Welcome to the Riverwalk Neighborhood
Located at the edge of the Schuylkill River and in the heart of Philadelphia’s dining, shopping, and arts scene, luxury meets convenience at Riverwalk. The Riverwalk neighborhood has easy access to all that the city has to offer.
A Vibrant Neighborhood in the Center of it All
Whether work, education, family or a desire for easy urban living brought you to Philadelphia, Riverwalk is centrally located close to everything you need. These popular destinations are just a short walk away.
Schuylkill River Trail – 0.1 miles
Rittenhouse Square Park – 0.4 miles
University City (University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, University of the Sciences) – 0.6 miles
City Hall – 0.7 miles
Avenue of the Arts – 0.7 miles
Old City Historic District – 1.3 miles
Society Hill – 1.5 miles
Situated in Center City west of 20th street and east of the Schuylkill River Trail, West Rittenhouse is the most vibrant and beautiful Philadelphia neighborhood. Window shop along Walnut Street. Take in the art and culture along Museum Row. Walk to work downtown or class in University City. Dine in the award-winning restaurants that launched Philadelphia’s bustling foodie scene. Run, jog, or bike along the best urban trail in the nation or relax with friends in the iconic Rittenhouse Square – the historic park at the center of it all.
Rittenhouse Square Park
Surely one of the Riverwalk neighborhood’s best-loved attractions is Rittenhouse Square Park. Designed in 1683 by William Penn, Rittenhouse Square remains Philadelphia’s most beautiful and popular park. All year round, Philadelphians gather in historic Rittenhouse Square to shop at the weekly farmer’s market, relax, picnic, and attend many of the city’s most popular events.
Celebrate the start of spring in Rittenhouse Square
In early May, locals flock to the park for the annual Rittenhouse Square Spring Festival to watch live entertainment, shop for handmade goods, and snack on locally sourced artisanal foods. For over a century, Pennsylvania farmers have traveled to Philadelphia to sell the region’s finest plants, herbs, and vegetables during the annual Rittenhouse Flower Market, a two-day event sponsored by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. Organized by the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen and the Friends of Rittenhouse Square, the spring edition of the Rittenhouse Square Fine Craft Fair features more than 140 booths selling hand-crafted artwork from more than 1,400 artists.
Picnic in the park or dance the night away during the long days of summer
Summer in Philadelphia means spreading out a blanket to sunbathe, picnic with friends, or spread out with a good book in Rittenhouse Square. In June, shop for timeless pieces at the Rittenhouse Square Fine Arts Association’s Fine Art Show. Dine in the streets at some of Philadelphia’s best restaurants, including Philadelphia restaurateur Steven Starr’s Parc, Devon Seafood Grill, and Rouge at the 18th Street Fair. Held in the center of the park on the third Thursday every June, the Ball on the Square is Rittenhouse’s annual black-tie gala, featuring an elegant sit-down dinner, a live band, and a night of dancing. At the Soirée on the Square, mingle with other young professionals and support local charities during a night of revelry, ambiance, and music.
Find just what you need during the Rittenhouse’s fall fine art and craft shows
When the leaves start to turn, enjoy the art and fanfare at the fall editions of the Rittenhouse Square Fine Craft Fair and the Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show. Spend a glorious fall day outside meeting other neighborhood volunteers at the annual Love Your Park Day in Rittenhouse.
Eat, drink, and be merry during an enchanting winter in Rittenhouse Square
In winter, thousands of festive lights transform Rittenhouse Square into Philadelphia’s most magical winter wonderland. Sip hot cocoa at the Square’s annual Christmas tree and Chanukah menorah lightings or join thousands of your neighbors welcoming the new year in Rittenhouse Square.
Riverwalk Residents Experience World Class Dining, Just Steps from Home
When you live at Riverwalk, you can experience the best food scene in America without leaving the neighborhood.
Restaurants in the Riverwalk Neighborhood
Townsend – 0.3 miles A permanent staple on the list of 50 Best Restaurants in Philadelphia, Executive Chef and Owner Townsend Wentz creates fresh, seasonal, and contemporary French cuisine just a three-minute walk from home.
Vernick Food & Drink – 0.4 miles The best restaurant in Philadelphia is just a five-minute walk away. Experience the new American cuisine that earned Philadelphia-native and international culinary star Greg Vernick his James Beard Foundation award for “best chef in America”
Lacroix – 0.4 miles Experience views of Rittenhouse Square and the best brunch in Philadelphia, complete with a caviar bar from award-winning Chef Jon Cichon. Located in the luxurious Rittenhouse Hotel, Lacroix is just a five-minute walk away.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday – 0.4 miles Ranked #2 on the list of 50 Best Restaurants in Philadelphia, Friday, Saturday, Sunday has been a Rittenhouse staple for almost 50 years. Walk five minutes to experience its revamped, award-winning luxe food, wine, and cocktail menu.
Parc – 0.5 miles Perhaps the most iconic restaurant in Philadelphia, James Beard Foundation award-winner Stephen Starr’s Parc remains the best food, scene, and people-watching in the city year after year. Prestigious dining and travel magazine Conde Nast puts it best: “When in doubt about where to have dinner in Philadelphia, the answer is always Stephen Starr’s Parc.” Walk there in just six minutes.
