Philadelphia Neighborhood Guide

Welcome To Chinatown, Philadelphia’s Vibrant Neighborhood

In the heart of Philadelphia, you’ll find Philly’s very own Chinatown, the second largest on the East Coast and a hub of eateries, shops, and markets. From Arch Street to Vine Street and from 11th to 8th Streets, there are nearly endless restaurants and shops that represent Hong Kong, Cantonese, Fujianese, Northern Sichuan, and Taiwanese cultures, as well as a sprinkling of Korean, Thai, Malaysian, Burmese, Vietnamese, and American fusion.

Considering historic and cultural Chinatown as your new place to call home? We’re all for it! In our Chinatown, Philadelphia Neighborhood Guide, we’ll be helping you tour Chinatown as a local and decide if this is the right place for you. Let’s dive in!

Chinatown, Philadelphia: Home Prices, Values, and Market Trends

  • $325k Average sale price
  • 157Average days on market
  • 3.2%of Homes Sell below List Price
  • 98walkability score
  • 100public transport score
  • 77biking score

About Chinatown

It was a Cantonese immigrant settlement in the mid-19th century that spurred Philly's lively Asian district in Chinatown. Nowadays, residents and visitors can look forward to having their noodles hand-stretched by renowned chefs during Chinatown's street festivals, as well as guided tours and vibrant nightlife. Unique shops, souvenir-toting peddlers and colorful festivals add to this already eclectic neighborhood. Here, you won’t find the typical Philly row homes. Instead, Chinatown residences consist primarily of condos and studio apartments, making it an attractive spot for young professionals and university students.

Chinatown At A Glance

Walkability and Connectivity

Located close to Center City, Chinatown is very walkable and allows for easy commute via SEPTA train and buses.

The Lifestyle

A unique lifestyle with a fascinating view of Asian culture through food, festivities and more. You’ll feel welcomed in this tight-knit community that never sleeps.

You’ll love…

Celebrating Asian culture, eating great food and enjoying some of the best nightlife Philly has to offer.

Where is Chinatown, Philadelphia?

The majestic Friendship Arch at 10th and Arch Streets marks the entrance to historic Chinatown, which runs from Arch Street to near Vine Street and from 9th Street to 12th Street. This neighborhood is within Center City surrounded by other great areas like Old City, Logan Square and Callowhill.

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Living in Chinatown

Since Chinatown is very walkable and well-connected, very few people own a car in this neighborhood. The Chinatown area is served by the 23, 47, 47M, 48, and 61 bus lines. The Chinatown subway station, which stops at Race and N. 8th streets, is conveniently close to the area. Jefferson Station serves the area as well.

You’ll Also Love Chinatown If You…

If you love delicious food


If you love celebrating Asian culture


If you love vibrant nightlife


Ready To Make Chinatown Your New Home?

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