Fairmount is a neighborhood in the North Philadelphia area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The area is sometimes referred to as the “Art Museum Area,” for its proximity to and association with the Art Museum. Fairmount enjoys a multiethnic mix from all socioeconomic strata. Its southern half has become increasingly gentrified in recent years, with newcomers to the city settling in the neighborhood for its proximity to Center City.
Fairmount is located at the end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, a broad 1.5-mile tree- and flag-lined avenue that connects City Hall to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This stretch is known as the “Museum District” since most of the city’s cultural attractions and museums are located here. Along the Parkway are the Rodin Museum, Philadelphia’s Central Library, the Franklin Institute of Science, the Academy of Natural Sciences and the Barnes Museum. Fairmount Avenue is the dividing line between Fairmount and the Spring Garden neighborhoods. Spring Garden has many large houses built for the managers of the Baldwin Locomotive Works, other professionals, and brewery owners which date back to the 1840s. Fairmount’s homes were generally smaller row or town houses and the residents were generally working class. Row houses were interspersed with lumber yards, coal yards, lime yards, iron foundries, bakeries, dry goods stores, as well as several wagon works and stables.
Fairmount is zoned to schools in the School District of Philadelphia.View The Market Report
Search Available Homes
The data relating to real estate for sale on this website appears in part through the BRIGHT Internet Data Exchange program, a voluntary cooperative exchange of property listing data between licensed real estate brokerage firms in which Real Estate With Heart participates, and is provided by BRIGHT through a licensing agreement. Real estate listings held by brokerage firms other than Real Estate With Heart are marked with the IDX icon, and detailed information about each listing includes the name of the listing broker. The information provided by this website is for the personal, non-commercial use of consumers and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Some properties which appear for sale on this website may no longer be available because they are under contract, have Closed or are no longer being offered for sale. Home sale information is not to be construed as an appraisal and may not be used as such for any purpose. BRIGHT MLS is a provider of this home sale information and has compiled content from various sources. Some properties represented may not have actually sold due to reporting errors. Some real estate firms do not participate in IDX and their listings do not appear on this website. Some properties listed with participating firms do not appear on this website at the request of the seller. Information Deemed Reliable But Not Guaranteed.