 2016 when RealtyTrac looked at “rough-and-tumble neighborhoods on the rebound” and Point Breeze came in at 5th in the nation. Zillow recently named it Philly’s hottest housing market. Great housing stock, proximity to the central business district, multiple commercial corridors, and easy access to public transportation and highway arteries is why many call this home.

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Queen Village

Queen Village is part of old Southwark, Known as Philadelphia's first suburb, which was incorporated into the city in 1856 and is still the city's longest occupied residential neighborhoods. Street boundaries: south side of Lombard Street to the north side of Washington Avenue, Front Street to 6th Street, encompassing two principal commercial corridors, South Street and Fabric Row on 4th Street. Homes in Queen Village are truly historic and quaint.

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Society Hill

Society Hill real estate appeals to buyers looking for an extremely central urban community that also possesses ample charm, peaceful tree lined narrow cobblestone streets, historic churches and the highest concentration of 18th and 19th century homes in Philadelphia.

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Old City

The oldest neighborhood in Philadelphia has always kept up with the times. One of Philadelphia's most simultaneously sophisticated and laid back communities, Old City is a great place to call home whether you're looking for a rehabbed 17th century townhouse or high-ceilinged factory loft.  When William Penn and the Quakers first settled in Philadelphia back in the 1600s, Old City was the place they called home. Now, over three centuries later, Old City Philadelphia real estate is a fantastic blend of old and new that always manages to feel current. From working class row houses lining cobblestone alleys to rehabbed warehouses, new construction and high rise condos with riverfront and city views, Old City real estate presents a wide range of choice for Philadelphia home buyers.

Old City Condos, Lofts and Studios

This was once known as the warehouse district, and there are lots of converted factories here. Warehouse condos, lofts, art spaces and studio apartments abound in this part of Philly. There aren't many single family homes on the market, but the range of choice when it comes to Old City condominiums is vast. Choose from funky apartments in elegant Victorian buildings, to expansive 6 bedroom conversions.

Old City Lifestyle

Old City culture is buoyed by a strong arts community, youthful energy and a fun bohemian atmosphere. This is a hip area, dense with coffee shops and art galleries. You'll find three performing arts centers, over 50 galleries and 25 museums in Old City along with and eclectic mix of designer stores, great restaurants and nightclubs to explore.

Old City is also home to Philadelphia's First Friday event. Held on the first Friday of every month, this public celebration centers around the area's galleries opening their doors to the public and staying open well into the evening. The event draws a diverse crowd without fail. Everyone shows up at first Friday sooner or later.

Getting Around in Old City

If you can't possibly part with your car, it's fairly easy to rent a parking spot in Old City Philadelphia. But like all of Center City, you really don't need a car to get where you're going here. The area is extremely walkable and well-served by public transit systems. The Market Street East Station is a few blocks away where residents can catch a SEPTA train or bus to anywhere in the Region. The Market-Frankford El and Philly Phlash also run through Old City. When you live in Old City, you're about 10 minutes from downtown Philadelphia.

Important Parks and Attractions in Old City

Despite all its modern trappings, Old City Philadelphia is the most historic neighborhood in America. Once the site of America's first capital, this is where the declaration of Independence was first read, where the US constitution was penned and where the first American flag was sewn. Some of the landmarks and attractions in the neighborhood include:

  • Independence National Historical Park
  • Betsy Ross House
  • Liberty Bell
  • Elfreth's Alley
  • Franklin Square
  • Washington Square
  • Girard Fountain Park
  • Penn's Landing
  • Delaware River

Old City Zip Code

Homes in Old City Philadelphia are within the 19106 zip code.

Old City K to 12 Public Schools

Post Secondary Schools Near Old City

Hospitals Near Old City

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Listing information last updated on May 24th, 2018 at 5:30pm EDT.