Hawthorne Real Estate & Homes

Where Is Hawthorne?

Hawthorne makes up the narrow stretch between 11th Street to the east and Broad Street to the west, as well as South Street to the north and Washington Avenue to the south. It exists in the 19147 zip code.

Bars, Restaurants & Dining

In addition to being within walking distance of Italian Market, Avenue of the Arts and Center City South food-and-drink amenities, Hawthorne is recognized for its restaurants on South Street and South 11th Street – the bookends of the neighborhood.

On South Street, Ms. Tootsie’s Restaurant Bar Lounge remains a soul staple for both dine-in and take-out, infiltrating a three-floor space with the aromas of fried chicken, candied yams and mac ‘n’ cheese. Not to mention, the sounds of smooth jazz and the clang of ice in cocktail shakers in the warm atmosphere of its three bars.

Just around the bend, Cafe V serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a focus on healthy bites and vegetarian options. Paninis and other hot sandwiches are standouts, with a well-rounded breakfast menu that boasts the morning sweetness of lemon-blueberry ricotta pancakes and the savory indulgence of salmon eggs benedict.

Sansom Kabob House, also on South Street, is a reliable take-out dinner option, touting hearty vegetarian dishes like a cauliflower stew, plus all the kabobs – lamb to Afghani meatballs – a person could ever crave.

Hawthorne’s Beer Cafe, right on the border of Hawthorne and Bella Vista on 11th Street, maintains a refined dinner menu – classics like a crispy-skin salmon, but also General Tso’s cauliflower – to pair with dozens of beers on draft and available in bottles. To boot, it’s one of the few Philadelphia restaurants serving a traditional Pennsylvania Dutch chipped beef gravy for brunch.

The corner of Broad and South streets is the destination for dessert, meanwhile: Big Gay Ice Cream, a New York-originated outpost, delights with milkshakes and quirky themed cones like the Bea Arthur: a vanilla soft serve coated in wafer crumbs. For pastry cravings, the 24-hour City Diner is footsteps away for a late-night slice of pie or a satisfying nightcap.

Attractions, Landmarks & Parks

Hawthorne is a desirable location for its hop-and-a-skip proximity to Avenue of the Arts, which contains the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the Suzanne Roberts Theater and the Wilma Theater – which attract regional and national performing arts showcases and, at Kimmel, comedy acts.

Hawthorne Park is a well-kept square park with benches and plenty of grass for picnics or reading a book on a sunny day. Worth a visit is Hawthorne Community Garden, a shining example of urban gardening and easy entry point to get to know fellow neighbors with green thumbs.

The High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, on South Broad Street, is an architectural marvel to behold, a former library dating back to the 1870s.

Fitness buffs can sign up for classes at Sculpt Studio, where bodies twist like a pretzel in a sort of souped-up version of a pilates machine.

School Districts

For kindergarten through eighth grade, public school students in the 19147 zip code may go to the George W. Nebinger School, the public-charter Christopher Columbus Charter School on the edge of Columbus Square. Andrew Jackson School, Eliza B. Kirkbride School, Vare-Washington Elementary School and William M. Meredith Middle School are other nearby schools to the east of the neighborhood.

For grades nine through 12, local students attend Furness High School, Academy at Palumbo at 11th and Christian streets, or the Creative and Performing Arts School on South Broad Street.


Hawthorne is footsteps away from Whole Foods and Acme Markets farther east along South Street, as well as a Rite Aid and Walgreens for pharmacy and last-minute needs. Save-A-Lot, a discount store, awaits at 13th Street and Washington Avenue.

Hung Vuong Supermarket at 11th Street and Washington Avenue, meanwhile, recalls the essentials of H Mart, keeping shelves stocked with East Asian products and a wide variety of produce – certainly enough options to craft a curry.

Recreational shopping is mostly contained to South Street, where shoppers can browse knick-knacks, vape supplies and other miscellaneous items.

Hawthorne Philadelphia Real Estate Listings

Browse Hawthorne real estate listings for homes, condos and apartments. Contact us to learn more.

Welcome to 235 Gaskill Street. This gorgeous and sun-filled 4-bedroom corner property offers an incredible amount of living space, a 2-car garage and an elevator! This home has no shortage of outdoor space with a back deck on the first floor and two private balconies. Throughout the property you will find hardwood floors and large windows that flood the space with natural light. 

