Real estate boundaries – Front St. to the east, 6th St. to the west, Vine St. to the north, and Walnut St. to the south.
Old City is known during the day as the city’s primary tourist area as it is home to the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Betsy Ross’ House, and many more of Philadelphia’s historic sites. Once the sun drops, it turns into one of the city’s most popular nightlife destinations. There is a large variety of establishments from fine dining restaurants to dive bars and lounges. You will also find Elfreth’s Alley in Old City, which is the nation’s oldest residential street. It dates back to 1702 and consists of 32 houses. Philadelphia’s happening art scene is always on display, but even more so during Old City’s “First Friday”. On the first Friday of every month (between Front & Third and Market & Vine) people flood the streets and visit the 40+ galleries (most open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.) and shops hosting exhibition receptions, which has developed into a very festive event. Old City offers a multitude of living options from 300 sq. ft. studios to 3,000+ sq. ft. townhomes or penthouses.
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