Old City is an exciting, young, vibrant Philadelphia neighborhood that spans the area between 6th street and the Delaware River, from west to east. The Old City District is an excellent, centralized location that allows for easy access to all areas of the city. This exciting area is packed with an amazing variety of restaurants, bars, cafes, businesses, and attractions. Old City is definitely a great place to eat, party, relax, and live!
With a diverse selection of galleries, boutiques, movie theatres, coffee shops, and restaurants in Old City, residents can maintain an exciting and active lifestyle. The Old City shopping experience is unparalleled, with a huge selection of independently owned specialty shops. Members of the community constantly host local events that celebrate the art, culture, and history of the area. First Fridays are one of the neighborhood’s biggest draws, as local galleries open their doors for browsing and cocktail hours while a variety of vendors fill the streets. Stroll through the streets and hop from one gallery to the next as you treat yourself to good food and enjoy conversation along the way.
Old City living allows you to live in the epicenter of US history with sites such as Elfreth’s Alley, The National Constitution Center, and The Liberty Bell Center nearby. Old City is also a well-known nightlife destination, featuring a variety of classy bars and lounges. One of the most exciting things about Old City is that it maintains its place in history while constantly reinventing itself anew to maintain vibrancy and a real sense of modern community.
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This magnificent and historically significant community is filled with luxurious homes, tree-lined streets, and historic landmarks. Not only does Old City hold deep historic charm, but it is a lively neighborhood in the city ideal for students, young families, and entrepreneurs. Currently, there is a large selection of new construction houses for sale throughout Old City. Many of these newly built houses are designed as high-end condos and townhomes with 2, 3, or 4 bedrooms, keeping both small and growing families in mind.
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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.