2100 Green St Philadelphia, PA 19130
A Taste of Suburbia
The Art Museum District, often referred to as Fairmount, is located north of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and lovely Logan Square area. The name “Fairmount” itself derives from the prominent hill on which the Philadelphia Museum of Art now sits and Fairmount Park.
The district is held in high regard by residents and visitors who enjoy walking the streets past luxury homes many of which date back to the 19th century. The real estate here also includes many shops and restaurants giving it a lively feel.
Behind the renowned Museum of Art lies Boathouse Row and the Fairmount Water Works. This historic structure was recently converted into a restaurant. The district is favored by students and young professionals because of its closeness to the downtown area of Philadelphia and several of the city’s colleges and universities.
The tree lined Benjamin Franklin Parkway connects the Philadelphia Museum of Art and City Hall. Many of the area’s cultural attractions are located along this busy boulevard including: the Academy of Natural Sciences, the Rodin Museum, and the Franklin Institute. Also along the thoroughfare are two garden spots: the Swann Memorial Fountain, and Logan Square. The city’s annual Independence Day Parade travels along the Parkway.
North/South: Poplar Street, Spring Garden Avenue,
East West: 19th Street, the Schuylkill River.
Elementary: Bache-Martin School or Laura Wheeler
High School: Benjamin Franklin High School
Brewerytown Community Development Corporation
Fairmount Community Development Corporation
Francisville Neighborhood Development Corporation
Spring Garden Civic Association
Philadelphia Museum of Art