Northern Liberties, a fully loaded manufacturing hub just years ago, has today blossomed from an ‘up and coming neighborhood’ into an eclectic, vibrant area of Philadelphia best known for its lively bars, hip restaurants, and bustling boutiques and shops. A highly well-known district now, it tends to be inhabited by designers, young professionals, and artists alike, while welcoming any and all newcomers.
Known as NoLibs to the locals and a great time to many, it’s bordered by North Front Street, the Delaware River, North 6th Street, Callowhill Street, and Girard Avenue while being just minutes away from Old City. In the 1770s however, the subdivision was located outside the actual city limits and thrived in stove and iron foundries, manufacturing, tool making factories, mills, chemical works and paints, leather tanneries and breweries. Another little known fact is that Northern Liberties claims to be the first suburb of Philadelphia.
Nowadays, having an apartment in Northern Liberties is not just considered to be fun, but smart. It makes sense once one realizes how that the property values have highly increased thanks to the large revitalization and improvement projects that were conducted over the years. Additionally, the fact that it’s so close to Center City and public transportation has made the neighborhood a heavily sought development district, for residential and commercial real estate. Know more for its rowhomes, the land is also home to condominiums and apartment complexes.
Some popular spots of Northern Liberties:
- Both privately owned parks, run by neighbors that were originally established by non-profit organizations: The Liberty Lands measures 2 acres and features a beautiful playground for families, while the Orianna Hill Park is slightly larger and has a special area for dogs
- A plethora of restaurants, small bars, and boutiques that welcome the most down to earth and even the finest of tastes
- Supermarkets bountiful wih foods, from organic to comfort to many culinary delicacies to create
- A public library and various secondary and primary schools
- Countless houses of worship and churches