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Powelton Village Contains Lovely Homes

Powelton Village is a residential district in the western portion of Philadelphia.  The luxury homes to be found here mostly are date back to the Victorian Era.  Many are twin homes reflecting the fact that real estate here has long been too valuable to allow for large lots with single homes.  The area has been designated a national historic district that includes part of University City.  North to south, the zone runs from Market St. to Spring Garden St.  East to west, it extends from 32nd St to 40th St.

The name Powelton Village comes from the Powel Family who were Welsh colonialists who owned large amounts of property in the area.

Trolley lines connected this locale to downtown Philadelphia in the late 1800’s.  The real estate here became a prime spot to erect luxury homes for the industrial tycoons who built factories in Philadelphia.

The luster started to fade from the area in the 1920’s.  By the 40’s, the district was largely low income.  The area along Market St. was called the “Bottom” after the gang of toughs that blighted the community.

In the 60’s, the district attracted members of the counter culture.  A tradition of political activism developed which persists to this day.

Many Historic Homes and Buildings Found Here

Powelton has a multitude of buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Such buildings include the following: the Frederick a Poth House, the Powelton House, the Bell Telephone Exchange, and the John Shedwick Development House.

Lancaster Ave. forms the commercial heart of the district.  The stretch between 35th and 37th Sts. Is filled with shops, restaurants, and retail establishments.  Business benefits from the large number of students who reside near by.  They frequent such popular eating places as Village Pizza, Mad Greeks, and Powelton Pizza.  There are also a number of Mexican and Thai restaurants as well as other ethnic cuisine.

Victorian Homes Highly Sought After

Among the most prized forms of real estate to be found here are the Victorian twin houses.  Some of these serve as single family luxury homes.  Others have been subdivided into apartments.  Row houses, apartment buildings, and detached homes can also be found here.

Powelton Village has an abundance of trees many of which are stately specimens that have been in place for a very long time.  There are also gardens maintained by residents of the community.  This makes for a pleasing environment that can appear quite bucolic for being so close to the city center.

Homes values are high as a result.  Many professionals live in the area attracted by the beauty and convenience afforded by easy access to shopping areas and numerous medical and educational institutions.  Drexel University owns property at the southern end and uses it for student housing.  Many row houses are within easy walking distance of the university.  Loss of sight lines led to an ordinance restricting height limitations of new buildings.  Powelton Village is determined to maintain real estate standards that befit luxury homes.

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Powelton Village Just Listed Homes

717 N 41ST STREET
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 19,900 1 1
1,790 Sq. Ft.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 19,900
717 N 41ST STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
Rowtownhouse
1
1
1,790 s.f.
Investors seeking a lucrative opportunity to rehab two multi-unit buildings, 715-717 N 41st Street is the project for you! Invest in a spacious 4 unit building boasting over 1800 square feet with a huge side and rear yard and in close proximity to bustling Lancaster and Fairmount Avenues with an additional multi unit shell attached.. 715 N 41st is a three story, four unit , all with separate electric meters that additionally features some newer windows. 717 N 41st is a total shell in need of rehab, and you should exercise caution when in the property as the flooring maybe dangerous. This is tremendous investment/ rehab opportunity to turn these fixer-upper's into an extremely profitable rate of return! Rents are high in the neighborhood, and these buildings lend themselves perfectly for student or low income housing.
4218 PENNSGROVE STREET
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 35,000 3 1
986 Sq. Ft.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 35,000
4218 PENNSGROVE STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
Rowtownhouse
3
1
986 s.f.
Freshly painted 3 bedroom 1 bath townhome ready for a new owner. Sale is contingent upon Orphan's court approval. Sold AS IS without any warranties or representations.
525 N 36TH STREET
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 145,320 4 1
1,260 Sq. Ft.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 145,320
525 N 36TH STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
Rowtownhouse
4
1
1,260 s.f.
Looking for an investment property or home in "Powelton Village"? This home is located on 36th street just a half block away from Spring Garden street, close to DREXEL University and the University of Penn campuses. Student housing is in surrounding area. This Powelton Village home is 3 stories, 1,260 sqft and features 4 spacious bedrooms, one bath, living room, dining room and kitchen. Home is being sold "AS IS" and does need repairs and updates. Owner will not make any repairs. Buyer responsible for U & O and any other CITY CERTIFICATIONS. All offers will be presented that are accompanied by an AOS with deposit. No letters of Intent.
4236 WALLACE STREET
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 34,000 3 1
800 Sq. Ft.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 34,000
4236 WALLACE STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
Rowtownhouse
3
1
800 s.f.
Short Sale investor special! This 3 bedroom 1 bath rowhouse is located in the Haverford North community of West Philadelphia and needs TLC. All fair offers will be considered.
636 N 39TH STREET
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 50,000 0 0
1,188 Sq. Ft.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 50,000
636 N 39TH STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
SemiDetached
0
0
1,188 s.f.
There is new construction all around this area. Property is a shell being being sold " as is" use extreme caution, take flashlight. Daytime showings are recommended. Owner prefers to sell as a package with 638 North 39th Street MLS# 6617134. This is a two storied building and a fast growing location.
322 N PRESTON STREET
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 268,990 5 3
2,060 Sq. Ft.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 268,990
322 N PRESTON STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
Rowtownhouse
5
3
2,060 s.f.
Legally zoned and fully occupied triplex brings good opportunity for investor or owner occupant buyer to live in one and rent out the other 2 units. Large front porch and backyard. First floor unit#1 with 2 bedrooms has access to the basement and backyard. 2nd floor unit #2 has 2 large bedrooms and a living room with closet in bedrooms. 3rd floor unit #3 has 1 large bedroom and a living room. Owner pays for water and tenant pays for their own utiltiy bills. Seperate electric meters. Seperate circuit breaker box in each unit. Close to Upenn, Drexel University, CHOP and the Science Center. Convenient to public transportation, shopping and dinning area.
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