7.0 out of 10

Spring Garden/Art Museum

Ranked 24th best neighborhood in Philadelphia
39.9653788734397 -75.1681363088606
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Public Transport
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Nightlife
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
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Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
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Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Well Worth the Visit, Premiere Place to Live"

The Spring Garden/Art Museum section of Philadelphia is a very historical and interesting place to be. The abundance of museums, historical landmarks, and educational institutions make the neighborhood ideal for young professionals and growing families.

Homes within Spring Garden consist of brick and brownstone townhouses, as well as terrace styles with garden plots raised in front. The Art Museum portion includes 2- and 3-story rowhomes, condos and apartments.

The areas are both beautifully populated with greenery. Trees line the streets, with a community garden within the neighborhood. Parks, playgrounds and a baseball field provide places for recreation.

The neighborhood includes a variety of educational options. There are three public schools run by the School District of Philadelphia including Julia R. Masterman School, which is one of the top ranked schools in the city and state. Two private schools are in the area as well, with another one right on the outskirts. Community College of Philadelphia resides in the Spring Garden section.

The area also provides children with assistance to access charter and boarding schools and colleges. It even includes help with uniforms, books, transportation and homework. There is a summer camp which provides lessons and trips the stimulate children.

Various shops, stores, galleries and studios occupy the Spring Garden section. There is a diverse amount of restaurants, cafes and coffee houses that offer delivery, takeout and outdoor seating. Historical buildings and museums also make for a wonderful venture through the neighborhood.

The neighborhood is accessible by the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Kelly Drive, Martin Luther King Drive, I-676 and many other major streets such as the areas namesake Spring Garden Street. Parking can be somewhat of a problem to be totally honest. Public transportation runs in and around the vicinity in all directions, including the Broad Street Subway. Bike lanes have also been added to the Spring Garden/ Art Museum section.

Aside from the sports complex in South Philly, this neighborhood has the most rocking events. From the annual July 4th fireworks display to the more recent Made In America concert. It gets really packed with people but there is no denying it's a good time.

While the neighborhood is becoming expensive, it is vastly due to the alluring nature of its features. The sights and sounds make the area perfect to live in. At the very least it is definitely worth the visit.
Pros
  • Offers many options
  • Nice neighbors
  • Unique housing units
Cons
  • Getting expensive
  • Not a lot of parking
Recommended for
  • Professionals
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Pretty area of the city"

Spring Garden is a neighborhood located in the Center City section of Philadelphia. It is bound by Fairmont Avenue to the north, 15th Street to the east, 24th Street to the west and Spring Garden Street to the south.
Spring Garden is primarily resided in by young professionals and students but it also has a diverse ethnic residency of African Americans, Asian Americans and Hispanics. There are many nice housing options in this area including two and three-story row homes, condos and apartment complexes. One of the more unique living options are industrial styled lofts that are located inside of resurrected warehouses.
Spring Garden is a more expensive area of the city to live in but enjoys a relatively low crime rate and plenty of fun nightlife activities. Some of the areas can be a bit shady at night, such as the corner of 17th Street and Fairmont.
Parking can sometimes be difficult to find in Spring Garden so it is recommended that you walk, ride a bike or take public transportation whenever possible.
The neighborhood is extremely friendly and residents tend to look out for one another. Spring Garden is a nice area to move to if you can afford the high price tag.
Pros
  • Unique housing units
  • Nice neighbors
Cons
  • Not a lot of parking
  • Getting expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish

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