Washington Square West Real Estate

Right in the heart of Center City, the urban community of Wash West has matured into one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Philadelphia. A brilliant mix of historic architecture, modern lofts, commerce, culture and vibrant public spaces has always kept Washington Square homes in demand [Read more about Washington Square West homes...] 

Homes in Washington Square West

When you own a home in Washington Square West, the best of Philadelphia is right at your doorstep. Literally.

Diverse and sophisticated with a great lifestyle, Washington Square West has been called a mini Society Hill, but with slightly more affordable homes. You'll find single family row houses, converted brownstones on cobbled streets, condos and lofts within walking distance of work, school, entertainment and shopping. This neighborhood has easy access to highways, public transit and train service to New York City and New Jersey. Though you won't find much parking here, Wash West is so walkable you don't even need a car. Every day the tree-lined cobbled streets and car-less avenues of Washington Square West are alive with professionals, graduate students, couples and families on their way to school, work and play. In fact, more than half of Washington Square West residents walk to work everyday! Another 25% ride buses, trains, trolleys, bikes and subways to their jobs.

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Washington Square Real Estate

One of the original five squares designed by William Penn, Washington Square is the park the community of Wash West is named after. Similar to Rittenhouse Square in layout but with more shade and spaciousness, Washington Square is bracketed by the neighborhoods of Wash West and Society Hill (or Washington Square East).

The perimeter of the square is faced by an array of gorgeous buildings that reflect the architectural history of the city. Twentieth century highrises and condos mingle with Victorian mansions, 19th century townhouses and brownstones. Art Deco buildings and a range of other architectural styles including Italiantate, Beaux Arts, Egyptian Revival and Colonial Revival can all be found here.

With a fountain at its center and a beautiful array of trees planted almost 200 years ago, this is a great place to relax with a book, catch up on some work, eat lunch or just people watch.. The benches in the square make a perfect spot to take in the beautiful autumn displays.

There are some great restaurants here including Starr's and El Fuego. Publishers row is also here where you'll find lots of publishing houses including many of America's oldest and most venerable.

I love to annotate the phenomena of the city. I can be as solitary in a city street as ever Thoreau was in Walden. And no Walden sky was ever more blue than the roof of Washington Square this morning.
~ Christopher Morley Sauntering 1918

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Washington Square West Condo Developments

  • Center City One
  • Portico Row
  • Strickland Row
  • Music Fund Hall

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Listing information last updated on August 21st, 2014 at 9:49am EDT.