Often referred to as the “Art Museum Area” because of its walking-distance access to Philadelphia Museum of Art, Franklin Institute, Rodin Museum and Barnes Foundation, Fairmount possesses a distinct personality. Fairmount is well-known for its art scene along Benjamin Franklin Parkway, inspired by the Champs-Élysées, the boulevard attracts plenty of foot traffic.
Families enjoy the Philadelphia Zoo and tours of the spooky Eastern State Penitentiary museum, while young crowds fill Fairmount Avenue’s cafes and bistros. At night, lights from Boathouse Row create a spectacular view.
Just outside the hustle and bustle, young families who move here enjoy its proximity to beautiful green spaces and a thriving food scene. Nestled to the northwest of Center City, the residential area is mostly north of Spring Garden Street, in a quieter area, yet within walking distance to several museums including art museums and Franklin Institute, Fairmount Park (one of Philly’s largest Park systems), the Philly’s newest Whole Foods, and bustling eateries. It’s lively feel and pedestrian-friendly paths make it a popular residential choice for singles and families.
2620 Poplar Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Units – 2
PK–8 Bache-Martin School
9–12 Franklin Benjamin High School
Walk Score – 85, Transit Score – 62, Bike Score – 91, School District PK–8 Morris Robert School, PK–8 Bache-Martin School – 9–12 Franklin Benjamin High School