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  • Bella Vista

    Bella Vista, Italian for "beautiful sight", is a [[Neighborhoods| neighborhood]] in the South Philadelphia section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is bounded approximately by South Street to the north, Washington Avenue to the south, 6th Street to the …

  • Center City

    Center City, or Downtown, Philadelphia includes the Central Business District, and central [[neighborhoods]] of Philadelphia. It is the third most populous downtown in the United States. Center City is home to most of Philadelphia's tallest buildings, …

  • Chinatown

    Chinatown is a predominantly Asian American [[neighborhoods|neighborhood]] north of [[Center City]]. While similar in concept to the "Chinatowns" of many major U.S. cities, this ethnic enclave possesses a great deal of distinctly Philadelphian …

  • Fairmount

    Fairmount is a [[neighborhoods|neighborhood]] in the North Philadelphia area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The name "Fairmount" itself derives from the prominent hill on which the Philadelphia Museum of Art now sits, and where William Penn originally …

  • Kensington

    Kensington is a [[neighborhoods|neighborhood]] located between the Near Northeast section of Philadelphia and North Philadelphia. The area modernly referred to as "Kensington" is more of a section of smaller sub-neighborhoods than a clearly defined area. …

  • North Philly

    In past decades, North Philadelphia was hit hard by economic decline. The majority of North Philadelphia's residents are African Americans and Hispanic Americans. Despite its wealth of history, schools, cultural sites, parkland, architecture, and other …

  • Northern Liberties

    In recent years, Northern Liberties has become something of small enclave of young professionals, students, artists, and design professionals. Large improvement and genrification projects have also been undertaken recently, causing a large jump in …

  • Old City

    Old City (sometimes misspelled "Olde City") is a [[neighborhoods|neighborhood]] 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 …

  • Society Hill

    Society Hill is an affluent [[neighborhoods|neighborhood]] loosely defined as bounded by Walnut, Lombard, Front and 8th Streets, contains the largest concentration of original 18th- and early 19th-century architecture of any place in the United States. …

  • Spring Garden

    Spring Garden is a [[neighborhoods|neighborhood]] bordering [[Center City]] to the north. Sites: [[:second-chances | Second Chances]]

  • Queen Village

    Queen Village is a [[neighborhoods|neighborhood]] in South Philadelphia just south of the [[Center City]] district. It is bounded approximately by Lombard Street to the north, Washington Avenue to the south, the Delaware River to the east, and 6th Street …

  • West Philly

    West Philly is generally considered to reach from the western shore of the Schuylkill River, to City Line Avenue to the northwest, Cobbs Creek to the southwest, and the SEPTA R3 Media-Elwyn line to the south. The [[neighborhoods|neighborhood]] contains …

  • Southwest Philly

    Southwest Philadelphia can be described as extending from the western side of the Schuylkill River to the city line, with the SEPTA R3 Media-Elwyn line serving as the northern border. Today, the R3 tracks are the most common reference dividing Southwest …