Port Richmond is a neighborhood located in the lower Northeast section of Philadelphia. This peaceful blue-collar, family-friendly enclave is primarily a residential neighborhood situated along narrow, tree-lined streets.
Locally owned corner stores that sell food and other essentials can be found on every block. Continuous construction on Aramingo Avenue has increased accessibility to numerous stores, banks, restaurants and gas stations.
Rittenhouse Square has become widely considered as one of the finest urban public spaces in the United States.
The park square is nestled in the middle of Philadelphia’s Center City District, providing an oasis of respite and relaxation amidst the bustling city as well as host to festivals, farmers’ markets, and fairs throughout the year. The neighborhood park is one of the most lovely and peaceful spots in Philadelphia.
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The lower prices are also good news for artists, who are not only discovering the neighborhood’s affordability, but also drawing on its industrial heritage –it was once home to shipyards and textile mills –as a source of inspiration. It is very easy to get around the neighborhood on foot or by bicycle.
The major streets in the area are Allegheny Avenue, Aramingo Avenue and Richmond Street. I-95 runs parallel to Allegheny Avenue making it easy to get into the city by car. But as parking in Port Richmond isn’t ideal due to the narrow streets, many residents don’t own a car, and instead opt to use SEPTA, which offers service throughout the neighborhood via bus, train and trolley; all of which reach other sections of the city.