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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

2019 DELANCEY PL
$5,785,000 
2019 DELANCEY PL
PHILADELPHIA, PA

5 Beds, 5/4 Baths
7,505 sqft
Courtesy of Joanne Davidow, BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
2317 DELANCEY PL
$2,750,000 
2317 DELANCEY PL
PHILADELPHIA, PA

4 Beds, 3/2 Baths
5,300 sqft
Courtesy of Mary Genovese, BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
2022-24 CHANCELLOR ST
$2,350,000 
2022-24 CHANCELLOR ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA

4 Beds, 3/2 Baths
4,653 sqft
Courtesy of Patrick Campbell, BHHS Fox & Roach-CC 1818 Rittenhouse
2031 SPRUCE ST
$1,790,000 
2031 SPRUCE ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA

6 Beds, 4/0 Baths
4,940 sqft
Courtesy of Gabriel Casas, BHHS Fox & Roach-Bethlehem
2056 WAVERLY ST
$1,525,000 
2056 WAVERLY ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,724 sqft
Courtesy of Ellen Steiner, BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
2061 LOMBARD ST
$1,475,000 
2061 LOMBARD ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA

4 Beds, 3/1 Baths
3,071 sqft
Courtesy of Michael McCann, BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
210-20 25TH ST #602
$965,000 
210-20 25TH ST #602
PHILADELPHIA, PA

2 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,028 sqft
Courtesy of Laurie Phillips, BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
2516 PINE ST
$949,900 Price reduced from $995,000 (-$45,100)
2516 PINE ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,400 sqft
Courtesy of Kieran Diamond, BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
224-30 W RITTENHOUSE SQ #2506
$750,000 Price reduced from $795,000 (-$45,000)
224-30 W RITTENHOUSE SQ #2506
PHILADELPHIA, PA

2 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,231 sqft
Courtesy of Michael McCann, BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
224-30 W RITTENHOUSE SQ #411
$465,000 
224-30 W RITTENHOUSE SQ #411
PHILADELPHIA, PA

1 Bed, 1/0 Bath
919 sqft
Courtesy of Michael McCann, BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
1906 PINE ST #2
$389,900 
1906 PINE ST #2
PHILADELPHIA, PA

1 Bed, 1/1 Bath
788 sqft
Courtesy of David Owens, BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
2714 SOUTH ST
$365,900 
2714 SOUTH ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA

2 Beds, 2/0 Baths
960 sqft
Courtesy of Michael McCann, BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
311 S 25TH ST
$4,000 
311 S 25TH ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,480 sqft
Courtesy of Kieran Diamond, BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
224-30 W RITTENHOUSE SQ #510
$3,000 
224-30 W RITTENHOUSE SQ #510
PHILADELPHIA, PA

2 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,281 sqft
Courtesy of Jody Dimitruk, BHHS Fox & Roach-CC 1818 Rittenhouse
1928 RODMAN ST
$2,750 
1928 RODMAN ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,950 sqft
Courtesy of Eric Fox, BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
2429-41 LOCUST ST #407
$2,350 
2429-41 LOCUST ST #407
PHILADELPHIA, PA

2 Beds, 2/0 Baths
862 sqft
Courtesy of Eli Qarkaxhia, BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
224-30 W RITTENHOUSE SQ #718
$1,700 
224-30 W RITTENHOUSE SQ #718
PHILADELPHIA, PA

1 Bed, 1/0 Bath
609 sqft
Courtesy of Johanna Loke, BHHS Fox & Roach-CC 1818 Rittenhouse
2001 LOMBARD ST #2
$1,695 
2001 LOMBARD ST #2
PHILADELPHIA, PA

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
765 sqft
Courtesy of Jeffrey Block, BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
224-30 W RITTENHOUSE SQ #1417
$1,650 
224-30 W RITTENHOUSE SQ #1417
PHILADELPHIA, PA

1 Bed, 1/0 Bath
570 sqft
Courtesy of Johanna Loke, BHHS Fox & Roach-CC 1818 Rittenhouse
2135 WALNUT ST #504
$1,250 Price reduced from $1,295 (-$45)
2135 WALNUT ST #504
PHILADELPHIA, PA

1 Bed, 1/0 Bath
500 sqft
Courtesy of Jacquie Testa, BHHS Fox & Roach-Haverford

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