About the Neighborhood

Stretching from South Street to Washington Avenue, Broad Street to the Schuylkill River, the South of South neighborhood is a vibrant community, home to families and businesses alike. In true Philadelphia fashion, we are a neighborhood of row homes, with a history that dates back several hundred years.

The South of South neighborhood is merely steps away from many of the amenities that make Philadelphia a world-class city. Between Rittenhouse Square , the Avenue of the Arts, the Schuylkill River Trail, the Ben Franklin Parkway, and the Italian Market, our neighborhood is surrounded by culture.

There’s also plenty to see within our boundaries, including our beautiful churches, the Marian Anderson Historical Society & Museum, and the historic Christian Street YMCA. And with some of the city’s best independent cafes, bars, and restaurants, we attract visitors from as close as adjacent neighborhoods to as far as the other side of the world.

Our neighborhood is growing at an amazing pace and shows no signs of slowing. Everywhere you look, new homes, businesses, and parks are sprouting up—adding to our lively atmosphere. And while all of these things make our neighborhood a great place to live and work, it’s the people and history that make it a truly special place.

Become a Volunteer

Are you a resident or business owner in our neighborhood? Join SOSNA today and become an active member of our community. We’re always looking for new volunteers and are excited to include you in our efforts to make our home a better place for everyone.