Philadelphia Neighborhoods

Philadelphia is often called the “City of Neighborhoods,” and every neighborhood has its own unique history and character.

Since 2005, the Preservation Alliance’s Neighborhood Preservation program has been helping Philadelphia residents and community leaders discover and promote their neighborhood history by identifying landmarks and architectural characteristics that give their neighborhood its own unique sense of place. In 2011, the Alliance published How to Look at Your Neighborhood: A Guide for Community Organizations. To date more than two dozen organizations from across the city have participated in the Neighborhood Preservation Program, and the list keeps growing. Click on the list to the right to learn more about these neighborhoods and their histories.

Neighborhood descriptions, histories and boundaries were collected by the Preservation Alliance as part of its Pride of Place and Vital Neighborhoods programs. They were provided by participating neighborhood organizations, who are responsible for their content.