Like any great city worth living in, Philadelphia has Chinatown! Settled in the mid-19th century by Cantonese immigrants, the neighborhood is situated between Arch & Vine Streets and 7th to Broad Streets.
Built in 1982 and symbolizing the connection between Philadelphia and its sister city Tianjin, you simply cannot miss the vibrant and colorful China Gate at 10th & Arch Street. The gate basically serves as the “welcome sign” for the neighborhood!
This terrific pocket directly north of center city is known mostly for its exotic cuisine and quirky shops. Among the business scene, the area also boasts some fantastic loft-style homes with high ceilings and exposed brick, reminiscent of New York city-living. Easily walkable along with convenient access to bus routes and the Race St subway line also make the area a great hub to explore the rest of the city.