Stretching out from one of the five original green space parks planned by city founder William Penn in the 17th century, the neighborhood of Rittenhouse is one of Philadelphia’s most desirable. Rittenhouse Square itself is a leafy oasis amid the high-rise condos, graceful brick townhouses, and trendy restaurants and boutiques that set the tone for this swanky district.
According to James Price, a Realtor with Keller Williams, “If you want to live in the center of it all, and are prepared to pay for it, there is no better neighborhood to call home than Rittenhouse Square.” He cites new gyms, yoga and spin studios, and vegan and juice bars as evidence that this traditionally conservative, blue-blooded neighborhood has been evolving to meet the expectations of health-conscious, younger residents.
If you want to live in Rittenhouse, however, it will cost you. The median sale price of a single family home is $699,000, while the median sale price of a condo is $438,000.