Spring is just around the corner and that gets us in the mood for being outdoors. There is no better place to be outdoors than Rittenhouse Square, especially during The Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival.
Aptly named Philadelphia’s most fashionable neighborhood and broadly considered one of the most outstanding urban public spaces in the United States, Rittenhouse Square, formerly called southwest square, is one of the original five open space parks that were planned by William Penn and Thomas Holme in the late 17th century. Today it is home to luxury residences, quaint shops, a myriad of fine dining spots and broad green spaces.
For one Saturday each May, Rittenhouse Square bursts at the seams with The Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival. The annual festival is one of Philadelphia’s most popular spring events and attracts over 50,000 from around the region and represents all that Rittenhouse Square is famous for. All along Walnut Street from Broad St. to 19th St., booths line the tree shaded area offering local fare and crafts. Local restaurants serve up the very best of of their spring offerings while live music plays. The family area is a great place for the kids with crafts, kid-friendly food and giveaways. Add chic shopping opportunities, wine tastings, public art and institutions, neighborhood bookshops and the exquisite park itself, The Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival is the perfect al fresco destination to celebrate Spring.
While you’re in Rittenhouse Square, spend some time at the park. Surrounded by the beautiful residences, restaurants and shops, it is an oasis of sprawling green grasses and benches and the lion and goat statues are a hit with the kids. The park owes its beauty to the efforts of the Friends of Rittenhouse Square, a non-profit partnership with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation. The Rittenhouse Square neighborhood is also home to many fine art and cultural institutions, displays of public art and museums. The neighborhood hosts dozens of events throughout the year so it is never a bad time to visit.
If the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood has caught your interest, we would love to show you some of the premier real estate available in the area. As home to art, culture, great shopping and fine dining all available without the need for a car, this neighborhood is highly sought after by professionals, students and families alike. For families, the neighborhood is home to fine public and private schools including the highly respected Independence Charter School that draws talented and exceptional students from around the city. Home to many universities and schools of higher learning, the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood offers a diverse population and multiple educational opportunities. If you find yourself intrigued by all that this neighborhood offers, our professional agents would love to show you around. Feel free to call us at Maxwell Realty Co., Inc.and we would be delighted to show you why Rittenhouse Square is truly an exceptional neighborhood.