See why city living has never been easier.
Giant Market – 0.0 miles (ground floors of Riverwalk building)
Trader Joe’s – 0.1 miles
Wine & Spirits – 0.2 miles
Whole Foods – 0.4 miles
Experience the Arts in Philadelphia’s Museum District
The Riverwalk neighborhood is home to some of the city’s best cultural attractions. Walk just five minutes along the broad, tree-lined Benjamin Franklin Parkway to visit the nation’s most celebrated museums and Philadelphia’s most artistic and intellectual mile. On your walk from Logan Square (one of the original five Philadelphia squares—that is actually a circle) to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, stop to admire the many small fountains, statutes, and historical monuments paying homage to the City of Brotherly Love’s rich history.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art
Riverwalk Philadelphia boasts views of the iconic Philadelphia Museum of Art. Sitting like an ancient Greek temple atop a hill, the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) is the city’s most famous art institution. Visitors travel from across the country and across the globe to view the PMA’s rich collection and cutting-edge exhibits. Wander from room to room taking in the beauty of works of renowned artists like Monet, Picasso, Rembrandt, Cézanne, Duchamp, Eakins, Matisse, Twombly, Rivera, Renoir, Cassatt, O’Keefe, Warhol, and many more. Experience the PMA’s spectacular gardens and the beauty of Boathouse Row. Before leaving, don’t forget to visit the famous Rocky Balboa statue and run up the art museum’s “Rocky steps” yourself to recreate one of the most famous scenes ever shot in Philadelphia.
The Franklin Institute
Celebrating science, inventions, and the world around us, the Franklin Institute has long been a favorite of Philadelphians young and old. In addition to exhibitions like the famous “Giant Heart,” the Franklin Institute also boasts a full-sized planetarium and an IMAX theatre. Once a month, the museum opens at night for its adults-only “Science After Dark” events, featuring drinks, live performances, activities, and interactive learning on topics like the science of cocktails for adults 21+.
The Barnes Foundation
Founded in 1922 by famed Philadelphia physician and art collector Dr. Alfred C. Barnes, the Barnes Foundation features the181 paintings by Renoir, 69 impressionist works by Cézanne, 59 Matisse paintings and collages, and other famous works by Degas, Seurant, Manel, Titian, Prendergrast, Picasso alongside native jewlery, African masks, ornate metalwork, and prized objects from antiquity. It was once considered the most valuable private collection in the world. In 2012, the collection moved from Dr. Barnes’ famed mansion in Merion, Pennsylvania to its home in Philadelphia’s museum district along the Parkway. Visit the Barnes to view the breathtaking collection as curated by Dr. Barnes, take an art class, or attend one of the monthly Friday night networking events for young professionals.
Get Active and Get Outdoors in your Riverwalk Neighborhood
Exclusive Luxury Fitness Facilities, Without Leaving Home
Exclusive access to Riverwalk’s brand-new fitness and spa facilities are just an elevator ride away.
- Rooftop infinity pool
- State-of-the-art fitness center
- Cycling studio
- Outdoor field house
- Yoga and meditation studio
- Pilates studio
- Outdoor lounge area
Access Nature in the Heart of the City in the Riverwalk Neighborhood
Riverwalk was named for its location along the banks of Philadelphia’s historic Schuylkill River and the Schuylkill River Trail. To access the 120 mile multi-use path that was voted Best Urban Trail in the Nation, just step outside of your apartment. Jog past the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Fairmount Water Works, and the iconic Boat House Row. Join thousands of fans cheering on athletes at the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta or take a kayak tour of the river yourself. Hop a bike from the Riverwalk bike share program to grab a bite to eat on Manayunk’s Main Street, see where George Washington and his troops fought off the British Army at Valley Forge National Historic Park, or shop at Lancaster’s Amish markets in Pennsylvania Dutch Country.
Sweat It Out at Philadelphia’s Premier Fitness and Lifestyle Facilities
Riverwalk is located right next to Philadelphia’s top fitness and wellness facilities.
Fitler Club – 0.1 miles
[SolidCore] – 0.2 miles
CrossFit Rittenhouse – 0.2 miles
Everybody Fights Boxing – 0.2 miles
Philly Power Yoga & Thrive Pilates – 0.3 miles
RowZone Indoor Rowing & Fitness Studio – 0.3 miles
Transportation to Get You Where You Need to Go
Riverwalk’s central location makes it easy to get wherever you need to go, in Philadelphia or beyond.
Trolley Stops at 22nd and Market (for access to Center City, University City, and West Philadelphia) – 0.1 miles
Amtrak’s 30th Street Station – 0.4 miles
Broad Street Line (to North and South Philadelphia) – 0.7 miles
Market Frankford Line (the “El” to Old City, Center City, University City, and West Philadelphia) – 0.7 miles
Philadelphia International Airport – 8.2 miles
Make Riverwalk Your Philadelphia Home
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