Point Breeze and Newbold coexist in South Philadelphia, with Newbold popping up along Broad Street, where Point Breeze ends, close to a decade ago. Both districts have since melded together and foster a welcoming, close-knit community. Residential newbies and old-timers are privy to new construction that has revitalized the area while maintaining its reasonable cost of living.
This up-and-coming neighborhood is walkable, and public transportation is easily accessible. Boasting seven preserved green spaces, eye-popping art murals, diverse restaurants, and multiple community gardens, Point Breeze is a gorgeous and affordable place to live.
What to Love
- Public transportation
- Reasonable cost of living
- Diverse dining scene
People & Lifestyle
Having undergone a transformative renovation period during the last ten years, Point Breeze/Newbold is now considered to be one of the most desirable places to live in Pittsburgh, particularly for families. An influx of exciting shopping and dining spots has boosted the economy and created dozens of affordable housing options.
Traditional Philly rowhouses are plentiful, but there are also multi-family properties for sale in addition to newly-constructed, modernized rowhomes with two to three stories. Young professionals are attracted to the area because of its proximity to the city and places like Rittenhouse Square—all of which are easily accessible via bike paths and public transportation.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Whether you're in the mood for international cuisine, pub fare, or pizza, you're guaranteed to find a great place within the Point Breeze and Newbold neighborhoods. Casual local gastropub American Sardine Bar has a quirky sandwich menu and a rotating list of microbrews. On Point Bistro is a corner BYO serving burgers and New American brunch and dinner classics. For a classic bar scene, try South Philly Tap Room. This acclaimed kitchen previously appeared on Food Network's Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, impressing Chef Guy Fieri with their beloved PB&J, wild boar head cheese tacos, and ricotta donuts.
Neighborhood staple BYOB Hardena is the best place around for Indonesian food. Frequent visitors rave about their chicken satay, sambal sauce, and Javanese dishes. Thai food doesn't get better than Circles Thai Express, which is quick and easy to get takeout.
Enjoy savory Mexican dishes like spicy salmon tacos and homemade sauces at family-owned Taqueria Morales or La Llorona, where they make their tortillas on-site. If Italian food or the comfort of brick-oven pizza is more your style, Stina is a charming pizzeria utilizing locally- sourced ingredients—and their prices are refreshingly light on your wallet. Small family-run BYOB trattoria Pesto is known for Southern Italian classics.
Things to Do
Blocktoberfest is a free festival for all ages that includes live music, food, vendors, and more to throw the ultimate neighborhood block party. This big annual event promotes donations to local charities and unites the community to encourage the spirit of camaraderie. Speaking of massive block parties, you'll want to add the Newbold Blues Festival to your calendar. This epic music, BBQ, and craft beer festival celebrates the neighborhood and features Newbold-based craft breweries, local vendors, and great food. Plus, entry to the festival is free!
During the summer months, embrace the warm weather by attending the Smooth Jazz Summer Nights concert series, which takes place by the waterfront. Visitors and locals will appreciate seeing the stunning Philly cityscape, which includes historic ships like the WWII submarine USS Becuna, while being serenaded by nationally-touring artists.
In the fall, South Philly hosts the annual SausageFest, a sausage-themed event with live music and craft beers that also features multiple concerts, diverse restaurants, and local breweries. Kids are also welcome as there are arts and crafts vendors and a children's play area.
There is also a wide range of private school options throughout the region, including:
- St. Peter's School- (PK-K)
- The Philadelphia School - (PK, 1-8)
- Springside Chestnut Hill - (5-8)
- Masterman - (5-12)
- Greene Street Friends - (PK-8)
- Friends Select - (PK-12)
- Germantown Friends - (PK-12)
- Germantown Academy - (PK-12)
- Friends Central - (PK-12)
- Abington Friends - (PK-12)
- The Shipley School - (PK-12)
- The Haverford School - (PK-12)
- Agnes Irwin - (PK-12)
- William Penn Charter - (PK-12)
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