The formal entrance makes way to your spacious first-floor family room. Here you’ll find a wall of beautiful built-in shelving, a lounging area and sliding glass doors that lead to the backyard with a wooden deck. The deck offers plenty of space for several sets of outdoor furniture, grilling, container gardening and the like. This floor also includes a half bathroom and access to the garage. Next, take the extra wide staircase up to the second floor where you’ll find a bright & sunny living area featuring 10-foot ceilings, bay windows and a fireplace. Adjacent is your open concept chef’s kitchen, complete with custom cabinetry, Viking appliances, granite countertops, an island, and a formal dining area. This spacious second floor space is perfect for entertaining, complete with a half bathroom and private balcony. Up on the third floor, you’ll find the primary bedroom with large windows, huge custom walk-in closets, and an all-marble bathroom complete with double sinks, a glass shower and a soaking tub. This floor also includes an additional bedroom and a second full marble bathroom. Finally, make your way to the top floor to find 2 more bedrooms with tons of light, another full bathroom, and another private balcony! 

Last but not least, enjoy all that this exceptional Society Hill location has to offer. Tucked away on a tree-lined street in prestigious Liberty Court, this home maintains a quiet neighborhood feel while still offering all the convenience of city living. This beautiful & historic neighborhood boasts access to tons of restaurants, attractions, venues, shopping and grocery stores, along with well-regarded medical professionals including Jefferson and Pennsylvania Hospitals. You’re just a few blocks from the charming 3 Bears Park and a short walk to the picturesque Washington Square Park. You are also only a 4-minute walk from the Headhouse Square farmer’s market which runs year round! Additional perks include being just a few blocks from the Delaware River waterfront attractions and having easy access to I-95 to get in and out of the city. $15,000 ACTIVE

235 Gaskill Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

4 Beds 5 Baths 3,292 SqFt 0.030 Acres

Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Main Line

Firmly anchoring the corner of Sixth & Bainbridge in the beautiful, historic and desirable neighborhood of Queen Village, this rarely offered stunning, mixed use Victorian building awaits the opportunity to once again be one of Philadelphia’s hottest destinations. Formerly Beau Monde Creperie and L’Etage bar, lounge and cabaret, the location has long been established as a stylish standard. This opportunity includes fixtures, furnishings, equipment and liquor license.
Since 1998, Philadelphians have flocked to the corner of Sixth and Bainbridge for lauded bistro cuisine and cocktails - whether in the artfully designed dining room, memorable for its mosaics, gold leaf accents and gas fireplace. - or al fresco, on the shaded decks - a natural extension of the dining room with french doors along the perimeter.
Intimate and luxe, the second floor bar/lounge drew sold-out crowds for its award winning cabarets, dancing and dining, story and poetry performances and consistently compelling  entertainment.
Iconic locations like this are rare.  Bring your vision. $15,000 ACTIVE

624 S 6Th Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

0.050 Acres

Listing courtesy of Compass Pennsylvania, LLC

5000+ sq ft of PRIME RETAIL space!!! This  highly VISIBLE CORNER location boasts high foot traffic, and over 63 feet of frontage on SOUTH STREET.  All open space, ideal retail/food operator!!!! Directly across from Starbucks,  and next to Wholefoods Market, a police mini station, and just minutes from Jefferson and Pennsylvania Hospitals. Fabulous Opportunity! $32,000 ACTIVE

901 South Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

0.050 Acres

Listing courtesy of Maxwell Realty Company

Philadelphia County Liquor License For sale E-License. This license is in safe keeping.  
 We also have an R-liquor license for $180,000. $90,000 ACTIVE

643 Washington Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

0.040 Acres

Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Realty - Cherry Hill

Adorable and perfectly maintained traditional stairs up the center row home in Dickinson Narrows. Mr Clean Lived here! Owned by the same person for 28 years, this is a meticulous starter home, fully functioning  and move in ready, but could also benefit from some updates and personalization. Large front window lets light into your living room all day, dining room has a pass through window with wood shelving into the kitchen. Kitchen is large enough to eat in with some rearranging, but has plenty of cabinets and counter top space along with a window and door to your charming outdoor area with a planting bed for flowers.  Upstairs you have a good sized front "master" bedroom and a smaller back room with access to the updated bath with tub shower and pedestal sink. Mini split system installed in 2019 for heat and AC plus, your radiator boiler is also new as of 2019. Hot water heater approx 5 years young, new roof in 2016 with coating in 2020, washer in your clean dry basement with metal shelving and a wooden work table. A fresh coat of paint tops it all off. Come take a look and make this sweet brick front South Philly row your new home sweet home. $199,900 PENDING

