Old City

The Historic District

Live in Old City, Philadelphia

Old City is a historic neighborhood in Center City, Philadelphia, in the area near the Delaware River where William Penn and the Quakers first settled. To tourists, it is best known as the site of Independence Hall and its encompassing Independence National Historical Park, Elfreth’s Alley, Carpenters’ Hall, the Betsy Ross House, and many of Philadelphia’s other historic sites.

The Old City District occupies several blocks between Front and Sixth Streets, bounded by Vine Street to the north and Walnut Street to the south. The Philadelphia Almanac and Citizens’ Manual gives a larger set of boundaries to the Old City area, defined as the area within Spring Garden Street, 4th Street, the Delaware River, and Walnut Street. The Old City Redevelopment Area is bounded by Vine Street, the Delaware River, Lombard Street and 7th Street.

The Old City Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. In 2003, it was added to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places.

Old City is home to the oldest continually inhabited street in America, Elfreth’s Alley,[5] Home to more than 3,000 people since 1702, the street today holds 32 houses built between 1728 and 1836.

Properties listed in Old City

309 Market street – Loft 1 BR

$ 1,675 /month
One bedroom loft style 309 Market St, Philadelphia, loft like large and open concept apartment, one bed room, one b [more]
One bedroom loft style 309 Market St, Philadelphia, loft like large and open concept apartment, one bed room, one b [more]

227 Market Street – Unit 1

$ 1,475 /month
Cute one bedroom one bathroom available August first in Olde City This is a great one bedroom, one bathroom apartme [more]
Cute one bedroom one bathroom available August first in Olde City This is a great one bedroom, one bathroom apartme [more]

306 Market St

$ 3,000 /month
A newly renovated Loft Style {306 Market St, Philadelphia) (Old City) A newly renovated loft style apartment. loft [more]
A newly renovated Loft Style {306 Market St, Philadelphia) (Old City) A newly renovated loft style apartment. loft [more]

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