Queen Village Neighbors Association
Though it’s home to some of the oldest residences in Philadelphia, Queen Village simmers with modern energy, making it an ideal neighborhood for visitors who love to keep their fashion, food and fun low-key and local.
A homey, welcoming tangle of narrow blocks, attractive architecture and mature trees, the area began as a working-class suburb. It eventually folded into the city proper in the mid-1800s. This unique history, coupled with its prime waterfront location and the old-time aesthetic charm, helps Queen Village stand out as one of Philly’s most stable and stirring pockets of city life.
Queen Village is extremely accessible and navigable by foot and bicycle, a perk not lost on residents particular about dining, drinking and shopping close to home.
Multiple SEPTA bus routes shuttle throughout the neighborhood, both from Center City and Washington Avenue, Queen Village’s southern border. Tightly packed residential streets, many lined with street-level private garages, make parking a challenge, especially at night. But motorists planning shorter-term visits can take advantage of multiple lots along Front Street.
Fabric Row, a stretch of 4th Street, takes its name from the many fabric shops and stores that line it. Though it also features some of the area’s top shopping and dining.
Ever so slightly removed from Fabric Row, Queen Village’s chunk of 2nd Street features public green space and well-loved pubs and cafes to the south. To the north, it empties into Headhouse Square, a beautiful historic open space hosting popular bars and restaurants and Philly’s premier weekend farmers market.
— Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia
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