Among Philadelphia’s up and coming residential neighborhoods, none has enjoyed as meteoric a rise in the past few years as Passyunk Square. More and more Philadelphians are discovering this buzzing area (pronounced “pashunk”) that’s brimming with spacious row homes, attractive trinities and enticingly modern new constructions.
In tune with its growing residential profile, Passyunk Square’s experienced an equivalent influx of commercial development, with trend-setting boutiques, gourmet food markets and a thriving restaurant scene that’s attracting national notice—Food & Wine magazine recently named East Passyunk Avenue one of its “10 Best Foodie Streets in America.”
Bounded by Broad Street to the west, 6th Street to the east, Washington to the north and Tasker to the south, Passyunk Square is well situated near the Broad Street subway line and also offers easy access to I-95. Hip East Passyunk Avenue is the neighborhood’s hub, running diagonally from Broad Street through South Philadelphia to Queen Village. Attractions along the way range from the Sinatra-crooning “Singing Fountain” to Columbus Square Park to the sizzling grills of cheesesteak rivals Geno’s and Pat’s King of Steaks.