Old City is one of the hottest areas of Philadelphia right now.Â Many commercial lofts have been converted into living spaces, reminiscent of Soho in New York City.Â There areÂ many wonderful restaurants and bars in the neighborhood to choose from.Â
On the first friday evening of every month, all the art galleries open their doors and inviteÂ everyoneÂ to venture inÂ (hence the name "First Friday").Â Many of the galleries offer wine and cheese, or other edibles (and potables).Â It creates a festive atmosphere, and the whole neighborhood is vibrant with activity.
Old CityÂ also features the charming houses of Elfreth's Alley, the country's oldest continuously inhabited residential street.Â Taking a walk down that street is like taking a walk back in time!http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elfreth%27s_Alley
There are many beautiful, tree-lined streets in Old City, one of them being Cherry Street.Â If you're considering living in Old City, take a look at this:306-08 Cherry Street, #300
306-308 Cherry Street is a Large, 2BR/1BA recently renovated condo on a quiet tree-lined street in Old City. Layout offers open space with lots of light, high ceilings, and hardwood floors. The wood-burning fireplace is the focal point of the large living room which also has built-in bookcases and track lighting. The all-new kitchenÂ has stone-tile floors and granite countertops. The master bedroom has a large walk-in closet. There is a washer/dryer in the unit. The owner is leaving two flat-screen televisions, a surround sound system, and five speakers!! !Â