Are you moving to Philadelphia to work at Jefferson Hospital? If so, this wonderful neighborhood will be where you work, hang out, eat, and meet with friends. Hopefully, you will consider calling it home, as well.
Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals occupy an eight-block area in Center City Philadelphia. An outstanding Italian Market is nearby, as are the trendy shops and restaurants of Rittenhouse and Midtown Village. To the east is one of the most historic areas in America, home to Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and a variety of parks and museums. A few blocks to the north are Chinatown and the Reading Terminal Market, the country’s first farmer’s market.
Jefferson Hospital is much more than a convenient place to work—it's also a beautiful, walkable neighborhood bursting with historic attractions, cultural amenities, affordable housing options and excellent schools. Close to other neighborhoods, boasting their own unique identities, Jefferson Hospital places you in the middle of it all, with a ton of choices when it comes to eating, drinking, and relaxing.
Jefferson Hospital consists mostly of condominiums. The condos vary from high-rise buildings to low-rise buildings, one to three bedrooms, some with parking some without. Many of the low-rise condo buildings are conversions, having been converted from the mansions they were originally built as and built into condominium unit. The few row-homes near Jefferson Hospital range from small 1,100 square foot two or three story homes up to larger 1,800 to 2,500 square foot developments with parking.
Jefferson Station serves as a transportation hub for SEPTA’s regional rail lines with service from the suburbs and Philadelphia International Airport. The elevated train — known as the El to locals — makes stops at 8th, 11th and 13th Streets along Market, while various SEPTA buses traverse the numbered streets between 8th and Broad Streets and along Market and Chestnut Streets. The subway blue line runs along Broad and PATC, New Jersey’s train to and from Philadelphia, has stops along 8th and Market Streets and 12th/13th and Locust Streets.
Jefferson Hospital lies within Market and Spruce Streets and 7th and 11th Streets.
Luxurious hotels like the DoubleTree by Hilton and The Ritz-Carlton are close by on the Avenue of the Arts. For a more intimate stay, check out The Morris House Hotel or the Alexander Inn. There are also plenty of Airbnb listings, if you want to stay in the neighborhood.
Jefferson Hospital is extremely pedestrian and bike friendly.
Don’t have a bike? Don’t worry! There are two Indego bike rental stations conveniently within the Rittenhouse area.
To be Jefferson Hospital area is to be among some of the greatest dining experiences in the city. Talula’s Garden has an ingredient specific concept, where everything is fresh and local. They have a daily market, where customers can grab and go and still support healthy lifestyles. The M Restaurant in the Morris Hotel delivers a quaint atmosphere paired with delicious American cuisine. The famous Midtown Diner on 11th street is perfect for a midnight snack or a lunch with friends.
Close to midtown, the Gayborhood, and Washington West, you will not be left wondering what to do on a Saturday night. Play old arcade games while enjoying cheap beer and awesome people at Dirty Frank’s, or hunker down with a big ol’ plate of sauerkraut and a pint of German ale at Brauhaus Schmitz. There are plenty of places for all kinds of occasions.
Close to Philadelphia's Antique Row, on Pine Street between Broad and Ninth Streets, this area is packed with charming storefronts. The small eclectic shopping district features vintage stores, handmade art and jewelry and, of course, antiques shops.
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