Society HillSociety Hill  is an affluent neighborhood in Center City, Philadelphia. Society Hill has the largest concentration of original 18th- and early 19th-century architecture of any place in the United States. Much like Beacon Hill in Boston, Society Hill is noted as a charming district with cobblestone streets bordered by brick rowhouses in Federal and Georgian style. The district is named after the 18th century Free Society of Traders, which had its offices at Front Street on the hill above Dock Creek.

Society Hill History

The Society for which Society Hill is named is now defunct. The Free Society of Traders, a stock company to whom William Penn made liberal concessions of land and privileges, encountered virgin territory and woodlands stretching westward to the Schuylkill. They found some Dutch and Swedes living here as well. Though by 1683 the Society’s assets already included a sawmill, a glasshouse, and a tannery in Philadelphia, but two score years later they were bankrupt. The Assembly put the property of the Society in the hand of trustees in order to pay its debts.

Society Hill Boundaries

Society Hill’s boundaries for real estate purposes are Walnut Street to the North, South Street to the South, Front Street to the East and 7th Street to the West.


Property Listings in Society Hill

  1. 2 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 5,400 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,147 sqft
    Year built: 2000
    Listing with: Keller Williams Real Estate Tri-County
  2. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 4,300 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
  3. 5 beds, 8 baths
    Home size: 7,742 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Year built: 2005
    Listing with: RE/MAX Executive Realty-Bryn Mawr
  4. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 5,086 sq ft
    Year built: 1930
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
  5. 7 beds, 8 baths
    Home size: 14,131 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,196 sqft
    Year built: 1831
    Listing with: Allan Domb Real Estate
  6. 4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,588 sq ft
    Year built: 1930
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
  7. 4 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 5,158 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,969 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: Keller Williams Philly
  8. 4 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 4,583 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,969 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: Keller Williams Philly
  9. 4 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 5,103 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,969 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: Keller Williams Philly
  10. 5 beds, 7 baths
    Home size: 5,450 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  11. 4 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 4,200 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,613 sqft
    Year built: 1760
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  12. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,702 sq ft
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
  13. 6 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 4,153 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,742 sqft
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
  14. 4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,300 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,742 sqft
    Year built: 1910
    Listing with: Keller Williams Realty Center City
  15. 6 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 5,127 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,742 sqft
    Year built: 1839
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  16. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,103 sq ft
    Year built: 2015
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  17. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,058 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,306 sqft
    Year built: 1867
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
  18. 5 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,669 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,742 sqft
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
  19. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Lot size: 3,484 sqft
    Year built: 1921
    Listing with: Coldwell Banker Preferred-Old City
  20. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,768 sq ft
    Year built: 1963
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  21. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,531 sq ft
    Year built: 2015
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
  22. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,531 sq ft
    Year built: 2015
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  23. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,925 sq ft
    Year built: 1963
    Listing with: Allan Domb Real Estate
  24. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,855 sq ft
    Year built: 1975
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  25. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,400 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Year built: 1981
    Listing with: RE/MAX Main Line-West Chester

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(all data current as of 7/26/2017)

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