Rittenhouse provides an upscale mix of luxury amenities and beautiful green space.


A luxurious neighborhood nestled in the heart of downtown.
One of Philadelphia’s most popular neighborhoods for locals and out-of-towners alike, Rittenhouse provides an upscale mix of luxury amenities and beautiful green space. It’s in the heart of downtown, full of hotels, shops, and restaurants. The warmer months bring alfresco dining and events in the park, and the winter brings cozy restaurants and holiday cheer, making Rittenhouse a vibrant community all year long.
When Philadelphia was founded, there were five public squares included in the original plan. Though it didn’t always have the same name, Rittenhouse Square was one of those five. It was quiet for a long time, but in the mid-19th century, the neighborhood began to spring up around the square. Stately Victorian mansions lined the lush space, and shops and restaurants soon followed.
Rittenhouse is full of upscale homes. Condos in luxury buildings look out over gorgeous parks and are full of amenities, including concierges, gyms, spas, valet parking, and salons. There are also less flashy condos in restored historic buildings on quiet streets. While there are also some new constructions, many brownstones and row houses have been immaculately restored, making them the perfect family homes with all the trappings of modern life in a beautiful place.



  • Gorgeous Rittenhouse Square
  • Luxurious shopping and sought-after dining
  • A vibrant community
  • Great schools
  • Exciting activities year-round


Rittenhouse is a vibrant neighborhood in the heart of Philadelphia. Residents have access to some of the best shopping and dining in the city, as well as an expansive calendar of events throughout the year. It’s a great place for professionals, young families, and anyone who desires to come home to beautiful streets, friendly people, and upscale living.


The popular Rittenhouse Row shopping district sits along Walnut Street. There’s a bevy of restaurant options in this area as well, creating a bustling commercial district by day and a dining hotspot into the evening.
Parc Restaurant is a traditional French bistro with sidewalk seating and a charming dining area that feels like diners have been transported to Paris. At a.kitchen, seasonal ingredients are creatively constructed into American fare, and at its sister bar, a.bar, the menu’s innovative cocktails rotate with the seasons. The Dandelion is a stately homage to the British pub, serving craft beer alongside modern takes on pub fare. Latin flavors abound at Bar Bombón, which serves vegetarian fare on a bustling corner.
Rittenhouse Saturday Farmers' Market takes place year-round on Saturday mornings. It’s a fun space and is full of local vendors such as Gail’s Egg Farm and Rambling Roots Farm. Along Rittenhouse Row, shoppers can find boutiques as well as big-name stores like Anthropologie, Blue Mercury, Madewell, Vince, and Rag and Bone.


Rittenhouse is a thriving neighborhood when it comes to events, art, and cultural experiences. The community here is strong, and it comes out to support both local events and larger performances.
Rittenhouse Square Park is an iconic green space full of flowers in the spring and changing colors in the fall. It has a reflecting pool, and plenty of picnic and recreation space, and hosts events and markets throughout the year. The Rittenhouse Row Festival is a spring event that brings all the businesses of Rittenhouse Row together for an exciting few days of entertainment, community, and fashion.
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is an iconic Philadelphia institution that hosts traveling Broadway shows, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, celebrity comedians, and big-name musical artists. It’s a treasure trove of cultural events and exciting nights out.


Rittenhouse is served by schools within the School District of Philadelphia, many of which are specialized and magnet schools.
  • Julia R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School, 5-12, an incredible public magnet school in the top 1% of Pennsylvania schools
  • Science Leadership Academy, 9-12, partnership high school between the School District of Philadelphia and The Franklin Institute

Overview for Rittenhouse, PA

16,695 people live in Rittenhouse, where the median age is 39 and the average individual income is $105,184. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Rittenhouse, PA

Rittenhouse has 11,111 households, with an average household size of 1. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Rittenhouse do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 16,695 people call Rittenhouse home. The population density is 51,322.301 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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45.58 / 54.42%

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Schools in Rittenhouse, PA

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The following schools are within or nearby Rittenhouse. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Philadelphia Electrical & Technical Charter High School
9th - 12th
Independence Charter School
K - 8th
5th - 12th

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