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Fitler Square

Fitler Square is a city park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, bounded on the east by 23rd Street, on the west by 24th Street, on the north by Panama Street, and on the south by Pine Street. It is in the southwestern part of Philadelphia’s Center City district. Fitler Square was named for late 19th century Philadelphia mayor Edwin Henry Fitler.

The name “Fitler Square” is also used to describe the neighborhood surrounding the square, bounded roughly by 21st Street on the east, the Schuylkill River on the west, Locust Street on the north, and South Street on the south. To the east of this neighborhood is the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood; to the west is the neighborhood of University City, home to the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University; to the south is Southwest Center City (also known as “South of South” or the “Graduate Hospital area”). The portion of Center City surrounding Fitler Square and nearby Rittenhouse Square is sometimes referred to as “Rit-Fit” after the two parks. A second nickname, “Fittenhouse Square”, was coined by local comedian Niraj Shanbhag during the 1990s.

Before the 1950s the neighborhood was a prime example of the urban blight that had overcome much of the city. The park itself was described as a “mudhole inhabited by drunks and empty bottles”. In the mid-1950s, The Center City Residents’ Association successfully petitioned Mayor Clark to do something about the decline of the neighborhood. Working together, they freed up mortgage money for the construction of new homes and rehabilitation of the neighborhood.

Also threatening the neighborhood was the proposed Crosstown Expressway. The threat of its construction, which would demolish much of the neighborhood, was enough to reduce property values and add to the neighborhoods blight. The Residents’ Association was successful in changing the plans and following years saw drastic neighborhood improvements.

Today the neighborhood is mostly residential and composed of single-family homes, and it is within a short walk of the commercial areas of Center City. On the television show Philly, Kim Delaney‘s character “Kathleen” was portrayed as living in a small apartment building overlooking the park. Hojun Li, co-editor of the film The Sixth Sense, claims to have been inspired by children in Fitler Square.


Most Recent Homes for Sale in Fitler Square, Philadelphia, Pa

210-20 S 25TH ST #1403/4
$3,270,000 
210-20 S 25TH ST #1403/4
PHILADELPHIA, PA

4 Beds, 4/2 Baths
2,470 sqft
Courtesy of Damon Michels, BHHS Fox & Roach - Narberth
2031 LOMBARD ST #4
$2,799,900 
2031 LOMBARD ST #4
PHILADELPHIA, PA

5 Beds, 5/2 Baths
5,000 sqft
Courtesy of Michael McCann, BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
2031 LOMBARD ST #5
$2,799,900 
2031 LOMBARD ST #5
PHILADELPHIA, PA

5 Beds, 5/2 Baths
5,000 sqft
Courtesy of Michael McCann, BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
2034 DELANCEY ST
$2,300,000 
2034 DELANCEY ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA

5 Beds, 5/1 Baths
6,491 sqft
Courtesy of Laurie Phillips, BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
2213 DELANCEY PL
$2,100,000 
2213 DELANCEY PL
PHILADELPHIA, PA

5 Beds, 3/2 Baths
4,800 sqft
Courtesy of Michael McCann, BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
210-20 S 25TH ST #1403
$1,650,000 
210-20 S 25TH ST #1403
PHILADELPHIA, PA

2 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,227 sqft
Courtesy of Damon Michels, BHHS Fox & Roach - Narberth
2050 LOMBARD ST
$1,395,000 
2050 LOMBARD ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,394 sqft
Courtesy of Michael McCann, BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
311 S 22ND ST
$1,200,000 
311 S 22ND ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA

2,240 sqft
Courtesy of Michael Angelina, BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
311 S 22ND ST
$1,200,000 
311 S 22ND ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA

4 Beds, 4/0 Baths
2,240 sqft
Courtesy of Michael Angelina, BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
428 S 26TH ST
$990,000 
428 S 26TH ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,730 sqft
Courtesy of Phyllis Greenberg, BHHS Fox & Roach-CC 1818 Rittenhouse
520 S 24TH ST
$715,000 Price reduced from $725,000 (-$10,000)
520 S 24TH ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
Courtesy of Eric Fox, BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
2429-41 LOCUST ST #611
$413,250 
2429-41 LOCUST ST #611
PHILADELPHIA, PA

1 Bed, 1/0 Bath
934 sqft
Courtesy of Mark Wade, BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
2038 LATIMER ST
$401,000 Price reduced from $419,900 (-$18,900)
2038 LATIMER ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA

1 Bed, 1/1 Bath
795 sqft
Courtesy of Tom Englett, BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
2429-41 LOCUST ST #319
$348,000 
2429-41 LOCUST ST #319
PHILADELPHIA, PA

1 Bed, 1/0 Bath
654 sqft
Courtesy of Natalie Kowalchuk, BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
2025 SPRUCE ST
$8,950 
2025 SPRUCE ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA

7 Beds, 4/2 Baths
4,018 sqft
Courtesy of Suzin Kline, BHHS Fox & Roach-CC 1818 Rittenhouse
2409 ~ PANAMA ST
$2,400 
2409 ~ PANAMA ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA

2 Beds, 1/1 Bath
Courtesy of Patrick O'Connell, BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
246 S 22ND ST
$2,100 
246 S 22ND ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,035 sqft
Courtesy of Michael Becker, BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
2219 DELANCEY PL #4
$2,000 Price reduced from $2,100 (-$100)
2219 DELANCEY PL #4
PHILADELPHIA, PA

1 Bed, 1/0 Bath
915 sqft
Courtesy of Marc Hammarberg, BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
224-30 W RITTENHOUSE SQ #414
$1,900 
224-30 W RITTENHOUSE SQ #414
PHILADELPHIA, PA

1 Bed, 1/0 Bath
740 sqft
Courtesy of Jody Dimitruk, BHHS Fox & Roach-CC 1818 Rittenhouse
2220 WALNUT ST #300
Courtesy of Michael McCann, BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut

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