Rittenhouse Square Luxury Amenity rich living in the heart of Center City
Welcome to Rittenhouse Square
Back in the late 17th century, William Penn, founder of the Province of Pennsylvania (the state was actually named after his father), wanted to create a “green country town,” with five public squares, one in each corner and one in the center, all of which remain today. The central one was named Rittenhouse Square, after astronomer/clockmaker David Rittenhouse, and today Rittenhouse Square is the name of both the public park and the very sought-after surrounding neighborhood.
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.
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.
If you love historic grace but prefer new construction, explore ALL current luxury new construction offerings.
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 stunning new development – The Laurel at 1911 Walnut Street.
Historic Brownstones – Rittenhouse and Fitler Square
Just one or two blocks south of Rittenhouse Square you’ll find gorgeous historic brownstones, ranging from elegant multi-million dollar homes along Delancey to walk-up condos on Spruce and Pine Streets. You might call this our Upper West Side of Philly, while the high-rise condos on Rittenhouse Square offer more of an Upper East side lifestyle.
Fitler Square, located just south of Rittenhouse Square is a small “sister” neighborhood, often overlooked in mainstream media. Predominantly owner occupied, you’ll find a range of large historic brownstones, with smaller row homes and a few condo offerings. The Fitler Square park and Schuylkill River Park add green space, community centered activities like farmers markets as well as a great space for dogs (fenced dog park areas), playground for kids and adults (basketball court) as well as direct access to the Schuylkill River Trail – ideal for walking or biking. Most of Fitler Square and Rittenhouse Square fall in the Greenfield Elementary School District, one of the best public schools in Philadelphia.
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