Looking for Your New Apartment? Look No Further Than Midtown Village
Nestled in the heart of Philadelphia, Midtown Village stands out as a vibrant and thriving community with something for everybody. Midtown Village sits in the middle of Center City – living up perfectly to its name. With its unique blend of culture, history, convenience, and character, it’s no wonder that Midtown Village has become a sought-after destination for those looking to call it home. Whether you’re a long-time resident or someone considering a move to this bustling urban community, it’s easy to see the allure and charm of Midtown Village.
A Historical Haven
To truly understand the charm of Midtown Village, it’s important to consider its rich historical roots. The neighborhood, once a bustling center of commerce during the 19th and early 20th centuries, has retained many of its historical buildings, adding a unique character to its streets. Walk down any of its tree-lined avenues, and you’ll find an eclectic mix of architectural styles, from Victorian townhouses to modern condominiums, all coexisting harmoniously.
This district has witnessed many significant historical events, but one of the most notable ones was when Ben Franklin conducted his groundbreaking experiment of flying a kite at the intersection of 12th and Chestnut. This experiment eventually led to a pivotal moment in American history. The same location is also known for being home to the very first free Public Library, and in the past, it housed the US Mint, making it a significant landmark in the Midtown Village area.
Additionally, its proximity to key attractions like Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art makes it an ideal base for exploring the city’s rich history and culture. Enjoy a leisurely stroll to iconic sites, or take a quick subway ride to explore other parts of the city. These are just a few examples of the rich history of the area. Whether you’re a history buff or just someone who enjoys beautiful scenery, Midtown Village might be the perfect place for you.
One iconic symbol of the neighborhood’s history is the Philadelphia Gayborhood, located within Midtown Village from 11th Street to Broad Street and from Chestnut Street to Pine Street. In the 70s and 80s, this area became a safe haven for the LGBTQ+ community and has since evolved into a symbol of inclusivity and acceptance. The annual OutFest, celebrated annually in October, is one of the largest National Coming Out Day festivals in the world, showcasing the neighborhood’s commitment to diversity and love. During Pride Month in June, the city’s PrideDay Parade and Festival begins in the Gayborhood and expands out to Penn’s Landing. This yearly celebration brings people of all backgrounds together to celebrate the courage, unity, and character of the LGBTQ+ community.
In addition to the many festivals and events aimed at fostering belonging and allyship, Midtown Village’s Gayborhood is home to a vibrant nightlife scene that enthusiastically welcomes the LGBTQ+ community with open arms. When you take a nighttime stroll down the streets of the Gayborhood, you’ll hear relaxed music from jazz clubs, lively beats from nightclubs, and excited cheers from sports bars. You’ll walk by countless rainbow flags and friendly faces.
For more information on Midtown Village’s Gayborhood and other LGBTQ+ events, history, and more, visit this link.
Endless Dining Options
Food lovers take note! Another huge draw of Midtown Village is the impressive array of restaurants and bars lining the streets.
If you’re familiar with Philadelphia, chances are you’ve heard of McGillins Olde Ale House. This historic eatery provides patrons with a comfortable and authentic Philadelphia experience. Delicious fresh food, cold drinks, and a convenient location will entice you to visit, and the fun atmosphere will keep you coming back. McGillins is a great place to try when you’re looking for somewhere to watch the game or just grab drinks with friends.
For the meat lovers out there, Michael Schulson’s Alpen Rose is an amazing option for a mouth-watering steak. The dry-aged meats, cooked over a wood-burning fire, are paired with classic sides and appetizers. If you’re looking for a more vegan-friendly option, there are several spots to try like Charlie was a sinner., Vedge, and Monster Vegan.
When summer comes around, every Philadelphian looks forward to SIPS! From June until the end of August, Center City District hosts its annual Wednesday happy hour tradition with dozens of participating restaurants. Get together with your friends or coworkers from 5 PM to 7 PM to enjoy discounted drinks and dinner while supporting local Center City and Midtown Village bars and restaurants.
Fall Festival Fun
Midtown Village is the perfect spot for someone looking for a true community. Throughout the year, you can find dozens of local festivals, parades, and more to join in on the area’s fun.
In addition to OutFest and PrideDay Parade, one of Midtown’s most popular festivals is the annual Fall Festival. Held every autumn, this festival has an array of options that everyone will love. You can spend the whole day shopping local businesses and crafters, sampling tasty food from food trucks and restaurants, and enjoying live music and entertainment. Interested in bringing the whole family? Children will love the fun activities throughout the festival for children of all ages. The Fall Festival is free to attend with pay-as-you-go food and drink.
