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Center City: Which Homes Sell the Fastest—and Where?

"Center City Housing: The Rebound Continues." That's the inspiring title of a report that takes the dainty term "Center City" and transforms it into a capacious duffle bag of a phrase. According to the Center City District and Central Philadelphia Development Corporation, "Center City" comprises the "Core" (between Vine and Pine, river to river) and "Extended Center City" (everything between Vine and Girard and Pine and Tasker), which—when taken together—are called "Greater Center City." In total, that's eight zip codes and roughly 18 neighborhoods. In other words, Point Breeze just got promoted.

· Prices zoomed up in: Graduate Hospital, Grays Ferry, Point Breeze, Newbold, South Street West
· Prices dipped in: the Gayborhood, Chinatown, Washington Square West
· Prices were highest in: Rittenhouse Square, Fitler Square, Logan Square
· Sales were fastest in: 19102, that strip between Callowhill and Waverly, and Broad and 16th
· Sales were slowest in: Rittenhouse Square, Fitler Square, Logan Square

We'll have more results from the report for you soon. It's the gift that keeps on giving. Meanwhile, if you can't wait:
· Center City Housing: The Rebound Continues [PDF] [CenterCityPhiladelphia.org]