- Largely diverse population leads to a mix of mom and pop Italian restaurants, and a popular outdoor food market.
- Transportation includes the Broad Street Subway, many buses routes, and easy access to both I95 and I76
- Older homes and a working class neighborhood have given way to change, as newer homes have been built, and neighborhoods have diversified
- Boundaries: South of South, North of Oregon, West of the Delaware River, East of the Schuylkill River
- Zip code: 19145, 19146, 19147, 19148
- Fun: Philadelphia Sports Complex, Pat’s & Geno’s Steaks, Italian Market, Ikea, Navel Yard, Herron Park
Ask a Local:
What we lack in a cool neighborhood name we more than make up for in character. Our residents are loyal stewards of the street and every block has a ‘mayor’ who can tell you what the buzz is each day.
We’re known for Pat’s and Geno’s, the dueling cheesesteak restaurants near Passyunk Ave, and of course the huge open-air Italian Market. Kids, bringing your parents here will result in a feast for the senses (and you might get some ice cream out of the deal, too)!
While we might be famous for food in South Philly, we’ve got a lot more to offer, especially for the younger crowd. There are neighborhood parks and recreational centers that are kept up well by the neighbors who enjoy them. Since we didn’t nickname our neighborhood, we nickname our parks so if you’re looking for the “Sprayground”, look up Herron Park, or if you’re meeting someone at “The Lakes”, try heading to FDR Park.
South Philly is also home to the Sports Complex where you and your parents can enjoy a Phillies, Eagles, Flyers or Sixers game.
In the summer, come and try our many mom and pop water ice and ice cream shops. Just wander a couple blocks from anywhere and you’re bound to run into one. And while you’re there, say hello to the mayor.