A Neighborhood with a Heart... Rittenhouse Square.

It's all going on
just off the Square

If ever there was a neighborhood with the ideal balance of residential stability and a lively commercial, artistic and cultural life, it’s delightful, world-renowned Rittenhouse Square. With its authentic mix of genteel apartment buildings and tree-lined residential streets, international sophistication and world-class restaurants and shopping, it’s a secure, welcoming community with layers upon layers of history, tradition and contemporary style to discover and share.

Culture on all sides

Philadelphia is famously rich in cultural and educational institutions, most of which lie within walking distance of Rittenhouse Square. Right on the Square, The Curtis Institute is one of the world’s foremost music conservatories. Aside from scheduled performances, there’s also the welcome surprise of an opera singer practicing scales, or a cello heard through an open window.

Down the block, The Philadelphia Art Alliance offers diverse exhibitions and lecture series’; The Print Center, University of the Arts; the magnificent Kimmel Center, Academy of Music, Wilma and Hal Prince Theatres are also within blocks. A short stroll north and the Parkway’s Museum Row of Science, Natural History and Fine Art institutions beckons. And throughout Center City, every neighborhood street holds the possibility of discovery —in the form of art galleries, book shops and informal performances.

Shopping you’d travel
for… right down the block

The north end of The Square, where Walnut Street meets 19th, is the beginning of an ever-expanding upscale shopping district that extends down Walnut Street and onto the side streets along it, for at least a half dozen blocks. Enticing boutiques, jewelry, cosmetics and home accessories shops alternate with welcoming cafes, spas and, of course, spots for dinner and dancing.