Discovering One of the Best Neighborhoods in Philadelphia: Rittenhouse Square

One of the original open-space parks planned by William Penn for the City of Brotherly Love, Rittenhouse Square has grown to become one of the best neighborhoods in Philadelphia. Though relatively small, this sought-after area offers a host of world-class restaurants, shops, and cultural attractions. Within a three-block radius, the Rittenhouse Square area is home to 175 retailers and 199 restaurants. In fact, there is even a non-profit, Rittenhouse Row, dedicated to the businesses and culture of the unique neighborhood to ensure the continuation of its character.


It almost goes without saying that Rittenhouse Square offers some of the best dining in Philadelphia. No matter what your taste buds are craving, the multitude of fine dining establishments in and around Rittenhouse Square will satisfy you. From the Jewish comfort food of Abe Fisher to the exquisite French fare of Philadelphia’s famous Parc, to the more low-key options like Federal Donuts and Monk’s Café, there is no shortage of delicious cuisine to experience just steps from our Rittenhouse Square apartments.


Whether you’re looking for well-known names or independent boutiques, Rittenhouse Square has everything to accommodate your shopping needs. Along Walnut Street, you’ll find a variety of unique boutiques offering everything from quirky gifts and home goods to designer clothing. At Omoi you can pick up a kitschy greeting card and vintage-style gift, then head to ellelauri to pick up the perfect outfit to wear to your soiree. Of course, one of the best neighborhoods in Philadelphia comes complete with big box stores and commercial retailers that will make sure you have everything you need to get through the week.


The area around our Rittenhouse Square apartments is filled with limitless opportunities to experience the neighborhood’s unique culture. From its bountiful festivals to the historic public art dotted throughout the neighborhood, residents and visitors of Rittenhouse Square are bound to enjoy its ambiance. In the spring, the famous Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival welcomes tens of thousands of visitors to Walnut Street – from the Avenue of the Arts to Rittenhouse Square – to experience the neighborhood’s fine food, fashion, arts, and entertainment. In the fall and spring, the oldest outdoor arts show in the country opens to invite artists from all over to display their work. The Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show, founded in 1928, takes over the area twice a year and allows residents and visitors the chance to peruse and purchase unique works.

No matter what you’re in search of, you’re sure to find it near our Rittenhouse Square apartment. Residing in one of Philadelphia’s best neighborhoods puts you at the center of it all – from art to culinary adventure and beyond. Contact us today to learn more about Allan Domb’s properties and find your perfect fit.

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