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Loft District - Town vs. County Stats

Loft District - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Loft District: $403,000/Co. / County Avg $580,200

35%

Avg Taxes in Loft District: $3,100/Co. / County. Avg $8,400

19%

Avg Sq. Ft. in Loft District: 1,240/Co. / County Avg 1,650

38%

Avg Price per/ft2 in Loft District: $325/Co. / County Avg $352

92%

Avg Walkscore in Loft District: 94 / County Avg 85

55%

Avg Year Built in Loft District: 1959/Co. / County Avg 1951

50%

Avg Days on Website in Loft District: 243/Co. / County Avg 125

97%
A distinct neighborhood where strikingly edgy and industrial architecture keeps the artistically savvy going.

The Loft District, also known as the neighborhood of Callowhill, is located between Vine Street and Spring Garden Street and 8th and Broad Streets. Its title is a fairly recent one, born from the loft style housing developers favored as they reconditioned many abandoned factories in the area. Despite the name, the Callowhill is somewhat less populated than the surrounding areas, mostly due to its geography and proximity to large buildings such as the Philadelphia Free Library.

Prior to becoming its current, quietly residential and commercial area, the Callowhill region was a hot bed of industrial activity. One of the original manufacturing companies of locomotives in the country, The Baldwin Locomotive Company, operated a massive factory in the neighborhood that employee large numbers of laborers. As the city changed the factory was moved, and today only a long, deep viaduct marks the transportation history that took place there.

Today the Loft District is a quiet and wide open place leading on the one hand up to the shops and restaurants of the Spring Garden and Fairmount areas and on the other hand down to Logan Square with its majestic public buildings.