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The City of Brotherly Love is a fantastic place to live, comprising a vast array of one-of-a-kind neighborhoods with distinct characters and amenities. The downtown core of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is known as Center City. Within Center City, you’ll find many of Philly’s historical and cultural neighborhoods, as well as the city’s most densely packed and busiest areas. This dense urban community encompasses Washington Square West, Society Hill, Rittenhouse, Queen Village, Old City, Logan Square, Graduate Hospital, Fitler Square, Fairmount, Chinatown, and Bella Vista.

The diversity of Center City is its primary feature. From quiet residential areas with cobblestone streets, eighteen-century architecture, and lush green spaces to the skyscrapers populating the vibrant business districts, Center City has it all. With a fabulous combination of culture and convenience, Center City is a great place to live for homebuyers of all lifestyles. Amenities in Center City include convenient public transportation, nightlife destinations, fine-dining restaurants, street food, salons, boutique shops, and galleries. 

Real estate in Center City is as diverse as the area’s neighborhoods, amenities, and population. Center City real estate includes a wide variety of single-family detached homes of various ages, architectural styles, sizes, and floor plans. Likewise, there is a vast array of lower-maintenance semi-detached and attached homes for sale in Center City, like townhomes, apartments, and condos. Center City homes generally range in size from one to five bedrooms with one to seven bathrooms and eight hundred square feet of living space up to five thousand-plus square feet of living space. If you would like specific details about available properties in Center City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, please connect with us today and we will happily help with your Center City home search.

Center City is the heartbeat of Philadelphia.  Once the business hub of the nation's 6th largest city, it is now a thriving conglomerate of office buildings, hotels, small & large businesses, residences, condominiums, eating establishments and nightlife.  Two subway lines bisect the city - the Broad Street Line runs north-south along Broad Street and the Market-Frankford Line (commonly known as “The El”) runs along Market Street.  The cross at Philadelphia’s City Hall.  Additional trolley lines commence nearby and travel west through University City and into western neighborhoods.

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Philadelphia, and Center City in particular, features a large “Eds & Meds” population with many schools and universities such as Temple University, Drexel University, University of Pennsylvania, Thomas Jefferson University of Medicine, and Philadelphia College of the Performing Arts.  Center City makes for a great location for students and faculty to live and work.  With lots of condominiums and homes for sale in the area, there are many options for finding housing near your home or work.

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Between a plethora of museums, performing arts and festivals, Philadelphia is certainly not lacking for culture.  And, if getting outdoors is more your speed, go for a run, jog or bike the Schuylkill River Trail.  There is something for every lifestyle!

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Interesting facts:

    • An unwritten rule existed for decades that no building shall exceed the height of the William Penn statue atop City Hall.  This was broken in 1987 with the construction of One Liberty Place.  For years, Philadelphia’s major sports teams suffered years of futility until (thankfully!) the Phillies won the World Championship in 2008, finally breaking Billy Penn’s Curse.
    • Philadelphia is home to “The Wing Bowl”?  Never heard of it?  Um….do your own research.
    • Philadelphia houses more than 300 neighborhood parks, recreation centers, and playgrounds.  Fairmount Park, which spans more than 9,200 acres, is five times the size of Manhattan’s Central Park.
    • With over 6,000 eateries, Philadelphia is a Foodie Town!
    • Largely flat and with an easy-to-navigate grid, most of Philadelphia’s neighborhoods achieve high walk scores, making traversing the city as a pedestrian or cyclist fairly easy.
    • Be at the airport in under 20 minutes!

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Newest Center City Homes and Condos for Sale

