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Northern Liberties

Northern Liberties is located north of Center City (specifically, Old City) and is bordered by Girard Avenue to the north; Callowhill Street to the south; North 6th Street to the west; and the Delaware River to the east (from Callowhill Street to Laurel Street; from Laurel Street to Girard Avenue the eastern boundary is North Front Street). The historical boundaries were slightly different, with Vine Street as the southern border and the Cohocksink Creek serving as the northern border. The creek now flows as a storm sewer under the following streets (starting at the Delaware River and running from southeast to northwest): Canal, Laurel, Bodine, Cambridge, and Orkney Streets.

In recent years, Northern Liberties has become a major enclave of young professionals, students, artists, and design professionals. Large improvement and revitalization projects have also been undertaken recently, causing a large jump in property values. The neighborhood's proximity to Center City has made it one of the city's most desirable development districts, both for commercial and residential real estate. Like most Philadelphia neighborhoods, the housing stock is primarily made up of rowhouses, although new development in recent times has brought apartment and condominium complexes.

Northern Liberties contains two privately owned but public parks, both established and owned by non-profits run by the neighbors. Orianna Hill Park is known as an off-leash area for dogs; the other, Liberty Lands, is a 2-acre (8,100 m2) park and playground.

Northern Liberties is served by SEPTA's Market-Frankford El with stops at Spring Garden and Girard. The station at Spring Garden is unique for being in the median of I-95. The elevated line's tracks then break away from the expressway's right-of-way to tower over Front Street through the neighborhood as it heads north away from Center City.

Most Recent Homes for Sale in Northern Liberties, Philadelphia, Pa

615 N 3RD ST
$1,600,000 
615 N 3RD ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA

4 Beds, 3/1 Baths
4,600 sqft
Courtesy of Michael McCann, BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
622 N BODINE ST
$1,495,000 
622 N BODINE ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA

4 Beds, 3/1 Baths
4,600 sqft
Courtesy of Michael McCann, BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
950 N LAWRENCE ST
$750,000 
950 N LAWRENCE ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA

4 Beds, 4/2 Baths
Courtesy of Michael McCann, BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
401 FAIRMOUNT AVE
$725,000 
401 FAIRMOUNT AVE
PHILADELPHIA, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
3,060 sqft
Courtesy of Michael McCann, BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
1117 N ORIANNA ST
$715,000 
1117 N ORIANNA ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA

3 Beds, 2/2 Baths
3,300 sqft
Courtesy of Shawn Hill, BHHS Fox & Roach-Haverford
826-28 N 3RD ST #10
$605,000 
826-28 N 3RD ST #10
PHILADELPHIA, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,250 sqft
Courtesy of Michael McCann, BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
832-34 N 3RD ST #2
$600,000 
832-34 N 3RD ST #2
PHILADELPHIA, PA

3 Beds, 3/0 Baths
2,500 sqft
Courtesy of Michael McCann, BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
865 N LAWRENCE ST
Courtesy of Michael McCann, BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
901 N PENN ST #P1404
$599,000 
901 N PENN ST #P1404
PHILADELPHIA, PA

2 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,565 sqft
Courtesy of Luxury Condo Realty Services
832-34 N 3RD ST #1
$580,000 
832-34 N 3RD ST #1
PHILADELPHIA, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,222 sqft
Courtesy of Michael McCann, BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
936 NEW MARKET ST
Courtesy of Frank DeFazio, BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
234 POPLAR ST
$540,000 Price reduced from $560,000 (-$20,000)
234 POPLAR ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
Courtesy of Michael McCann, BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
933 N FRONT ST #4
$540,000 Price reduced from $550,000 (-$10,000)
933 N FRONT ST #4
PHILADELPHIA, PA

3 Beds, 3/1 Baths
2,220 sqft
Courtesy of Michael McCann, BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
901 N PENN ST #R1206
$389,900 
901 N PENN ST #R1206
PHILADELPHIA, PA

2 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,177 sqft
Courtesy of Luxury Condo Realty Services
705 N 5TH ST
$299,000 
705 N 5TH ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
995 sqft
Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Center City
901 N PENN ST #R1107
$274,500 
901 N PENN ST #R1107
PHILADELPHIA, PA

1 Bed, 1/0 Bath
924 sqft
Courtesy of Frank DeFazio, BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
1027 N HOPE ST
$250,000 
1027 N HOPE ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
811 sqft
Courtesy of Michael McCann, BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
1151-61 N 3RD ST #103
$1,950 
1151-61 N 3RD ST #103
PHILADELPHIA, PA

2 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,236 sqft
Courtesy of Kathleen Conway, BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
612 N 2ND ST
Courtesy of JG Real Estate, LLC
215 W WILDEY ST
$1,500 
215 W WILDEY ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
900 sqft
Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Preferred-Old City

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