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Pennsport

It's hotter near the water! This neighborhood boasts proximity to the Italian Market, Passyunk Square, and the Delaware River, where Piers are blossoming and the large box chain stores line Delaware Avenue which lends to its convenience.

At a Glance

BOUNDARIES

The boundaries of Pennsport are Passyunk Square in the West, Queen village in the North, the Delaware River in the East and Whitman in the South.

TRANSPORTATION

SEPTA buses run on Front Street, Moyamensing and Washington Avenues, Biking and walking are straightforward ways to get around.

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FURTHER READING

Overview

This area of South Philadelphia was once a heavily Irish American community. The Pennsport area includes the waterfront of Philadelphia, and the neighborhood has close ties to the industries that developed along the Delaware River. There are also many residential homes and apartments in the area.

This pocket of Philadephia that hugs Columbus Blvd. has been developing at a steady pace of the last few years. Known as one of Philadelphia’s oldest neighborhoods and the birthplace of The Mummers, Pennsport has seen a surge in new restaurants, bars and retail. Popular and hip spots such as The Industry, Gooey Looie’s, 2nd St. Brew House and Pho Saigon have made this area a go-to spot for foodies and beer snobs alike. Those looking for retail therapy will be happy to discover places such as Target, Marshall’s, Old Navy, Wal-Mart and more just a stone’s throw away. Although new businesses and an influx of people are moving in Pennsport still has the classic Philly neighborhood vibe.

Development is happening all around this quiet pocket of Philadelphia. Just off the main commercial corridor of Columbus Blvd., Pennsport is the classic Philadelphia rowhome neighborhood. In fact it’s actually one of the oldest neighborhoods in Philadelphia. Home to generations of local Philadelphians, many homes have been under ownership of the same family for decades. As for the housing market, being that Pennsport lies right below the well established neighborhood of Queen Village, the market has been strong. Combined, Pensport/Queen Village have a median listing price of a home $350K (as of January 2016) while the city’s median hovers around $190K according to public records.