River Wards, Philadelphia, PA

River Wards Neighborhood Guide Philadelphia, PA

About

The River Wards neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a culturally rich and diverse area situated along the Delaware River. It encompasses several smaller neighborhoods including Fishtown, Kensington, and Port Richmond, each with its own distinctive charm. The area is crisscrossed by main thoroughfares such as Aramingo Avenue, Delaware Avenue, and Frankford Avenue, providing easy access to the rest of the city.

What You Will Love About River Wards, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • River Wards boasts a vibrant arts scene, with many galleries, studios, and live music venues.
  • The area offers an array of dining options, from cozy cafes to trendy restaurants.
  • The neighborhood's proximity to the Delaware River provides ample opportunities for waterfront activities.

What's Nearby

River Wards is conveniently located near the heart of Philadelphia, providing easy access to the city's downtown area. It's also just a stone's throw away from the beautiful Penn Treaty Park and the bustling SugarHouse Casino.

The Rental Market

The rental market in River Wards is relatively competitive. Over the past twelve months, the average rent for a one-bedroom apartment was $1,675. The prices ranged from a minimum average of $1,445 to a maximum average of $1,695, indicating a healthy and vibrant real estate market.

Rental Price Stability

The rental prices in River Wards have been stable. The standard deviation of the average price is $65.37, indicating that prices don't fluctuate wildly and remain relatively consistent.

Lifestyle

The lifestyle in River Wards is diverse and vibrant, reflecting the neighborhood's rich cultural mix. The area is known for its lively arts scene, diverse food offerings, and recreational opportunities along the Delaware River. The neighborhood embodies a unique blend of urban living along with a community feel, making it a desirable destination for many.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 404 restaurants, 83 grocery stores, and 44 parks within a mile of the River Wards neighborhood.

  • GROCERY
    Czerw's Polish Kielbasa

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Butcher, Grocery Store, Meat and Seafood Store

    0.1 miles

    3370 Tilton St

  • GROCERY
    Ontario Food Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Gourmet Store, Grocery Store

    0.1 miles

    2568 E Ontario St

  • GROCERY
    R & R Produce

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Fruit and Vegetable Store, Grocery Store

    0.4 miles

    2344 E Allegheny Ave

  • GROCERY
    Wilson Famous Blue Ribbon Meats

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Butcher, Grocery Store, Meat and Seafood Store

    0.6 miles

    2325 E Venango St

  • SHOPPING
    Autopol

    Retail, Warehouse or Wholesale Store

    0.6 miles

    3557 Weikel St

  • GROCERY
    Jaquez Food Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.6 miles

    2301 E Clearfield St

River Wards Apartments and Rentals

898 Rental properties in River Wards, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Avant property

    $1,390+

    Avant

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    355–835 Sqft

    10+ Units Available

  • The Piazza property

    Contact for Price

    The Piazza

    1–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    Contact for Availability

  • Piazza Alta property

    $1,895+

    Piazza Alta

    Studio–3 Beds • 1–4 Baths

    450–2080 Sqft

    10+ Units Available

  • Dwell 2nd Street property

    $1,720+

    Dwell 2nd Street

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    460–1261 Sqft

    3 Units Available

  • 101 Oxford property

    $1,454+

    101 Oxford

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    606–1194 Sqft

    10+ Units Available

  • Views At Fishtown property

    Contact for Price

    Views At Fishtown

    1–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    475–655 Sqft

    10+ Units Available

Cost of Living

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CategoryCompare to State Avg.Compare to National Avg.
housing
2.8%
2.3%
utilities
3.3%
8.6%
food
1.8%
2.5%
transportation
0%
7.6%
healthcare
0%
7%

River Wards Demographics

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River Wards Reviews

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  • Near Grocery Stores

    Yes

    Say 12 of 17 renters

  • Near Schools

    Yes

    Say 12 of 17 renters

  • Good Place To Raise A Family

    Yes

    Say 12 of 17 renters

  • Mostly Older Buildings

    No

    Say 11 of 17 renters

  • Nearby Parks

    Yes

    Say 11 of 17 renters

  • Area Has Litter

    No

    Say 10 of 17 renters

River Wards Transportation

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Philadelphia Regional Port Authority

Other

3460 N Delaware Ave

Aramingo & Lehigh Avenues

Other

2699 Aramingo Ave

SEPTA MFL Tioga Station

Train Stop

3500 Kensington Ave

Source: foursquare.com

River Wards Schools

Neighborhoods Around River Wards

NeighborhoodStudioAvg RentAnnual Change
RichmondNeighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania$750--
Center CityNeighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania$1,322
10%
FishtownNeighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania$1,450
9%
Old CityNeighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania$1,475
15%
Northern LibertiesNeighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania$1,970
24%
Lower NorthNeighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania$1,300
7%
KensingtonNeighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania$962
13%
Port RichmondNeighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania----
Washington Square WestNeighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania$1,095
13%
Rittenhouse SquareNeighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania$1,475
4%
Logan SquareNeighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania$1,709
3%
North CentralNeighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania$960
2%
BrewerytownNeighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania$1,200
14%
East KensingtonNeighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania$995
9%
West KensingtonNeighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania$1,338--
Avenue of the Arts SouthNeighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania$1,135
11%
HartranftNeighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania$850
6%
Upper North PhiladelphiaNeighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania$850
3%
Spring GardenNeighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania$1,275
21%
Society HillNeighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania$1,375
2%
Queen VillageNeighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania$1,050
22%
Upper North DistrictNeighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania$1,087
11%
FrancisvilleNeighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania$1,550
72%
Avenue of the Arts NorthNeighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania$1,500
9%
Center City WestNeighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania$1,300
18%
Old KensingtonNeighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania$1,524
8%
Bella VistaNeighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania$1,150
15%
Near Northeast PhiladelphiaNeighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania$990
4%
ChinatownNeighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania$1,300--
Oxford CircleNeighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania$1,355--
CallowhillNeighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania$1,870
2%
OlneyNeighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania----
Penn's LandingNeighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania----
Strawberry MansionNeighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania$1,300
2%
TiogaNeighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania$850--
North DelawareNeighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania----
Fairmount - Art MuseumNeighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania$1,450
4%