Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$99,000 to $1,250,000
  • Closed Prices:$150,000 to $787,500
  • Median Sale Price:$490,000
  • Average $ per sq ft:$247
  • Association Fee Ranges:$0 to $100,$0,$0 to $330/mo
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1900 to 2020
  • Sq. Ft.:374 to 3,548Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:0 to 6Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:1 to 5Bathrooms

Homes for Sale

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

Where to Live

Poplar is a mostly residential with restaurants, bars, and shops along the major thoroughfares that form its borders. The subway leading to Center City is accessible from the western border, Broad Street, while the trolley traveling east-west runs along the northern boundary, Girard Avenue. Near the center of the neighborhood is East Poplar Playground, a park with basketball and tennis courts and a community farm.

Where to Eat

You'll find an array of international cuisine to satisfy your appetite in this eclectic area. Choose from Caribbean, Indian, French, Italian, Chinese, West African, Venezuelan, and American. In need of comfort food? They've got it. The famed Philly cheesesteak at Jimmy G's Steaks is a must. Late-night bites and casual eateries are also available.

What You'll See

There are quite a few landmarks in the area amidst a growing population of families, retirees, students, creatives, and young professionals. One of the main draws is the recently restored Divine Lorraine Hotel, remarked for its elaborate, Victorian architecture. Students of literature visit the Edgar Allan Poe House on the southeast end of Poplar. Single-family homes, modern condos, and classic rowhouses line the neighborhood's streets.

Friday Night Fun

Poplar doesn't have as many nightlife destinations as other areas, but there are a few watering holes near the edges of the neighborhood. Yards Brewing Company offers plenty of space to grab a beer flight with friends, while Prohibition Taproom serves craft beer and pub fare in a cozy, speakeasy-inspired setting. Union Transfer and Electric Factory just south of Poplar are two of the city's premier music venues attracting big-name acts, while Ortlieb's to the east hosts live jazz, funk, and rock performances.

The Perfect Sunday

You definitely want to check out the historic sites and landmarks. But first, brunch or lunch at the trendy Silk City diner. In addition to excellent food, they offer an outdoor beer garden and an imaginative vibe that you won't find anywhere else. Afterward, take a tour of Edgar Allan Poe's former abode to gain insight into his troubled genius. If sports are more your thing, hit the courts at the Althea Gibson Community Education and Tennis Center.

Price Vibes

Poplar is one of the more affordable neighborhoods near Center City. Modern condominiums in new constructions make up this area's high-end options and come with monthly HOA fees. Renovated rowhouses are some of the midrange homes, while those with more original features are more affordable. Some residences are split into apartments, offering potential for buyers seeking rental spaces.

Transportation Options

Public transit is easily accessible from Poplar. SEPTA buses, trolleys, and trains will be the most convenient way to get around. Errands are easily accomplished within the neighborhood on foot or bike. Several BSL subway stations on the west end of Poplar provide inexpensive rides to Center City and elsewhere, while the trolley line along Girard Avenue is good for traveling east-west. Owning a car can be convenient but isn't necessary. While some streets are fairly narrow, parking isn't quite as difficult to find here as in Center City.

Locals Love

Access to public transit • Affordability • Proximity to Center City.

Locals Don't Love

Older buildings • Few public green spaces.


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