Rittenhouse Square Luxury Amenity rich living in the heart of Center City
Welcome to Rittenhouse Square
One of five original squares planned by city founder William Penn in the late 17th century, Rittenhouse Square is the heart of Center City’s most expensive and exclusive neighborhood.
This section of real estate was originally called Southwest Square. In 1825, it was renamed after David Rittenhouse, who was a descendant of Philadelphia’s first paper maker, William Rittenhouse. The site of his paper mill was called Rittenhouse Town. David was a clockmaker and a noted figure in the Revolutionary War. He was also an accomplished astronomer who has a moon crater named after him.
As the city grew in the 19th century, it became apparent that Rittenhouse Square was a desirable section of real estate suitable for the erection of luxury homes. Brick manufacturer, James Harper, was the first builder to put up a house on the square. His stately home was built in 1840 at 1811 Walnut Street. His house set a tone for housing construction to consist of luxury homes worthy of such a prime piece of real estate. He bought up the adjoining property and subdivided it into generously sized lots.
Luxury Living on Rittenhouse Square
You’ll get to know your favorite dog walkers, chat with local celebrities at The Parc Restaurant, shop in Philly’s fashion district, enjoy the Rittenhouse Square farmers market twice a week as well as fine art shows, classical music performances at world renown Curtis Institute of Music, bike along the Schuylkill River Trail and easily commute to Manhattan or DC at 30th St Station.
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Luxury Condos on Rittenhouse Square
Luxury condo living on Rittenhouse Square offers an amenity rich lifestyle – from historic pre-war boutique condos, to luxury high rise modern living. Rittenhouse Square has a quaint, unique neighborhood vibe.
Some of our favorites condos bordering Rittenhouse Square are the elegant and stately pre-war Barclay Condominiums with concierge car service where you can dine at Stephen Starr’s Barclay Prime, modern amenity rich 10 Rittenhouse, iconic modern high-rise 1706 Rittenhouse, The Rittenhouse Hotel with on-site restaurant, pool, spa and shopping and a stunning new developments like The Laurel at 1911 Walnut Street.
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