Philly Neighborhoods

Philadelphia Map & Zip Codes

Rittenhouse Square Logan Square Washington Square Old City Society Hill Chinatown Art Museum Northern Liberties South Philadelphia University City

Center City

Rittenhouse Square

This trendy neighborhood includes most of the western half of Center City, from Market Street in the north to South Street in the south, and from Broad Street on the east to the Schuylkill River on the west.

Logan Square

Logan Square is situated north of Market Street, south of Spring Garden Street, west of Broad Street, and east of the Schuylkill River. This contains the Franklintown neighborhood. It also contains Penn Center and much of Philadelphia’s Central Business District.

Fitler Square

Philadelphia’s Fitler Square, justly prized as a gem among Philadelphia’s neighborhood parks. Built and dedicated more than a century ago, this inviting half-acre park is in the southwest quadrant of Center City, just south and west of Rittenhouse Square. Bounded by Locust Street and South Street, and extending from 21st Street to the Schuylkill River, the Fitler Square neighborhood is an easy walk from the city’s most lively commercial areas, yet remains thoroughly residential.

Washington Square West

This neighborhood pretty much includes the section between 7th and Juniper Streets and between Walnut and Lombard Streets, bordering on the neighborhoods of Chinatown to the north, Society Hill to the East, Bella Vista and Hawthorne to the south, and the Avenue of the Arts and Rittenhouse Square to the west.

Old City

Located near the Delaware River and is home to many of the city’s historic sites. Geographically, Old City occupies several blocks between Front and Fourth Streets to the east and west, generally bounded by Race Street (near the on-ramp to the Ben Franklin Bridge) to the north and Walnut Street to the south.

Society Hill

The neighborhood between Walnut, South, Front and 8th Streets. Bordering I-95, it is said to contain the largest concentration of original 18th and early 19th century architecture in the United States.

Chinatown

Spans from Arch to Vine Streets, and from 8th to 11th Streets. During various periods of urban renewal, starting in the 1960s, portions of Chinatown were destroyed in construction of the Independence Mall, Vine Street Expressway, Pennsylvania Convention Center, and other projects. In an attempt to preserve the remnants of Philadelphia’s Chinatown, the neighborhood was incorporated in 1969 as the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation.

Southwest Center City

Neighborhood is bordered on the north by South Street, on the south by Washington Avenue, on the west by the Schuylkill River, and by Broad Street on the east. Newer residents have begun to call it the Graduate Hospital area (or G-Ho for short)

Art Museum/Fairmount

These neighborhoods sit between Vine Street to the south, Girard Avenue to the north, the Schuylkill River to the west, and Broad Street to the east. The neighborhood sits both in the North and Center City sections of Philadelphia, and includes Spring Garden, Franklintown, and Francisville.

Spring Garden

Originally a small settlement between Vine Street and Buttonwood Lane. The original boundaries were Vine Street on the south; the middle of Hickory Lane (afterwards Coates Street, now Fairmount Avenue) on the north; Broad Street on the west, and the middle of Sixth Street on the east.

Brewerytown

Neighborhood in the North Philadelphia district of the city. An unofficial region; Brewerytown runs approximately between the Schuylkill River’s eastern bank and 23rd Street, bounded by Cecil B. Moore Avenue in the north and Parrish Street in the south.

Northern Liberties

Located north of Center City and is bordered by Girard Avenue to the north; Callowhill Street to the south; North 6th Street to the west; and the Delaware River to the east (from Callowhill Street to Laurel Street; from Laurel Street to Girard Avenue the eastern boundary is North Front Street). The historical boundaries are the same, except that instead of Girard Avenue, the northern boundary was the Cohocksink Creek, which now flows as a storm sewer under the following streets: (starting at the Delaware River and running from southeast to northwest: Canal, Laurel, Bodine, Cambridge, & Orkney Streets).

Strawberry Mansion

Located east of Fairmount Park in North Philadelphia. The neighborhood is bounded by 33rd Street in the west, 29th Street in the east, Lehigh Ave to the north, and Oxford Street in the South.

