Live the genteel life in Society Hill, where beautifully renovated Colonial homes exist in harmony with luxury high-rise buildings. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it’s one of Philadelphia’s oldest and most historic neighborhoods, with the largest concentration of original 18th and early 19th century architecture in the United States. From cobblestone streets to gorgeous Georgian and Federal-style brick row homes, the sense of history here is palpable.

While Society Hill is famous for having many of Philadelphia’s most coveted residential addresses, the neighborhood also offers numerous commercial attractions. Venerable antique stores rub shoulders with the trendy shops along Second Street and the craft fairs and farmers’ markets of historic Headhouse Square. Public spaces abound, from pocket parks to Penn’s Landing, home to riverside festivals, an ice skating rink and Philadelphia’s famed Fourth of July fireworks. Fine dining, nightlife and entertainment options are plentiful too, with easy access to theater, the Ritz cinemas and more.

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