Fishtown

Welcome to Fishtown / Kensington

Fishtown is Philadelphia’s cool uncle. And like all cool uncles, he has a repertoire of inside jokes (just ask any local about the Fishtown iced tea), knows where to find all the best music before anyone else (can you say Johnny Brenda’s, Kung Fu Necktie, Fillmore Philly?), and maybe even has a few tattoos (the street art in Fishtown is next level good).

Originally named for the shad fishing industry that cropped up along the Delaware River, Fishtown’s abundance of warehouses has since made way for re-purposed artist studios, open-air bars, and breweries.

It’s where you’re meant to live if you have an appreciation for all the finer things in life – music, art, excellent food – just as long as those finer things have a bit of an edge. You can find art still in its studio at nearby Crane Arts, you can spend an evening at the Elvis of dive bars, the El Bar (named, of course, for its proximity to the El), you can go vintage furniture diving for your new home at Jinxed, you can check the neighborhood out in advance with a night at the abandoned whiskey factory-turned-hotel Wm. Mulherin’s Sons. Plus, you’re still close to the also cool but maybe slightly less edgy entertainment of Northern Liberties.

Life in Fishtown:

Schools:

Grades K-8:

Adaire Alexander School
1300 E. Palmer Street
Philadelphia, PA 19125
215-400-7480
adaire.philasd.org

St. Laurentius School
1612 E. Berks Street
Philadelphia, PA 19125
215-423-8834
stlaurentius.org

St. Anne School
2328 E. Lehigh Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19125
215-739-4590
saintanne.net

Grades K-5:

Hackett Horatio B School
2161 E. York Street
Philadelphia, PA 19125
215-400-7470
hackett.philasd.org

Grades 9-12:

Bethel Baptist Academy
2210 E. Susquehanna Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19125
215-426-1909

Dining and Nightlife:

Wm. Mulherin’s Sons
1355 N. Front Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
wmmulherinssons.com

La Colombe
1335 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19125
lacolombe.com

Pizza Brain
2313 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19125
pizzabrain.org

Heffe Tacos
1431 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19125
heffetacos.com

Suraya
1528 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19125
surayaphilly.com

Weckerly’s Ice Cream
9 W. Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19123
weckerlys.com

Bottle Bar East
1308 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19125

Frankford Hall
1210 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19125
frankfordhall.com

Johnny Brenda’s
1201 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19125
johnnybrendas.com

Murph’s Bar
202 E. Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19125

Loco Pez
2401 E. Norris Street
Philadelphia, PA 19125
locopez.com

Good Spoon Soupery
1400 N. Front Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
goodspoonfoods.com

Fette Sau
1208 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19125
fettesauphilly.com

El Bar
1356 N. Front Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Kung Fu Necktie
1248 N. Front Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
kungfunecktie.com

Kraftwork
541 E. Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19125
kraftworkbar.com

Whipped Bakeshop
636 Belgrade Street
Philadelphia, PA 19125
whippedbakeshop.com

Shopping:

Jinxed
1331 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19125
jinxedphiladelphia.com

Toile
1333 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19125
shoptoile.com

Philadelphia Record Exchange
1524 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19125
philarecx.com

Salon Blush
2407 E. York Street
Philadelphia, PA 19125
salonblush.com

Black Vulture Gallery
208 E. Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19125
blackvulturegallery.com

Spot’s Spot
123 W. Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19123
spotsspotandspa.com

Mid-Century Furniture Warehouse
1701 N. Second Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
midcenturyfurniturewarehouse.com

Greensgrow Farms
2501 E. Cumberland Street
Philadelphia, PA 19125
greensgrow.org

The Resource Exchange
1701 N. Second Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
theresourceexchange.org

Transportation:

Hop SEPTA’s Market-Frankford Line or Route 15 Trolley to Girard Avenue.

Source: iseptaphilly.com

Real Estate Stats:

As of January 2018, the Fairmount neighborhood has seen 508 units sold, with an average list price of $354,937, and an average sales price of $346,369. Average days on the market: 49.

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