$250,000
1 Beds 1 Baths
Welcome to unit 8G at The Academy House, this one-bedroom condo is just off of Broad St -perfectly located for anyone looking to be in the heart of desirable Center City. Situated on the eighth floor, this light filled unit invites you in with a bright foyer that features plenty of closet space. The galley-style kitchen has plenty of counter space and storage, outfitted with white cabinets, terracotta tiled floors, and stainless-steel appliances, including a refrigerator and dishwasher. The seller has installed a brand new electric stove for the next owner, too! A charming peekaboo window connects the kitchen to the dining area, where three large east-facing windows and a modern pendant light fixture illuminate the spacious living and dining areas, perfect for hosting gatherings, unwinding from a log day with TV or using the space as a work zone. The generous bedroom features three windows and two walk-in closets, one equipped with customizable shelving. Adjacent to the foyer, discover a coat closet and a full bathroom boasting a neutral tiled bathtub with glass enclosure, vanity, and tri-view medicine cabinet with vanity lighting. Additional conveniences include a linen closet and IN-UNIT washer and dryer within the bathroom. Constructed in 1977, The Academy House stands tall as a 37-story edifice housing over 570 residences. Amenities abound, including a 24-hour doorman, a newly renovated fitness center with a lap pool, hot tub, a communal area with kitchen facilities, and a verdant courtyard, ensuring a lifestyle of comfort and luxury.

1420 Locust St Unit #8G, Philadelphia

Listing courtesy of KW Empower. Contact: vicki@kwempower.com

$1,495,000
4 Beds 6 Baths
2- CAR PARKING IS OFFERED & NEW FINISHES AVAILABLE! Luxury Living at Lydian Place offers the quintessential city lifestyle. These ten exquisitely designed townhomes on the Avenue of the Arts create a unique urban experience to enjoy the rich cultural life of Center City Philadelphia. With over 4,000 square feet of living space across 5 levels, each home features 4 spacious bedrooms, 4 full baths, and 2 half bathrooms, with a masterfully designed pilothouse, 2 decks, and a personal elevator! Step up from the light-filled foyer and atrium to the expansive open concept main level. Enjoy the comfortable living room with high ceilings, modern flooring throughout, and an ample dining area that flows into the gourmet chef kitchen. Luxurious yet functional, the kitchen features custom quartz countertops, and backsplash, with appliances from Subzero, Thermador, Bosch, and Wolf. The third floor is comprised of two large bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, walk-in closets, and a full-sized laundry room. The impressive owner's bedroom is a regal 600 sq. ft and is the ultimate sanctuary occupying the entire fourth floor. The primary bathroom features a freestanding soaking tub, an oversized shower room of seamless glass, a private lavatory, and double vanity. Special attention has been given to the rooftop with a masterfully designed layout highlighting a spacious 375 sq. ft pilothouse complete with a custom wet bar and convenient powder room nestled between the two separate decks. This optimal space for entertaining offers spectacular panoramic views of the Philadelphia skyline. More home enjoyment comes with the fully finished lower-level family room or media room and includes a bedroom/office/exercise room and full bathroom. Each home offers garage parking with tons of extra room for storage, a top-of-the-line security system with one year of free monitoring services, and a multi-zoned energy-efficient HVAC system. The audio system includes five pairs of in-ceiling speakers, one pair of outdoor speakers. Smart wiring infrastructure is installed for ultimate convenience and future upgrade possibilities with dual data (Cat6) and cable in every bedroom. Walk Score - 97 Transit Score - 100 Bike Score - 88. Conveniently located near Target, Sprouts Market, Whole Foods, Pet Smart, & PA Wine & Spirit Shop. Some homes are currently being built. Taxes estimated, 10 YEAR TAX ABATEMENT, some finish choices may vary, some features shown may vary slightly, Specifications, details, and finishes are subject to change.