510 Gerritt Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2 Beds 1 Baths 700 SqFt 0.020 Acres

Listing courtesy of RE/MAX Access

Fantastic Opportunity ! Price adjustment  makes this the Deal of the New Year ....Location..Location..Location... This is a great spot in Passyunk Square !. All you need to do is update this home with all your great ideas. This home has nice living space,eat in kitchen,unfinished basement,2 bedrooms all just waiting for your updates and improvements.  Being sold "as is"... $199,900 PENDING

1143 Wilder Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2 Beds 1 Baths 888 SqFt 0.010 Acres

Listing courtesy of RE/MAX 2000

Traditional 3 story 3 Bed 1 bath home being sold in "As is condition ". This is a solid property with great bones, but in need of a full renovation. No seller credits or repairs. $205,000 PENDING

540 Manton Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

3 Beds 1 Baths 1,227 SqFt 0.020 Acres

Listing courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut

Here is your opportunity to build your home in the highly desirable Passyunk Square neighborhood in South Philly. There is a new construction home being built a few doors down and the most recent new construction home was sold for over $600K around this neighborhood!! Passyunk Square/East Passyunk have always stood out from the crowd where it’s a highly walkable area that is home to world-famous cheesesteak spots, highly acclaimed eateries, bars, cafes, and many other amenities. You are close to the Broad Street line station, short drive to Center city, and major highways. 

Please note that the City of Philadelphia has conducted a real estate tax reassessment, effective January 1, 2023. If you have any questions or concerns about the impact of this process on the future real estate taxes for this property, you should contact the City of Philadelphia. The telephone number and email address are set forth in the Seller's Property Disclosure Statement. $225,000 ACTIVE

1437 S 8Th Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

0.020 Acres

Listing courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach-Blue Bell

13.42 x 70 vacant lot in Passyunk Square. Steps from Termini Brothers and within walking distance to the famous Italian Market, Sprouts, Whole Foods and some of the best restaurants in the City! Also near, Sweat Fitness, Columbus Square Dog Park & Sacks Playgrounds. Easy access to Broad St, Center City, Bridges to NJ, 95, 76, 676 and the airport. $225,000 ACTIVE

1435 S 8Th Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

0.020 Acres

Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Philly

Three story, four bedroom, two bath home in the heart of the Italian Market area.  Located on a quaint street, this property is in need of a complete make over but the potential is exciting. $238,000 PENDING

721 Ellsworth Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

4 Beds 2 Baths 812 SqFt 0.020 Acres

Listing courtesy of William Festa Realty

Tri-Story Condo in the heart of Bella Vista. Move in ready or a little TLC will truly make this Trinity Shine! Property is priced accordingly to the light cosmetic repairs needed. You are steps away from a wide variety of local grocery shopping, coffee shops, and restaurants on 9th Street. There is easy access to public transportation and a Municipal Parking Lot adjacent to the building for easy parking options.  This condo is in a walker’s paradise within an easy distance of Passayunk Avenue, Queen Village, Society Hill, and Center City. Condo can be purchased along with Commercial space in the front of the building, - 1009 S. 8th St #6 - Tax ID: 888022124 - MLS #: PAPH2175158 $245,000 ACTIVE

1009 S 8Th Street 1 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1 Beds 1 Baths 831 SqFt

Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Philadelphia

Property is being sold in its present as-is condition and has been refreshed inside and is in move-in condition. Basement - full and cemented with all sound mechanicals. First Floor - Large Living room, Center Staircase, Modern Eat-in Kitchen with UL cabinets, formica CTS, new stainless steel gas range, and vinyl tile floor, and large rear yard. 2nd floor - Two(2) Nice-sized bedrooms, Modern 3-piece Ceramic Tile Bath. Super convenient location in the Passyunk Square Neighborhood. New  carpeting thru-out! Freshly Painted! All systems are on and operational! New Sewer Stack pipe from Basement to 2nd floor Bath! $248,999 ACTIVE

