Welcome to the Philadelphia Star!
The Philadelphia Star is your number one place for the best news in Philadelphia. We have many reporters in the field ready to get the newest and best news available. We are constantly giving you updates to the things that matter the most and even some of the things that you may not know about our wonderful city.
Philadelphia Star's Featured Community
Pennsport The Gateway to South Philadelphia
Pennsport is a neighborhood located in the South Philadelphia district. Pennsport real estate consists of scenic vintage row houses bordering the Delaware River and is enveloped by Washington Avenue, Snyder Avenue, and Fourth Street. The early Irish-American settlers of Pennsport have built the cultural foundation for the town today. This colorful working class neighborhood offers great values in real estate for new buyers.
The current population of Pennsport is roughly 26,300 residents, but is steadily growing because of its blend of modern and colonial character. While the neighborhood is predominantly Irish-American in character, the community has a significant number of African-American, Asian-American, and Latino residents. Pennsport’s cultural blend is one feature that makes it welcoming to neighbors from different backgrounds. Approximately 40 percent of Pennsport residents are under the age of 18, making Pennsport a youthful community.
Pennsport residents have quick access to Center City to take advantage of some of the best cultural and recreational options in the city. However, residents can also take a quick walk or drive to the attractions of the greater South Philadelphia section. Cheese steak vendors, open-air markets, and a wide selection of cafes and coffee houses await residents just a few blocks away. The outdoor Italian Market is renowned throughout the city for its choice offerings of fresh produce and meats.
Sports fans will especially be at home in Pennsport. The neighborhood is a gateway to the Philadelphia Sports Complex, the home of four professional sports teams. New Pennsport residents won’t be disappointed by the array of entertainment options in South Philadelphia.