Cool is the rule in Fishtown, which has emerged as Philly’s truest harbor of artistic, culinary and musical action. This classic working-class neighborhood, so named due to its history as the epicenter of the commercial shad fishing industry, is a colorful exception to the gridded-out urban rule, a collection of narrow streets beset with modest row homes and independently owned businesses.
A momentous influx of bars, restaurants, music venues, studios and galleries are the result of such hustle, and newcomers’ integration and collaboration with the neighborhood’s long-time residents and families has set Fishtown on a forward-thinking path.
Boundaries of Fishtown
The boundaries are north of Girard, south of Lehigh, east of Front and west of the Delaware River banks.
Public Transportation in Fishtown
- Rail Lines
- 15 trolley
- Market Frankford Line
- Bus Lines
- 15B bus
- 5 bus
- 57 bus
- 25 bus
- MFO bus
Public Spaces in Fishtown
- Penn Treaty @ 1301 N Beach street
- Palmer Park @ Frankford Ave & East Palmer street
To learn more about this great area, check out Visit Philadelphia’s neighborhood guide for Fishtown.
Fishtown Homes for Sale
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