1014 Latona Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2 Beds 1 Baths 710 SqFt 0.010 Acres

Listing courtesy of Century 21 Forrester Real Estate

Enter this newly renovated Queen Village trinity through the nice sized living/dining room which opens to the kitchen which features all new stainless steel appliances, new shaker style cabinets,and quartz counter tops. (Kitchen is on the main floor and not in the basement.) The second floor has a closed bedroom and newly redone bathroom.  The top floor is the main bedroom which has lots of light and high ceilings.  The main bedroom leads to the wood deck for outdoor space overlooking the community garden.The basement is finished and waterproofed with a French drain system and can be used for storage or more living space. $250,000 ACTIVE UNDER CONTRACT

539 League Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2 Beds 1 Baths 669 SqFt 0.010 Acres

Listing courtesy of Realty Mark Associates-CC

Come visit this sunny one bedroom, one-and-a-half-bathroom condominium located in Abbotts Square! Step into the home to an excellent sized living room and separate dining room, both with large windows that fill the space with substantial natural light. Large sliding glass doors in the living room open to a private sun soaked balcony with South views. The kitchen is fully equipped with stainless steel appliances, wood cabinets and black granite countertops. Just off of the living room is a powder room with chrome fixtures and updated countertops. Enter into the bedroom, which features three separate closets, an oversized window and an updated ensuite bath with a tub shower.  Residents of Abbotts Square enjoy an on-site fitness center, on-site maintenance and a 24-hour front desk concierge. On-site garage parking is available for an additional fee. Step outside into Headhouse Square where you’ll find excellent shops, restaurants and historic sites around the beautiful Society Hill neighborhood. Schedule your tour today! $275,000 PENDING

200 Lombard Street 528 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1 Beds 2 Baths 815 SqFt

Listing courtesy of Compass Pennsylvania, LLC

Welcome to this loft-style condo, located in the highly sought-after neighborhood of Bella Vista and situated in a beautifully preserved historic building. Take the elevator up to top level and as you step inside, you'll be immediately struck by the unique character of this living space, with original architectural details such as vaulted ceilings, large windows with eastern exposure, exposed ductwork and beams, and original hardwood floors that have been well maintained to give the condo a truly authentic feel. The galley style kitchen features stainless steel appliances including a dishwasher and over-the-stove microwave, granite counters, and a tiled backsplash. The built-in bench seating provides a perfect area to enjoy a morning coffee with breakfast. Marvel at unobstructed views from the spacious living room. Upstairs, find a bedroom with a bonus room (perfect for a home office or guests) and ample storage in closets & built-in shelving. Fitness enthusiasts will love the building's gym, fitness studio, and steam room. Enjoy on-site laundry and a community room with billiards or entertain guests on the rooftop deck with panoramic views. This pet-friendly building offers a walk score of 96 and is conveniently located near public transit, Whole Foods, Hawthorne Park, the Italian Market, and Rittenhouse Square. $289,000 ACTIVE

1201 Fitzwater Street 408 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1 Beds 1 Baths 710 SqFt

Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Philly

GREAT VALUE!!! 3 Bedrooms, 1 Full Bath. This NEW BRICK FRONT Home has everything that You have been looking for, features many Upgrades, Abundance of natural light & RECESSED LIGHTING, SPACIOUS Living room & Dining room with Beautiful WOOD & CERAMIC TILES FLOORING, separate KITCHEN area complete with plenty beauty cabinetry, counter top, truly beauty back-splash. Upstairs has 3 Bedrooms & 1 Full bath. This home is Super Conveniently located only few blocks away from public transportation for short ride to Center City of Philadelphia, Very Short walking distance to great PASSYUNK SQUARE Shopping area & Restaurants. Just few minutes driving to Center City, Stadium, Casino, Airport, I-95 & I-76 Highway access. This home sweet home will always welcome you to Live in & Enjoy it.  NEWER FORCE AIR HEATING MACHINE  installed 2019 NEWER HOT WATER HEATER installed 2019 $289,900 ACTIVE

602 Wilder Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

3 Beds 1 Baths 1,060 SqFt 0.020 Acres

Listing courtesy of Mercury Real Estate Group

**REDUCED** Blank Canvas for new owner or investor.  Location is key as well as an oversized garage attached to this unit.  Being offered AS IS, buyer is responsible for U & O and any repairs associated with it.  HOA in not known at this time.  See attachment for PAS requirements and offer submittal information in MLS document section. Please submit all offers to listing Broker/agent. $289,900 ACTIVE

