Fishtown/Kensington Real Estate

    Fishtown is Philadelphia’s cool uncle. And like all cool uncles, he has a repertoire of inside jokes (just ask any local about the Fishtown iced tea), knows where to find all the best music before anyone else (can you say Johnny Brenda’s, Kung Fu Necktie, Fillmore Philly?), and maybe even has a few tattoos (the street art in Fishtown is next level good).

    Originally named for the shad fishing industry that cropped up along the Delaware River, Fishtown’s abundance of warehouses has since made way for re-purposed artist studios, open-air bars, and breweries.

    It’s where you’re meant to live if you have an appreciation for all the finer things in life – music, art, excellent food – just as long as those finer things have a bit of an edge. You can find art still in its studio at nearby Crane Arts, you can spend an evening at the Elvis of dive bars, the El Bar (named, of course, for its proximity to the El), you can go vintage furniture diving for your new home at Jinxed, you can check the neighborhood out in advance with a night at the abandoned whiskey factory-turned-hotel Wm. Mulherin’s Sons. Plus, you’re still close to the also cool but maybe slightly less edgy entertainment of Northern Liberties.

    Life in Fishtown:

    Schools:

    Grades K-8:

    Adaire Alexander School
    1300 E. Palmer Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19125
    215-400-7480
    adaire.philasd.org

    St. Laurentius School
    1612 E. Berks Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19125
    215-423-8834
    stlaurentius.org

    St. Anne School
    2328 E. Lehigh Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19125
    215-739-4590
    saintanne.net

    Grades K-5:

    Hackett Horatio B School
    2161 E. York Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19125
    215-400-7470
    hackett.philasd.org

    Grades 9-12:

    Bethel Baptist Academy
    2210 E. Susquehanna Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19125
    215-426-1909

    Dining and Nightlife:

    Wm. Mulherin’s Sons
    1355 N. Front Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19122
    wmmulherinssons.com

    La Colombe
    1335 Frankford Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19125
    lacolombe.com

    Pizza Brain
    2313 Frankford Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19125
    pizzabrain.org

    Heffe Tacos
    1431 Frankford Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19125
    heffetacos.com

    Suraya
    1528 Frankford Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19125
    surayaphilly.com

    Weckerly’s Ice Cream
    9 W. Girard Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19123
    weckerlys.com

    Bottle Bar East
    1308 Frankford Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19125

    Frankford Hall
    1210 Frankford Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19125
    frankfordhall.com

    Johnny Brenda’s
    1201 Frankford Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19125
    johnnybrendas.com

    Murph’s Bar
    202 E. Girard Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19125

    Loco Pez
    2401 E. Norris Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19125
    locopez.com

    Good Spoon Soupery
    1400 N. Front Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19122
    goodspoonfoods.com

    Fette Sau
    1208 Frankford Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19125
    fettesauphilly.com

    El Bar
    1356 N. Front Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19122

    Kung Fu Necktie
    1248 N. Front Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19122
    kungfunecktie.com

    Kraftwork
    541 E. Girard Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19125
    kraftworkbar.com

    Whipped Bakeshop
    636 Belgrade Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19125
    whippedbakeshop.com

    Shopping:

    Jinxed
    1331 Frankford Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19125
    jinxedphiladelphia.com

    Toile
    1333 Frankford Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19125
    shoptoile.com

    Philadelphia Record Exchange
    1524 Frankford Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19125
    philarecx.com

    Salon Blush
    2407 E. York Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19125
    salonblush.com

    Black Vulture Gallery
    208 E. Girard Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19125
    blackvulturegallery.com

    Spot’s Spot
    123 W. Girard Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19123
    spotsspotandspa.com

    Mid-Century Furniture Warehouse
    1701 N. Second Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19122
    midcenturyfurniturewarehouse.com

    Greensgrow Farms
    2501 E. Cumberland Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19125
    greensgrow.org

    The Resource Exchange
    1701 N. Second Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19122
    theresourceexchange.org

    Transportation:

    Hop SEPTA’s Market-Frankford Line or Route 15 Trolley to Girard Avenue.

    Source: iseptaphilly.com

    Real Estate Stats:

    As of January 2018, the Fairmount neighborhood has seen 508 units sold, with an average list price of $354,937, and an average sales price of $346,369. Average days on the market: 49.