South Philadelphia Real Estate Overview

If your desire is to be right in the heart of Philadelphia, there are numerous condos available in South Philadelphia that are sure to meet your needs. Nicknamed “South Philly,” South Philadelphia is the section of the city bounded by South Street to the north, the Delaware River to the east and south, and the Schuylkill River to the west.

South Philadelphia originally began as a satellite town of Philadelphia, with small townships such as Moyamensing and Southwark. During the Industrial Revolution, South Philly experienced rampant growth, in part due to the Irish immigrants. By 1854, South Philadelphia was incorporated into the city.

Today, South Philadelphia continues to grow, and South Philly condos are currently priced at an all-time high. Adding to the value of South Philadelphia condominiums is undoubtedly the modern revitalization of Philadelphia’s Center City, which has reinvigorated much of Philadelphia’s culture and economy. The 162,000-plus residents of this area primarily live in South Philly condos, Phila Luxury and High-Rise Condos, converted lofts and town homes.

The area is still rich in immigrant culture, with descendants of several Italian-American and Irish-American families who first settled the area in the late 19th and 20th century. Recent increase in immigration has given this area of the city significant populations from Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, China, Puerto Rico, India, Russian, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic.

Students in South Philadelphia condominiums and other South Philly residences are zoned to the School District of Philadelphia schools, with South Philadelphia High School serving teen students in the area. There are also notably six branches of the Free Library of Philadelphia operated out of this part of the city. These include Charles Santore, Fumo Family, Queen Memorial, South Philadelphia, Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr., and Whitman.

There are several famous landmarks throughout South Philadelphia, one of which is the South Philadelphia Sports Complex at the corner of Broad Street and Pattison Avenue. At this complex is where you’ll find professional teams such as the Philadelphia Eagles (football), Philadelphia Phillies (baseball), Philadelphia 76ers (basketball), and the Philadelphia Flyers (ice hockey). Other sports played here include minor league hockey, indoor soccer, lacrosse, and arena football. The complex is also home to the annual Wing Bowl.

South Philadelphia condos are in a prime location within the city. There is so much to see and do in this area, it is nearly impossible to describe it all in detail here. PCS Kurfiss / Sotheby’s is more than willing to continue on – just call (866) KURFISS today!