Society Hill Philadelphia

A quaint and idyllic place to live in Philadelphia.

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Welcome to Society Hill - Philadelphia, PA

Historic and tree-lined residential community in an ultra-convenient location
Walking down the streets of Society Hill, one can imagine what this area may have looked like in America’s earliest days. Adorned with Colonial-style townhomes — many towering three stories high — this neighborhood is a quaint and idyllic place to live in Philadelphia. Its borders extend from South 7th Street to Interstate 95 on one side and from Walnut Street to South Street on the other. Home to a bustling shopping and dining scene, Washington Square, Independence Hall, and The Liberty Bell, Society Hill is a fascinating place to live.
Residential homes for sale in Society Hill fetch a higher than average price due to their location. However, locals are happy to pay a premium to have stunning city views, exceptional walkability, quick access to Interstate 95, and some of the country’s most historic landmarks in their backyard.

What to Love

  • Historic, early-American architecture
  • The Liberty Bell and Independence Hall
  • Washington Square
  • Outstanding shopping and dining scene
  • Easy access to Interstate 95

Local Lifestyle

The advantages of living in the Society Hill neighborhood are countless. On top of residing steps away from some of the most significant buildings and landmarks in the U.S., locals have access to top-tier conveniences and amenities. Society Hill features an abundance of greenspaces (including Washington Park, Three Bears Park, and The Magnolia Garden), restaurants, shops, and attractions. Many individuals are drawn to the unique, Colonial-style architecture found throughout this neighborhood.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Society Hill is brimming with one-of-a-kind dining and shopping experiences that you won’t find elsewhere. With a diverse selection of cuisine and exclusive boutiques, residents are surrounded by fantastic establishments.
Once you’ve relocated to the neighborhood, there are several exceptional restaurants that you’ll want to check out. At Talula’s Garden, the warm and intimate ambiance sets the tone for an exquisite meal. Menu offerings include sea scallops and gulf shrimp, vegan entrees, and truffle pasta. Patrons of Zahav have the pleasure of enjoying traditional Israeli cuisine in an upscale setting. Also, sample menu items at Xochitl, Marrakesh, and Neighborhood Ramen.
This community is also home to several notable shops. Totem Brand offers a fabulous selection of American-made clothing, luggage, and more. Down the road, Liberty Bellows Accordion Shop boasts an impressive inventory of top-quality accordions. For your daily essentials, frequent the Headhouse Farmers’ Market, ACME Markets, and nearby Whole Foods Market.

Things to Do

Ready to enjoy Society Hill like a true local? In this compact area, there are a wealth of history, activities, and fun things to do.
Locals love being steps away from the ultra-spacious Washington Square Park. In addition to being a wonderful place to go for a walk or run, you can also tour various army memorials. Across the street, Independence Square and Independence Hall are must-see attractions. For those who may not know, Independence Hall is where the Declaration of Independence and The Constitution were signed.
Nearby, make plans to tour the Betsy Ross House, The Liberty Bell, the Science History Institute, the Museum of the American Revolution, Carpenters' Hall, the National Liberty Museum, and the First Bank of the United States.


Close to Society Hill, there are several acclaimed public schools for elementary, middle, and high school students.
  • McCall Gen George a School, Kindergarten through 8th grade
  • Meredith William M School, Kindergarten through 8th grade
  • Academy at Palumbo, 9th grade through 12th grade

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Around Society Hill Philadelphia, PA

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

Walker's Paradise
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Wim, Fudena, and Human Robot Schuylkill Banks.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 0.54 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.38 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.96 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.75 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.27 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.72 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Overview for Society Hill Philadelphia, PA

14,211 people live in Society Hill Philadelphia, where the median age is 38.9 and the average individual income is $100,579. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

38.9 years

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Schools in Society Hill Philadelphia, PA

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The following schools are within or nearby Society Hill 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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Constitution High School
9th - 12th
PreK - K
No rating available
St Mary Interparochial School
K - 8th
No rating available
McCall Gen George A School
K - 8th
Mastery Charter High School-Lenfest Campus
7th - 12th

Work With Douglas

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.