Fitler Square: A Destination All Year Round

Philadelphia's Fitler Square neighborhood is located just south and west of Rittenhouse Square, in the southwest region of Center City. The area is framed by Locust and South Streets, and reaches from 21st Street all the way to the Schuylkill River. At its center is a lovely half-acre park that was built and dedicated over 100 years ago. This neighborhood, despite being a quick and easy walk from Philly’s commercial sector, remains refreshingly residential.

The community here is thriving. The square plays host to several annual events and activities all year long such as the Spring Fair, the Easter Egg Hunt, the Halloween Party, and the Christmas Tree Lighting. Besides that, there is also a fabulous year-round Farmers Market that’s open every Saturday from 10am-2pm. The Farmers Market began back in 2003, and is just one of a handful of year-round outdoor markets in the city.

The edifices that flank Fitler Square are all relatively diminutive in size – most are no more than four stories tall, and the tree-lined streets create an urban haven of welcome shade, and neighborhood charm. Besides the natural beauty, you can also find an impressive collection of animal sculptures throughout the square, all of which were commissioned by the Fitler Square Improvement Association, whose objective is to preserve and improve the beauty of the square. And, at the heart of the square stands a picturesque Victorian fountain that spouts water most months of the year.

But, above all it’s the sense of community that attracts people to Fitler Square. A perfect mix of neighborliness and sophistication, not far from Center City Philly, this section of the city has much to offer!

Fitler Square
Pine Street and 23rd Street
Philadelphia, PA

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