Urban Leisure and Recreation in Fairmount

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.  Eakins Oval, eight acres of public space right on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, hosts food trucks and community programs that draws city residents from all neighborhoods. At the end of The Oval is the crown jewel of Museum Row- the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

When you wander off the beaten path, you’ll find yourself down one of many picturesque streets lined with wide sidewalks and... trees! It’s gorgeously walkable and indirectly hooked to the Fairmount Park system. You’ll see joggers, bicyclists, rowers, pedestrians and… rollerbladers… enjoying the Schuylkill River Trail every day.

The food scene here is thriving: enjoy a vitalizing meal at Fare, which sources delicious, organic and seasonal ingredients; bring a bottle of wine to share over seafood risotto at Figs; satisfy your pizza fix at Angelino’s.

At the heart of neighborhood this gorgeous home, 869 N. 24th St., a coveted 3184 square foot, 17' wide home, is fully stocked from top to bottom from finished basement to roof deck. The first floor has an open floor plan with gleaming hardwood floors and large windows framing a gracious amount of sunshine. You’ll also find a powder room, a dining room, and a fabulous stainless and stone chef's kitchen with a fun breakfast bar complete with custom built bar height chairs.

Downstairs find a fully finished basement with a gas fireplace and a professional bar with custom cabinetry, task lighting, a whimsical martini glass shaped sink and a dual-zoned beverage refrigerator that can be set with separate temperatures for red and white wine.  There's a super functional laundry room with tile floor.  

Upstairs find 1 of 4 bedrooms set up as a cozy family room or den, and 2 adorably decorated spacious bedrooms with good closets and ceiling fans. Above those enjoy a glorious roof deck off the enormous master suite with vaulted ceilings, and 5-piece master bathroom.

Because the homes on this block are wider than usual, there is less competition for parking, enhanced by the presence of a church and a school nearby, parking on both sides of the street and endless options available on Girard Avenue, parking is a breeze.  This distinct and elegant home nestled in a rich historical context has it all and is bound to suit your lifestyle.

Enjoy your late weekend morning-turning-into afternoon by taking a short stroll to Fairmount Ave. You’ll find coffee shops and brunch destinations galore, a pet shop (often with adoptable kittens playing in the window), and a used bookstore. Wake Up Yoga is right around the corner from your home. The Philly Home Girls can attest, it’s a fantastic place to unwind.  Take in the fresh air while you go for a run or bike ride along the river. When the sun’s down, walk along Boathouse Row as it glows onto the river.  In a neighborhood with such great access to museums, a park system, and places to shop and eat, you’ll never be bored.

Boathouse Row at night via Wikipedia

Boathouse Row at night via Wikipedia