Offering a unique blend of the historic and the cosmopolitan, Queen Village exudes throwback charm while epitomizing 21st century urban living. One of the oldest residential areas in Philadelphia, Queen Village’s roots stretch back to the 18th century. Its eclectic mix of small retailers, restaurants and hip coffee shops provide a balance of lively energy day and night. This riverfront neighborhood is also known for some of the best shopping in South Philadelphia. Genteel Society Hill and the South Street commercial corridor are just a short walk away, as is world-famous Fabric Row—the oldest fabric row in the country—and the vibrant Italian Market, two of Philadelphia’s most storied shopping areas.
Public resources are also plentiful, from highly-ranked schools (William M. Meredith) to outstanding community spaces such as Mario Lanza Park, a lovingly-maintained meeting place for families, civic groups and dog lovers. Lovely 18th and 19th century brick rowhomes and modern townhouses line narrow, tree-canopied streets creating a peaceful residential vibe. Those looking for a historic district with modern verve that’s easy on the eyes will find it in Queen Village.