Girard Estate is a beautiful section of South Philadelphia that is characterized by decorative, historic homes, tree lined streets and a spacious atmosphere. The neighborhood has a rich history, dating back to the early 1800’s when the majority of the area was owned by wealthy, Philadelphia philanthropist, Stephen Girard. The pronounced aesthetic appeal of the neighborhood is complemented by a deep sense of community pride. The Girard Estate Neighborhood Association hosts many community events and tours of its historical district while also seeking out ways to maintain and improve the quality of the area. Girard Estate is home to Girard Park which provides a gorgeous public area for play and relaxation. The area is primarily residential with a few privately owned businesses and restaurants speckled throughout, creating a very positive and neighborly atmosphere. Girard Estate maintains a peaceful and serene, residential feel while still providing access to all of the culture and amenities that Philly has to offer. It is easy to see why Girard Estate homes are in such high demand!
The School District of Philadelphia is the eighth largest school district in the nation, by enrollment. Located in a historic and culturally rich setting, Philadelphia is a racially and ethnically diverse community committed to education. The School District of Philadelphia operates 214 of the city’s 300 public schools, including 149 elementary schools, 16 middle schools, and 49 high schools. The remaining 86 public schools are independently operated charter schools. Charter schools are authorized by the School District of Philadelphia, and are accountable to it.