Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$27,600 to $649,000
  • Closed Prices:$9,000 to $675,000
  • Median Sale Price:$195,000
  • Average $ per sq ft:$174
  • Association Fee Ranges:$1,$0 to $291/mo,$0
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1915 to 2020
  • Sq. Ft.:505 to 3,880Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:0 to 10Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:0 to 7Bathrooms
  • Lot Sizes:0 - 1 acres

Homes for Sale

Homes in this area come in a wide range of prices, styles, and sizes.

Where to Live

Temple’s Business Development Center is focused on rebuilding the North Central neighborhood, and in the meantime, the houses available are ripe for rehabilitation. The northwest corner of North Central is has a number of homes available for homebuyers looking to add their own TLC to their potential dream home.

Price Vibes

North Central boasts large row houses, perfect for DIY homebuyers looking to refurbish an older home. These properties have low price-points and tons of space. The neighborhood is due for more modern, efficient, and mixed-income level housing. Midrange options with remodeled interiors can be found near Olde Kensington.

Where to Eat

Cecil B. Moore Avenue is home to many popular fast-food chains as well as local restaurants and pubs. Enjoy flavorful Korean fusion, Italian, Chinese, American comfort foods, your classic Philly cheesesteak joints, and late-night eateries. You’ll also find some healthy options off North Broad Street and Cecil B. Moore Ave. Many of these locales are low-key with casual vibes.

What You'll See

In North Central, you’ll be surrounded by low- and mid-rise buildings sporting traditional red brick architecture. While living here puts you close to Temple University, the area isn’t very congested, and the students bring a youthful air to the community. As an added bonus, you may even happen on a community garden or two.

Friday Night Fun

If you’re a movie buff, you won’t be far from the silver screen. Cecil B. Moore Avenue and North Broad Street will have you covered with an AMC theatre. The lack of nightlife in North Central may push you to explore neighboring communities, so head west and check out North Central’s neighbor Brewerytown where you’ll a find a few breweries with house-brand beers and pub grub.

The Perfect Sunday

North Central has several small parks and recreations centers where residents can relax or play sports on a nice day. Any of the cafes around Temple University make for a great afternoon sipping coffee and reading a book. North Central also isn’t too far from attractions in Fremont, Northern Liberties, and Center City. Check out the iconic Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Transportation Options

North Central is pretty accessible given its proximity to subway stations. The Broad Street Line (BSL) along North Broad Street will get you in and out of North Central, allowing you easy access to surrounding neighborhoods. Bus routes run up and down most of the streets, and off-street parking isn’t a hassle.

Locals Love

Low cost of living • Access to public transit • University culture.

Locals Don't Love

Limited nightlife • Some homes and buildings need TLC • Healthy living can be difficult.


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