Why Washington Square West

Philadelphia, PA


Live in the Neighborhood Near Everywhere You Want to Be in
Center City Philadelphia.

With its endearing cobblestone streets and abundance of well-manicured gardens, it may be hard to tell that you are situated in the middle of a bustling city. Plausibly, one of the most conveniently situated neighborhoods in Center City, Washington Square West has the perfect balance of historic charm and urban excitement that draws in suburbanites and city-dwellers alike. Washington Square West offers residents lush green space, easy accessibility to Jefferson Campus, a tight-knit community, and centralized walkability to shops, restaurants, National Parks, and more.

Live Near Green Space in Center City Philadelphia


With its tree-lined streets and pockets of public parks, Washington Square West is the urban forest of Center City. Most notably, Washington Square Park, is one of the original five squares established by the city’s founder, William Penn, and neighbors Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. For those with a green thumb, Washington Square West also features three community gardens maintained by the Washington Square West Civic Association.

Live Near Jefferson Campus


Another benefit of living in Washington Square West is having the vibrant Jefferson Campus, a premier private health sciences university, right outside your door. The Center City campus encompasses 8th and 11th Streets and Chestnut and Locust Streets and is home to the colleges of Health Professions, Pharmacy, Nursing, Life Sciences, Population Health, Rehabilitation Science and the Sidney Kimmel Medical College. Since Jefferson University and Hospital are located right in Washington Square, doctors, nurses and residents make up a big part of the community.

Live Near Community Amenities in Center City Philadelphia


A diverse array of long-term residents, longstanding small businesses and independent restaurants makes for a tight-knit community. The neighborhood is also a haven for families who crave a small-town oasis from big city life. The highly rated General George A. McCall School serves kids K-8 and there are several playgrounds and rec centers to choose from. In addition to being family friendly, Washington Square West also caters to furry friends and is home to the city’s best dog park, Seger Park. The fully-fenced park offers play equipment, a water feature, picnic grass, basketball courts, tennis courts, pickleball courts, and a premier dog run.

Live in a Centralized Neighborhood in Center City Philadelphia


East of the ritzy Rittenhouse Square and West of historic Old City, Washington Square West is in the heart of Center City. Being centralized allows residents to commute or explore anywhere in the city with ease. The neighborhood has numerous grocery stores, retail shops, and restaurants to make every day errands a breeze. One of the latest developments, The Fashion District, spans three city blocks and features shopping, dining, and entertainment. The shopping mall boasts an AMC Dine-In, Round 1 Bowling & Amusement Center, and Wonder Spaces, an interactive art exhibit, inside.

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