With over 200 years of history, Rittenhouse Square remains the epitome of luxury living in downtown Philadelphia. Centered around its historic urban park and surrounded by luxury hotels, high rise condominium buildings, high end retail shops, and fine dining; Rittenhouse Square is a true reflection of the elegance and culture of Philadelphia. The Rittenhouse area is located in the heart of Center City between Broad and 22nd Streets to the East and West and Market to Pine to the North and South. Just a 15 minute walk in either direction to surrounding neighborhoods such as Fairmount / Art Museum, Logan Square, Fitler Square, Graduate Hospital, and Center City Midtown. Residents of this area have access to all that Philadelphia has to offer right outside their front door. This includes all the shops along Chestnut and Walnut Streets such as Barneys and Boyds, fine dining restaurants including Alma De Cuba, Parc Rittenhouse, Barclay Prime, and Rouge to name a few. Just minutes from City Hall and the Avenue of the Arts which features the Kimmel Center, Miriam Theater, and the Academy of Music. Rittenhouse Square is also a convenient location for students at Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn).

Bland Building in Heart of Center City to Get a Temple U Makeover

If you're reading this, it's fairly likely you've been in the heart of Philadelphia's Center City, where Broad and Market meet at City Hall to form one of the most impressive crossroads in North America. Add in the world-famous Love Park immediately catty-corner to the northwest, and you have one of the most premier and central locations in the entire region, directly over rail to boot. With the backdrop of this incredible location, the lackluster [...]
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New Apartment Tower at 21st & Ludlow is Most Definitely a Home Run

Woooo boy, has it been a good week for the City of Philadelphia, thanks to those underdog Phillies making their way back to the World Series for the first time since 2009. As we were walking around town humming "Dancing on My Own" and de-greasing poles, we stumbled across the parking lot at 21st & Ludlow, where it appears Parkway Corporation will soon be joining the proverbial hit parade. Thanks to a meeting from the [...]
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Peirce College Moving from One Historical Building into Another in Rittenhouse

Philadelphia is no stranger to higher education, boasting one of the densest concentrations of colleges and universities in the entire country. Peirce College is one such institution, specializing in education tailored to adults entering or already in the workforce. Originally founded in 1865, the college has been located at 1420 Pine St. since they purchased the property back in 1915. However, after well over 100 years in their current Rittenhouse location, they look to be [...]
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Update: All Kinds of Action Along Walnut St. Between 22nd & 23rd

It was only a few weeks ago when we told you about 2301-11 Walnut St., where a Rite Aid was closing amid rumors of an impending project. Since we checked in, there has been additional action in the area, with an update on one project to the east and some exciting news for another on the same block. Before we dive in, let's zoom in on the area in question at the west end of [...]
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Not the Rite Stuff: Rittenhouse Rite Aid Closing, a New Tower to Come?

For anyone who has had a late night/early morning in the Rittenhouse neighborhood and had a hankering for a quick snack when other options were closed, you may be familiar with 2301-11 Walnut St., which is home to a 24-hour Rite Aid. This set-up always struck us as odd, with a large surface parking lot taking up the front of the lot and a parking garage underneath and behind the Rite Aid, extending to Sansom [...]
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Update: A Rooftop Pool and More Renderings for Broad & Lombard

It was barely over a month ago when we told you about 500 S. Broad St. and the big plans in store. Earlier this year, we speculated that a Virgin Hotel may be part of a multi-tower proposal on this almost full city block, but plans have since shifted to a residential tower for the north end of the site. We knew to expect a gorgeous 552 ft. tower containing 468 apartments and a refurbishment [...]
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An Addition and a Sonder Coming to Historic Rittenhouse Building

It was nearly a decade ago, in the fall of 2012, when we last checked in on 1525 Chestnut St. in Rittenhouse. Back then we noted that this mini-skyscraper was primed for redevelopment, when a restaurant proposal followed a hotel proposal that went to the wayside during the financial crisis. Since then, the property has remained vacant, and in an unusual twist, it happens to be owned by former Philadelphia Phillie Garry Maddox. The Gold [...]
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Update: No Virgin Hotel, But Something Huge is Planned for Broad & Lombard

It was just this past March when we speculated that something big was coming our way from Goldenberg Group at 500 S. Broad St., as we shared renderings for a two-tower project which would be anchored by a Virgin Hotel. This came several years after an initial concept for the site was proposed, which included a glassy tower to the northern side of the lot. While we were thrilled to hear new details, we weren't [...]
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Southern Land Company Doubles Down on Rittenhouse Towers

While on our Rittenhouse Row retail round-up, we couldn't help but think about all the folks who would soon be patrons of these new businesses. There are numerous proposals close by, including an NYC-like skinny tower at 19th & Sansom. But today, we are focusing on two projects that are already in progress. Incidentally, both of these towers are coming to us from Nashville-based developer Southern Land Company and share Solomon Coldwell Buenz as the [...]
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A Retail Renaissance for Rittenhouse Row

If you were to poll everyone in greater Philadelphia and ask them to rank neighborhoods in terms of desirability, we'd be willing to wager that Rittenhouse Square would be near the very top of the list. The famous park, gorgeous architecture, and incredible proximity to the central business district make this perhaps the premier neighborhood in the city. Rittenhouse Row, running west along Walnut Street from Broad to 21st Street, is the heartbeat of the [...]
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