Channeling the energy of Center City and the elegance of Society Hill, lively Washington Square offers a wide variety of charming residential properties and some of the best shopping and dining in the city.
Its namesake park—one of William Penn’s original five city squares—is a leafy urban oasis nestled in one of Philadelphia’s loveliest residential districts. Narrow cobblestone streets, antique street lamps and colonial flags abound in the surrounding neighborhood, which features a beautiful mix of two, three and four-story rowhouses, mid-rise apartments, luxury condominiums, and breathtaking Greek revival mansions.
With one of the city’s most vibrant shopping districts, Washington Square is a hub of commercial activity as well, with vintage boutiques and galleries sprinkled amongst institutions like Jewelers Row—America’s oldest diamond district—and Antiques Row centered along the stretch of Pine Street between Broad and 9th. The historic Walnut Street Theater–the oldest continually operating theater in the country–hosts the latest blockbusters from Broadway, and you can scarcely walk a block without encountering some of the city’s best cafés and restaurants, from favorites by Stephen Starr and Jose Garces to a multitude of hip new spots in Midtown Village.