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Center City, PA: A Local Guide

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The workers' compensation lawyers in Center City, PA, sponsor this article to present a detailed excerpt about the area.

Center City is the heart of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Center City district consists of stunning skyscrapers, historic sites, and the central business district of Philadelphia. The area spans 7.7 square miles and hosts an approximate population of 173,284 with a population density of 22,504 per square mile.

Center City, PA, belongs to ZIP codes 19102, 19103, 19106, 19107, 19109, 19146, and 19147, and area code 814.

Historic Skyscrapers

Center City is a bustling area in Philadelphia with a lot to offer residents and visitors. The area is most well known for being home to Philadelphia's tallest buildings, including Philadelphia City Hall, the world’s largest free-standing masonry building, and the tallest building in the world for seven years.

Home to Center City is the William Penn statue which, up until March 1987, was the tallest feature in Center City. The statue was initially meant to be the tallest attribute in the city until Liberty Place, a skyscraper complex in Center City, broke the gentlemen's agreement not to exceed the statue's height on top of City Hall.

Following the skyscraper's groundbreaking height, seven other buildings in Center City exceed the height of the William Penn statue including,

  • Two Liberty Place, completed in 1990, located at 50 S 16th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
  • The Comcast Center, completed in 2008 located at 1701 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • The Comcast Technology Center, completed in 2018 located at 1800 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
    • The center also happens to be the tallest building in the U.S. outside of Chicago and New York.
  • The building at 1441 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, currently under construction
  • One Liberty Observation Deck, opened in 2015 located at 1650 Market St #5700, Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • BNY Mellon Center, completed in 1990, located at 1735 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • Three Logan Square, completed in 1991, located at 1717 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19103


Center City is a fantastic place to live if you want to be near stunning skyscrapers and have easy access to nearly everything you could need, but it is also a great area for quality education.

The neighborhood belongs to the School District of Philadelphia, which has ranked #43 (of 495) in Most Diverse School Districts in Pennsylvania and #70 (of 494) in Best School Districts for Athletes.

For growing families, Center City is a great option if you're looking to be zoned to some fantastic K-8 schools including,

  • Albert M. Greenfield Elementary School
  • General George A. McCall School
  • Bache- Martin Elementary School
  • Andrew Jackson School, previously Federal Street School
  • William M. Meredith School

Notable Persons

Within a thriving area like Center City, it should be no surprise that the city has been home to some notable residents. Two of which include,

  • Kevin Bacon, actor and musician.
  • Zach Ertz, American football player for the Philadelphia Eagles.

If you're looking for an area with great attributes and terrific schooling, then look no further than Center City, PA.

Want to learn more? See the related: A Brief History of Strawberry Mansion, PA

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David Petrone
Date Published: June 28, 2021
David Petrone is a personal injury attorney at Justice Guardians.
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