Graduate Hospital

Graduate Hospital, a neighborhood that takes its name from the now-defunct University of Pennsylvania Graduate Hospital, sits southwest of Center City within easy walking distance of Rittenhouse Square. While hailed as a kid-friendly neighborhood, graduate students, professors and young professionals have also been drawn to this accessible area. Unlike the spiraling high-rises that populate Rittenhouse Square, you’ll find a mix of quaint, single-family rowhomes both old and new. Local restaurateurs and shop owners have built up the economic landscape on the western stretch of South Street, making Graduate Hospital a destination for affordable dining and retail options.