Society Hill

Society Hill is a historic neighborhood in Center City PhiladelphiaPennsylvania with a population of 6,215 as of the 2010 United States Census.[7] Settled in the early 1680s, Society Hill is one of the oldest residential neighborhoods in Philadelphia.[8] After urban decay developed between the late 19th and early 20th centuries, an urban renewal program began in the 1950s, restoring the area and its many historic buildings.[9] Society Hill has since become one of the most expensive neighborhoods with the highest average income and second highest real estate values in Philadelphia.[10] Society Hill's historic colonial architecture, along with intelligent planning and restoration efforts, led the American Planning Association to designate it, in 2008, as one of the great American neighborhoods and a good example of sustainable urban living.[11]

The neighborhood contains one of the largest concentrations of original 18th- and early 19th-century buildings in the United States.[3][12] Society Hill is noted for its Franklin street lamps,[13][11] brick sidewalks, cobblestone and Belgian block streets bordered by two- to four-story brick rowhouses in Federal and Georgian architecture, and public buildings in Greek Revival architecture such as the Merchants' Exchange Building[note 2] and the Old Pine Street Church.[3]

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Featured picture for the property PAPH855828
$650,000
PHILADELPHIA, PA
3
beds
2
baths
Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Preferred-OCt
Featured picture for the property PAPH855244
$339,900
PHILADELPHIA, PA
1
beds
1
baths
Listing courtesy of Allan Domb Real Estate
Featured picture for the property PAPH854572
$599,900
PHILADELPHIA, PA
2
beds
2
baths
Listing courtesy of RE/MAX Central - Philadelphia
Featured picture for the property PAPH854984
$2,250,000
PHILADELPHIA, PA
4
beds
5
baths
Listing courtesy of Astoban Realty Group llc
Featured picture for the property PAPH850844
$599,900
PHILADELPHIA, PA
2
beds
3
baths
Listing courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach-Haverford
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