Ease of Transportation
Midtown Village’s central location makes it an incredibly convenient place to live. If you work in the heart of the city or simply want to explore Philadelphia’s many offerings, you’ll find that everything you need is within reach. The neighborhood is well-connected by public transportation, including multiple SEPTA bus and subway lines.
SEPTA’s Market East and Suburban Station stops are just a few blocks from Midtown Village and if you’re traveling to or from New Jersey, the PATCO stop at 12th/13th Streets connects to the heart of Midtown Village. In addition to regional rail lines, you can utilize the Market-Frankford (Blue) line and Broad Street (Orange) lines to get you almost anywhere around the city. SEPTA also has many bus routes that connect Midtown Village to the rest of the city and surrounding areas.
If the weather is nice or you’re looking to get some exercise on your commute, Philadelphia’s Indego bike share program provides you with 24/7 access to the city via bicycle. With several Indego stations in and around Midtown Village, you’ll be able to hop on a bike and pedal to your destination.
This is especially ideal for area college students. Midtown Village is located just moments from the University of the Arts and Thomas Jefferson University’s Center City Campus. It’s also easily commutable for Drexel University, Temple University, and University of Pennsylvania students via SEPTA’s affordable public transportation.
Parks and Green Spaces
Just a few blocks east of Midtown Village sits Washington Square Park. This historic park is the perfect backdrop for a picnic, walk, or meet up with friends. As part of Independence National Historical Park, Washington Square neighbors sites including Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell Center.
If you’re looking for a friendly place to bring your furry friend, play Pickleball, or tennis, or just sit and relax, Seger Park is the perfect spot for you. Situated just southwest of Midtown Village, this park has a lot to offer. Many visitors enjoy bringing their dogs along to the Seger Park Dog Park where they can get some exercise and socialization.
If you’re looking for a park even closer to Midtown Village, look no further than Kahn Park located on 11th and Pine Street. Once known as “Concrete Park,” Kahn Park is now full of luscious greenery and serves as a serene place to spend some free time.
Ready to Call Midtown Village Your Home?
If you’re seeking a place that combines the vibrancy of city life with the warmth of a close-knit community, Midtown Village might just be the perfect place for you. When you’re ready to call Midtown Village your home, we’ve got you covered. Scully Company is proud to have three incredible communities for you.
1213 Walnut Street
Located on Walnut Street in the heart of Midtown Village stands 1213 Walnut, a beautiful highrise apartment complex with many attractive rooms, amenities, and benefits. These apartments are very modern and updated with a great balance of social living and personalization. With a mix of studios, one and two-bedroom, and penthouse apartments, 1213 Walnut is an amazing place to live. Not only are the rooms beautiful, but there are several lounge and social areas where you can meet some new friends. The rooftop terrace with lounge space and built-in grills is a resident favorite place to hang out and relax while taking in the breathtaking views of Philadelphia.
If you’re wondering about how your dog will get along at 1213 Walnut, you’ll be excited to see the amazing elevated outdoor dog park within the building. Here, your furry friend can run around, make friends, and get some fresh air. After your dog gets a nice workout, you can visit one of our fitness centers. You can choose between indoor and outdoor gyms to best fit your needs.
These are just some of the many amenities offered to you at 1213 Walnut. To learn more and schedule your in-person or virtual tour, visit this link.
The Collins at Midtown
If you want to be in the middle of the action in one of Philadelphia’s best neighborhoods, The Collins at Midtown is calling! Situated on Sansom Street, these apartments are perfect for someone looking for a cozy yet modern home that allows them access to some of the city’s best events, restaurants, and bars.
With a state-of-the-art fitness center, rooftop dog park, onsite retail, and fun lounge areas, you’ll fall in love with The Collins at Midtown. This location boasts an astounding 99 Walk Score, you don’t have to go far for your daily travels, essentials, or fun. Endless amounts of shopping and dining surround these apartments so you know that you’ll never be bored.
To browse amenities, pictures, and other relevant information about The Collins at Midtown and to book your in-person or virtual tour, click here.
Baum’s By Collins
Another great option for you if you’re looking to take advantage of Midtown’s charms is Baum’s By Collins. Offering a variety of one-bedroom floorplans, Baum’s is perfect for students or anyone who’d like a nice living space close to all that the area has to offer. Located just 500 feet from its sister community, The Collins at Midtown, residents have full access to all of the amenities offered there including the dog park, fitness center, lounge areas, and more.
Request a tour or learn more about Baum’s By Collins at this link.