Queen Village is the residential neighborhood that lies immediately south of SSHD. Historically, the area is part of old Southwark, Philadelphia’s first suburb which was incorporated into the city in 1856 and remains the city’s oldest residential neighborhood. Street boundaries are the south side of Lombard Street to the north side of Washington Avenue, Front Street to 6th Street, encompassing two principle commercial corridors, South Street and Fabric Row on 4th Street.
Queen Village Neighbors Association (QVNA) is a non-profit organization that helps restore and preserve the historic value of the neighborhood, and brings together people who are willing to work, to improve their properties, and to make the community an attractive place in which to live and bring up their families.
Bella Vista, Italian for “beautiful sight”, immediately west of Queen Village, is bounded by 6th Street, 11th Street, South Street, and Washington Avenue. Annual festivals in the neighborhood include the Italian Market Festival and Bella Vista Fiesta, and is home to the Samuel Fleisher Art Memorial.
Bella Vista Neighbors Association, (BVNA) encourages civic involvement, provides a neutral and public discussion forum, preserves and augments our institutions and character, supports the delivery of government services, and promotes dialogue with elected officials.
Society Hill is to the north is loosely defined as bounded by Walnut St, Lombard St, Front and 8th Streets, contains one of the largest concentration of original 18th- and early 19th-century residential architecture of any place in the United States, and includes Philadelphia’s historic Independence Hall.
The Society Hill Civic Association (SHCA) is a pro-active volunteer organization that strives to enhance the quality of life in Society Hill.
Washington Square West roughly corresponds to the area between 7th and Broad Streets and between Chestnut and South Streets, bordering on Independence Mall directly northeast, Market East to the northwest, Old City and Society Hill to the East, Bella Vista directly south. In addition to offering a diverse array of shops, restaurants, and coffee houses, Washington Square West contains many gay-friendly establishments and hosts annual events celebrating LGBT culture in Philadelphia.
The Washington Square West Civic Association is an engaged community of residents, businesses, & institutions, working together to make our neighborhood a wonderful place to live and work.
Old Pine Community Center
Old Pine Community Center is a neighborhood meeting place, a home for both learning and entertainment with programs for people of all ages.
401 Lombard St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Friends of Bainbridge Green Park