6.8 out of 10


Ranked 28th best neighborhood in Philadelphia
39.9302684931222 -75.1596407324008
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Nightlife
Not great for
  • Parking
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+


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

"Nice little area in South Philly"

Wharton is a neighborhood located in South Philadelphia. It is bound by 4th Street to the east, Broad Street to the west, Tasker Street to the north and Wolf Street to the south. The area is also adjacent to the neighborhoods of Pennsport and Point Breeze.
Like any other neighborhood located in South Philadelphia, this one has its own charm. The residents come from an eclectic ethnicity mix and include Italian Americans, African Americans, Irish Americans and Cambodians.
One of the draws of the area is Dickinson Square Park, located at the intersection of 4th Street and Tasker Street. Dickinson Square Park is a popular place to play basketball, walk your dog, or take your children to go play on their playground equipment.
Wharton is a very affordable area to live in and consists mainly of two and three-story row homes. It can get a bit difficult to try and find parking since so many people live here, but everything is close together, so you might as well walk or bike from place to place.
Wharton can also get a bit dirty and stinky in some places and there are lots of stray cats in the south section of the neighborhood.
  • Great people
  • Affordable
  • Dickinson Square Park
  • Traffic
  • No parking
  • Some parts are dirty
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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