Northern Liberties

Northern LibertiesNo other neighborhood in Philadelphia has enjoyed as meteoric a rise in reputation and condition during the city’s recent real estate expansion as the Northern Liberties neighborhood. Bounded roughly by Girard Avenue, CallowhillS treet, North 6th Street and the Delaware River, the area was a separate district independent of Philadelphia proper until 1854. But despite its consolidation with the city over 150 years ago, Northern Liberties retains a distinctly independent spirit. This is seen clearly in the architecture and in the building practices used in the development of some large condominium projects, as well as in the construction of newer row homes. No other neighborhood in the city has devoted as much attention to bold designs and green building practices in the construction of new homes as Northern Liberties. Yet the resulting structures seem to blend seamlessly with the traditional row homes and the existing commercial and industrial buildings that have been converted to residential use.

The eclectic mix of housing options in Northern Liberties is mirrored by the swanky dining, entertainment and shopping scenes existing in the neighborhood. Northern Liberties has become a haven for musicians and artists to ply their crafts and a hot spot for those looking to enjoy hip bars and trendy shops. It has also become a destination for young people, and more mature professionals too, who have a desire to reside close to downtown, but live in an area that is anything but traditional. An excellent place to spend an evening out, Northern Liberties is an even better place to call home.