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Overview of Center City West

Center City West apartments may be the hottest commodities in Philadelphia. This is ground zero for upscale shopping, downtown dining, and city culture. From Center City West you can walk to work, stroll to museums, or find yourself a quiet spot in glorious Fairmont Park. What’s not to like, you ask? Only the high rents! This is an affluent and attractive area, particularly around Rittenhouse Square.

Philadelphia was born over on the east side, alongside Old City’s markets. In contrast, Center City West started out residential. Both wealthy businesspeople and members of the working class built homes here. In the 1950s, commerce crept over to this half of downtown. Even with encroaching capitalism, however, Center City West apartments remain desirable. Only now they’re closer to boutiques, bars, and bistros.

Living in Center City West, Philadelphia

Center City West is known for its upscale shopping and museums. The Mutter Museum and the Franklin Institute are just two exhibition sites here, covering medical oddities and science respectively. You can check out the paintings in the Philadelphia Museum of Art or jog up the steps outside it like Stallone in “Rocky.” There are fancy restaurants around, hip bars to be found, and even indie rock shows at the First Unitarian Church. Shopping in Center City West tends to be ritzier, but you can also find basics like furniture, flowers, and—at Trader Joe’s—food.

If you want to spend some time in the sun, Center City West is just southeast of giant Fairmont Park. Rittenhouse Square is like an urban oasis. Schuylkill River Park may be new, but it’s already proving to be popular.

Center City West, Philadelphia Info and the Rental Market

Center City West includes the high-rise towers around Rittenhouse Square as well as areas of single-family homes. Last century, there was urban blight here, but redevelopment has claimed another victory. You’ll find blue-haired grannies, pierced punks, and heiresses all strolling these streets. Those that stay the night tend to be wealthier, however; the average two-bedroom Center City West apartment rents for $2,300 a month.

Public transportation from Center City West shouldn’t be a problem. If you’re not walking to work, you’ll have your choice of SEPTA bus and trolley lines to ride.

Center City West, Philadelphia Resources

The Philadelphia City Institute Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia system is on Locust Street in Center City West. There’s a United States Post Office on Chestnut Street. Center City West falls in City of Philadelphia City Council districts 2 and 5. On the eastern end of the neighborhood, you’ll find Philadelphia City Hall, too.

Center City West, Philadelphia Zip Codes

Zip codes serving Center City West are 19102 and 19103.

Edgewater Apartments - Philadelphia, PA 19103
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(89)

Philadelphia, PA 19103

$1650 - $4980

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Center City, Center City West...)

(89)

$1650 - $4980

290 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Icon Luxury Apartments - Philadelphia, PA 19102
29

Philadelphia, PA 19102

$2070 - $5450

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Center City, Center City West...)


$2070 - $5450

207 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

2116 Chestnut Street - Philadelphia, PA 19103
34

Philadelphia, PA 19103

$1690 - $3990

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Center City, Center City West...)


$1690 - $3990

321 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Apartments at The Windsor - Philadelphia, PA 19103
17

Philadelphia, PA 19103

$1350 - $1775

0-1 Bed 1 Bath

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


$1350 - $1775

120 Units 0-1 Bed 1 Bath

The Arch - Philadelphia, PA 19103
25

Philadelphia, PA 19103

$1200 - $2755

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Big Hotels, Center City...)


$1200 - $2755

111 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Sterling Apartment Homes - Philadelphia, PA 19103
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(1015)

Philadelphia, PA 19103

$1312 - $8446

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Center City, Center City West...)

(1015)

$1312 - $8446

536 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Riverloft Apartment Homes - Philadelphia, PA 19103
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(361)

Philadelphia, PA 19103

$1859 - $4099

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Center City, Center City West...)

(361)

$1859 - $4099

184 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

1500 Locust - Philadelphia, PA 19102
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(20)

Philadelphia, PA 19102

$1614 - $5432

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Center City, Center City West...)

(20)

$1614 - $5432

612 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Pepper Building - Philadelphia, PA 19146
10

Philadelphia, PA 19146

$1879 - $4720

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Center City, Center City West...)


$1879 - $4720

185 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Metropolitan - Philadelphia, PA 19102
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(3)

Philadelphia, PA 19102

$1495 - $2570

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Center City, Center City West...)

(3)

$1495 - $2570

120 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Rittenhouse Claridge - Philadelphia, PA 19103
22
(4)

Philadelphia, PA 19103

$1330 - $4315

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Center City, Center City West...)

(4)

$1330 - $4315

464 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

222 Rittenhouse - Philadelphia, PA 19103
11

Philadelphia, PA 19103

$1610 - $8525

0-3 Beds 1-4 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Center City, Center City West...)


$1610 - $8525

100 Units 0-3 Beds 1-4 Baths

2040 Market Apartments - Philadelphia, PA 19103
9
(5)

Philadelphia, PA 19103

$1780 - $3190

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Center City, Center City West...)

(5)

$1780 - $3190

282 Units 1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Avenir - Philadelphia, PA 19102
36

Philadelphia, PA 19102

$1150 - $3104

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Center City, Center City West...)


$1150 - $3104

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Westbury - Philadelphia, PA 19102
13
(2)

Philadelphia, PA 19102

$1085 - $1725

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Philadelphia, PA (Center City, Center City West...)

(2)

$1085 - $1725

101 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

2121 Market Street Apartments - Philadelphia, PA 19103
8
(2)

Philadelphia, PA 19103

$1425 - $2130

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Philadelphia, PA (Center City, Center City West...)

(2)

$1425 - $2130

168 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

The Sansom - Philadelphia, PA 19103
9
(28)

Philadelphia, PA 19103

$1657 - $2561

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Center City, Center City West...)

(28)

$1657 - $2561

104 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Touraine - Philadelphia, PA 19102
10

Philadelphia, PA 19102

$1520 - $6870

0-4 Beds 1-4 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Center City, Center City West...)


$1520 - $6870

132 Units 0-4 Beds 1-4 Baths

The Point at Rittenhouse Row - Philadelphia, PA 19103
10
(3)

Philadelphia, PA 19103

$1384 - $2191

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Center City, Center City West...)

(3)

$1384 - $2191

84 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Locust On The Park. - Philadelphia, PA 19103
18
(2)

Philadelphia, PA 19103

$1695 - $3250

0 Beds 1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Center City, Center City West...)

(2)

$1695 - $3250

152 Units 0 Beds 1-2 Baths

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