Old City

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A neighborhood that is very So-Ho in its appeal. Only recently as a residential neighborhood, Old City boasts some of the towns most unique attraction. A wonderful mix of residential and commercial settings, many factories have been converted into unusual, yet very desirable living spaces. The nightlife in Old City is hopping…..trendy shops and restaurants have found their way into this “hip” neighborhood. Just Steps Away from the Delaware River.

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Old City (sometimes misspelled "Olde City") is a neighborhood in Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the area near the Delaware River where William Penn and the Quakers first settled. To tourists, it is best known as the site of Elfreth's Alley, the Betsy Ross House, and many of Philadelphia's other historic sites.

The Old City District occupies several blocks between Front and Sixth Streets, bounded by Vine Street to the north and Walnut Street to the south. The Philadelphia Almanac and Citizens' Manual gives a larger set of boundaries to the Old City area, defined as the area within Spring Garden Street, 4th Street, the Delaware River, and Walnut Street. The Old City Redevelopment Area is bound by Vine Street, the Delaware River, Lombard Street and 7th Street.

It is one of the city's popular nightlife destinations for young adults, with a handful of lounges, and trendy restaurants mostly along the three blocks from 3rd and Market streets to Front and Chestnut streets. The popular monthly First Friday event features "open houses" by many neighborhood art galleries. Landmark Theatres operates three "Ritz" movie theaters in the area, specializing in art films.

Neighborhood Highlights

* An eclectic mix of historic landmarks and factories converted to lofts
* Fashionable restaurants, cafes and art galleries
* A wide variety of condos, from studios to spacious lofts