FishtownFishtown History

Fishtown is a neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Located immediately northeast of Center City, its borders are somewhat disputed today due to many factors, but are roughly defined by the triangle created by the Delaware River, Frankford Avenue, and York Street. Some newer residents expand the area to Lehigh Avenue, while some older residents shrink the area to Norris Street. It is served by the Market–Frankford Line rapid transit subway/elevated of the SEPTA system. Fishtown is known as a working class Irish Catholic neighborhood.

The name “Fishtown” is derived from the area’s former role as the center of the shad fishing industry on the Delaware River. The name comes from the fact that a number of 18th and early 19th centuries German and German-American families bought up the fishing rights on both sides of the Delaware River from Trenton Falls down to Cape May, New Jersey. Also, in the early 18th century, an English colonist was fabled to have caught the largest shad in the world in the Delaware River.

Fishtown Boundaries

Fishtown’s boundaries for real estate purposes are roughly defined by the triangle created by the intersection of the Delaware River, Frankford Avenue, and York Avenue.


Property Listings in Fishtown

  1. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,355 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,178 sqft
    Year built: 1936
    Parking spots: 4
    Listing with: Coldwell Banker Preferred-Old City
  2. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 3,100 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,806 sqft
    Year built: 1917
    Listing with: Dolan Family Real Estate
  3. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,200 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,116 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Parking spots: 4
    Listing with: Coldwell Banker Preferred-Old City
  4. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,040 sq ft
    Year built: 2016
    Parking spots: 1
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  5. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,466 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,224 sqft
    Year built: 1918
    Listing with: Fishtown Real Estate LLC
  6. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,300 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,196 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Parking spots: 2
    Listing with: Coldwell Banker Preferred-Old City
  7. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,000 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
    Parking spots: 2
    Listing with: RE/MAX Access
  8. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,165 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: USRealty.com LLP
  9. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Lot size: 1,143 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Chestnut Hill
  10. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,374 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,071 sqft
    Year built: 1917
    Listing with: Keller Williams Realty Center City
  11. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Lot size: 1,496 sqft
    Year built: 2013
    Parking spots: 2
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Chestnut Hill
  12. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,807 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,496 sqft
    Year built: 2013
    Parking spots: 2
    Listing with: Weichert Realtors
  13. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Lot size: 960 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Chestnut Hill
  14. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,565 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,296 sqft
    Year built: 2016
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  15. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Lot size: 1,496 sqft
    Year built: 2013
    Parking spots: 2
    Listing with: RE/MAX Properties-Newtown
  16. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,800 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,330 sqft
    Year built: 2012
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  17. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,800 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,024 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Parking spots: 1
    Listing with: Coldwell Banker Preferred-Center City
  18. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,020 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,050 sqft
    Year built: 1920
    Listing with: Century 21 Leibovitz Realtors
  19. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Lot size: 1,077 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Chestnut Hill
  20. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,400 sq ft
    Lot size: 903 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: Keller Williams Philly
  21. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,400 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
    Parking spots: 2
    Listing with: RE/MAX Access
  22. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,000 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
    Parking spots: 2
    Listing with: RE/MAX Access
  23. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,400 sq ft
    Year built: 2016
    Parking spots: 2
    Listing with: RE/MAX Access
  24. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Lot size: 1,077 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Chestnut Hill
  25. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Lot size: 1,150 sqft
    Year built: 2016
    Parking spots: 1
    Listing with: Coldwell Banker Hearthside Realtors-Huntingdon Val

See all Real estate in the Fishtown tract.
(all data current as of 5/25/2017)

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