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. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Home size: 3,120 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,306 sqft
    Year built: 1918
    Listing with: Keller Williams Real Estate Tri-County
  2. 3 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,966 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: Keller Williams Realty Center City
  3. 3 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,966 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: Keller Williams Realty Center City
  4. 3 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,966 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: Keller Williams Realty Center City
  5. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Lot size: 1,306 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: Coldwell Banker Preferred-Center City
  6. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Home size: 2,492 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,306 sqft
    Listing with: JG Real Estate, LLC
  7. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,834 sq ft
    Year built: 2005
    Listing with: Coldwell Banker Preferred-Old City
  8. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Chestnut Hill
  9. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,800 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,306 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  10. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Lot size: 10,890 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  11. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 3,100 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,920 sqft
    Year built: 1917
    Listing with: Dolan Family Real Estate
  12. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Chestnut Hill
  13. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Chestnut Hill
  14. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Home size: 2,986 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,306 sqft
    Year built: 1988
    Listing with: Keller Williams Real Estate - Newtown
  15. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,200 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,742 sqft
    Year built: 1942
    Listing with: SPACE & COMPANY
  16. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: Coldwell Banker Preferred-Old City
  17. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Home size: 2,315 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,306 sqft
    Year built: 1918
    Listing with: Keller Williams Philly
  18. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,300 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,049 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: Plumer & Associates Inc
  19. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,300 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,049 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: Plumer & Associates Inc
  20. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,600 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: Coldwell Banker Preferred-Old City
  21. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Chestnut Hill
  22. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,565 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.90 ac
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  23. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,094 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: JG Real Estate, LLC
  24. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Chestnut Hill
  25. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 1,807 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,306 sqft
    Year built: 2013
    Listing with: Coldwell Banker Preferred-Old City

See all Real estate in the Fishtown tract.
(all data current as of 11/24/2017)

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