Passyunk Square, still known as South Philly to those that have lived there most of their lives, has undergone a revitalization. Always considered a close-knit, family neighborhood, the influx of several new restaurants and shops along East Passyunk Ave corridor, has centered what was already here. Making this a foodie’s paradise, the existing real estate has seen some notable increase in value, without having to alter much. Of course, the newer homes sell above what they did some years ago just because of the location to these amazing eateries. It helps being situated close to the Broad Street subway lines and close proximity to Center City. Several has corner stores, local bars, barbershops and other local amenities typical of a small neighborhood. Equally, South. The East Passyunk Corridor includes Will, a French-inspired restaurant that uses local ingredients, as well as Laurel, a nationally-renowned French restaurant by Chef Nick Elmi. Both spots are popular BYO destinations for those looking to enjoy tasting menus while bringing their own bottle of wine. For more of an open and artsy feel, residents go to Black N Brew for coffee and daytime eats. Palizzi Social Club, a member’s only restaurant, features some of the best Italian food you’ll find in the area. Since not every exciting and hot trend in Philadelphia relates to food and drink, The Free Library of Philadelphia, Whitman Branch, is located a little further east, in Pennsport, which is home to many participants in the annual New Year’s Day Mummers Parade, along 2 (two) street, as it must be called! It’s of course impossible to talk about South Philadelphia without mentioning the sports complexes, where rabid sports visit year-round to tailgate and enjoy sporting events at one of the three stadiums and arenas located next to the XFinity Live! dining and entertainment hub.