A tranquil neighborhood settled around a peaceful green space, Fitler offers a tree-lined sanctuary just steps from the lively areas of Center City. Named for Edwin Henry Fitler, a beloved Philadelphia mayor from the late 19th century, The Square is one of Philadelphia’s most picture-perfect spots. A leafy green space filled with whimsical sculptures around a Victorian fountain it offers a peaceful escape just steps from the rush of downtown.
The avenues surrounding the square—many charmingly narrow and cobblestoned—are lined with lovingly restored brick townhomes, modern upscale condos, lush gardens and leafy trees. With access to the Schuykill River Park’s paths and playground in conjunction with some of the best schools in the city, Fitler ranks among Philadelphia’s most family-friendly neighborhoods. However its walkability to Center City and a wide variety of hip coffee bars, casual bistros and a year-round farmers’ market make it popular with residents of all lifestyles.