Popular Neighborhoods


Young families and professionals abound in this downtown Art Museum district for its nearby city locale, recreational activities along the Schuylkill River and hometown feel with local cafes.

Located downtown south of City Hall near many of the city's cultural institutions, residents in the prestigious Avenue of the Arts can walk to the city's esteemed concert halls, museums, theatres and restaurants.

Offering a variety of housing from spacious lofts to classic brick homes, this cultural area in South Philadelphia is know for its vintage distinction, strong community spirit, local festivals, and Italian market.

A recent influx of young professionals has put this residential North Philadelphia neighborhood on the rise in recent years, increasing property values and businesses along the Girard Avenue commercial corridor.

A predominately Asian American neighborhood spanning Arch to Vine Streets in downtown Philadelphia, Chinatown is a popular tourist destination, trade center, and home to many fine ethnic restaurants and shops.

Desirable for its central location, urban redevelopment and small town charm, East Falls offers small town charm yet is an easy commute to the city and a stone's throw away from trendy eateries, shops and public transportation.

Rich in architecture, green space and cultural diversity, this northern Philadelphia neighborhood features a diverse mix of large single homes, twins and row homes.

Bound by a strong sense of unity, this waterfront community, offering easy access to Center City and Old City, is flourishing as new businesses and professionals join a predominantly working class neighborhood.

Single family homes encircle one of Philadelphia's most treasured and well-maintained parks that serves as a focal point for this modestly affluent downtown neighborhood located within walking distance to restaurants, shops, and businesses.

Diverse socially, culturally and ethnically, this popular Philadelphia neighborhood features an abundance of apartments, lofts and row homes on all sides of its cobblestone streets.

A close proximity to Center City nightlife and restaurants, along with a large inventory of restaurants and existing housing, make this downtown neighborhood, just south of Rittenhouse Square, attractive to graduate students, professors, health professionals and artists.

One of the most affordable sections of the city, this South Philadelphia working class neighborhood is rapidly developing and offers many housing options for modest and low income families.

Centered in Philadelphia's museum district, Logan Square offers the best in culture while being in close proximity to the city's business district, outdoor parks and the Schuylkill River.

A trendy living area within minutes of Philadelphia, Manayunk offers a small hometown feel with a variety of living options, nearby bike trail and upscale restaurants, bars, and boutiques lining its downtown.

Popular among artists and musicians, the industrial row homes of this stylish city neighborhood are slowly transforming to chic modern living spaces alongside galleries, coffee shops, boutiques and trendy stores.

A high concentration of art galleries and cultural boutiques, along with a booming night life, make this artsy metropolitan neighborhood, located right at Penn's landing and just north of Society Hill, one of the hippest areas to live.

A popular destination for shopping and restaurants along its east corridor, this South Philadelphia neighborhood, bordered by Bella Vista, offers great culture, diversity and walkability to an abundance of local businesses.

Located in the heart of the city, this downtown park area combines old world charm with modern metropolitan elegance, surrounded by classic Brownstones, 19th century townhouses and stylish hotels, all within easy access to shops, restaurants and the business district.

Rich with character from Swedish roots, this close-knit community, just south of Center City and next to Society Hill, satisfies a range of tastes and budgets with its spacious lofts, classic brick homes, and new apartments.

With cobblestone streets, tree-lined walkways and the largest concentration of original 18th and early 19th century architecture in the United States, this exclusive and upscale downtown locale near the city waterfront features brick rowhouses, luxurious apartments, and renovated colonial homes in modern urban setting.

Home to many Italian and Irish Americans, this family neighborhood, bounded by South Street to the north, the Delaware River to the east and south, contains many lovingly maintained homes alongside many pizzerias and family-owned stores.

This culturally rich area, focused around Temple University and just three miles from downtown Center City, contains a mix of apartments, lofts, historic houses and studios around the corner from shopping, entertainment, and the downtown business district.

Defined by Philadelphia educational institutions such as Drexel University and University of Pennsylvania, this academic community, located alongside the Schuylkill River, mixes historic homes with newly renovated spaces on the edge of the city's shopping district and nightlife.

Originally designed by William Penn, this open-space square, located in Center City Philadelphia's Southeast quadrant, is part of the Society Hill neighborhoods and home to several secure apartment communities as well as Antiques Row, Jeweler's Row, and many gourmet ethnic restaurants.

Stretching along the Delaware River, Philadelphia's reviving waterfront district is full of life, offering top-notch riverfront living with amazing views and access to many local restaurants, businesses, and city events.

Main Line & Surrounding Suburbs

A friendly small town located in Montgomery County, Ambler offers affordable housing, good schools, convenient public transportation, and a "walkable" downtown commercial district with many dining options.

An excellent school district, eclectic mix of modern and historic homes and a destination downtown of upscale shops and restaurants defines his Montgomery County suburb located just west of Philadelphia

Distinctive for its fine stone mansions, this beautiful suburban community, located in along the "Main Line" along the western edge of Philadelphia, claims a large upscale residential area, pedigree educational institutions, and diverse nearby shopping.

