Affectionately called SoSo, G-Ho, South of South, and Southwest Center City, Graduate Hospital is one of Center City’s hottest neighborhoods, with unique residential character and a growing number of great shops and restaurants. Residents prize its ultra-convenient location, with Rittenhouse Square and the Center City skyline mere blocks to the north and University City institutions—including CHOP, the University of Pennsylvania, and Drexel University—just a hop, skip and jump across the Schuykill via the newly restored South Street Bridge.

The South Street West commercial corridor radiates energy, with hip coffee shops, outdoor cafés, ethnic eateries and eclectic boutiques all along this main artery. And there’s an outstanding range of residential options, from historic, restored brick rowhomes—many dating to the 19th and early 20th centuries—to the luxury condos and townhomes of Naval Square, the former U.S. Naval Asylum building that’s been transformed into a 20-acre private haven of classic architecture and world-class amenities. Graduate Hospital is also among Philadelphia’s most family-friendly neighborhoods, with a wealth of old and new single family homes, access to some of the city’s best schools, the Schuykill River Park’s pathways and play spaces, and an active community organization.

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