Graduate Hospital is a neighborhood in Philadelphia’s Southwest Center City, just a few blocks south of Rittenhouse Square. Hipper than its more famous neighbor to the north, G-Ho is a place that’s building a tremendous buzz. A walkable neighborhood full of chic restaurants, cafes, bars, and shops, Graduate Hospital is as exciting as it is convenient.
Rittenhouse Square 8 minutes by car / 17 minutes on foot
Graduate Hospital: A real neighborhood feel in a fantastic Center City location
Niche ranks Graduate Hospital as the #3 best neighborhood in Philadelphia, giving it an A+ rating for nightlife and A- for family living. Its well-lit streets contain plentiful places to hang out whatever your age. The Marian Anderson Recreation Center’s family-friendly facilities include an outdoor swimming pool that was completely renovated thanks to a community-driven fundraising campaign. The DIY attitude of G-Ho is intoxicating, as residents have played in a huge role in helping build the neighborhood’s reputation as one of Philadelphia’s very best places to live.
The Neighbors: Youthful energy and community spirity
There’s a youthful energy to Graduate Hospital, as ambitious entrepreneurs continually bring new shops and restaurants to the area. It’s also a community-driven place that has attracted many young families, as evidenced by the many young parents you’ll see pushing strollers along its sidewalks. Schools like Edwin Stanton Elementary and Chester A. Arthur have been major beneficiaries of the local emphasis on community spirit, with parents driving efforts to fundraise multi-million dollar renovations.
What To Expect: Outstanding food from around the world
Graduate Hospital’s South Street thoroughfare has a fantastic selection of restaurants. Sample some of Philly’s best pizza at Lazaros Pizza House, gourmet vegan dishes at Govinda’s, flavorful Caribbean eats at Jamaican Jerk Hut, and modern Mediterranean meals at Balkan Express.
The Lifestyle: Some of Philadelphia’s hippest watering holes
Great food can also be had at many of Graduate Hospital’s superior drinking places. Side Car Bar & Grille has great cocktails and an internationally-influenced menu of contemporary American fare. Sip craft beer at Grace Tavern, Devil’s Pocket, and Ten Stone, cocktails at Rex 1516 and Pub & Kitchen, or wine at the intimate Jet Wine Bar.
Unexpected Appeal: Annual festivals celebrating the neighborhood’s international influences
Graduate Hospital’s Odunde Festival has been bringing an extravagant celebration of African culture to the neighborhood for decades. This giant outdoor party has great food and live music. October’s Blocktoberfest is another highlight, with live music performances, food trucks, and craft stalls lining South Street West.
The Market: Historic meets modernity
The real estate mix is comprised of historic and ultra-contemporary single-family homes and apartments. From distinctive row houses to sleek modern builds, there are plenty of attractive places to call home. Graduate Hospital’s real estate market is booming thanks to the incredible mix of convenience and community it offers.
You’ll Fall In Love With: A neighborhood that has it all
Few neighborhoods can compete with Graduate Hospital for the sheer amount it has going for it. It won’t take you long to see why G-Ho has carved out a reputation as one of Philadelphia’s most in-demand areas.
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