Steady and sustainable. That's Brewerytown, a quiet, mostly residential neighborhood bordered by Cecil B. Moore Avenue to the north and Fairmount Park and 25th Street on either side.
While East Passyunk Avenue and Fishtown boomed — much to the media's attention — Brewerytown grew slowly and quietly into the city's best-kept secret, far from tourist destinations and industrial-chic BYOB brunch spots.
But that's where you'll find little-known quirks locals seem keen on keeping secret: hip food trucks turned brick-and-mortar, the birthplace of modern graffiti, some darn good soul food, a brewery and brewpub and one of the city's best (and few remaining) record stores.
Looking for the next best place to be? Keep reading for three must-see digs in this humble 'hood.
For $600,000, this stunning four-bedroom Victorian could be yours. Recently fully renovated, this home features vast outdoor space with a wooden deck, smartly used indoor space with soaring ceilings, and wet bar and open kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a bar counter, backsplash and abundant storage. But you might never leave the master bedroom, which features a massive walk-in closet with custom shelving and racks, and an en suite bathroom with a stall shower that has multijet and steam functions.
Just a block from Fairmount Park and a quick walk to Fairmount Avenue, this home offers sprawling suburban luxury with city convenience.
Built in 1925, this home combines historical and modern. The completely rehabbed 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom rowhome features exposed brick, hardwood floors, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. At $189,900, this place won't break the bank, but still puts you in the middle of the action, only two blocks from the bustling West Girard Avenue.
If Victorian architecture just feels too old, this unique property might be just right. The fully renovated corner property features three bedrooms and an open floor plan that prioritizes natural light. Just below Master Street on 26th, Athletic Square Park is hardly a block away and the Brewerytown Garden is just beyond that.
Get ready to entertain here: A back patio has more than enough space for friends and family to grill or just hang out, and the partially finished basement with a bathroom can handle the party inside.
Upstairs, each bedroom has large closets for storage, and the master features a walk-in and en suite bathroom with a large vanity and walk-in shower.