FITLER SQUARE

Located between Rittenhouse Square and the Schuylkill River is Fitler Square, a gorgeous, residential, suburban-like neighborhood of tree-lined streets, brownstones and large walk-ups, home to Philadelphians of many ages. The neighborhood has seen a recent surge of high-rises built near the river; One Riverside, a new high-rise condominium and Locust Point, provide breathtaking views tucked away on a less busy side of the city. Very well-known for the Schuylkill Banks and Schuylkill Run — a boardwalk, dog park and recreational area located along the Schuylkill River. Tremendous views of the city can be seen from the nearby high-rises, boardwalk, the nearby South Street Bridge, and the park is one of the most popular spots for families, couples and dog owners during the warmer months. Softball leagues can schedule a game at Taney Park or reserve a time for the tennis court. Schuylkill Run and the Banks may be the most popular spot in the city for runners and bikers to exercise before and after work, and the park features two enclosed areas for dogs of all sizes. Fitler Square is also home to several restaurants, including Mama Palma’s, a popular brick-oven pizza spot, and Trattoria Carina, a BYO Italian restaurant. The area is also home to the Fitler Square Farmers Market, a popular spot offering produce, dairy, meats and other area-sourced goods throughout the year. Jezabel’s Argentine Café & Catering is my go-to for home-made empanadas – the best in the city. You can’t leave without buying at least one alfajore, they are in the glass jar near the cashier. It’s a soft butter cookie sandwiched with dulce de leche, and then rolled in a thin layer of flaky coconut. Just amazing.  

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