Art Museum Area Philadelphia

The Art Museum Area feels unexpectedly private and serene.

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Welcome to Art Museum Area - Fairmount, Philadelphia

Majestic, culturally-rich neighborhood overflowing with lush greenery and top-tier amenities
Philadelphia’s Art Museum Area is a verdant, all-encompassing community. The neighborhood spans from the Schuylkill River to North Broad Street on one edge and from Girard Avenue to Spring Garden Street on the other. In addition to being home to the renowned Philadelphia Museum of Art, residents can walk to cozy cafes, upscale restaurants, community gardens, favorite national retailers, and other desirable locales.
The Colonial-style condos and townhomes that line the area’s narrow roads are nothing shy of charming and luxurious. Despite being in the middle of a bustling city, the Art Museum Area feels unexpectedly private and serene. This ambiance is further enhanced by the lush trees that adorn neighborhood streets.

What to Love

  • Unparalleled arts and culture scene
  • Luxurious and sophisticated residential properties
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Ample greenspaces, parks, and playgrounds
  • Located along the city’s Light Rail track

Local Lifestyle

Residents of the Art Museum Area get to enjoy a tranquil pace of life, as well as a host of exceptional benefits. Upon stepping outside of a stylish home, residents are greeted with the sight of lovely trees, Colonial architecture, and secluded residential roads. Once you walk into one of the area’s commercial spots, you have the option of stopping by your favorite neighborhood cafe, a scenic park, or one of the community’s famed attractions. For being located in the middle of Philadelphia, the Art Museum Area is delightfully relaxed and unhurried. Be a part of this community by browsing our selection of condos and townhomes for sale near the Art Museum in Philadelphia.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The Art Museum Area is full of highly-rated dining establishments. From breakfast to late night eats, there are ample places from which you can choose.
Residents have a handful of places that they frequent as often as they can. Top local picks include Bar Hygge, Umai Umai, Jack’s Firehouse (considered an old standby), and A Mano. Aside from these go-to selections, the neighborhood also features other outstanding cafes, bars, and restaurants. Once you’ve relocated to the Art Museum Area, try the menu offerings at Hilltown Tavern Fairmount, Angelino's Restaurant, Bold Coffee Bar, Osteria, and Crab Du Jour Philly.
The Art Museum Area also provides locals with quick and easy access to favorite retailers. Minutes from home, you can run errands at stores such as Whole Foods Market, Target, ALDI, and Trust Deli Grocery.

Things to Do

Those who enjoy filling their social calendars with events and sightseeing will feel especially suited to life in the Art Museum Area.
During the year, the neighborhood hosts several exceptional events that locals love attending. Mark your calendar for events such as the “Welcome, America” July 4th concert series, Bastille Day celebration, and the “Made in America” Labor Day concert.
As its name suggests, the top attraction in the community is the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Here, visitors can peruse dozens of exhibits that span various time periods, world regions, and art styles. Nearby, it is also worthwhile to check out Azalea Garden, the Philadelphia Museum of Art Steps (where the iconic scene in the movie Rocky was filmed), Francisville Playground, and The Spring Gardens.


Some of Philadelphia’s best public schools are located in and around the Art Museum Area.
  • Masterman Julia R Sec School, 5th grade through 12th grade
  • Folk Arts-Cultural Treasures CS, Kindergarten through 8th grade
  • Science Leadership Academy, 9th grade through 12th grade

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Around Art Museum Area Philadelphia, PA

There's plenty to do around Art Museum Area Philadelphia, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including El Guero Mexican Food Truck, Polka Deli, and Sparrow’s.

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Dining 1.38 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 4.05 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
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Overview for Art Museum Area Philadelphia, PA

29,378 people live in Art Museum Area Philadelphia, where the median age is 33.5 and the average individual income is $67,927. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Art Museum Area Philadelphia, PA

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The following schools are within or nearby Art Museum Area Philadelphia. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Franklin Benjamin High School
9th - 12th
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9th - 12th
St Francis Xavier School
PreK - 8th
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Bache-Martin School
PreK - 8th
Waring Laura W School
PreK - 8th
Masterman Julia R Sec School
5th - 12th
The School District of Philadelphia Virtual Academy
6th - 12th
Science Leadership Academy
9th - 12th
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