A booming township in Bucks County with major appeal for the young, Bensalem offers a diverse mix of housing, parks and entertainment, while still offering a down home feeling.

A charming western suburb of Philadelphia surrounded by golf courses and country clubs, Broomall is popular among both families and college students due to its walkability and below average crime rate.

On the border of Montgomery and Delaware Counties, this college town possesses a youthful vibe despite being an older area with a predominance of homes built prior to WWII.

Located on the Schuylkill River in Montgomery County, Conshohocken features an expansive riverfront commercial and residential development popular among young couples and singles.

A coastal city situated on the Delaware River, Chester offers affordable housing for low- and moderate-income households and is strategically located for easy access to New Jersey, Delaware and Philadelphia.

An affluent community in Northwest Philadelphia, Chestnut Hill is notable for its variety of 19th and early 20th century residential buildings, upscale stores, and private schools.

A small borough just six miles from downtown Philadelphia, Clifton Heights is a family-oriented community with affordable property and a public transportation that provides easy accessibility into the city.

Featuring colonial and Victorian town architecture, this charming, tree-lined borough located in Bucks County offers small town appeal with walkability to a range of dining, shopping and entertainment options.

Offering a small-town feel with big city access, this Delaware County suburb is popular among a younger population for apartment rentals and first-time home purchases.

Fort Washington blends business with community in a rural Montgomery County setting, showcasing upscale residences and a business park housing major companies including Honeywell, Aetna and Johnson & Johnson.

Showcasing a mix of farm, colonial town and late 19th/early 20th housing uncharacteristic of other "Main Line" communities, Gladwyne offers charming upscale homes in a suburban setting.

Known for its gardens and golf course, this Delaware County town blends a rustic setting with modern homes and the convenience of nearby shopping and dining venues.

Small town traditions, a charming business district, historic buildings and nearby state parks make this quaint suburban Philadelphia town attractive to both families and professional singles.

A collection of villages, this cozy Montgomery County suburb boasts an impressive park system, year-round community recreational programs and a history dating back to the early 1700s.

With numerous historic homes, scenic landscapes, parks, and a world class golf course, this Delaware County township offers old world charm with a variety of outdoor amenities.

Home to many historic sites, numerous parks and recreational facilities, this Delaware County suburb has a large Irish population resulting in many Irish bars and shops in the area.

With one of the highest standards of living in the greater Philadelphia area, a large majority of property within this village, bordering the Fox Chase section of Philadelphia County, includes single-dwelling homes, with residents having one of the highest per capita incomes in Montgomery County.

Located 10 miles north of Philadelphia, this Montgomery County borough offers a traditional small town mix of single-family homes, duplexes, row homes as well as apartment buildings.

Blending fashion, culture and history, this Montgomery County suburb, located near four major highways, has many historic sites as well as one of the nation's largest shopping malls.

Primarily a residential community with numerous art organizations and several historic buildings, Delaware-County based Lansdowne is home to many single people who both rent and own their homes.

A community with strong ties to its history, this Bucks County town has numerous historical societies, an established housing market, and, surprisingly, a large residential population of high-income singles.

Upscale colonial residences, a large school district and an impeccably maintained downtown distinguish this densely populated suburban town located 28 miles NW of Philadelphia.

With a strong sense of community and a walkable downtown with many restaurants and shops, this mainly residential suburb, located in Delaware County just 12 miles west of the city, offers a blend of new and traditional homes in a quiet, country setting.

Part of the "Main Line" of generally wealthy suburbs, this walking town close to the western edge of Philadelphia offers shops, recreational facilities, schools and transportation at a small distance from residents' homes.

Touched by Quaker roots, this affluent and historical Montgomery County suburb, located at a cross section of two major highways, attracts families with its excellent schools, upscale housing and revitalized shopping mall.

A "Main Line" suburb rich in history, this upscale suburb touts affluent neighborhoods, a walkable downtown shopping/dining district and many caliber educational institutions including Villanova University.

A tree-lined residential community of distinctive period homes and quiet neighborhoods, Swarthmore is anchored by the campus of Swarthmore College and features a quaint downtown core of unique, independent shops.

A historic and cultural area, this small suburban town that serves as the county seat of Chester County offers close community ties, a great school district and a hip downtown that thrives from the college population of West Chester University.

With tree-shaded streets and mature old stone homes, this mainly residential suburb along the "Main Line" is notable for upscale living and a large portfolio of distinguished schools and colleges.

Other Philadelphia & Suburban Neighborhoods

Rental Co. also maintains a large database of properties for an extended list of neighborhoods in and around the Philadelphia area. Check our property listing for more details.

Elkins Park
Fairless Hills
Loft District
Maple Glen
Mount Airy
Newtown Square
North Philly
Olde Kensington
Oxford Circle
Penrose Park
Point Breeze
Port Richmond
Ridley Park
Strawberry Mansion
Upper Darby
West Philly