South Philadelphia

South Philly

South Philadelphia, nicknamed South Philly, is the section of Philadelphia bounded by South Street to the north, the Delaware River to the east and south, and the Schuylkill River to the west.

West Philadelphia

West Philadelphia, nicknamed West Philly, is a section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Though there is no official definition of its boundaries, it is generally considered to reach from the western shore of the Schuylkill River, to City Line Avenue to the northwest, Cobbs Creek to the southwest, and the SEPTA Media/Elwyn Line to the south.

University City

University City is a contested name for the easternmost region of West Philadelphia. The University of Pennsylvania has long been the dominant institution in the area and was instrumental in coining the name University City as part of a 1950s urban-renewal effort. Today, Drexel University and the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia also call University City home.

Germantown/Chestnut Hill

Chestnut Hill

Chestnut Hill is bounded on the north by the county line (and city limit) at Northwestern Avenue; on the west by the Wissahickon Gorge; on the east by Stenton Avenue; and on the south by the Cresheim Valley. The zip code for Chestnut Hill is 19118.

Mt. Airy

Mt Airy is bounded by Chestnut Hill and Germantown to the north and south respectively. Across the Wissahickon creek to the west lies Roxborough, and Cedarbrook lies to the east. The zip code for Mount Airy is 19119.

Germantown

The neighborhood has been fully built up as a part of an urban city, but is rich in historic sites and buildings that have been preserved. Many of these are open to the public. Germantown stretches for about two miles along Germantown Avenue northwest from Windrim Avenue. The next neighborhood to the northwest, Mount Airy, starts around Johnson Street, though there is no universally recognized exact boundary.

East Falls

East Falls is located adjacent to Roxborough, Manayunk, and Germantown. The neighborhood runs along a stretch of Ridge Avenue that is only a few miles long, along the banks of the Schuylkill River, and then extends northeast to Wissahickon Avenue. It is a neighborhood that is constantly under development and redevelopment, with new housing, retail space and recreation centers in production.

Southwest Philadelphia

Kingsessing / West Shore

Located in the Southwest section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, located adjacent to the neighborhoods of Cedar Park, Southwest Schuykill, and Mount Moriah, as well as Yeadon in Delaware County. It is roughly bounded by Cobbs Creek and 60th Street to the southwest, Woodland Avenue to the southeast, 53rd Street to the northeast, and Baltimore Avenue to the northwest. The name Kingsessing or Chinsessing comes from the Delaware Indian word for “a place where there is a meadow.”

Elmwood

Elmwood is a neighborhood in the Southwest section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. It borders the city line with Delaware County at Cobbs Creek, and extends to the Schuylkill River. The Eastwick neighborhood borders it to the southwest, and Kingsessing borders it on the northeast.

Eastwick

Eastwick is a neighborhood in the Southwest section of Philadelphia. It is the southwesternmost neighborhood in the city, bordering Philadelphia International Airport and the city line with Delaware County, Pennsylvania at Cobbs Creek and Darby Creek. The Elmwood Park neighborhood borders it to the northeast.

Roxborough/Manayunk

Roxborough

Roxborough is bordered to the southwest, along the Schuylkill River, by the neighborhood of Manayunk, along the northeast by the Wissahickon Creek section of Fairmount Park, and to the southeast by the neighborhood of East Falls. Many maps fail to show the neighborhood of Andorra, which borders Roxborough to the northwest. Beyond Andorra is Montgomery County. Roxborough’s zip code is 19128. Most of Roxborough is in Philadelphia’s 21st Ward. Most of modern day Roxborough was once part of Roxborough Township, which was incorporated into the City of Philadelphia following the passage of the Act of Consolidation, 1854.

Manayunk

Manayunk is on the banks of the Schuylkill River, it contains the first canal begun in the United States (although not the first completed due to budget problems). The name comes from the language of the Lenape Indians (who were later renamed the Delaware Indians by Europeans). Manayunk is their name for the Schuylkill River, which literally translates “our place for drinking”. Manayunk’s zip code is 19127.