Society Hill / Old City Information

Society Hill is a prestigious Center City neighborhood known for having the largest concentration of original 18th and 19th century architecture in the United States. The neighborhood is named after the 18th century Free Society of Traders which had its offices at Front Street on the hill above what is now Dock Street. Today, Society Hill is still known for its charming cobblestone streets, brick sidewalks, 18th century replica street lights and historic mansions. Many well-to-do Philadelphians call Society Hill home and enjoy its prime location that provides a close proximity to restaurants, shopping and the central business district, as well as easy access to the region’s main thoroughfares.


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