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It is one of the five original squares planned by our city’s founder, William Penn, in the late 17th century.

Located in the heart of Center City, Rittenhouse Square is one of Philadelphia's most prestigious neighborhoods, offering an unparalleled blend of sophistication, culture, and convenience. Named after the picturesque Rittenhouse Square Park at its center, this upscale area is renowned for its historic architecture, upscale shopping, fine dining, and vibrant cultural scene. Rittenhouse Square boasts a collection of elegant brownstones, grand townhouses, and iconic buildings that showcase the neighborhood's rich history and architectural splendor. Strolling through the streets feels like a journey through time, with a seamless blend of classic charm and modern refinement. 


At the heart of the neighborhood lies Rittenhouse Square Park, a picturesque oasis adorned with lush greenery, seasonal blooms, and tranquil paths. Residents and visitors alike gather here to relax, read, or simply bask in the serene atmosphere, making it the perfect escape from city life.


Rittenhouse Square boasts an array of upscale boutiques, luxury retailers, and renowned fashion houses, making it a premier shopping destination for fashion connoisseurs. The neighborhood's culinary scene is equally impressive, offering a gastronomic adventure with world-class restaurants, trendy cafes, and fine dining establishments. The neighborhood's vibrant social scene revolves around its chic bars, trendy lounges, and rooftop venues. Whether unwinding after work or enjoying a night out with friends, Rittenhouse Square offers an array of sophisticated nightlife options.


Living in Rittenhouse Square provides unmatched convenience. Residents have easy access to public transportation, major highways, and nearby business districts, making it an ideal location for professionals seeking a luxurious urban lifestyle.


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Overview for Rittenhouse, PA

16,695 people live in Rittenhouse, where the median age is 39 and the average individual income is $105,184. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Rittenhouse, PA

Rittenhouse has 11,111 households, with an average household size of 1. Data provided by Statistics Canada. Here’s what the people living in Rittenhouse do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by Statistics Canada. 16,695 people call Rittenhouse home. The population density is 51,322.301 and the largest age group is Data provided by Statistics Canada.


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Schools in Rittenhouse, PA

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The following schools are within or nearby Rittenhouse. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Philadelphia Electrical & Technical Charter High School
9th - 12th
Independence Charter School
K - 8th
5th - 12th

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