When you look at the city of Philadelphia from afar you see a beautiful skyline. But what really makes the city so special are the individual neighborhoods and streets. Philly has a mix of stunning brownstones, historic row homes, & beautiful condos that make each street unique. We’ve put together a list of 5 of the most beautiful streets in Philadelphia that are must-sees!
1. Delancey Place
What makes it special: It’s no secret that Delancey Place is one of the most sought-after streets to live on in the city of Philadelphia. It’s the epitome of beauty, luxury and history. It’s also home to some of the most expensive real estate in the city. Located in the Rittenhouse and Fitler Square area, Delancey Place runs several blocks from 17th Street to 26th Street. However, the 1800 block of Delancey might be the most famous. You could walk outside your home every day and experience the sheer brilliance of architecture, history and beauty melded together in a stunning street. Located in the heart of Philly, it’s walking distance to everything you need!
2. Quince Street
What makes it special: Hidden in the heart of Washington Square West, this narrow, beautiful and charming cobblestone side street is quiet and so picturesque. When you walk down this street you’ll see it also connects to this web of other surrounding cobblestone streets creating an oasis in the heart of Philly. The homes you’ll see along these streets are colorful and historic 19th century trinities and townhouses along tree lined streets. It’s unique, a wonderful place for a stroll and will leave you awestruck.
3. Green Street
What makes it special: There’s a few blocks of Green Street that are simply beautiful - especially the 2100 block to 2400 block. It’s tucked away on an idyllic, tree-lined block in Philly's iconic Fairmount neighborhood. Everywhere you look is pretty - pretty houses, pretty trees and pretty architecture. It’s located just a couple blocks from the iconic Fairmount Avenue, The Art Museum and incredible restaurants and shops.
4. Elfreth's Alley
What makes it special: Elfreth's Alley is a historic street in Philadelphia in Old City, dating back to 1703. It’s the nation's oldest continuously inhabited residential street and was home to the eighteenth-century artisans and tradespeople who were the backbone of Colonial Philadelphia. There are 32 houses on the street, which were built between 1703 and 1836. People once operated their businesses out of these homes, and today there is a museum among the residences to display this history. The city is now bustling around this alley, but it’s a testament to Philly’s history, preserving these homes for three centuries and now being incredibly sought after real estate.
5. Panama Street
What makes it special: Tucked away in Fitler Square, Panama Street is beautiful and idyllic. The 2400 block of Panama street is a narrow cobblestone street lined with gorgeous and colorful homes. It’s quintessential old world Philadelphia charm. When you walk down this street you don’t even feel like you’re in a major city - it’s so quiet. Lined with large trees, 19th century rowhomes, smaller trinities and some newly renovated townhomes - Panama street makes you feel like you’re stepping into a different world.