A verdant oasis tucked away into the southwest corner of Center City Philadelphia, Fitler Square offers laid back residential living just a stone’s throw away from the heart of our fair city. Sandwiched between 21st Street and the Schuylkill River, the small corner neighborhood of Fitler Square boasts picturesque views of the city from within an urban oasis of tree lined streets and a great variety of architectural styles. The neighborhood connects directly to University City with multiple bridges spanning the river, and with easy access to the highways and arterial roadways, Fitler Square’s location is a major part of its appeal.
Situated under the shadow of skyscrapers, Fitler Square is anything but a square. The neighborhood is defined by the Schuylkill River, it’s western boundary, running at an angle that almost gives it a triangular shape. The obvious landmark of the neighborhood is the namesake Fitler Square Park; with river trail access, basketball and tennis courts, green space, a dog park, and a bridge to West Philadelphia, the park has something for everyone.
The park itself (and neighborhood) was named for late 19th-century Philadelphia mayor Edwin Fitler. After a period in which the park fell into disrepair, the 1980s and 1990s brought an urban renewal to the neighborhood; today, Fitler Square boasts some of the most valuable real estate in Philadelphia. Fitler Square feeds directly into the Schuylkill River Trail, offering scenic views of the city from the river banks. The neighborhood offers direct access to I-76 via South Street, is served by the 7, 12, and 40 bus lines, and sits in between the Penn Medicine and 30th Street train stations.
Thinking about Fitler Square? Check it out! Grab a cup of coffee at Rival Bros., pastries at Cafe Lutecia, or brunch at Honey’s Sit and Eat. If you’re thirsty, stop into Doobies or Callahan’s for a cheap drink and a friendly atmosphere, or grab a cocktail at Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Want to learn more about the local digs? Copper Hill can help!