The exact neighborhood boundaries, as defined by the Fishtown Neighborhood Association are from the Delaware River to Laurel Street, Laurel Street to Front Street, Front Street to Norris Street, Norris Street to Trenton Avenue, Trenton Avenue to Frankford Avenue, Frankford Avenue to York Street, and York Street to the Delaware River. Others roughly define it as the triangle created by the Delaware River, Frankford Ave, and York St.
Depending on which station of the Market Frankford Line (the El) you live closest to, commuters would have a 9-11 minute ride into City Hall. Or if you’d like to join the multitudes of urban cyclists in the neighborhood, your overall trip would take about 20 minutes.
A vibrant and creative community, Fishtown offers an inspiring and lively place to live. Flush with entrepreneurs, young professionals, and artists, Fishtown has become the standard of cool.
Other than getting to work, residents would argue there isn’t much reason to leave. Fishtown is somewhat of a mecca when it comes to food and beverages, and is known for its music scene. For the coffee lovers out there, Fishtown will not disappoint. Home to many local favorites, including La Colombe’s flagship store, you are guaranteed a good dose of caffeine if you make this neighborhood your home.