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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.

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64

Philadelphia, PA 19102

$1,068 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths

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

(64)

$1,068 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths
20

Philadelphia, PA 19102

$1,715 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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


$1,715 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
18

Philadelphia, PA 19104

$2,250 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (University City, West Philadelphia)


$2,250 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
65

Philadelphia, PA 19107

$1,460 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Avenue of the Arts South, Center City...)

(65)

$1,460 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
75

Philadelphia, PA 19103

$1,513 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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

(75)

$1,513 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
17

Philadelphia, PA 19130

$2,278 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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


$2,278 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
3

Philadelphia, PA 19107

$1,819 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Avenue of the Arts South, Center City...)


$1,819 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
40
1380

Philadelphia, PA 19130

$1,108 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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

(1380)

$1,108 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
29

Philadelphia, PA 19107

$1,048 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Avenue of the Arts South, Center City...)

(29)

$1,048 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
22
45

Philadelphia, PA 19130

$1,490 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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

(45)

$1,490 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA 19130

$2,213 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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


$2,213 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
58
2

Philadelphia, PA 19107

$1,611 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Avenue of the Arts South, Center City...)

(2)

$1,611 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
21

Philadelphia, PA 19107

$1,830 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Avenue of the Arts North, Center City...)


$1,830 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
22

Philadelphia, PA 19104

$1,705 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Powelton, West Philadelphia)


$1,705 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
9

Philadelphia, PA 19130

$1,678 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Avenue of the Arts North, Center City...)

(9)

$1,678 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA 19107

$1,699 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Avenue of the Arts South, Center City...)


$1,699 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
26
2

Philadelphia, PA 19103

$1,695 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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

(2)

$1,695 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
17
178

Philadelphia, PA 19102

$1,861 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Avenue of the Arts South, Center City...)

(178)

$1,861 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA 19102

$1,605 and up

Studio-4 Beds1-3 Baths

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


$1,605 and up

Studio-4 Beds1-3 Baths
22
2

Philadelphia, PA 19102

$1,105 and up

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

Philadelphia, PA (Avenue of the Arts South, Center City...)

(2)

$1,105 and up

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath