The birthplace of American independence, this now modern neighborhood is best known for major Colonial-era sites, Independence Hall, and other landmarks and area attractions. Many of the neighborhood’s residents live in restored 18th-century rowhouses that line some of the country’s oldest streets. Nightlife options are abundant for those looking to check out bars and clubs for drinks and dancing, and the area is not short on places to eat, from quick sandwich shops to fine dining. Old City’s art and fashion scene are very popular, with several shops adorning 2nd and 3rd Streets. Old City is also walking distance to Spruce Street Harbor Park and the Delaware River, and the area is also very popular among bicyclists. Old City is also home to Elfreth’s Alley, which is referred to as the nation’s oldest residential street, dating back to 1702. Several of the newer homes and condos have a more industrial, loft-like feel.