Recently, Rebecca, co-founder of Beyond the Bell Tours, guided our whole team on the “Badass Women of Philadelphia” tour one hot day in July. We learned about the many amazing women of Philadelphia, including doctors, activists and a slave that escaped the home of George Washington.
Passyunk Square is the place for your family, let us introduce you to some of our favorite places to hang with our kids.
If you want beautiful green space for recreation and relaxation, Fairmount is known for its historical richness, cultural attractions, proximity to Center City, and… green space! Home to the famous Museum Row, a whole multitude of world-class institutions is mere footsteps away.
Nestled along the banks of the Schuylkill River and the canal and tow path, Manayunk is an urban experience with small town charm. Named a National Historic District in 1983, Manayunk is located just minutes west of Center City Philadelphia, a short scenic drive out Kelly Drive or a quick train ride away.
Philadelphia’s public schools are a topic of conversation everywhere. The Philly Home Girls are touring as many as possible on behalf of our clients. This week’s tour was in South Philly, specifically the neighborhoods west of Broad including Graduate Hospital, Newbold, Point Breeze and Girard Estate.
Known for being the first Philly neighborhood settled by Italian immigrants, Bella Vista is one of the most diverse and exciting communities in Philadelphia. Bella Vista, which translates to ‘beautiful sight’, gets its namesake for its gorgeous view of the Center City Skyline. Its history dates to the colonial era, where protestant Italian immigrants from Sicily began to settle in the area, but it only grew into a thriving Italian hub in the late 1880s, where a vast amount of Italians traveled to the U.S.
Name the first three words that come to mind when you think of Old City Philly. If one of those words was “historic”, color us surprised. Old City (or if you dig farther back – “olde city”) is well known for its cultural heritage and connections to the birth of America. As a landmark of America’s history, Old City proudly hosts numerous museums, parks, and theaters, including the Independence National Historical Park. In recent years, the neighborhood has gone through extensive renovations, combining its gorgeous antique-style architectural upbringing with more modern and sleek designs.
In an effort to debunk the myth that Philadelphia’s public schools aren’t very good, and to stop the flight of families moving to the suburbs, the Philly Home Girls are making an effort to tour many of the county’s public schools on behalf of our clients. This week’s tour was in the Riverwards, more commonly known as Fishtown, Northern Liberties and South Kensington.
Spring is finally upon us and the Philly Home Girls are ready to get out and explore some of our favorite neighborhoods. One neighborhood we’re particularly excited about is Washington Square West. It’s got all the appeal of being in center city, but still feels like home with the welcoming neighbors and small tree lined streets. It’s a great neighborhood for someone who’s moving to Philadelphia for the first time or has lived here longer but is looking for a change. Washington Square West is really perfect for all.