39.9637° N, 75.1399° W

Welcome to Northern Liberties

A vibrant Philadelphia neighborhood loaded with modern architecture, art galleries, and trendy boutiques

Located south and west of The Fillmore Philadelphia, Northern Liberties is a former industrial area that breathed new life in the 1990s as artists begin to open new galleries and call Northern Liberties home. The Delaware Expressway runs right through the heart of Northern Liberties,  adding convenient access to art galleries, classic dining, entertainment venues, and trendy boutiques.

Northern Liberties is a major enclave for young professionals, artists, and graduate students that have decided this Philadelphia community fits their modern busy lifestyle. Northern Liberties is a magnet for self-made entrepreneurs that call this area home.

What to Love


  • Home to global restaurants and craft beer halls
  • Vibrant night clubs
  • Art galleries and trendy boutiques
  • Rich in history

Local Lifestyle

The local lifestyle of Northern Liberties is best described as modern yet convenient. With the Delaware Expressway cutting through the center of town and the major intersections of Spring Garden Street and Delaware Avenue, traveling through Northern Liberties is as simple as heading out of your front door. Locals here are friendly and can often be found visiting nearby parks, shops, and restaurants.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Premier entertainment is found at North Bowl, a family entertainment complex with 17 bowling lanes, a bar, and a restaurant.

For a curated menu featuring Jewish and American southern comfort foods, look no further than Honey's Sit 'n Eat, located at 800 North 4th Street. This establishment is great for a lowkey and always reliable brunch with friends and family. 

American classics are served in a fully restored vintage dining car at Silk City. Eat inside or sip a classic signature cocktail in the restaurant’s outdoor beer garden.
City Planter is a must-stop for gardeners and plant lovers in Northern Liberties. This converted warehouse located in the heart of Northern Liberties is where you will find all your gardening supplies and fountains to make your front and backyard stand out!

Things to Do

Northern Liberties is home to many flea markets and holiday fairs. Find one-of-a-kind trinkets and great deals in and around the residential neighborhoods in this community. 

End your night on a high note at Franklin Music Hall. This former factory-turned-concert-hall holds a large crowd and boasts an impressive line-up of incredible bands and musicians.

The first weekend of every August, Northern Liberties hosts the 2nd Street Festival a beloved street festival featuring live music, culinary delights, and arts and crafts vendors.


The School District of Philadelphia serves the community of Northern Liberties. Excelling schools include:

  • Adaire Elementary
  • Horatio Hackett Elementary
  • Bodine High School 

Demographics and Employment Data for NORTHERN LIBERTIES, PA

NORTHERN LIBERTIES has 4,711 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in NORTHERN LIBERTIES do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 9,612 people call NORTHERN LIBERTIES home. The population density is 15,986.237 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

52.28 / 47.72%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
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There's plenty to do around NORTHERN LIBERTIES, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walker's Paradise
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Very Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Fudena, Academic Bistro, and Human Robot Schuylkill Banks.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.98 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.65 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.3 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.55 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.11 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.2 miles 41 reviews 5/5 stars


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The following schools are within or nearby NORTHERN LIBERTIES. 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.
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Bodine William W High School
9th - 12th
St Peter The Apostle School
PreK - 8th
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