All Things Philly: Booming Fishtown, Sweet Settlements, and More!


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How Fishtown Became Philly’s Hottest Neighborhood: 

Fishtown’s boom raises fascinating and complicated questions about how urban revitalization works in some places and not others. Why Fishtown? Why now? And more importantly how did a historically working-class neighborhood shoved up against an industrially developed river become the new American model for making a neighborhood thrive again?

Check out this feature on Forbes. The shares the compelling evolution of the once overlooked and under-appreciated neighborhood.

Brews and Views – May Series:

So much fun at April’s Brews and Views! From food to friends, this event was PACKED (hello, spring fever) and offered something for everyone! 

This warm-weather series transforms The Parkway Central Library’s rooftop into a bustling beer garden - with Instagram-worthy skyline views – serving craft beer, wine, cocktails and snacks from Brûlée Catering.

Check out the dates and deets for May’s pop-up. See you there! 

We Love Wawa:

… and word on the street is there is another Super Wawa coming to Philly! The proposal was discussed at a neighborhood meeting this past week.
A Northern Liberties property owner is pushing to build a Wawa with gas pumps and a parking garage at a site just blocks from the Delaware waterfront—and some residents are torn.

The proposal is still in its early stages. Read the rest here.

This Week’s Real Estate Hot List: 

Are you (or someone you know) interested in Philly homes? Give a shout, and get an exclusive look. 
  • Washington Square West: 200 Lombard Street #814
    • This custom penthouse features an open contemporary Chef’s kitchen, complete with stainless steel Kitchen Aid appliances, quartz countertops, a breakfast bar and tons of cabinetry. The kitchen faces a spacious living and dining room area with wood burning fireplace and hardwood floors throughout. 2 BD/2 BA – 1331 SF - $515,000
  • Queen Village: 221 Hall Street
    • This 2 bed (+ den/office) townhouse is located on one of the most desirable blocks of Queen Village surrounded with historic row homes. Located just steps from the award-winning Bodine Street Community Garden (request a garden plot and enjoy a community BBQ/grill), this south-facing home is bathed in sunshine throughout the day.  2 BD/1 BA – 1000 SF – $369,000

  • Brewerytown: 1201-1203 N Etting Street (off-market)
    • The properties will be most similar to 1225 N Etting except they will have a flat facing (Virtual Tour here). Settlement about early September. $375,000. Tax abatement. Buyers may customize. These are the lowest priced, tax abated new construction homes to Girard and Fairmount. There is nothing similar in size/scale under $400,000! 3 BD/2.5 BA – 1700 +/- SF – $375,000

Sweet, Sweet Settlements:

Clients become so much more than a transaction. 

Thanks for trusting me with the sale of your home (315 New Street was a favorite).
Thanks for being a team player.
Thanks for welcoming me into your life.

Congrats, Geoff!! 
I absolutely live for these (happy) moments!!