The Neighborhood 


Fishtown, much like other popular US neighborhoods, has experienced a renaissance through residential and commercial development that has attracted lots of recent homebuyers as well as investors and was even named “America’s Hottest New Neighborhood” by Forbes Magazine in 2018. Hagert Estates is located within walking distance to numerous locally loved bars, some of Philly’s best-rated restaurants, and other popular retail options.

"America's Hottest New Neighborhood"

Fishtown, Kensington & Port Richmond 

Get to know the neighborhood.

Fishtown consists of born and raised natives who expanded their blocks with generations of family members and neighbors. Today, this dynamic residential area welcomes young creatives, growing families, professionals, entrepreneurs, college and graduate students. Developers and entrepreneurs see this Philadelphia neighborhood as an opportunity to soar their business endeavors and innovations to new levels by embracing its residents and unique character as inspiration. By standing on top of a roof deck, you experience the potential and ongoing growth occurring in this neighborhood. Fishtown is lined up with major developments that are supporting its expansion, making this neighborhood a desirable location for the next investment opportunity. One major development currently undergoing a transformation is the redevelopment of the former Port Richmond Village shopping center. Now known as Fishtown Crossing, this project will create an estimated 18,000 square feet of new retail space that will expand the current shopping center by adding new commercial and accessible retail, restaurants, and casual outdoor public spaces for visitors to congregate.


Fishtown is known for its local dive bars, taprooms and cafes such as Memphis Taproom, Stocks Bakery, Philadelphia Beer Co., Capital Beer, and Red Brick Craft Distillery. Centrally located in this neighborhood is Greensgrow Farms, an educational non-profit urban farm providing produce to locals at their community farm stand as well as nutritional and garden workshops located in their urban garden center. 


This neighborhood is part of a collection of communities known as River Wards, which includes three neighborhoods northeast of Center City: Port Richmond, Kensington, and Northern Liberties. Fishtown is a neighborhood with an identity. You know you made it to the right location when you made your way to the corner of E. Girard Avenue and Frankford Avenue, where the longstanding bar and music venue Johnny Brenda’s and vintage diner Joe’s Steaks + Soda Shop meet. Along Frankford Avenue, you’ll find popular indoor outdoor beer gardens standing in renovated warehouses such as Fette Sau and Frankford Hall. In less than a quarter of a mile, you’ll find additional neighborhood favorites such as Frankford Hall, Suraya, LMNO, Front Street Café, Wm Mulherin’s Sons, Cheu Fishtown, Good Spoon Soupery, La Colombe, Fishtown Tavern, Kensington Quarters, Pizzeria Beddia, Garage, Barcade, and more. Loads of entertainment will be found near the Delaware River including the Rivers Casino, Golf & Social, The Barbary, The Fillmore, Goose Island, and Punchline Philly. 

Kensington and Port Richmond are primarily residential neighborhoods that have seen an influx of small businesses and sustainable development. This district is home to many of Philadelphia’s thriving brewery and distillery scene with local names such as Evil Genius Beer Company, Fermentery Form, New Liberty Distillery, Philadelphia Brewing Company, and Row- house Spirits. Historic River Wards was once a heavy industrial lined with factories and warehouses focusing on the manufacture of coal, iron, and steel. Most errands and activities here can be done by foot. It’s an incredibly accessible and walkable neighborhood with tons of things to see and do. Transportation systems are provided by Philadelphia’s SEPTA transit system and provides residents and tourists with a variety of options including the vintage Girard Avenue trolley, the Market-Frankford line on, and buses. Access to neighboring communities such as Fishtown and Port Richmond can be easily managed by using any mode of public transit. This neighborhood has also seen an increase of bike lanes supporting a safe travel experience for casual bicyclists and commuters.