Hottest and Most Desirable Neighborhoods in Philadelphia

Hottest and Most Desirable Neighborhoods in Philadelphia

Hottest and Most Desirable Neighborhoods in Philadelphia

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Hottest and Most Desirable Neighborhoods in PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia, PA - Looking for a home in one of Philadelphia's most desirable neighborhoods? Consider one of these ho Philadelphia zip codes.  These areas are popular with first-time homebuyers and have some of the city's best schools. They also boast a variety of cultural, religious, and recreational activities.

Grays Ferry

Grays Ferry is an expanding neighborhood with exciting nightlife. It's currently affordable, but in a few years, it will likely be one of the most affluent neighborhoods in the city.  This neighborhood is ideal for creative types who want to be near the action but are also not afraid of the city's rising prices. The Philadelphia real estate market is booming. In the past year, home values in Philadelphia increased by 2.1%. The median home sale price in the city was $217,000, which is a record high. This trend has led to the development of some unexpected areas.

The 19146 zip code, which includes Point Breeze and Grays Ferry, has been one of the fastest-growing areas in Philadelphia. Philadelphia real estate agents have named it one of the five hottest zip codes in the city.

East Mt. Airy

East Mount Airy is a desirable neighborhood near Philadelphia, PA. It has a diverse population, and it is highly educated. 37% of households are without children. The area is also exceptionally quiet. It has a relatively short commute to work, about 35 minutes. The neighborhood offers several transportation options.

The area's real estate is comprised mainly of medium and large homes. Residents in the Mount Airy neighborhood are a mix of owners and renters. Approximately 55 percent of Mount Airy homes are attached to the neighborhood.


With its mix of Victorian homes, lofts, and rowhouses, Manayunk has a small-town feel. The town is also home to the famous Manayunk Wall, which punishes bikers in an annual race. Main Street is lined with chic eateries, boutiques, and galleries. The area is also home to several boisterous bars, evoking the town's Lenape name.

While many residents work in central Philadelphia, others own retail businesses in Manayunk. The largest employer is the headquarters of PaperWorks, a recycled paper company.


The Fairmount neighborhood of Philadelphia is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the city. Located 2.9 miles northwest of downtown Philadelphia, Fairmount is a relatively compact neighborhood. It is surrounded by the areas of Brewerytown, East Park, Francisville, Sharswood, Spring Garden, and East Parkside. Fairmount is a relatively walkable neighborhood, and public transportation is excellent. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority serves Fairmount, and Penn's Landing transit line runs to Center City.

Fairmount is home to 9,246 residents and has a mixed demographic. About 68% of the area's residents are Caucasian, while the remainder is Black, Asian, and Hispanic. This diversity translates to a diverse neighborhood with a wide range of cultures. In addition, residents enjoy a healthy mix of local shopping opportunities and great restaurants.

University City

Located just across the Schuylkill River from Center City, University City is a hotbed of commercial activity and educational innovation.  It recently sprouted skyscrapers, including the massive, multi-tower Schuylkill Yards redevelopment project. It is also home to numerous parks, theaters, and restaurants.

As home prices in Center City have skyrocketed over the past few years, developers are finding better deals in bordering neighborhoods. Once overlooked by developers because of crime and deterioration, these areas have recently experienced a rapid rise in home prices.


Conshohocken is a suburb of Philadelphia that is 15 miles from downtown Philadelphia and is located right on I-76. It is a popular commuter community with a thriving restaurant and bar scene. Approximately 8,000 people live in the area. The area has a cosmopolitan and suburban vibe, making it a popular place for young professionals to live. It also has two SEPTA regional commuter rail stations. Residents can travel to Center City in less than half an hour by train.

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