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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

4300 SPRUCE STREET #A302
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 354,000 2 2/2
974 Sq. Ft.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 354,000
4300 SPRUCE STREET #A302 | Philadelphia, PA 19104
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
Condo
2
2/2
974 s.f.
Bright and sunny two bedroom, two bath condo located in the well sought after gated community 4300 Spruce condos. This prime layout unit features plenty of windows including a french door style window which opens into a beautiful courtyard. Inside the 6 year old condo you will find high end finishes and a highly functional layout. The kitchen has granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, huge pantry space, and a large sit-up island/breakfast bar. Both bedrooms are ample size, including the master bedroom which includes a master bathroom with a granite vanity. Throughout the unit you will find no lack of closest/storage space. Also, you will find a small balcony/fire escape off the kitchen, perfect for morning coffee. The location is prime university city, easy walk to local hospitals, University of Penn, and all the hottest new restaurants and entertainment spots! Tax abatement through 2018!
4317 LUDLOW STREET
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 225,000 3 1/1
1,260 Sq. Ft.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 225,000
4317 LUDLOW STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
Rowtownhouse
3
1/1
1,260 s.f.
Here's a fantastic opportunity to get into the University City market. Rehabbed within the past 10 years, this three-bedroom plus den house would make a great investment property or starter home. The location perfectly splits the difference between the Drexel and UPenn campuses and is close to the 40th St el station. The first floor, tiled throughout and awash in natural light, features an eat-in kitchen, spacious living room, cute half bath, den (or fourth bedroom) and access to a huge yard. The second floor offers three good-sized bedrooms with plenty of closet space, a large ceramic tiled bathroom and a linen closet. Rarely found central air and a full basement with laundry, a sump pump and plenty of storage complete the picture. This house is a short stroll to local favorites like Honest Tom's Taco Shop, Local 44, Green Line Caf~, Saad's, Manakeesh, to name just a few--and check out student-hosted dinners at the Restaurant School right around the corner.
3916 PENNSGROVE STREET
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 21,900 3 1
1,415 Sq. Ft.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 21,900
3916 PENNSGROVE STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
Rowtownhouse
3
1
1,415 s.f.
INVESTOR ALERT! Shell in need of clean out and rehab. Prime location just outside of center city, close to universities, major highways and Philadelphia Zoo. Can be split into two one bedroom apartments.
3970 RENO STREET
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 85,000 3 1
976 Sq. Ft.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 85,000
3970 RENO STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
Rowtownhouse
3
1
976 s.f.
Attention INVESTORS!!! Excellent opportunity to rehab in University City in the heart of the continuously developing West Philly area. The home is in need of some repairs. Property is being sold as-is
4030 HAVERFORD AVENUE
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 175,000 3 2
1,442 Sq. Ft.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 175,000
4030 HAVERFORD AVENUE | Philadelphia, PA 19104
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
Rowtownhouse
3
2
1,442 s.f.
Beautiful 3 story newly renovated town house in University City. With 3 bedrooms, two full baths, Cozy backyard, laundry room, nice sizes bedrooms with great closet space. Book your showing now!! Because it will go fast.
438 N SLOAN STREET
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 469,900 5 3
1,382 Sq. Ft.
Under Contract
Contingency
$ 469,900
438 N SLOAN STREET | Philadelphia, PA 19104
Property Type
Beds
Baths
Square Ft
SemiDetached
5
3
1,382 s.f.
Great almost new construction near Drexel. Great for students. Excellent rental income property with 4 years remaining on abatement. Turn key listing, great income generator. Up and coming area. Priced to sell, this wont last long. Schedule a viewing today!
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