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Recent Blog Posts

Blocks We Love: 743-772 South 4th Street

Zebra stripes, purple polka dots and snake skin are not patterns one expects to see on the brick and stone streets of Philadelphia. However, on a part of South 4th Street known as Fabric Row, rolls of brightly colored cloths stand out like the flags of this historically independent-minded community.   Stretching down South 4th Street from Bainbridge to (read more…)

Local Roots Anchor New Restaurant

Calling herself the “child of true Kenzos”, Cedar Point owner and executive chef Shannon Dougherty has roots that run deep in Kensington/Fishtown. She and partner Liz Petersen recently made the move up to this rapidly developing community to open a new restaurant offering locally-minded cuisine.   Shannon believes that in the restaurant business location is key. “We were working (read more…)

Blocks We Love: 2200-2232 Green Street

Located in the Fairmount neighborhood just blocks from Philadelphia’s collection of world-class museums, the ornate town houses and greenery of the 2200 block of Green Street make this community a work of art unto itself. Indeed, the street is a truly impressive example of the architectural and design legacy of Philadelphia’s industrial-era wealth.   On a block marked by (read more…)

Swamped by Litigation, OCCA Disbands

After four decades in operation, the Old City Civic Association (OCCA) has disbanded. The dissolution of the OCCA, a group known for its uncompromising efforts to preserve the historic character of its neighborhood, could mean big changes for both Old City and civic groups throughout Philadelphia.   While Old City has certainly seen its share of redevelopment and new (read more…)

Blocks We Love: 2000-2100 Chancellor Street

Because Philadelphia is a city where no two blocks are alike, we wanted to highlight some of the area’s most interesting and vibrant streets. With beautiful architecture, thriving commerce, rich histories and charming communities, these streets represent the best of what life in Philadelphia has to offer.   For over twenty years, Solo Real Estate has been happy to (read more…)

Welcome to the Solo Real Estate Blog

Philadelphia, like no other place I know, is a city defined by neighborhoods. From tony Rittenhouse Square to the gritty charm of Kensington, no two communities are alike. With so much history and so many different cultures, our city’s rich urban fabric is what people love about living in Philadelphia.   In the over fifty years since Solo Real (read more…)