Welcome to Fishtown
Old and new. Traditional and trendy. Residential, yet energetic and alive with some of the city’s most vibrant artistic, culinary, and musical influence. Philly had been well warned about the rise of Fishtown, and now it is considered one of Forbes’ ‘Hottest New Neighborhoods’.
Fishtown, situated just northeast of Center City, is one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods. Originally occupied by the Lenape Tribe, the area transformed during the 18th century when working-class immigrants began to take over and shape a thriving industrial epicenter. Namely, in fishing.
At one point in time, fish waded through the Delaware River. Many fish, actually. Consequently, it was only natural for this perfectly positioned neighborhood to take advantage of their location, and thus, a community was built around the industry. Ironically, the further Philadelphia industrialized, the further away the fish swam until they both ran dry. For the periods to follow, the neighborhood stayed connected and primarily working class.
Over the past decade, a new sort of change has taken hold. An influx of artists, restaurateurs, breweries, and millennial residents have flooded of this corner of Philadelphia and transformed it into one of the city’s major cultural hotspots.
Eclectic and thriving, Fishtown’s Frankford Ave is lined with tons of unique bars, restaurants, music venues, studios and galleries for residents to enjoy. It is truly impossible to be bored in this corner of the city, where you can enjoy a quiet corner of a local coffee shop or step outside and enjoy a beer at Frankford Hall
Some of our favorites include:
Atlantis Lost Bar
Soup Kitchen Cafe
Wm Mulherin’s Sons
There’s no denying that with the steady rise of newcomers, new construction and home prices are rising proportionally. The neighborhood is certainly growing more expensive, making it worth it to move now if you’ve been considering the area. Search here for current homes available in Fishtown!
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