Once a tough, blue-collar home to factory workers; Fishtown’s momentous influx of new residents has created a renaissance of great new bars, restaurants, music venues, studios and galleries. Newcomers integrating and collaborating with the neighborhood’s longtime residents sets Fishtown apart as one of Philadelphia’s most exciting neighborhoods; with a truly authentic feel that makes this community truly unique.
This classic working-class neighborhood, so named due to its history as an epicenter for the commercial shad-fishing industry, offers a colorful exception to the city’s gridded urban rule with its collection of narrow streets beset with modest row homes and independently owned businesses. To put it plainly, Fishtown is possibly the coolest neighborhood in Philadelphia; and has emerged as the city’s epicenter of local artistic, culinary and musical action.
North of Girard, south of Lehigh, east of Front and west of the Delaware River, Philly’s young creative class roots itself here with hopes to take ideas from gestation to reality. Like the neighboring Northern Liberties, Fishtown’s newer homes offer off-street parking while at the same time offering great access to public transportation via the SEPTA Market-Frankford elevated subway line at the Girard stop as well as the famous Route 15 Trolley Route, still stocked with 50+ year old streetcars and numerous bus routes. While few neighborhoods have changed as quickly and dynamically as Fishtown, this neighborhood is still made up by a strong community of families and small businesses who peacefully coexist with the surging arts-and-dining movement that has breathed new life and energy into the area.
From cocktail bars to dives, high-dining to quick-service stops, Fishtown has plenty to offer in the way of dining and entertainment. Even more unique to Fishtown are dive bars that have 5-star kitchens operating quietly therein. Examples of this are Murph’s Bar, where the kitchen is rented out to a master Chef from Puglia, Italy and Kosta’s; a dark bar offering pool tables with shot & a beer specials, owned by Greek Cousins who have an authentic menu serving late into the night.
This modern corner home, offers an open layout that has ample natural light. This home features unique architectural features, hardwood floors throughout the home, and t...
Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Preferred-Center City.
2428 E Lettery - an Almost NEW Contemporary 4 Bedroom, 3.5 bath Home in the heart of The Fab Fishtown Area with TWO CAR PARKING, Roof Deck, High End Finishes and MORE! >>...
Listing courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut.
Now is the time to get the perfect ~present~, and this top to bottom renovated Fishtown row is ready for you. Are you ready for a new kitchen, new walls, and ceilings, f...
Listing courtesy of Home Solutions Realty Group LLC.
Location, location location, welcome to Fishtown! This home is located in the most amazing location, perfect to experience all that this neighborhood has to offer. Mere s...
Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Philadelphia.
Spread out in this large 4 Br home in Fishtown location where there are often parking spots! Renovated in the mid 2000's. Original hardwood flooring, exposed brick, open ...
Listing courtesy of Compass Pennsylvania, LLC.
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