While the Art Museum neighborhood in Philadelphia derives its name from the internationally renowned Philadelphia Museum of Art, the area is home to much more than the famed arts icon—from premiere shopping and dining options to historical sites and cultural centers to one of the nation’s largest public parks.

The Art Museum neighborhood thrives in part because of the diversity it encompasses. The area includes high-rise buildings, such as the Cityview Condominiums building, centuries-old rowhomes, mom-and-pop stores, global corporations, and everything in between. That melting pot means residents can always find something new to explore. Arts lovers are just steps from the culture that abounds along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, which is home to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, as well as the Rodin Museum—featuring one of the world’s largest collections of the famed artist’s work—among many other cultural institutions, while the Franklin Institute and the Academy of Natural Sciences offer eye-opening lessons for visitors of all ages.

While the Art Museum neighborhood is a perfect spot for indoor exploration, it also is brimming with opportunities for outdoor adventures. On nearly every other corner of the neighborhood, residents can enjoy parks, gardens, playgrounds, and dog runs, many of which host frequent community events, such as beer gardens and free concerts. The gem of the city’s public park system is also located near the Art Museum neighborhood.

Fairmount Park is the largest municipal park in the city, spanning more than 2,000 acres. Condos near Fairmount Park allow residents to enjoy the comforts of city living while also being just minutes from the boundless beauty within the park. Ride a bike alongside the Schuylkill River, challenge yourself to a hike on one of the park’s hundreds of trails, picnic in one of the meadows or even take a walk back into Philadelphia history with a tour of one of the historic homes in Fairmount Park.

The Art Museum neighborhood is one of the city’s fastest-growing areas, and with the diversity of exciting opportunities available to residents, it’s easy to see why. Contact Allan Domb real-estate today to find your new home in the neighborhood!