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Northern Liberties

This burgeoning vibrant & artistic urban landscape is growing by the minute. A magnet for design change & new construction, NoLibs is north of Spring garden & filled with hip restaurants, galleries & it’s pure energy in motion.

At a Glance

BOUNDARIES

North of Old City and is bordered by Girard Avenue to the north; Callowhill street to the south; North 6th Street to the west; and the Delaware River to the east.

TRANSPORTATION

SEPTA's Market-Frankford El, SEPTA's Trolley car running along Girard Avenue.

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Overview

If you could be a build the ideal neighborhood for the millennial crowd, more specifically young professionals, Northern Liberties would be it.

A red-hot neighborhood for over a decade this area of town has seen probably the biggest turn-around in the city. What was once a blighted section of town now is one of the most sought-after zip codes for potential home buyers. With the influx of youth in Northern Liberties over the years the vibe here has become vibrant, hip and artsy. There seems to be no sign of slowing down either. New residential construction seems to be happening on every block here. However, corporations have definitely taken notice which means Northern Liberties is also seeing growth in commercial business setting-up shop. Case in point the soon-to-be open 225,000 sq. ft. SoNo building, which will operate as a collaborative office space with amenities such as a cafe, gym and rooftop deck. This cool and trendy building is more of a microcosm of the Northern Liberties vibe.

A prime location and a bustling social scene make this spot idea for those looking to be in the mix. Old City and Center City are short ride away. Cabbing and even walking are an option as well but you would have little reason to leave this area considering the perks. If you’re looking for a social scene, Northern Liberties has it in spades. Diver bars with live music such as Ortliebs are a fixture here. For family fun, date nights or night out with the friends, North Bowl is always a great time. If you enjoy crowds and a festive atmosphere than The Piazza at Schmidts is a hub of bars, restaurants, shops with an over sized video screen that broadcasts top sporting events. Looking to relax a little? Maybe joining Philly’s premier pool club at North Shore will do the trick. Featuring private cabanas and hip atmosphere in the heart of Northern Liberties. Add in the small boutiques, gyms and catering halls and you have enough perks to never have to leave this place.

The current average home value in Philadelphia is $118,046 and the average home price in the state of Pennsylvania is currently at $179,351 according to the National Association of Realtors. Now get this, the average home price in Norther Liberties is $251,250. That puts it at $167 per sq. ft. So what makes this area so special? Well the housing boom here was authentic. Where most areas may have all the characteristics of a potential thriving market, Northern Liberties delivered. Now this area is one of the most desired neighborhoods. The proximity to Center City, Fishtown and major highways makes it simple to commute to any part of the city. Add the the thriving commercial business, restaurants, bars and entertainment and you’ll be hard pressed to find another neighborhood with the same balance and sustainability.