39.9710° N, 75.1285° W

Welcome to Fishtown

A vibrant Pennsylvania community where current culinary, music, and community shine

Fishtown, Pennsylvania is a hip, vibrant, and growing community in Philadelphia. Locals would say it’s the place to be for art, music, and dining experiences. The influx of artists and young professionals into Fishtown has built this community into the place its residents know and love today. Colorful art murals on coveted neighborhood blocks pair well with the studios and galleries along Frankford Avenue, which frequently open their doors to the public on the first Friday of every month.
Fishtown properties are diverse in style, with rowhouses, modern apartments, and luxury condominiums lining the area’s streets in tandem with charming businesses and restaurants, providing residents with walkable access to shopping, dining, and entertainment.

What to Love


  • Many community gardens and markets
  • Youthful atmosphere 
  • Immediate access to public transportation
  • Hip shops and restaurants

Local Lifestyle


With a taste for creativeness, Fishtown has become the cultural icon of Philadelphia’s art, music, and dining scene. Locals are active members of their community, often frequenting galleries, museums, bars, coffee shops, farmer's markets, and parks like Palmer Park. The vibe in Fishtown is welcoming and vibrant. Parks, museums, and historical landmarks can be found all across the Fishtown community, which is appealing to new visitors and its own neighbors.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping


If you are looking for a bright spot to enjoy your favorite pizza, Pizzeria Beddia is a must-visit! A beautiful take on Lebanese cuisine will lead you to Suraya Restaurant, where you will find delectable dishes served in an establishment with an indoor-outdoor bar.

Just south of Pizzeria Beddia is Middle Child Clubhouse, which features casual American fare and famous Philadelphia craft beers.

Indie rock is popular throughout the greater Philadelphia area and Fishtown is no exception. The Fillmore Philadelphia is your one-stop destination for incredible live performances from the nation’s best indie rock bands, so be sure to check it out.

Things to Do


Enjoy live rock music at Johnny Brenda’s, a three-level music venue complete with a restaurant and bar.

Fishtown is home to many flea markets and community gardens, both of which provide residents with opportunities to socialize with their neighbors and fellow city dwellers.



Fishtown schools are serviced by the Philadelphia School District.

  • Horatio Hackett Primary School
  • Moffett Elementary
  • Penn Treaty Middle School

Demographics and Employment Data for FISHTOWN, PA

FISHTOWN has 6,219 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in FISHTOWN do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 13,418 people call FISHTOWN home. The population density is 29,870.338 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

50.07 / 49.93%

Men vs Women

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10-17 Years


18-24 Years


25-64 Years


65-74 Years


75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes


There's plenty to do around FISHTOWN, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walker's Paradise
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Biker's Paradise
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Good Transit
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including El Guero Mexican Food Truck, Polka Deli, and Sparrow’s.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.53 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 1.69 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.01 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.52 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.8 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 2.7 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Schools in FISHTOWN, PA

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The following schools are within or nearby FISHTOWN. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
School rating
Kensington Creative & Performing Arts High School
9th - 12th
No rating available
6th - 12th
Adaire Alexander School
K - 8th
PreK - 12th
No rating available
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