- Current Prices:$75,000 to $3,294,850
- Closed Prices:$69,500 to $1,860,000
- Median Sale Price:$407,500
- Average $ per sq ft:$386
- Association Fee Ranges:$0 to $5450/mo,$0,$300 to $3345,$750
- Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
- Age:1804 to 2020
- Sq. Ft.:313 to 5,500Sq. Ft.
- Bedrooms:0 to 7Bedrooms
- Bathrooms:1 to 5Bathrooms
Homes for Sale
Homes in this area come in a wide range of prices, styles, and sizes.
Where to Live
Washington Square West is conveniently located near popular neighborhoods like Center City, Queen Village, Old City, and Passyunk Square. Washington Square West's main shopping channels are on the north end of the neighborhood, where you'll find local cafes and breakfast spots. There's also casual and upscale dining options and a theatre just north of the Walnut Street border. If you want to be near the park, the northeast corner is best.
Where to Eat
Washington Square West's dining scene offers cuisine from all over the world. Choose from Asian-fusion creations, American comforts, Indian, halal, vegan, vegetarian, Chinese, Thai, and Italian. Eat in, take out, or order delivery. Vedge, a popular vegetarian spot on Locust and 12th Street, has creative, guilt-free dishes you won't have to question. Try the rutabaga fondue--it's a crowd pleaser. For classic dishes like fried chicken or braised short rib upgraded with a modern flair, stop by Bud & Marilyn's.
What You'll See
Washington Square West is characterized by historic charm and urban energy. The neighborhood contains the nation's first hospital, Pennsylvania Hospital, as well as Antique Row, where you'll find antique stores galore. The plethora of retail shops, restaurants, and outdoor cafes attract plenty of visitors, as do the gorgeous parks and remarkable Victorian, Georgian/English, and Federal architecture. The notable University of the Arts is just west of the neighborhood, bringing a youthful, artistic vibe to the area.
Friday Night Fun
Washington Square West's fantastic walkability and varied nightlife options make a Friday night out on the town easier and safer. A cluster of bars can be found just north of the neighborhood in Center City. This includes the storied McGillin's Olde Ale House, the oldest pub continually operated in the city. To the west in Rittenhouse Square, several venues host live performances by jazz musicians, DJs, and more. South Street will have unique late-night lounges, performance art venues, pubs with live music, and other quirky haunts like Tattooed Mom. When you don't feel like going far, low-key establishments like Varga bar provide a good time within Washington Square West proper.
The Perfect Sunday
A leisurely stroll through the area's classic architecture is a great way to kick off a Sunday morning. If you apply early, you can get a plot at any of the neighborhood's three community gardens and spend your Sundays cultivating fresh produce and beautiful flowers. Washington Square West is also a short distance from Market Street for a day of shopping. Of course, the neighborhood's namesake park is always a great place to settle in with a good book.
The majority of homes offered in Washington Square West are condominiums and their prices vary widely. The most luxurious options reach into the millions of dollars and often require monthly HOA fees. More affordable condos can be aquired for under $100k, but these often come with HOA fees as well. If you've got the budget for it, however, many of these buildings offer fantastic amenities to their residents and a location that's hard to beat.
With so much in the neighborhood, Washington Square West is incredibly walkable and bike-friendly. A car is not really necessary for transportation and might be more trouble than it's worth. Train stations are located on 12-13th and Locust Street as well as 9th-10th and Locust Street. You'll find two subway stations, Walnut-Locust Station and Lombard South Station, along the neighborhood's western border, Broad Street. The Airport Line is accessible from Center City, providing rides to and from Philadelphia International Airport.
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