What’s for Sale In: Northern Liberties

Are you thinking of buying a home in Philadelphia’s Northern Liberties? Take a look at what types of properties are available for a wide range of budgets, from just under $300,000 to almost $1 million.

Once the retreat of artists priced out of the neighborhood of Old City, Northern Liberties has seen a boom in recent years, thanks in part to projects such as the Piazza at Schmidt’s and an increase in the number of restaurants and bars throughout the neighborhood. It can be more difficult to get a deal in the neighborhood these days, but if you have a fair-sized budget, you have a number of options to choose from.

Under $300,000

exterior of home at 912 n 2nd street

The property at 912 N 2nd Street is listed by Dominic Fuscia, Coldwell Banker Preferred.

For less than $300,000, you can purchase a 2-bedroom condo on one of the most bustling blocks in Northern Liberties. The home at 912 N. 2nd Street is listed for $299,900. It’s next to a restaurant and just a few steps away from a bowling alley, bottle shop, and several other eateries. Inside, the condo has one bathroom, subway tile in the kitchen, and skylights. A deck gives you the opportunity to entertain outdoors or simply enjoy the sights and sounds of the neighborhood.

Between $500,000 and $700,000

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The property at 951 N. Lawrence Street is listed by Nigel Richards, Coldwell Banker Preferred.

You have considerably more options for housing in Northern Liberties starting at the $500,000 mark. Take the three-bedroom, 2.5-bath rowhouse at 951 N. Lawrence Street. Listed for $585,000, the more than 2,200-square-foot home was built in 2013 and features wide-plank wooden floors, stainless steel appliances, and a garage. It has a back patio as well as a balcony on the upper level. A skylight on the top floor lets plenty of natural light in.

For $650,000, you can move into a three-bedroom condo in a gated community at 919 N. Front Street. The home has two full and two half baths, a Jacuzzi tub in the master bath, and a fireplace on the lower level. A balcony off of the master bedroom offers views of the city skyline.

Around $1 Million

kitchen in 1009 N Orianna street

The property at 1009 N. Orianna Street is listed by Nigel Richards, Coldwell Banker Preferred.

While there are almost no homes in Northern Liberties above the $1 million mark, some are pretty close. Take this 4,272-square-foot home at 1009 N. Orianna Street. Listed at $949,000, the home has four bedrooms and four bathrooms, plus a balcony and backyard with a lawn. The home, first built in 2009, offers a gated entrance and still has six years remaining on its tax abatement.

Northern Liberties remains one of Philly’s hottest neighborhoods, with demand for housing outpacing supply, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. If you’re ready to buy, check out the properties available in NoLibs.


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