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Living in Center City East Philadelphia

Center City East is the most walkable neighborhood in Philadelphia with 27,511 residents.

Center City East has world-class public transportation and is a biker’s paradise.

Nearby neighborhoods: Riverfront, Wharton/Hawthorne/Bella Vista, Center City West, Poplar/Ludlow/Yorktowne, Fairmount/Spring Garden, Fishtown and Schuylkill Southwest.

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Walk Score of Center City East, Philadelphia, PA

Center City East is a Walker’s Paradise

Daily errands do not require a car.

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Brownie's Irish Pub

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South Quince Street, Philadelphia, PA

Daily errands do not require a car in Center City East Philadelphia.

Center City East is the most walkable neighborhood in Philadelphia with a Walk Score of 98.

Find apartments in Philadelphia's most walkable neighborhoods: Center City East, Center City West and Wharton/Hawthorne/Bella Vista.

Center City East Neighborhood Ranking

Compare Center City East to other Philadelphia neighborhoods.

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1 Center City East 98 96 94 27,511
2 Center City West 98 99 98 30,359
3 Wharton/Hawthorne/Bella Vista 95 79 84 28,232

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Eating & Drinking

There are about 869 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Center City East.

People in Center City East can walk to an average of 52 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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Barbuzzo

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Gaslight

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on The Liberty Bell

Transit Score of Center City East, Philadelphia, PA

Center City East is a Rider’s Paradise

World-class public transportation. Find Center City East Philadelphia apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

Center City East has world-class public transportation and about 24 bus, 12 rail, 2 subway and 5 light rail lines passing through it.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from Center City East on public transit.

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Center City East has about 15 car shares from RelayRides and Zipcar.

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Bike Score of Center City East, Philadelphia, PA

Center City East is a Biker’s Paradise

Daily errands can be accomplished on a bike.

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Crime in Center City East

Center City East has less violent crime and less property crime per person than the Philadelphia average.

Center City East Crime Rate

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Lawrence Court, Philadelphia, PA

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South Street Garden

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South Warnock Street

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Willings Alley

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Cypress Street

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St. James Place

thumbnail for Capogiro Gelato ArtisansThis gelato shop made #1 on National Geographic’s Top Places to Eat Ice Cream list for their fresh ingredients and flavors that go beyond your standards. Yum! #icecreamshop Photo: roboppy

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on Capogiro Gelato Artisans

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South Street Headhouse District Gardens

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Lawrence Court, Philadelphia, PA

Photo of Betsy Ross House in Center City East, Philadelphia

Betsy Ross House

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Fireman's Hall

thumbnail for Cypress Street (500 block)These rowhomes along Cypress Street lie close to the curb, creating a pedestrian-friendly environment where residences meet street life. #phillyalleys #alley

Krista Guerrieri
on Cypress Street (500 block)

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Franklin Post Office

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Franklin Fountain

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Reading Terminal Market

thumbnail for Brownie's Irish PubBrownie's is one of the few true "Hole in the wall" bars in Old City. You can smoke, drink, and watch your favorite local team play.

Kevin Dauti
on Brownie's Irish Pub

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