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Living in Center City East Philadelphia

Center City East is the 5th most walkable neighborhood in Philadelphia with 14,635 residents.

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

Nearby neighborhoods: Washington Square West, Avenue of the Arts South, Bella Vista - Southwark, Rittenhouse Square, Northern Liberties - Fishtown, Logan Square and Center City West.

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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.

Photo of The Liberty Bell in Center City East, Philadelphia

The Liberty Bell

Photo of Capogiro Gelato Artisans in Center City East, Philadelphia

Capogiro Gelato Artisans

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

Center City East is the 5th most walkable neighborhood in Philadelphia with a Walk Score of 98.

Find apartments in Philadelphia's most walkable neighborhoods: Avenue of the Arts South, Rittenhouse Square and Center City West.

Center City East Philadelphia Apartments for Rent

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Rental info for The St. James in the Center City East area
from $1,569
Studio
Walk Score 99
Rental info for The Lofts at 509 Vine in the Center City East area
from $1,350
1 bed
Walk Score 96
Rental info for The Commonwealth in the Center City East area
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1 bed
Walk Score 100
Rental info for Octavia Hill in the Center City East area
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Studio
Walk Score 99
Rental info for 400 Walnut in the Center City East area
from $1,505
1 bed
Walk Score 97
Rental info for 1112 Rodman St in the Center City East area
$4,750
4 bed
Walk Score 98
Rental info for 1100 Spruce St #2E in the Center City East area
$1,845
1 bed
Walk Score 98
Rental info for 1200 Walnut Street in the Center City East area
$1,875
1 bed
Walk Score 99

Center City East Neighborhood Ranking

Compare Center City East to other Philadelphia neighborhoods.

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Transit Score

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Population

3 Center City West 99 100 96 6,411
4 Washington Square West 98 100 96 11,444
5 Center City East 98 96 92 14,635
6 Fitler Square 96 99 99 7,429
7 Logan Square 96 100 93 5,137

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Eating & Drinking

There are about 712 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Center City East.

People in Center City East can walk to an average of 45 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

Photo of Brownie's Irish Pub in Center City East, Philadelphia

Brownie's Irish Pub

Photo of Barbuzzo in Center City East, Philadelphia

Barbuzzo

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thumbnail for The Liberty BellVisit one of the most historic American symbols of all time. The bell is located inside a learning center that showcases all of the great history behind it. #publicart #historicplace #kidfriendly Photo: pepsiline

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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 19 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.

icon for car shares in Center City East

Center City East has about 10 car shares from RelayRides and Zipcar.

Neighborhood Guides

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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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Photo of S Randolph St in Center City East, Philadelphia

S Randolph St

Photo of Cypress Street (500 block) in Center City East, Philadelphia

Cypress Street (500 block)

Photo of South Quince Street, Philadelphia, PA in Center City East, Philadelphia

South Quince Street, Philadelphia, PA

Photo of Lawrence Court, Philadelphia, PA in Center City East, Philadelphia

Lawrence Court, Philadelphia, PA

Photo of Fair Food Farmstand in Center City East, Philadelphia

Fair Food Farmstand

Photo of Willings Alley in Center City East, Philadelphia

Willings Alley

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

Walk Score Team
on Capogiro Gelato Artisans

Photo of Cypress Street in Center City East, Philadelphia

Cypress Street

Photo of St. James Place in Center City East, Philadelphia

St. James Place

Photo of South Street Headhouse District Gardens in Center City East, Philadelphia

South Street Headhouse District Gardens

Photo of Lawrence Court, Philadelphia, PA in Center City East, Philadelphia

Lawrence Court, Philadelphia, PA

thumbnail for S Randolph StIf you're wandering around Philadelphia near Independence Mall, you may stumble upon quiet Randolph Street. The south end is closed off to cars. #phillyalleys #alley

Krista Guerrieri
on S Randolph St

Photo of Elfreth's Alley in Center City East, Philadelphia

Elfreth's Alley

Photo of Betsy Ross House in Center City East, Philadelphia

Betsy Ross House

Photo of Fireman's Hall in Center City East, Philadelphia

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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