Rittenhouse Square Philadelphia

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Welcome to Rittenhouse Square - Philadelphia

Affluent, highly sought-after zip code that is known as the “place to be seen” in Philadelphia
Well-known as the crème de la crème of zip codes in Philadelphia, Rittenhouse Square is the city’s most coveted locale. Steeped with history and sophistication, this centrally-located community comprises top-tier dining, boutique shopping, and a sprawling neighborhood park (also named Rittenhouse Square).
Neighborhood boundaries extend from Chestnut Street down to South Street on one edge and South 21st Street to South Broad Street on the other. Charming condo buildings and townhomes line the narrow city streets. Walking down the road, it is easy to feel a sense of history in each of the buildings that populates this community. Interiors of dwellings in this neighborhood are up-to-date, and the high desirability of the area ensures that properties come with a premium (yet well-merited) price tag.

What to Love

  • Philadelphia’s most prestigious and exclusive neighborhood
  • Highly walkable
  • Marvelous shopping and dining scene
  • High-end, luxurious properties
  • Rittenhouse Square park

Local Lifestyle

Individuals looking to relocate to a posh and luxurious neighborhood should definitely tour available properties in Rittenhouse Square. Situated in Philadelphia’s premier zip code, life doesn’t get better than it does here. Spend your leisure time strolling along local streets to uncover the myriad of shops and highly-rated restaurants that are just steps from home. Rittenhouse Square park provides a comfortable and peaceful place to go for a run, nature walk, or a quaint picnic. Click here to find and browse luxury homes for sale in Rittenhouse Square Philadelphia.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

With so many boutiques and eateries in Rittenhouse Square, knowing where the locals go is extremely valuable.
Planning a meal out in the neighborhood? Residents can’t get enough of the menu items at places such as Parc Brasserie, K'Far Cafe, Vernick Food & Drink, Trattoria Carina, Tortorice’s Specialty Sandwiches, Friday Saturday Sunday, and Veda - Modern Indian Bistro. Aside from these exceptional recommendations, there are dozens of other amazing restaurants located in Rittenhouse Square.
Head to Walnut Street to peruse a fantastic selection of shops and boutiques. While walking down this famed road, stop into stores such as Apple, Tumi, Lagos, Lacroix, HipCityVeg, Tiffany & Co., LUSH, and Anthropologie. Nearby, shop at other favorite retailers, including Fine Wine & Good Spirits, Rittenhouse Hardware, Target, UNIQLO, and Nordstrom Rack.

Things to Do

Although the neighborhood is relatively compact, there is plenty to do and experience just minutes from home.
Serving as the namesake for the neighborhood, Rittenhouse Square park can be found at the center of the area. Annually, it hosts a number of impressive events. Locals love attending Rittenhouse Square Spring Festival, Rittenhouse “Ball on the Square,” Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show, and the Rittenhouse Square Christmas Tree Lighting. At all times of the year, this scenic park is a marvelous place for residents to step out in nature.
Around the area, there are several other attractions you’ll want to check out. History enthusiasts will be delighted to visit The Rosenbach, which houses a stunning 300,000 rare books. Down the road, Major General George Gordon Meade's House is another historical landmark that many visit each year.


Close to Rittenhouse Square, parents can send their children (kindergarten through 12th grade) to highly-rated public schools.
  • Greenfield Albert M School, Kindergarten through 8th grade
  • Science Leadership Academy, 9th grade through 12th grade

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Around Rittenhouse Square Philadelphia, PA

There's plenty to do around Rittenhouse Square 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 Wim, Fudena, and Academic Bistro.

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Dining 1.36 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.06 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
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Overview for Rittenhouse Square Philadelphia, PA

16,695 people live in Rittenhouse Square Philadelphia, where the median age is 39 and the average individual income is $105,184. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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39 years

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Schools in Rittenhouse Square Philadelphia, PA

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The following schools are within or nearby Rittenhouse Square 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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Philadelphia Electrical & Technical Charter High School
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Independence Charter School
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With decades of sales and marketing successes behind him, Doug Pearson is a leading Realtor in the greater Philadelphia area and a top salesperson in Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty. He has extensive experience selling new construction and land along with estate homes, city condominiums, and investment properties.