Welcome to Philadelphia - City of Passion, Warmth, and Pride
Philadelphia has long been known as the “City of Brotherly Love”, and while that nickname is derived from the literal meaning of the city’s name in Greek, it is most certainly an accurate description of the warmth, passion and pride that this city and its residents exude. Philadelphia is by-and-large a city of neighborhoods, and Philadelphians are among the most neighborly you’ll find anywhere.
Philadelphia is also a city of art, food, history and culture and has recently begun attracting more and more people to settle in its metropolitan area. It is now the fifth largest city in America and is considered the economic and cultural center of the Delaware Valley. Originally founded in 1682 by William Penn, today Philadelphia is a thriving urban destination that provides a wealth of opportunities to those who call it home.
Philadelphia’s Diverse Neighborhoods
Philadelphia is home to over 1.5 million people living in a wide range of neighborhoods, each with its own unique qualities and charm. No matter what your lifestyle, Philadelphia certainly has a neighborhood to fit your needs - whether you are looking for a quiet, family-friendly area with a suburban atmosphere or crave the excitement and culture found in the vibrant heart of downtown.
Here’s a quick look at Philadelphia’s most popular areas to live.
Art Museum – This neighborhood surrounds the city’s largest museum complex and features historic luxury homes as well as an eclectic array of boutiques and restaurants. Bella Vista – Located just south of downtown, this tightly-knit residential community is also home to the famous Italian Market as well as many small shops and cafes. Callowhill – This former industrial zone now boasts a large percentage of loft-style housing units and has attracted a residential population of young professionals and artists due to its cosmopolitan flair. Chinatown – Known for its predominantly Asian population, Chinatown residents enjoy conveniently located condos and townhomes nestled among some of the area’s finest ethnic cuisine and shopping. East Falls – Situated on the northwest side of the city, East Falls attracts some of Philadelphia’s most famous residents due to the availability of historic luxury homes, some of which lie on the banks of the Schuylkill River. Fishtown – With its lively nightlife and convenient proximity to downtown and several schools, this northeastern neighborhood of the city attracts artists and students and is largely residential. Fitler Square – With its lovely green spaces and central park, Fitler Square is home to luxury homes and numerous shops and restaurants and attracts a large student population due to the close proximity of several schools and downtown. Girard Estate – Named for Stephen Girard, one of the earliest merchants in the area, this neighborhood offers the finest of Philadelphia real estate in a wide range of historic styles. Graduate Hospital – This coveted area surrounding the hospital of the same name boasts luxury homes close to downtown. Manayunk – Recent gentrification has turned this northwestern neighborhood into a vibrant community popular with middle class professionals. Northern Liberties – Strategically sited just north of the City Center, Northern Liberties has become one of the most desirable areas for residential and commercial real estate development and features row houses, condos, apartments and luxury homes. Old City – One of the most historically important areas of the country, Old City is home to luxury estates and historic sites that are close to the City Center. Packer Park – A planned community that dates back to the 1950s, this esteemed neighborhood in South Philadelphia features luxury homes and townhomes. Pennsport – This long-standing community of South Philadelphia is home to a large group of Irish Americans and features historic structures, luxury homes and tree-lined streets. Powelton Village – Victorian homes characterize this neighborhood on the west side of Philadelphia which has been designated a national historic district. Queen Village – Often referred to as Philadelphia’s “First Neighborhood”, Queen Village is a largely residential area with a diverse array of housing available. Rittenhouse Square – With a history dating back to 1683, the neighborhood around the square is comprised of luxury homes, condo towers, upscale apartments, high class hotels, cultural institutions, fantastic restaurants and retail establishments. Society Hill – Luxury homes, historic townhomes and modern high rise residential towers on tree-lined streets make Society Hill the finest neighborhood in Philadelphia for real estate value. South Philadelphia – With its diverse population of immigrants and affordable real estate, South Philadelphia is a bustling neighborhood that residents enjoy bragging about. University City – Located across the Schuylkill River from downtown, this neighborhood surrounds the Ivy League University of Pennsylvania and features a vibrant blend of real estate, businesses and residents attracted by the close proximity of the school. Washington Square West – Quickly becoming one of the hottest neighborhoods in Philadelphia, this eclectic community has convenient access to downtown and an interesting mix of shops and restaurants.
Let the McCann Team Work for You
There is no team that is better equipped or more prepared to help you buy or sell a home in Philadelphia! We love our city and are excited to share our in-depth knowledge of all its wonderfully diverse neighborhoods with you. Whether you are looking for a single family home in South Philly or want to sell your luxury condo in Rittenhouse Square, the McCann Team has the resources and expertise that are essential for success in the Philadelphia real estate market.
The McCann Team was one of the first real estate teams in Philadelphia, and we have been honored throughout the years with many of the top awards in our field. We have a history of consistently closing deals and we are constantly growing and adding new members to our team. Our biggest commitment is to providing you with the highest level of service and creating a relationship that will last for years to come.
Mike McCann – the Real Estate Man
A native of Philadelphia, Mike McCann is passionate about his city and loves to share that with people. He is a graduate of the Temple Real Estate Institute and has been a top-selling realtor with Prudential Fox & Roach REALTORS for over 26 years. He has closed over $1.3 billion in sales in the last 13 years and has been the recipient of numerous local and national awards and honors, including more Top Selling Awards by the Philadelphia Board of Realtors than anyone in its 100 year history. He is considered to be in the top 1/10 of one percent of all REALTORS nationwide each year.