The Pennsport neighborhood typifies the culture of South Philadelphia. The community takes pride in the appearance and safety of their streets. It is known for unified residents and a real sense of community. The diverse residents maintain a family friendly atmosphere, which allows local events for the neighborhood’s youth. The architectural elegance and natural beauty blends into a quaint and picturesque landscape.
The small stretch of 2nd street, known to locals as “two street” – is the home of the Mummer museum, many Mummer private clubs, homes of Mummers and the terminus and after party of the New Year’s Day parade.
The strong cultural roots of longtime Pennsport residents mesh with the youthful newcomers, who have taken an interest in the enjoyable and convenient living that Pennsport offers. Residents love the stress free street parking and easy access to major highways and Center City that living in Pennsport affords them.
The area is filled with hidden culinary treasures and it seems that you discover a delicious restaurant or cafe around every corner. Nightlife in Pennsport is low-key allowing residents to indulge and relax in comforting locales with friends and loved ones.
Over recent years, the neighborhood has experienced a multitude of improvement efforts that have beautified the area and added new, green spaces and parks. Pennsport is an amazing neighborhood that truly sets an example of how beautiful and unified the Philadelphia community is.Read More ▾
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Pennsport is a district within the South Philadelphia portion of Philadelphia. The region is the home for a large group of Irish Americans who work in the vicinity. Pennsport is bounded on the west by Passyunk Square. The Delaware River comprises the eastern edge. Queen Village lies to the north while Whitman lies to the south. About 26,000 people live in the district.
Pennsport originally was part of the Moyamensing Township. It became part of Philadelphia with the passage of the Consolidation Act by the Pennsylvania Legislature in 1854. It thereupon became part of the First Ward. Wharton Street divided the First and Second Ward. The boundaries were redrawn in 1898. The First Ward had formerly stopped at Miffin Sreet, but now stretched all the way to the river.