July 17, 2015 | No Comments YetTags: Chestnut St, New Listing, Old City, philadelphia, real estate
Philadelphia’s best-known landmarks—Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the house where Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence—are at the heart of Old City, a historic quarter that’s also home to some of the city’s best shopping and prettiest streets.
Seek out vintage wares and indie boutiques
North 3rd Street is one of Philadelphia’s best shopping districts, packed with quirky vintage shops and indie boutiques. Some of our favorites: Scout Salvage and Vintage Rescue for fun tchotchkes (like 1980s glasses printed with the Smurfs or Garfield); Vagabond for women’s clothing from designers like Loup and Rachel Comey; and Art in the Age for the shop’s own line of spirits, along with a Warby Parker showroom and cool accessories from brands like Three Potato Four and The Hill-Side.
Pay homage to the America’s earliest days
Much of the nation’s early history was written in Old City, and even a quick stroll through the neighborhood turns up landmarks in unexpected places. You can’t miss the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, but wandering through the neighborhood will also lead you down some beautiful, narrow lanes lined with stories from the past, including Church Street, home to the 17th-century Christ Church (Ben Franklin and George Washington were regulars), or Elfreth’s Alley, a stone-lined pedestrian waylined with homes built in the 18th century. (And yes, people still live there—it’s catnip for history nerds and real estate junkies.)
Take a walk—or sit in a hammock—by the waterfront
The Delaware River waterfront has long been popular with visitors, thanks to its scenic views and family-friendly attractions like the Independence Seaport Museum. But thanks to the addition of the seasonal Spruce Street Harbor Park (which debuted in 2014), both locals and tourists are rolling on the river—in droves. And it’s easy to see why: There’s no shortage of things to see, including pop-up flea markets, LED art installations, and yes, plenty of hammocks for lounging. Hungry? There are stands from Philly restaurateurs like Jose Garces (who has a taco truck, a hot dog stand, and a Chinese fusion spot here), and the folks behind beloved fried chicken chain Federal Donuts.
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122-24 CHESTNUT ST #403, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19106 has over 1,000 sq feet renovated one bedroom available for rent located at the Chestnut Lofts in Old City. Unit is on the 4th floor of this elevator building, quietly located in the back of the building with brand new windows, 12ft ceilings and exposed brick. Open layout designates a large dining room area, office space and living room perfect for entertaining. Kitchen with all stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and washer/dryer in unit. Large bedroom that easily fits a king size bed, with a custom all built-in closet. Pet friendly building. Great Old City location with terrific dining right outside your door! Monthly parking available for $195/month at near-by garage. Available for September 1st move-in.
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