Rittenhouse Square

Rittenhouse Square

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Homes for Sale

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About Rittenhouse Square

With posh residences, an incredible dining scene, and a vibrant nightlife, Rittenhouse Square is one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Philadelphia. Rittenhouse Square’s namesake park is a lovely greenspace with brick walkways and plenty of shade. The community’s many theaters host all manner of performing arts from opera to ballet, while upscale retailers keep residents at the cutting edge of fashion and technology. With an enviable location in Center City, Rittenhouse Square is Philly at its most opulent.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $98,115 to $25,000,000

Closed Prices: $78,184 to $6,500,000

Median Sale Price: $549,000

Average $ per sq ft: $513

Association Fee Ranges: $749.61/quarter, $1, $0, $0 to $4815/mo

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1837 to 2022

Sq. Ft.: 1837 to 2022 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 0 to 9 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 0 to 8 Bathrooms

Getting Around Rittenhouse Square

Around Rittenhouse Square

Some of the neighborhood’s most impressive residences look out over the park. Townhomes and condominium towers boast lavish features and fantastic views. Big spenders can also claim their very own piece of The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia, which offers a limited number of luxurious penthouses. Homes near Broad Street offer residents an easy walk to the subway and the center of downtown.

Rittenhouse Square’s most luxurious residences are in a multimillion-dollar price range and often come with sky-high HOA fees to boot. Smaller condos offer affordable to midrange prices, though monthly fees are also fairly high at these residences.

Rittenhouse Square is one of the best destinations for fining dining in Philly. Master chefs design globally inspired meals for their patrons to enjoy in elegant rooms that befit the neighborhood’s sumptuous taste. One such establishment is Parc, which models itself after the French bistro and boasts an incredible menu of European delights for every time of day. For fresh seafood, Oyster House is a longtime favorite in the area. Their chef personally visits the market every morning to select the best fish and shellfish, and their menu changes daily. Elsewhere in the neighborhood, you’ll find coal-oven pizzas, classic Mexican fare, New American cuisine, and Mediterranean specialties.

Rittenhouse Square’s many visitors stay in the area’s upscale hotels. Around every corner, classy restaurants and bars entertain locals and patrons from out of town. Retailers vie for the attention of shoppers with the latest fashions on display in their windows. Theaters advertise their next big show on marquees and banners. Artists, entrepreneurs, and families cross paths in the neighborhood’s namesake park, where they take a short respite before returning to Rittenhouse Square’s myriad delights.

Rittenhouse Square’s many stages host plays, concerts, ballets, and operas. Kimmel Center, the Academy of Music, Merriam Theater, and Prince Theater are just a few of the neighborhood’s venues. If standup is your thing, check out Helium Comedy Club. Rittenhouse Square also has plenty of pubs where you can grab a drink and a bite to eat before or after seeing a show. Start your night off at The Dandelion for a unique take on the British pub experience, then head to Monk’s Cafe to see how the “soul of Belgium” compares.

Stroll over to City Hall Garden to admire Philadelphia’s breathtaking center before sitting down at Gran Caffe L'Aquila for an espresso. For a longer walk or bike ride, head west to the Schuylkill River Trail and Park. For a day of shopping, hit The Shops at Liberty Place. The Logan Square neighborhood to the north also contains several must-see museums.

The BSL train is accessible from Broad Street at Walnut Street and South Street. Suburban Station provides rides to the airport, Trenton, and the suburbs. With SEPTA buses, taxis, and rideshares filling in the gaps, many residents prefer not to own a car as parking can be a challenge in the area.

Locals Love

  • Great location and amenities
  • Fantastic restaurants and bars
  • Luxury retailers

Locals Don't Love

  • High cost of living
  • High volume of tourists
  • Traffic and noise

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