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Fishtown

Location

Fishtown is Northeast of Center City just above Northern Liberties along the Delaware River. One of the coolest things about this neighborhood is the accessibility. You can be in Center City within 10 minutes because the El is located right here. You can hop on the train and be there in just minutes.

The Vibe

Fishtown is the red hot, formerly hidden gem of Philadelphia.  The neighborhood continues to bring in younger working professionals, and many hip new businesses have followed this trend.  Drawn in by the affordability, location and amenities, Fishtown has grown to be one of the most desirable neighborhoods to live in by millennials. Unlike other more established neighborhoods, in Fishtown the demand is high yet still affordable.

It's almost hard to imagine that this place was once desolate in terms of business. That's right, Fishtown was a run-of-the-mill working class neighborhood with little frills and absolutely no thrills. Fast forward about a decade and words like young, hip and cool are more often than not the adjectives used to describe this thriving neighborhood. Whether young professional, hipster or the average working class Joe, this is a place where Philly millennials gravitate towards. With an array of businesses and services there is literally something for everyone here.

 

Construction here is booming and so is the entrepreneurial spirit. Houses can't go up fast enough and the residents enjoy the luxury of new businesses opening up in just about every crevice. Overall residents and visitors alike can enjoy a laid back community with plenty to do. From top-notch dining options to some of the best drinking spots in town, Fishtown is the perfect microcosm of the new age Philadelphia.

Things to Do

  • A great activity is simply walking around - walkability is one of the best parts of this neighborhood

  • Brooklyn Bowl - a vibrant bowling alley and bar where they often have live music

  • Go to Crane Arts to check out the rotating art and events

  • See live music at the Fillmore

  • Enjoy parks like Palmer Park or Penn Treaty along the river

  • If you're feeling lucky you can even head to the Rivers Casino

  • Check out the street art and graffiti murals in the area

  • Take a walk or bike ride along the Delaware River Trail

  • Enjoy a meal or drink at one of Fishtown's many trendy bars and restaurants

  • Enjoy shopping at the many local boutiques and shops

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Restaurants & Bars

  • Pizzeria Beddia

    • Known for its wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizza

  • Suraya

    • Mediterranean-inspired restaurant that offers a variety of mezze plates, grilled meats, and seafood

  • Fishtown Social

    • Casual seafood spot with a raw bar and a variety of fish dishes

  • Wm. Mulherin's Sons

    • Italian-American restaurant that serves pasta, pizza, and seafood in a restored 19th-century whiskey bottle factory

  • Middle Child Clubhouse

    • Cool restaurant decorated with vintage elements that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Hiroki

    • An immersive soulful Japanese dining concept deeply rooted in tradition and technique

  • Front Street Cafe

    • Cozy brunch spot with a java/juice bar & outdoor garden serving locally sourced New American eats

  • Cheu Fishtown

    • A noodle bar focused on asian inspired noodle bowls, soups + small plates with a full bar

Real Estate

Real estate in Fishtown is in high demand. But unlike other more established neighborhoods in Philly, the demand is high but it's still very affordable. As of May 2024, the average sales price in Fishtown is $449,981 with 50 days on the market. There's a construction boom going on in this neighborhood, houses literally can't go up fast enough. Sso if you're looking for a new construction style home there's plenty of that here. Of course there's also the classic and quaint row homes that have the original Philly and Fishtown charm.

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