RITTENHOUSE SQUARE

Welcome to Rittenhouse Square

Exclusive and luxurious, this elegant area has become one of Philadelphia's most desirable locations.
 
This exclusive and elegant community has been one of Philadelphia's most fashionable areas for generations. Filled with luxurious boutiques, exceptional dining destinations, a plethora of art galleries, high-end entertainment venues, and some of the most stunning real-estate on the market, Rittenhouse Square is widely considered the Central Park of Philidelphia. As a result, this community is, without a doubt, one of the most desirable areas in the state. 
 
Set in an ideal location, residents of this one-of-a-kind neighborhood have the advantage of living in a charming and distinguished area just around the corner from the bustling business district. Historic Victorian-style mansions and unbelievable Federal townhouses fill the tree-lined streets, where residents can often be found enjoying a stroll through the picturesque neighborhood on their way to one of the various high-end eateries or cafes spread throughout the area.
 

What to Love

  • An exclusive and historic community
  • High-end shops and restaurants all within a few blocks
  • Beautiful green spaces and walkways to escape the hustle and bustle

Local Lifestyle

Rittenhouse Square is exceptionally exclusive and desirable, making it one of the most expensive communities in the city. As a result, real estate prices here can be some of the highest on the Philadelphia market. However, residents are more than willing to pay for the high-end amenities in this luxurious area. 
 
The neighborhood is filled with award-winning restaurants, destination art galleries, and several spectacular entertainment venues that allow residents to enjoy the best of the best just minutes from their front doors. 
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The dining scene in Rittenhouse Square is, in a word, superb, with various high-end restaurants and trendy eateries calling this community home. Parc is definitely one of the most popular restaurants in the area, serving their unique take on classic French Bistro cuisine. Their menu includes traditional favorites such as escargot in hazelnut butter, beef bourguignon, and roasted salmon with petit peas. 
 
Since their opening in 1998, Rouge has been a staple of the Rittenhouse Square community. Their upscale, New American menu includes pierogies with salmon caviar, seared halibut with citrus vinaigrette, and a mouthwatering New York strip with crispy fingerling potatoes. But, of course, if they’re looking for an exceptional steak, they could also head over to Barclay Prime. This award-winning steak house serves the best steak selection in town, as well as a beautiful chilled Maine lobster cocktail, Wild Dover sole with almonds, and an outstanding rack of lamb. 
 
The Dandelion is another beloved local restaurant serving up-scale gastro-pub fare that’s made this spot the talk of the town. With delicious dishes such as Welsh rarebit, beetroot cured salmon, and rabbit pie with oyster mushrooms, it’s easy to see why. 
 
Of course, if you’d prefer to have an evening at home, you could always stop by Di Bruno Bros to pick up what you need. This high-end grocery store and European-style marketplace is the best place to pick up ingredients for a fantastic evening in. Not only do they offer organic, high-end produce and gourmet groceries, but they also have one of the largest cheese caves in the city, a large selection of meat and seafood, and an upstairs wine bar for when you finally finish shopping. 
 

Things to Do

Rittenhouse Square is filled with a variety of entertainment opportunities and activities as well as events and festivals throughout the year, ensuring there’s something for residents to do at all times. In the summer, live music can be found in a variety of venues, including Rittenhouse Square Park, the most popular town square in the city. 
 
The Rittenhouse Saturday Farmers Market is another fantastic place to gather with friends and find the freshest produce and highest quality goods from around the area. Residents can buy directly from farmers and vendors, not only ensuring the best product possible but also encouraging a stronger relationship between Philadelphia residents and local farmers. 
 
Rittenhouse Square residents really enjoy visiting the variety of events hosted here throughout the year. The Rittenhouse Square Spring Festival is one of the most highly-anticipated of the year, celebrating all things food, fashion, and family-friendly fun. The Rittenhouse Square Christmas Tree Lighting and the Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show are also some of the most popular events in the city. 
 

Schools 

Philadelphia has access to some of the most highly-rated public schools in the country, and there are also several nationally recognized private schools in the area, including Friends Select School, Germantown Friends School, The Baldwin School, and the Germantown Academy.
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