Washington Square West is sometimes referred to as Wash West and sometimes the Gayborhood (it includes the colorful, micro-neighborhood of Midtown Village). It is a Center City Philadelphia neighborhood bounded by Chestnut and South Streets, 8th and Broad. Wash West is a highly-desired residential neighborhood with a 99 WalkScore and 100 TransitScore. It’s proudly situated in the heart of Center City, within walking distance to literally everything. Plus, residents enjoy the wide array of restaurants, shopping, and linger-worthy coffee shops located within the neighborhood. With its vibrant culture and quiet, small side streets peppered with historic townhomes, Washington Square West is a trendy and remarkable neighborhood that serves as a boon to Center City Philadelphia’s hot real estate market. Quiet, cobblestone streets and friendly, owner-occupied shops encourage a feeling of community amid tall, modern residential condominium buildings and original townhomes. Pennsylvania Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital are located here. Take a stroll down Jeweler’s Row or Antique Row and enjoy many of Philly’s best restaurants, including Vetri. Spend some time strolling down 13th street sampling the restaurants and shops dreamed up by the dynamic duo, Turney & Safran. The Midtown Village Fall Festival is much-anticipated, annual event that attracts people from all over the area. The Gayborhood is differentiated by dozens of rainbow street signs throughout the area, along with many LGBTQ-focused restaurants and bars. Fun fact: Giovanni's Room Bookstore is a gay bookstore in Philadelphia. It has been called the oldest gay bookstore in America and the "center of gay Philly.” Founded in 1973, Giovanni's Room Bookstore is named after James Baldwin’s famous novel, Giovanni's Room.
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