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Spruce Hill

Spruce Hill is a neighborhood in the University City section of West Philadelphia. It is between 40th and 46th streets, and it stretches from Market Street south to Woodland Avenue. With a population of over 16,000, it is a racially and ethnically diverse part of the city where much historic architecture is preserved.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spruce_Hill,_Philadelphia

Named one of Philly’s most desirable neighborhoods by Redfin.com in 2017 (https://www.thedp.com/article/2017/03/spruce-hill-growth-penn-alexander), mainly due to the growth of the highly-rated Penn Alexander school district (https://pennalexander.philasd.org/).

University of Penn’s campus extends into Spruce Hill, along with the University of the Sciences campus. And let’s not forget the Free Library of Philadelphia on Walnut Street.

This neighborhood also offers the availability of large Victorian homes with sizable yards (and sometimes off-street parking), as well as close proximity to major job centers like the universities, and the picturesque curb appeal that is lacking in some of the other neighborhoods surrounding Center City.   There are not many other locations in the city you can find shade under a canopy of trees or enjoy a mint julep in a rocking chair on your front porch.

Read why VisitPhilly.com calls Spruce Park “West Philly’s beating heart” here: https://www.visitphilly.com/areas/philadelphia-neighborhoods/cedar-park-spruce-hill/

Last but not least, read why Spruce Hill residents have given this neighborhood an overall “A” rating here: https://www.niche.com/places-to-live/n/spruce-hill-philadelphia-pa/

 


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