The results are in, and it is, in fact, hip to be square.
East Passyunk Square, that is, which commercial real estate company Cushman & Wakefield named Philly's coolest neighborhood in its 2016 "Cool Streets" report.
This isn’t really news. East Passyunk has been exploding on the restaurant and bar scene for some time. Way back in 2013, Food & Wine magazine named East Passyunk Avenue one of the Top 10 foodie streets in the U.S. Old mainstays, like Dolphin Tavern and Cantina Los Caballitos, keep the neighborhood familiar, while newcomers, like Philly Mag’s Best Restaurant winner Laurel, help it stay fresh.
Want to be close to all the action? Keep reading for the three sweetest digs at the Square.
Enter this newly renovated townhome through stained-glass double front doors, and into a huge living room with a gas fireplace. An open layout gives way to a formal dining room and a modernized kitchen with updated appliances and a breakfast bar. At $750,000, this four-bed, three-bath home boasts a game room, movie theater, Jacuzzi tubs, generously sized walk-in closets and a dedicated parking spot.
Less than a block from both East Passyunk Avenue and South Broad Street, this townhome is nothing if not conveniently located. Granite countertops, a tile backsplash, pantry, French-door refrigerator and an eat-in breakfast area are perfect for any amateur or professional chef, and the oversized backyard patio and space for entertaining make this spot great for your guests, too. For $400,000, be close to all the action with this four-bed, two-bath home.
Live in the 21st century with this "smart" purchase.
This $299,900, four-bedroom, three-bathroom house is decked out in tech. An iPad mini controlls lighting, heating and front-door security. It won't cook you dinner, but the galley-style kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances makes that an easy chore. Three full floors, boasting exposed brick and hardwood floors, offer more than enough space for you, the kids and your visitors, or head to the backyard with plenty of space for entertaining or relaxing.