An unofficial region, Brewerytown runs approximately between the Schuylkill River’s eastern bank and 25th Street, bounded by Cecil B. Moore Avenue to the north and Parrish Street to the south.
Named after the numerous breweries (700 at its peak, to be exact) that lined the Schuylkill River during the late 19th century, it is now a primarily residential area with a business sector on Girard Avenue (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brewerytown,_Philadelphia).
Being just north of the sought after Fairmount neighborhood, it was only a matter of time before Brewerytown (we prefer B-town; let’s make this a thing) developers were hit with renovation fever.
Over the ast 10 years specifically, the area has undergone extreme transformation. Most recently known as a poor disheveled area, developers have spent literally millions of dollars (MM Partners being a notable contributor) into its revival. Large 3-story homes with roof decks sit next to smaller boarded up homes. “Gentrification” has been shouted by some long term residents, but many are also excited to see long empty homes with new life.
Why move into Brewerytown? Not only is potential for rapid appreciation likely, but brand new homes are more affordable than in other neighborhoods. Girard Avenue has a great growing restaurant and retail scene. You’re walking or biking distance to the Art Museum Area and Center City without the premium price tag.
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