741 S Rosewood St, Philadelphia

Listing courtesy of OCF Realty LLC - Philadelphia. Contact: (215) 735-7368

$699,900
2 Beds 2 Baths
All 2 Bedroom 2 Bath condominiums in The Murano are NOT alike!! This exceptional 1470 square foot sun-drenched unit is in absolute pristine condition and boasts over $60,000 in top-of-the-line upgrades, including: fully-customized California Closets installed in primary bedroom walk-in closet, primary bedroom hall closet, and 3 additional closets (laundry, coat / storage, & second bedroom closet), custom wine cabinet in dining room, 2020 Bosch kitchen appliances (Induction range, convection microwave oven, and dishwasher), 2020 LG washing machine and dryer (side-by-side full-size installed in custom California Closets optimized laundry area accommodating wall-mounted Dyson V8 vacuum cleaner and easy access condo-compatible ladder), fully motorized Levolor see-through window shades in living room and guest bedroom, high-end porcelain Carrera marble flooring in both bathrooms and bedrooms, two upgraded custom Honeywell VisionPro 800 thermostats with remote wi-fi monitoring and control of both HVAC units, 2022 InSinkerator Evolution Supreme SS ultra-quiet under sink garbage disposal, Blanco Alta Italian kitchen sink faucet & matching under-counter dishwashing and hand soap dispensers, under-cabinet recessed LED kitchen counter lighting, Lutron motion-sensing switches in both bathrooms and all three closets, all light switches changed to Lutron Maestro / Decora, (and most light switches have digital dimming), fluorescent lights in kitchen and bathrooms changed to LED fluorescent and controlled by Lutron / Decora digital LED switches and /or dimmers, complete surge protection at electric panel for entire unit, 5 electric outlets changed from single gang to 2-gang outlets, living room and primary bedroom fully wired for concealed outlet wall-mounted TV and sound bar, new Decora electrical outlets in every room including bathrooms (no extension cords or adapters), additional LED lighting installed in both hallways and both bathrooms and 3 closets, high-end contemporary sconces in hallways, custom contemporary bookshelves in primary bedroom, LED outdoor light installed on balcony, all sink plumbing traps upgraded, upgraded contemporary designer “pulls” on all bathroom cabinet drawers and doors, 3 gallons of original Sherwin Williams paints for walls in various rooms for future use, and extra porcelain tile flooring matching upgraded floors in case needed in the future. Enjoy contemporary urban living at its finest in The Murano with every amenity imaginable, including an Olympic-sized heated indoor swimming pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, secure mail room accessible only to USPS and building residents, a designated in-building parking space accessible only by remote-activated fob, front desk with concierge services, 24-hour security with monitoring by multiple cameras and screens, and multiple social areas, including a club room, massive outdoor furnished patio, and 4 high-speed elevators. Stroll to Trader Joe's (next door), the finest shopping, restaurants, museums and theaters, Amtrak and commuter train stations, as well as multiple centrally-located bus and metro stations. Enjoy unobstructed sunset views from the coveted "curved" side of the building. Ultra-reasonable condo fees. Greenfield Elementary School catchment area.

2101 Market St Unit #402, Philadelphia

Listing courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach-Haverford. Contact: (610) 649-4500

$140,000
1 Baths
Invest or own a piece of Center City's beating heart! Your monthly HOA covers Electric, Heat/Air Water, basic CABLE TV with HBO, and amenities! This Studio, nestled in a corner unit, boasts 4 expansive windows, lofty ceilings, laminate flooring, and central air. Its kitchenette comes complete with a built-in Microwave, 2-top burner, and mini-fridge. Enjoy the convenience of a 3-piece tiled bathroom with a tub and ample natural light. Welcome to Arts Condo, a pet-friendly, 16-story high-rise in the heart of Center City. Secured access entry with wheelchair accessibility ensures peace of mind. Step into the grand, historically rich lobby adorned with original marble flooring and soaring ceilings, where a welcoming 24-hour Concierge awaits. Amenities include a surveillance system, a 24-hour Fitness Center, Community Room, and Business Center. On-site laundry facilities, operated via card and mobile app, offer convenience. Additionally, enjoy 24-hour emergency maintenance and bike storage for a nominal yearly fee. Arts Condo is home to The Arts Ballroom, a beautifully restored 1920s catering hall, and a barber shop. Positioned between the trendy Midtown Village and the famed Avenue of the Arts (housing City Hall, Kimmel Center, and Academy of Music), you're at the epicenter of culture and entertainment. Explore fine dining, upscale shopping, lush parks, theaters, UARTS, Jefferson Hospital and University, Drexel Med, all within walking distance. With various public transportation options and parking nearby, everything is within easy reach at The Arts Condo!

