Midtown Village & Gayborhood

Philadelphia Neighborhood Guide


Welcome To Midtown Village & The Gayborhood

Philadelphia’s Fun Neighborhood

Located in the heart of center city Philadelphia, Midtown Village & The Gayborhood attracts locals and tourists alike. And for good reason. Day or night, Midtown Village is bustling with activity. It’s known as having the best nightlife in Philadelphia with amazing bars, restaurants and nightclubs where you’ll spend the night partying with friends and loved ones, meeting fun locals and showing visitors how to have a good time. Home to numerous LGBTQ bars and nightclubs, as well as early-20th-century commercial architecture like the Wanamaker Building (now home to Macy's department store) and a diverse array of eateries, Midtown Village and The Gayborhood is the perfect place for those who are looking for a vibrant neighborhood with an LGBTQ-friendly culture where you’ll never run out of things to do.

Considering making fun Midtown Village and The Gayborhood your new home? In our Midtown Village and The Gayborhood Neighborhood Guide, we invite you to discover this area like a local.

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Midtown Village at a Glance...

Walkability and Connectivity

An amazing location that is walkable to some of the best restaurants in Center City and an easy commute anywhere in Philadelphia.

The Lifestyle

Fun, artsy and the heart of LGBT culture, you’ll enjoy the lively nightlife, meeting creatives, and a community that supports local shops and restaurants.

Employment Opportunities

Being in the heart of Center City, you’ll find plenty of job opportunities in various industries including healthcare, entertainment, banking and education.

You’ll love…

The vibrant queer community and all its history, great shopping spots and amazing food experiences.

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Where The Gayborhood, Philadelphia?

Midtown Village and The Gayborhood is located in Center City, Philadelphia. It is bounded by S Broad Street, Market Street, S 11th St and Pine St. Surrounding neighborhoods include Rittenhouse, Washington Square and Chinatown.

Living In Midtown Village & The Gayborhood

Midtown Village and The Gayborhood are one of the best-connected areas for those who want to explore all that Philadelphia has to offer. Being part of Center City, the neighborhood is extremely walkable to bars, restaurants, shops, and more.

You can commute to and from Midtown Village and The Gayborhood easily via SEPTA subway, either from the Broad Street line at Walnut Street or the Market Street line at 13th.

Enjoy roaming through dense streets full of history? Midtown Village and The Gayborhood is the place where you can take in some of Philadelphia’s most impressive historical buildings, like the Forrest Theater, a venue built in 1927 which hosted famous touring shows and musical acts throughout history, and the Wanamaker Building, one of the most beautiful and oldest department store buildings in Philadelphia. The building is home to a 22,000-pipe organ, built in 1911, a marvel for those who get to enjoy the 45-minute performances that happen twice daily from Monday to Saturday.

The lifestyle in Midtown Village and The Gayborhood is unique, to say the least. It is well-known for one of the best nightlife experiences you can get in Philadelphia, hosting some of the best restaurants, bars and nighttime events around. Being the heart of LGBT culture, you’ll find yourself enjoying exciting LGBT-friendly bars and nightclubs and exploring some of the best queer-owned shops and restaurants in Philadelphia. Overall, residents can expect a bustling neighborhood that never sleeps.

One of the highlights of this area is also the proximity of the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, which can be as close as a 5-minute walk, and plenty of grocery shopping options including Whole Foods and Mom’s Organic. These coupled with the abundance of shops, restaurants and bars make Midtown Village and The Gayborhood prime locations for young adults and university students.

The school district with jurisdiction over the neighborhoods in Midtown Village and The Gayborhood is the School District of Philadelphia. Although a small area that is more focused on retail, there are some notable public and private schools within or close to the neighborhood including:

  • KO12 Kids on 12th (preschool)
  • Freire Charter Middle School

Midtown Village and The Gayborhood is where locals love supporting local shops and restaurants, many of which are queer-owned. You can find plenty of opportunities working in the booming entertainment and hospitality industries. Residents can also find job opportunities in major companies that are located in the Center City including:

  • Republic First Bancorp
  • Resource America
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • AmeriHealth Caritas

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