About Point Breeze
Current Prices: $119,900 to $819,900
Closed Prices: $1,400 to $1,000,000
Median Sale Price: $295,000
Average $ per sq ft: $242
Association Fee Ranges: $0/quarter, $1 to $300, $0 to $322/mo, $0
Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home
Age: 1895 to 2022
Sq. Ft.: 17 to 5724 Sq. Ft.
Bedrooms: 0 to 12 Bedrooms
Bathrooms: 0 to 9 Bathrooms
Getting Around Point Breeze
Around Point Breeze
The whole neighborhood remains a mix of older rowhomes and brick townhomes as well as modern rehabs regardless of where you are. However, each area in the neighborhood has its own benefits and conveniences, or sometimes the lack thereof. There are some areas that are walkable and bikeable by day and night, although personal safety will be determined on a street-by-street basis and is ultimately subjective. Dickinson Street puts you within a 20-minute bike ride of Center City while Point Breeze Avenue will put you next to a ton of retailers, cafes, and bistros.
The great thing about a neighborhood that's diverse and boasts a strong history is that the food options are varied and worthwhile. You'll find Mexican, Indonesian, and classic American fare as well as cafes for brunch and bistros for breakfast bites. Cheesesteak fans will be happy to know Geno's and Pat's are both within short walking distance and nearby Passyunk Avenue offers a ton of options. The neighborhood is a bit of a grocery desert but at least one incoming business is hoping to change that.
The coolest part of Point Breeze is discovering all of the hand-painted murals located in the area. All of this artistry was done by the Philadelphia Mural Arts Programs in collaboration with other urban youth programs. Around the neighborhood, you'll also spot a community garden, plenty of playgrounds, some parks, and a couple recreation centers. Some recent additions include a community health center and the South Philadelphia Library.
In Point Breeze, you'll find everything from bars, pubs, and taprooms to late-night lounges and dance clubs. You might also catch some live music at one of the local venues. However, you may want to venture outside of the neighborhood limits if you want to diversify your Friday nights. Combine food and fun at a nearby Asian fusion joint, sushi bar, or taco bar. You might need to invest in some ridesharing or public transit but the surrounding areas are worth exploring.
One of the Point Breeze's brunch bistros or cafes are perfect for a laidback Sunday. Dine in or take it to go and head for one of the green spaces in the neighborhood if the weather's nice. You've got several picturesque parks and playgrounds to choose from, including Wharton Square and Ralph Brooks Park. If you're up for it, you can even walk a little further to Washington Square or Rittenhouse Square where beautiful trees, green grass, and cool fountains await. While you're at it, just keep going to Center City to enjoy the day downtown.
In Point Breeze, you'll get a lot of square footage for the price, whether it's a newly modernized row home or classic townhouse. In the long run, your money goes further in Point Breeze but the price points for some homes are starting to rise thanks to recent development. You'll definitely find some bargains on the rehabbed homes, however, and plenty of square footage. Home values here are expected to rise sharply in the coming years so best to get in now before they do.
SEPTA's Broad Street Line runs along the east side of Point Breeze. Both Ellsworth-Federal and Tasker-Morris stations are on South Broad Street as well. Depending on which street you're on, you're not very far from Center City via public transit. In fact, it's easy to get around wherever you're going, be it by public transit, biking, or walking.
- Availability of parking
- Easy access to public transit
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