1324 Locust St Unit #619, Philadelphia

Listing courtesy of KW Empower. Contact: vicki@kwempower.com

$720,000
2 Beds 2 Baths
Welcome to luxury living in The Murano! This stunning 2-bedroom condo offers the epitome of modern elegance & convenience in the heart of Philadelphia. The breathtaking open-concept floorplan boasts beautiful hardwood floors & wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows that bathe the entire living & dining area in natural light. The modern upgraded kitchen is a chef's dream, featuring granite countertops & stainless steel appliances. The dining area flows seamlessly onto a small, private balcony, perfect for enjoying your morning coffee or an evening cocktail. The light-filled Primary Bedroom Suite is a sanctuary of comfort, complete with a luxurious ensuite bathroom with an oversized walk-in shower, separate soaking tub, & a dual-sink vanity. The 2nd bedroom features windows overlooking the private balcony & has an adjacent full bathroom with a walk-in shower. Storage will never be an issue with plenty of space throughout, including an oversized laundry & linen cabinet. Residents of The Murano enjoy an array of amenities, including a community pool, a 6th floor roof deck offering stunning city views, a fitness center, & a resident lounge area. One parking spot is deeded with the property. Conveniently located close to Rittenhouse & Logan Squares, Parkway Museum District, Schuylkill Banks Park, & Fairmount Park, you'll have easy access to all the shopping, eateries, & entertainment this sought-after area is known for. Don't miss your chance to experience luxury living at its finest in this impeccable condo. Schedule your showing today!

2101 Market St Unit #802, Philadelphia

Listing courtesy of Redfin Corporation. Contact: (215) 631-3154

$510,000
1 Beds 2 Baths
Discover the epitome of city living in this remarkable Ritz-Carlton residence that redefines urban elegance. Perched on the 20th floor giving unending views. This residence stands as a beautifully designed & unparalleled gem. Total grandeur with high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and views to the horizon. The iconic City Hall is the centerpiece of your view that extends endlessly beyond. It has a meticulously designed kitchen, with custom wood cabinetry, all top-tier appliances and granite countertops. Calcutta Marble-adorned bathrooms, a separate marble shower with seamless glass, double sinks, and a Bain Ultra soaking tub invites relaxation. Custom-fitted closets throughout. Residences enjoy an array of exceptional amenities: A luxury COURTESY CAR AND DRIVER, valet service, a fitness center, a wellness room, and a pool create a haven for well-being. There is a brand new outdoor dog park on the 2nd floor providing a secure oasis for your furry friends to play. A completely new terrace upgrade coming in June 2024 featuring outdoor kitchen areas with gas grills, multiple outdoor living rooms with firepits, eating and dining areas and much more. The recently redesigned resident's lounge, private screening room and catering kitchen redefine entertainment. Indulge in the privileges of Ritz membership, including access and discounts worldwide including at the adjacent Ritz Carlton Hotel, Restaurant and Spa, just steps through the resident’s private entrance or pick up your house phone and have room service sent up from the Ritz Carlton Hotel.

1414 S Penn Sq Unit #20C, Philadelphia

Listing courtesy of SERHANT PENNSYLVANIA LLC. Contact:

$1,799,000
3 Beds 4 Baths
Step into an elevated urban haven, where refinement meets convenience in this prestigious high-rise residence. Offering three bedrooms and three and a half baths across over 2000 square feet of pristine living space, this unit stands alone with its exclusive balcony (only available to B units), commanding breathtaking views of the Iconic City Hall and the city skyline. Floor-to-ceiling windows flood every room with natural light, unveiling panoramic vistas from the Delaware River to the western sunset that redefine city living. Indulge in the pinnacle of modern luxury, with a 10,000+ square foot amenities floor including health club, pool, hot tub, and expansive lounge featuring a plush theater screening room and catering kitchen,. Recent upgrades to this 5 Star building include an outdoor dog park, and newly renovated terrace which will include multiple outdoor grills & dining areas and several outdoor lounge areas with fire-pits and much more. The chef's kitchen boasts Subzero refrigerator, Viking 5-burner gas cooktop, oven, warming drawer, Miele dishwasher, U-Line wine cooler, and more. Valet parking and a dedicated parking space ensure effortless convenience, while Ritz membership privileges offer upgrades and discounts at not only the adjacent Ritz Carlton Hotel but worldwide. With its unrivaled location, impeccable finishes, and unparalleled amenities, this high-rise gem epitomizes urban living at its finest. Welcome to a space where luxury knows no bounds.

1414 S Penn Sq Unit #32B, Philadelphia

Listing courtesy of SERHANT PENNSYLVANIA LLC. Contact:

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