Located in the southwest of Philadelphia’s Center City, Fitler Square is bounded to the north by Walnut Avenue, S21st Street to the east, South Street to the south, and the Schuylkill River to the west. Fitler Square is a relaxed residential neighborhood in a wonderfully central location, with many great restaurants and other amenities within walking distance. The neighborhood is named for the charming park at its center, which hosts community-oriented events throughout the year.
Fitler Square’s Center City location means Philadelphia’s main business district is accessible on foot.
10 minutes on foot / 4 minutes by car.
8th & Market Street Station:
13 minutes by car / 20 minutes on public transportation.
Fitler Square: An oasis of calm within Center City’s bustle
Within half a mile of Rittenhouse Square, all of Philadelphia’s urban amenities are easily accessible from Fitler Square, and there are many great restaurants within the neighborhood itself. However, Fitler Square feels much calmer and quieter than its ultra-convenient location would suggest. Tree-lined residential streets and two parks give the neighborhood an inviting and peaceful feel.
The Neighbors: A peaceful community vibe in an incredible Center City location
Fitler Square attracts those seeking a laid-back place to call home within the heart of Philadelphia. There are many professionals who work at varied companies within other Center City neighborhoods. The neighborhood is also popular among young families, as Greenfield Elementary School is one of the Philadelphia school district’s top performers.
What to Expect: Great food within walking distance
This walkable neighborhood has a diverse culinary scene. Dine on great seafood at the chic Tria wine bar and sophisticated New England-style Fitler Dining Room, delectable pizza at Gusto, or chef Gregory Vernick’s inventive creations at Vernick. Cotoletta, a hot new eatery, is bringing outstanding cutlets and other delicious Italian dishes to the neighborhood.
The Lifestyle: Green spaces to relax and unwind
Fitler Square is named for the pocket park at its center. This green space is known for its Victorian fountain and three iconic turtle statues. It also hosts a weekly farmers market where you can pick up fresh produce. Schuylkill Park has a public pool, children’s playground, and an off-leash dog area on the banks of the Schuylkill River.
Unexpected Appeal: The first-class amenities of The Fitler Club
The Fitler Club opened just outside the Fitler Square neighborhood in early 2019. This upscale 75,000 square-foot lifestyle club boasts state-of-the-art fitness facilities, a luxury spa, 75-foot lap pool, 4,600-foot ballroom, and over 10,000 feet of event space. It also has world-class bars and dining, with incredible seasonal dishes being served at the members-only dining room.
The Market: Classic townhouses with contemporary style
Fitler Square’s attractive townhouses typically feature beautifully remodeled interiors. Spacious and stylish, these appealing properties combine timeless elegance with contemporary luxury. Fitler Park’s real estate mix also includes modern apartments and condominiums.
You’ll Fall in Love With: Family-friendly events at Fitler Square
Along with its year-round farmers market on Saturdays, Fitler Square hosts community events throughout the year, including an Easter egg hunt and Halloween party. The highlight is the spring fair, with live music performances, home-cooked foods, and kid-friendly activities.
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