Washington Square, Center City East, 19107

Washington Square, 19107, (and a tiny bit of 19147)

Washington Square, goes by a few names, Wash West, Midtown Village , Center City East and the Gayborhood.  Situated almost exactly in the Center of Center City. It starts at the venerable park, Washington Square , which was named after George Washington and is one of William Penn’s five original squares. It was a potter’s field and during the Revolutionary War used as a burial ground for  troops on both sides and victims of the yellow fever epidemic. It is also home to the tomb of the Revolutionary’s War unknown solider. The neighborhood runs between the Square to Juniper and between Walnut and Lombard Streets.

  It is home to two of the nation’s leading hospitals: Thomas Jefferson University and Pennsylvania Hospital. Thomas Jefferson also has a world renown medical school. Pennsylvania Hospital is the nations 1st hospital and maternity ward started by Ben Franklin.

Further adding to the attraction is the historical antique row encompassing all of Pine Street from the Avenue of the Arts to 9th street.  Wash West also incorporates twenty-four historical markers of distinction and Some of Philadelphia’s most widely recognized wall murals. A diverse area, it also offers a dense concentration of gay and lesbian -oriented bookstores, coffee shops, restaurants, boutiques, bars, and clubs.

Washington Square has been a consistently sought after address and continues to evolve as an ideal spot for urban living.  A dedicated business sector and lively hub of social activity ensures a thriving culture and standard of living unrivaled in any urban center

Of the 91 houses and condos sold in 19107 between August, 2008 & August 2009, the average sold price was $393, 567.

The DEAL: This is composed of the large avenues of Pine, Lombard, Spruce and Walnut, which intersect some of the tiniest, cutest street in America.  This neighborhood features many historic homes, but also plenty of modern contemporaries.  There is also many apartments and condominiums.  

WALKSCORE: 98 out of 100, Walker’s Paradise

 FEEL:  Many of the medical professionals working at Jeff & Pennsy (as the locals call it) choose to live here so they can quickly get to the hospital. There are also many of students, as well as couples of all orientations.  It has a very electric, urban feel, with plenty of gorgeous , tranquil blocks.

19107 Real Estate Market Report

Center City Housing Report


Antique Row

Barbara’s Florist Statue

Kahn Park

Mask & Wig Club

Mikveh Israel Cemetary

Morris Animal Refuge

Paul Green School of Rock

Pennsylvania Hospital

Reading Terminal Market

Wanamaker Building

Washington Square Park

Woman in Window Statue


Architecture and Design CHS




Holy Redeemer

Hussian School Art


Parkway – Center City

Student Ed Center & Del Valley High

Temple University School for Podiatric Medicine

Thomas Jefferson University

Wakisha Charter


12th Street Gym

Club Body Center II

Vigorworks Fitness Center

Neighborhood Associations

Washington West Neighborhood Association

Other Links

  • http://www.antique-row.org
  • Philly Pride, a gay pride organization based in the Gayborhood
  • The Philadelphia Sketch Club homepage
  • The Philadelphia Plastic Club homepage
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