Real estate boundaries – Broad St. to the east, the Schuylkill River to the west, South St. to the north, and Washington Ave. to the south.
Although the actual hospital is no longer in operation, its name lives on in the form of a neighborhood. Graduate Hospital (sometimes referred to as Southwest Center City) or G-Ho has seen a giant transformation in recent years experiencing exponential levels of growth and gentrification. Rehabbing old, dilapidated rowhomes, and altering them into modern, luxurious living spaces, seems to be the development of choice. The stretch of South St. on the eastern side of Broad St. has long been an attraction for tourists and locals alike, with little attention paid to the portion west of Broad in Graduate Hospital. However, recent revitalization by restaurateurs and shop owners has this stretch on the up and up. With many of the refurbished homes consisting of 3-4 bedrooms, Graduate Hospital has attracted the family clientele, which is apparent with the number of strollers you see being pushed down the sidewalks. It also appeals to many of the hospital employees at CHOP and UPenn.
Some of My Favorite Neighborhood Spots: