Queen Village is a unique community with a history spanning four centuries and a diverse blend of residences, businesses, parks, playgrounds and people. Extending South from Lombard Street to Washington Avenue and East from the Delaware River to 6th Street, Queen Village is sandwiched between patrician Society hill and the tightly woven Italian and ethnic communities of South Philadelphia – drawing its character a little from each.
Here you’ll find the city’s most famous and eclectic shopping district (South Street), the oldest and largest fabric row in the country (4th Street Fabric Row) and a lively restaurant and entertainment scene. The neighborhood, which is home to over 7,000 residents, is within walking distance of Independence Hall, Penn’s Landing, the Italian Market, and Center City.
Here also are outstanding examples of 18th-, 19th-, and early 20th-century architecture. Queen Village has perhaps more unaltered historic houses, interior courtyards, and original street paving than any other section of the city.
Queen Village is home to residents whose families have lived here for generations along with young professionals, artisans and writers, doctors and lawyers, shopkeepers and families with young children. Its thriving business and residential areas make it one of the city’s most vital, charming and livable communities.