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Philadelphia Neighborhoods – The Hot and the Up and Coming


For Rent


Like most large cities in the U.S. Philadelphia has its own neighborhoods and niche areas that offer a variety of entertainment, education and employment opportunities. In Philadelphia, some of the hottest areas are right on the water and provide not only spectacular views but great nightlife and a variety of other amenities that appeal to a wide range of people.


One of our favorites is Manayunk- located on the Schuylkill River was once known as the local college drinking town but is now quickly transforming into a thriving 9,000+ resident “Urban small town.” It is still well known for its nightlife but has a wide variety of activities for all residents. The commercial section of this town is one of the first to be entirely open for dogs and is centrally located allowing for all modes of transportation and quick commutes to and from the city centers. This neighborhood is ranked 10th on the Philadelphia list of best places to purchase a house and makes the best places for Millenials list, falling in at #25.
A+ for Nightlife
B for Housing
B+ for Raising a Family
B for Diversity

Another great neighborhood, with a fun, funky atmosphere, is Spring Garden. Ranked #12 in the best Philly neighborhoods, this neighborhood has lots of history. It used to be home to automobile manufacturers. Many of the buildings that were once used in the industry have been converted to lofts and apartments. Multiple museums and culturally rich events and places call this cute neighborhood home. People say it is a beautiful neighborhood to live in, up and coming and full of life and history. Many different religious institutions and architectural styles can also be found in Spring Garden.

A+ for Nightlife
C for Housing
A- for Raising a Family
A for Diversity

Fairmount – Art Museum Area

Fairmount, also known as the Art Museum Area due to its proximity to Philadelphia’s Museum of Art and is #5 in the list of best places to raise a family in Philadelphia. Additionally, its proximity to Temple University makes it a great area to obtain affordable student housing and a hot spot for young families. Most city attractions are located in this neighborhood, including the following:
Rodin Museum
Philadelphia’s Central Library
The Franklin Institute of Science
The Academy of Natural Sciences
Barnes Museum

The Spring Garden neighborhood hosts a number of Philadelphia’s significant events, parades, concerts, and races.

A+ for Nightlife
B- for Housing
A- for Raising a Family
A for Diversity

Bay Property Management Group Philadelphia offers a large selection of rental properties throughout Baltimore. Check out our current listing in the neighborhoods above as well as throughout Philadelphia and surrounding counties, as well as throughout Maryland and DC.