Consider the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood when moving to Philly

When you begin your search for a new home in the City of Brotherly Love, you may want to consider real estate in Philadelphia near the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood. The community takes its name from a building called the Strawberry Mansion in East Fairmount Park, which was built around 1790, MSN real estate reports. The structure is a Federal style building, but its second owner, Judge Joseph Hemphill, added two Greek Revival wings in the 1820s, significantly altering the home's look. As Hemphill grew strawberries on the property, the area garnered a fitting nickname that later became its formal designation.

The community is approximately 2.807 square miles and houses nearly 23,221 people, City-data reports. With a median age of 28.9 years, the neighborhood is relatively young compared to the rest of Philadelphia, which has a median age of 34.2 years.

The average home sale price in Strawberry Mansion is $33,649, according to ZipDataMaps. Affordable housing and close proximity to downtown Philadelphia make relocating to Strawberry Mansion a worthwhile investment for homebuyers. What's more, Fairmont Park is just down the road and offers local residents nearly 9,200 acres of open land, Fairmontpark.org reports.