Welcome to Pennsport

Pennsport is the neighborhood for true blue Philadelphians – whether you’ve lived here all your life, or simply knew Philly was meant to be home the first time you set foot in the city.

The literal home of the Mummers, Philly’s most famous New Year’s attraction, you can find the clubhouses of every Mummers brigade along Second Street in Pennsport (known as “Two Street” to the locals). On New Year’s Day, once the famous parade ends, the Mummers make their way to Two Street, where the real party of the day starts – and continues long into the night. There truly is no better way to get to know your neighbors, as all the clubhouses, bars, and even some of the homes of residents, open their doors to let the celebration inside.

If the best party in town isn’t quite your style, the mostly residential neighborhood of Pennsport is also a quiet, quaint place to live for the other 364 days of the year. It boasts three green spaces and two public waterfront hangouts within its borders: Dickinson Square Park, Jefferson Square Park, Herron Playground, Pier 68, and Washington Avenue Pier. It’s also home to an array of charming coffee houses, restaurants, and shops, as well as one of the city’s best cheese steaks (see Gooey Looie’s info below).

Life in Pennsport:


Grades K-8:

William M. Meredith School
725 S. 5th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

George W. Nebinger School
601 Carpenter Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

St. Peter’s School
319 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

George Sharswood School
2300 S. Second Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148

Vare-Washington Elementary
1198 S. 5th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Christopher Columbus Charter School
1242 S. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Grades 9-12:

Academy at Palumbo
1100 Catherine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Horace Furness High School
1900 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148

The Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts
901 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Dining and Nightlife:

Caffe Valentino
1245 S. Third Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Moonshine Philly
1825 E. Moyamensing Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19148

1400 S. Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19147

The Dutch
1527 S. Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

100 Morris Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148

Gooey Looie’s Deli
231 McClellan Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148

Grindcore House
1515 S. Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147


Pennsport Beer Boutique
242 Wharton Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Federal Donuts
1219 Second Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Herman’s Coffee
1313 S. Third Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

1 Mifflin Street in Snyder Plaza
Philadelphia, PA 19148

Monster Pets
1946 S. Christopher Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19148

The Home Depot
1651 S. Christopher Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19148


Walk east to 2nd Street from the Elsworth-Federal stop on the Broad Street Line or hop Bus Routes 29, 57 or 64

Real Estate Stats:

As of January 2019, the Pennsport neighborhood has seen 1,205 units sold, with an average list price of $349,900 and an average sales price of $325,000. Average days on the market: 67.

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