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Philadelphia PA Cityscape

Overview of Center City

From South Street up to Vine Street, from the Delaware River across to the Schuylkill, Center City apartments decorate a wealth of neighborhoods. This part of Philadelphia may be the central business district, but it’s also the third most densely populated downtown in the United States. That means you should expect engaged action night and day. This is where you’ll find both hipsters and history. There are posh parts of Center City and other areas better suited for late-night lounging. If you want to live near the Liberty Bell, sashay past skyscrapers, or declare your independence, Center City may be the perfect place for you.

Center City Lifestyle and Entertainment

Neighborhoods in this district range from sedate to sizzling. Old City is happening with hip galleries, trendy eateries, and nightclubs. The Historic District is where you’ll find Philly’s biggest attractions, such as Independence National Historical Park. Along the Delaware River, the Waterfront stays busy all hours of the day. That’s the part of town you’ll hit for your festival fix. If you’re looking for greenery, head to one of the public commons that brighten the district, like Rittenhouse or Franklin squares. There’s also the Schuylkill River Park and Fairmont Park to the west.

Center City Info and the Rental Market

Living in Center City tends to be pricey, but many different sorts can find satisfaction with the area’s wide range of rentals. You can score loft apartments, condos, and even some tiny row houses in Old City. On Society Hill, brick homes and more contemporary residences are more common. You can rent a high-rise apartment in Rittenhouse Square or a recently rehabbed condo as well. All kinds of folks live in this part of Philly, from starving students to CEOs.

While prices vary across the district’s neighborhoods, you should expect to pay around $2,100 a month for a Center City apartment. In general, prices trend higher as you head west through the area. There are plenty of public transit options available if you need to commute around the Philadelphia.

Center City Resources

The Independence Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia system is on 7th Street in Center City East. United States Post Offices are easily found throughout this part of town. Center City falls in City of Philadelphia City Council districts 1, 2, and 5. Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is just one of the medical facilities located in Center City. You’ll also find City Hall here if you need to get official.

Center City Zip Codes

Zip codes serving Center City are 19102, 19103, 19106, 19107, 19109, 19110, 19146, and 19147.

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Philadelphia, PA 19106

From $1425

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Lower North Philadelphia, North Philadelphia...)


From $1425

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Philadelphia, PA 19106

From $1350

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Center City East, Lower North Philadelphia...)


From $1350

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Philadelphia, PA 19104

$1750 - $3800

Loft-Studio1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (University City)


$1750 - $3800

Loft-Studio1-2 Baths
10

Camden, NJ 08102

$995 - $2200

Loft-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Camden, NJ (Central Waterfront)


$995 - $2200

Loft-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Philadelphia, PA 19121

$799 - $999

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Lower North Philadelphia, North Philadelphia...)

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$799 - $999

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Philadelphia, PA 19123

$1525 - $2865

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Callowhill, Fairmount...)


$1525 - $2865

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths
21

Philadelphia, PA 19146

From $1250

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

Philadelphia, PA (Devil's Pocket, Graduate Hospital...)


From $1250

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
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Philadelphia, PA 19123

From $1800

Loft1 Bath

Philadelphia, PA (Lower North Philadelphia, North Philadelphia...)


From $1800

Loft1 Bath
7

Philadelphia, PA 19121

From $1650

3 Beds2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Lower North Philadelphia, North Central...)


From $1650

3 Beds2 Baths
7

Philadelphia, PA 19104

From $2100

3 Beds3 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Baring, Fairmount Park...)


From $2100

3 Beds3 Baths
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Philadelphia, PA 19130

$1925 - $5995

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Ben Franklin Parkway - Kelly Drive, Fairmount...)


$1925 - $5995

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths
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Philadelphia, PA 19146

From $623

1-4 Beds1 Bath

Philadelphia, PA (Newbold, Point Breeze...)


From $623

1-4 Beds1 Bath
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Philadelphia, PA 19130

From $2278

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Ben Franklin Parkway - Kelly Drive, Fairmount...)


From $2278

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
23

Philadelphia, PA 19104

From $1550

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath

Philadelphia, PA (University City)


From $1550

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath
26

Philadelphia, PA 19147

$1625 - $3800

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Moyamensing, Penn's Landing...)


$1625 - $3800

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Philadelphia, PA 19123

$1300 - $3350

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Lower North Philadelphia, North Del Ave Club District...)


$1300 - $3350

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
21

Philadelphia, PA 19123

From $1450

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Lower North Philadelphia, North Philadelphia...)


From $1450

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths