Old City-Society Hill

A scenic, seamless blend of past and present.

Overview for Old City-Society Hill, PA

5,015 people live in Old City-Society Hill, where the median age is 23 and the average individual income is $60,750. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

23 years

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Welcome to Old City-Society Hill

A scenic, seamless blend of past and present.

Following the original American settlers on the Delaware River, Founding Fathers like George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Ben Franklin lived here, making it the largest and most bustling city in the country at the time. Highway construction nearly wiped the neighborhood’s population out in the 1970s, but an artist revival reinvigorated the area and it’s now one of the city’s most popular and visited places.

The birthplace of America, where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were debated and created, Old City and neighboring Society Hill have an unequaled historic legacy. A vibrant arts scene and a plethora of boutique shops and glam restaurants lend a modern verve to the ‘hood’s old-world charm.

What To Expect

A picturesque neighborhood as rich in history as it is in cultural offerings.

Beautiful, ancient churches, including Old St. Mary’s and Christ Church, and the Delaware River waterfront create a mood of contemplative peacefulness, but the daily influx of visitors and the landmark dining scene contribute a metropolitan buzz. Whether you want the bustle of a major city or the tranquility of a town that time forgot, you can find it here.

The Lifestyle

Narrow, brick-lined streets by day; after sundown, the midnight oil burns bright at bars and clubs.

Get a taste of history on your weekend morning run or the walk home from work: Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and Betsy Ross’s house are your neighbors. The “First Friday” of each month, dozens of galleries and art spaces throw open their doors to the city for a lively can’t-miss cultural event. Shop all day at hip boutiques like Vagabond and eat and drink all night at favorite spots like Zahav—you’ll never exhaust what this ‘hood has to offer.

Unexpected Appeal

Relative tranquility for a downtown neighborhood.

The area is a historic destination, so troupes of schoolchildren and travelers from abroad are inevitable, as are occasionally late-night antics from revelers. But aside from the odd busy evening or day, you’ll encounter few interruptions to the streets’ calm flow.

The Market

Quaint, colonial-era rowhouses along with contemporary condos and penthouses.

Prices here aren’t cheap, but what you’ll get you can’t find anywhere else: the highest concentration of 18th and 19th century residential architecture in the country. While regal brownstones and townhouses abound, those looking for modern luxury condos will not be left shorthanded either.

You'll Fall In Love With

Moments of time-traveling, stop-and-stare beauty.

You’ll stumble across the exquisite St. Mary’s Magnolia Gardens, happen upon the Dickensian Elfreth’s Alley (the oldest residential street in America) or find yourself dining inside a restored sailing vessel called the Moshulu, rocking on the Delaware River. Old City and Society Hill offer romantic, transporting moments like these every time you step out the door.

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Demographics and Employment Data for Old City-Society Hill, PA

Old City-Society Hill has 3,324 households, with an average household size of 1. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Old City-Society Hill do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 5,015 people call Old City-Society Hill home. The population density is 20,789.583 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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47.78 / 52.22%

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Schools in Old City-Society Hill, PA

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The following schools are within or nearby Old City-Society Hill. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Mastery Charter High School-Lenfest Campus
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Around Old City-Society Hill, PA

There's plenty to do around Old City-Society Hill, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walker's Paradise
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Very Bikeable
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Rider's Paradise
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Fishtown Seafood, Shrimp Express II, and Hank’s Cinnamon Buns.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 1.64 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.5 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 3.23 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.66 miles 28 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.65 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

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