Areas across Philadelphia have recently seen major growth and change. One in particular has become a mecca for young professionals; musicians, businesspeople, and local artists alike recently have been calling Northern Liberties home. It is easy to see why. This Philly neighborhood sits on a prime location rife with property opportunity. Bordering Center City, Northern Liberties is filled with abandoned properties and shuttered factories. In the past several years, property values in the area have experienced a boom. These value increases have naturally led to increased property demand in the area as a growing number of Philadelphians attempt to capitalize on the growth of the Northern Liberties neighborhood.
Philadelphia Real Estate Boom Is In the North
The past few months have accelerated more developing and exciting plans for the growing Philadelphia neighborhood. From homes to restaurants, the growth of Northern Liberties continues to exceed expectations. Recently, the neighborhood zoning committee approved new construction for eight additional single-family homes on 933-37 Front Street. Likewise, a new section of the Delaware River Trail segment recently opened in the neighborhood. This segment of the trail separates foot and bike traffic with a bi-directional bikeway and a ten-foot-wide pedestrian walkway.
As a potential bolster for the culture and community scene, plans for a potential jazz club and restaurant idea have been brought to the Northern Liberties Neighborhood Associations (NLNA). If approved, the dual-use establishment will have 150-seat availability and will feature an outdoor garden with some cool nooks and crannies scattered around the restaurant. The plans are still in the works for the work-in-progress proposal. Likewise, 850 North 4th Street is also finishing up their development of new houses constructed by Harman Deutsch. This development, along with other projects on New Market Street and Front & Poplar will continue to be developed over the next year.
NoLibs Wants to Stay Hip
One aspect of Northern Liberties that will not be changing anytime soon is its reputation. Named one of America’s top hipster neighborhoods by Forbes.com, NoLibs, as it’s often called, plans to keep its hipster association intact. The NLNA has a clear vision of the neighborhood’s future, filled with the hipster neighborhood essentials of a walking community, plenty of restaurants, coffee shops and art galleries. Current residents can rest assured that NLNA will actively maintain the unique character of the town.
With the guidance of the NLNA, the neighborhood will continue to flourish and grow into one of Philly’s top neighborhoods. Hipster rep aside, the up and coming neighborhood has become a beacon of growth and development for the city of Philadelphia. It’s no wonder hipsters and Philadelphians alike are flocking to this booming area.