1035 Bainbridge Street A Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1,825 SqFt

Listing courtesy of Alpha Realty Group

This handsome brick facade trinity is located on a quiet and friendly block in the desirable Bella Vista neighborhood and situated in the Blue-Ribbon Award-Winning William M. Meredith School Catchment. The first floor has a living room, eat-in kitchen and half bath. Second floor has one bedroom and full bathroom. Make your way up to the third floor where you will find another spacious bedroom. The basement offers plenty of storage space, washer, dryer, and utilities.  This home is also within walking distance to two major parks, The Italian Market, Wholefoods, Starbucks, Chapterhouse, Angelo’s Pizza, Sarcone’s Bakery, Morning Glory, numerous cafes, Center City, public transportation and much more. Easy to show! $295,000 ACTIVE

638 Kimball Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2 Beds 2 Baths 870 SqFt 0.010 Acres

Listing courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut

Move right into this beautifully maintained home with great curb appeal in Passyunk Square, one block from Gold Star Park - a neighborhood gem. Central Air? Check. A vestibule? Check. A Coat closet? Check. The first floor open living / dining has newer flooring while the eat-in kitchen has tile flooring, granite counters and subway tile backsplash.The back patio includes a raised garden bed just waiting for your green thumb. Upstairs you'll find brand new laminate flooring and three bedrooms and a full bathroom with sliding barn door which was renovated in 2018. The front bedroom easily fits a king bed, and the middle and back bedroom each fit either a twin or full bed. In the full unfinished basement you'll find updated mechanicals which have been serviced annually, the laundry area, plenty of room for storage, and a newly installed toilet for when one bathroom just isn't enough. Lovely block with friendly neighbors, close to everything you could need: 9th Street Italian Market and ACME for groceries, endless options on Passyunk Ave for dining out and/or grabbing a drink, a popular local coffee shop 2 blocks away, or jump on Septa's 47 just around the corner and ride into center city. This is a great opportunity for a great house in a great location! $299,900 ACTIVE

609 Earp Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

3 Beds 1 Baths 1,138 SqFt 0.020 Acres

Listing courtesy of Space & Company

Don't miss this lovely home on an extra long lot that is twice the length of others in the neighborhood!! Don't be fooled by the facade- this giant home sits on a lot that measures 16 x 102 and includes 1500sf of living space PLUS a large yard.  Featuring high ceilings and many large windows, this home is replete with original details like the original stair banister with newel post lamp, vestibule, original doors and moldings, and more.  With minimal work, this home could be converted into the home of your dreams- or add a third story or rear addition for an even larger home! The first floor features a large open living room with very high ceilings and giant windows.  A sizable dining room lies beyond this, and a kitchen at the rear.  Windows throughout let in an abundance of natural light and the rooms are painted in light soothing colors.  At the rear is a large yard waiting for your imagination and below is a full unfinished basement and laundry.  Walk up the original staircase with newel post lamp to the second floor where the bedrooms are located. Property records lists this home as a four bedroom, however it is important to note that you must walk through the rear bedroom to get to the fourth bedroom.  You could build a hallway here or use it as a large walk-in closet to create an owner's suite, like the current owner does.  The middle bedroom is set up as an office with built-ins already in place.  A vintage tile bath is just beyond and another large bedroom at the front of the house.  This home needs some work to bring it to its full potential but you'll be hard-pressed to find such an abundance of light, space, and natural details in this popular neighborhood.  Close to Dickinson Square Park, shopping, Passyunk, major highways and more. Schedule your appointment today! $299,900 ACTIVE

207 Greenwich Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

4 Beds 1 Baths 1,504 SqFt 0.040 Acres

Listing courtesy of Compass Pennsylvania, LLC

Related Neighborhoods

You may also be interested in homes located in these nearby neighborhoods.

Queen Village

Located just below Society Hill, this neighborhood is often cited as the starting line for South Philadelphia, with an increasingly youthful feel and attractions like the quickly evolving Fabric Row and South Street Headhouse District.

Washington Square West

East of Broad, Washington Square West is home to the historic Jeweler’s Row, Rittenhouse Square sister park Washington Square Park and the architecturally stunning Curtis Center.

Bella Vista

The western neighbor of Queen Village, Bella Vista contains a slew of South Philadelphia cultural staples, including the Italian Market, parts of South Street and tip of East Passyunk Avenue.

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