Historic and diverse, a beautiful and welcoming community.

Welcome to Washington Square/ Avenue of the Arts 

Historic and diverse, a beautiful and welcoming community.
When people first walk into Washington Square and the Avenue of the Arts, they are often first struck by the overwhelming sense of welcome that permeates the entire community. Cobblestone streets lead to a collection of stunning Federal-style rowhouses intermingled with converted apartment complexes, unique eateries, eclectic art galleries, and more. Embracing the idea of brotherly love wholeheartedly, this one-of-a-kind community is known throughout Philadelphia for its open and embracing atmosphere, considerate neighbors, and tight-knit personality that can be felt throughout. 
Sitting in the heart of the city, Washington Square is, quite literally, at the center of it all. Residents living in the area can quickly and easily make their way to any corner of Philadelphia without having to worry about giving up that charm and quirk that makes Washington Square so special. 

What to Love

  • Charming historic community
  • Fantastic range of restaurants, galleries, shops, and venues
  • Wide range of properties ranging from quaint rowhomes to luxury highrise apartments 

Local Lifestyle

There is no other community in Philadelphia that embraces the idea of brotherly love quite like Washington Square. This neighborhood is, by far, one of the friendliest in the city, and residents can often be found wandering through the streets perusing the new and exciting boutiques, grabbing a bite at their favorite cafe, or seeing the different exhibitions put on by the variety of art galleries in the area. 
There is also a strong appreciation for history in this community. They take great pride in the city’s past and go above and beyond to ensure they preserve and protect the beauty and richness of where the neighborhood has been and where it’s going.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The dining scene in Washington Square is as vibrant and eclectic as the rest of the neighborhood, with a variety of multi-cultural eateries and high-end restaurants around every corner. Talula’s Garden is certainly one of the most popular places in town. Their dedication to seasonal and local cuisine has put them on the map, and with exquisite dishes like tuna and watermelon ceviche, fried chicken with maple butter cornbread, and house-made goat cheese ravioli, it’s easy to understand why.
The renowned Bud and Marilyn’s is another local favorite. This famous and beloved restaurant serves some of the best classic comfort food in town with a menu that includes Nashville hot fried chicken, pork belly buns, and short rib stroganoff with house-made egg noodles. The Capital Grille is always one of the busiest places in town, with guests returning time and time again for a taste of their lobster and crab cakes, 22-oz bone-in ribeye, and pan-seared seabass with miso butter. 
Double Knot is one of the most inspired and elevated eateries in the area. Their unique double floor concept has set the local culinary world on fire, and foodies from around the city have fallen in love with their Asian style menu that includes dishes such as duck scrapple bao, Japanese fried chicken, broiled seabass with truffled soy, and an array of sushi and sashimi.

Things to Do

Washington Square is filled with an array of entertainment venues, art galleries, and recreational activities that all help to make it one of the most vibrant and exciting neighborhoods in the city. Dilworth Park is the neighborhood’s centerpiece, becoming more of a social gathering space where neighbors can relax and enjoy the fabulous space that they’ve created. 
Washington Square Park is the perfect place for residents to escape the hustle and bustle of the busy city around them. Just a few steps from Independence Hall, this beautiful park offers tree-lined pathways, sprawling green spaces, and a variety of memorials linking it back to the city’s rich past. 
The Kimmel Center has always been central to the art and culture scene in Philadelphia, hosting incredible performances and showcases throughout the year. Being able to see the exceptional Philadelphia Orchestra up close will be a music lover’s dream come true. Constantly pushing the boundaries and creating new and exciting approaches to classic favorites, this exceptional Orchestra is the pride and joy of all Philadelphia. 


Philadelphia has access to some of the most highly-rated public schools in the country, and there are also several nationally recognized private schools in the area, including Friends Select School, Germantown Friends School, The Baldwin School, and the Germantown Academy.
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