That’s what Redfin seems to think. A list released by the real estate website predicted the top 10 hottest neighborhoods in the country, including South Philly’s own Dickinson Narrows.
More frequently called Dickinson Square West, named after Dickinson Square Park at 4th and Tasker, the area is the small gap between Passyunk and Pennsport, which is the strip of blocks between 4th, 6th, Washington and Mifflin. According to Redfin, it’s the most affordable and up-and-coming section of the city.
Dickinson Narrows ranked in 2nd place, just after El Cerrito in San Diego, CA.
Here’s what Redfin had to say about Dickinson Narrows:
Compared to its nearby counterparts Pennsport and East Passyunk Crossing, Dickinson Narrows offers an affordable option to Philly homebuyers looking for the amenities of downtown living. It’s also located in South Philly, which is becoming a hotspot for first-time homebuyers and suburban relocators. Dickinson Narrows has its own enclave of popular restaurants and bars and it’s surrounded by scenic parks and playgrounds. Housing in the area consists of new construction, rehabbed housing and older homes available for around $235,000. It’s also one of the few neighborhoods downtown you’ll find with spare parking and garages, which is at a premium in South Philly. With I-95 right on the outskirts of the neighborhood, it’s easy to roll out of town for a weekend getaway too.
Do you see Dickinson Narrows as the next big neighborhood in not only Philly, but our whole country?