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25Feb/110

Discovering Francisville

While it's so easy to refer to homes around the Art Museum section of the city as "the Art Museum area", we wanted to clear something up.

We have not forgotten Francisville!

We simply use the Art Museum as a point of reference for people who are new to Philadelphia or may not be aware of the smaller, distinctive neighborhoods in the nooks and crannies of Philadelphia (there are oh so many!).

So what exactly defines Francisville, you ask?

One of our readers recently emailed us to  let us know of a listing that is actually in Francisville, which is known as "East of Fairmount, further east of the Art Museum area and north of Spring Garden".  Boundaries for the neighborhood are Fairmount Avenue to the south, Girard Avenue to the north, Broad Street to the east, and Corinthian Avenue to the west.

We regret the error and fixed our mistake - you can check out the updated listing in Francisville here. We also added a Francisville category to our neighborhood categories.

The Francisville website calls it "Historic. Off the Grid. Unique. Diverse. Walkable".  It is all of those things and more. The neighborhood could soon be known as a prime destination for green housing, with plans for a LEED-certified housing development in the works. It's close to some of the city's best restaurants and coffeeshops (Osteria, Mugshots) and is extremely close to local universities and Center City, and of course, Eastern State Penitentiary, the Art Museum, and the attractions of the Parkway.

For more information about Francisville, contact Penelope Giles, President of the Francisville Neighborhood Development Corporation.

If you have any breaking news or ideas for coverage of Francisville, please let us know! We'd love to add more Francisville content to our blog.

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