Rittenhouse Square is among the most well-known and expensive neighborhoods in Philadelphia. The neighborhood is named for its central park. The park is a popular destination for both residents and tourists alike. Throughout the year you’ll find great events in the park including art festivals, a farmer’s market, and live entertainment. Find out more about the neighborhood and search Rittenhouse Square homes for sale.
- Centrally located in Center City West, the heart of Philadelphia’s Downtown
- Plenty of Upscale Shopping and Fine Dining
- Short Commute to Comcast, UPenn, HUP, and CHOP
- Luxury Condos overlooking Rittenhouse Square Park
- Excellent Walkability
- Average Sales Price ~ $800,000
- Prices range from condos in the $100,000’s to luxury homes and condos selling for $2,000,000+
Rittenhouse Square homes for sale include high rise condos, many with amazing views of the park, and single-family rowhouses. Many of the houses in the neighborhood date back to the 19th century and you’ll find new construction homes, as well.
Many residents choose to live in Rittenhouse Square for the short commute to major Philadelphia employers including Comcast, UPenn, HUP, and CHOP. The neighborhood is always bustling with activity and it’s filled with some of the best restaurants in the Philadelphia. Rittenhouse Square Park is always active with festivals and events. Locals gather in the park for picnics, dog walking, and getting some sun.
Below you’ll find the full list of homes for sale in Rittenhouse Square from Philadelphia’s Multiple Listing Service. You’ll typically find between about 250 to 350 homes for sale in Rittenhouse Square at any given time. There is usually more inventory available in Fall months and the fewest number of homes for sale in the Spring due in part to the high seasonal demand.
Rittenhouse Square Luxury Homes for Sale
As one of the most expensive neighborhoods in Philadelphia you’ll find plenty of luxury homes in the neighborhood. Many of these homes sell for well over $1,000,000 and prices high into the $2,000,000 range are very common.
Rittenhouse Square Condos for Sale
The neighborhood is well-known for it’s luxury condos, especially for those overlooking the park. Condos with views of the park and outdoor space are especially coveted.
New Construction Homes for Sale in Rittenhouse Square
Rittenhouse Square Real Estate Market
The Rittenhouse Square estate market has long been one of the strongest seller’s markets in Philadelphia. Homes sell quickly, even in the luxury market. It’s a premier destination due to the central location and neighborhood amenities.
Single-family homes for sale in Rittenhouse Square typically range from 2 bedroom homes in the $400,000’s to 4-5 bedroom homes that sell from $2,000,000 in to the high $3,000,000 range. The average price for single-family homes in Rittenhouse Square is $1.1 million.
Center City Condos typically start in the $200,000 range though it’s not uncommon to find condos for less than that. Luxury condos for sale in Rittenhouse Square typically range from $1,000,000 to the high $3,000,000’s. The most expensive condos in the neighborhood can sell for $5,000,000 and more.
Living in Rittenhouse Square
Rittenhouse Square is in the heart of Philadelphia’s Center City. The neighborhood is one of the best in the city for walkability. Throughout the neighborhood you’ll find luxury and boutique shops and upscale local restaurants. The park is centrally located in the neighborhood. It’s a destination for both residents and tourists. When you live here you can enjoy everything that Center City has to offer right in the neighborhood.
Rittenhouse Square Neighborhood Boundaries
The Rittenhouse Square neighborhood zip code is 19103. The neighborhood boundaries are generally considered to be Market Street, Broad Street, South Street. The western border is either 21st Street or the Schuylkill River depending on who you ask. The Fitler Square neighborhood begins at 21st Street and extends to the river and is considered by some to be a separate neighborhood and a neighborhood within Rittenhouse Square by others.
Rittenhouse Square Park
The park is the crown jewel of the neighborhood. It’s a great spot for getting some sun, taking the dog for a walk, or having a picnic. You’ll find artists working on paintings of the scenic park just about every day of the year.
Throughout the year the park is home to plenty of festivals and events. Among the most popular are the Spring Festival, the farmer’s market, and live entertainment.
There are tons of great restaurants in the neighborhood. We definitely recommend dining al fresco at Parc on Rittenhouse Square. The location across from the park is absolutely perfect. Some other favorites include The Love, Dandelion, Hip City Veg, Vernick, Village Whiskey, Melagrano, and Alma de Cuba (just to name a few).
The Rittenhouse Square neighborhood is one of the region’s premier shopping destinations. The neighborhood is home to some of the best names in luxury shopping and plenty of upscale boutiques.
Commute to UPenn, CHOP, and HUP
The neighborhood is popular with people who want to live in a city and have an easy commute to UPenn, CHOP, and HUP. The university and hospitals are located just across the Schuylkill River a short distance away.
The Fitler Square neighborhood is to the west of Rittenhouse Square. It’s located between Rittenhouse Square and Schuylkill River. It’s a more residential neighborhood than Rittenhouse Square with plenty of restaurants and some great parks including Fitler Square Park and The Schuylkill Banks Park.
The Graduate Hospital neighborhood is located just to the south of the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood. The majority of homes in the neighborhood are single-family rowhouses. There has been a major construction boom in Graduate Hospital since about 2010 so you’ll find a lot of new construction homes here. This neighborhood is also popular for the easy commute to UPenn, HUP, and CHOP.
The Logan Square neighborhood is located on the north side of Rittenhouse Square. Getting to Rittenhouse Square Park is just a short walk from the neighborhood. There are fewer high-rise buildings in Logan Square and lots of single-family homes and mid-rise condos.
More Information and Resources
For more info about living in Rittenhouse Square and Center City check out these additional resources . . .
- Friends of Rittenhouse Square
- Center City Residents Association
- University of Pennsylvania
- Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
- Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
- SEPTA (Public Transportation)
Buying a Home in Rittenhouse Square
Our website shows all of the homes for sale in Rittenhouse that are listed on the Philadelphia MLS so if you’re considering buying a home here, you’re in the right place! There’s so much to do here and the central location makes Rittenhouse Square one of the best places to live in Center City.
New real estate listings show up just about every day. The number of new listings per month in Rittenhouse Square ranges from 20 to over 75 so be sure to get daily updates to keep tabs on the market.
The neighborhood is especially popular for those commuting to nearby employers such as UPenn, HUP, CHOP, and Comcast. It’s also popular for those who are downsizing and looking for the convenience of city living. The majority of homes for sale in Rittenhouse Square are condos, mostly high rises, and 3-5 bedroom single-family rowhouses.
The first step to buying a home in Rittenhouse Square is to connect with an experienced real estate agent who knows the neighborhood and can help you through the home buying process from start the finish. If you’d like to connect with a real estate for an initial call, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Selling a Home
If you’re planning on selling your home in Rittenhouse Square be sure to work with an experienced real estate agent who can help you get your home prepared for sale and market it to the right potential buyers. Professional home staging is very common for homes listed for sale in the neighborhood. Staging is a great investment that can highlight the best features of your home and bring the highest possible offers.
If you’d like to speak with a Realtor® about selling a home in Rittenhouse Square please email me at email@example.com to arrange a call.
Rittenhouse Square Realtors®
Choosing the right Realtor® for your home sale or purchase makes all the difference. There are many excellent Realtors® in Rittenhouse Square who help home buyers and sellers in the neighborhood every day. Here at Philly City to Suburbs we have a network of amazing real estate agents throughout the city and we’ll be happy to connect you with a specialist to meet your needs. Whether you’re looking for someone who knows the luxury market or the finer details of every condo building on the Square, we can help. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an initial consultation.