Fairmount / Art Museum

Welcome to Fairmount / Art Museum

The artistic center of Philly
Fairmount, also known as the Art Museum Area, is a neighborhood to the Northwest of Center City. It is considered the artistic center of the city, as it is home to many renowned museums along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. People who live in the area can enjoy the culture that resonates from the educational museums as well as the nightlife of the city. Urban expansion began in the 1800s, and like many neighborhoods within Philadelphia, Fairmount-Art Museum homes for sale consist mostly of townhomes, apartments, and condos.

What to Love

  • Fairmount Water Works
  • Kelly Drive
  • Hip yet historical vibe with an art and culture focus

People & Lifestyle

Fairmount is the cultural hub of Philadelphia. The proximity to prominent museums attracts those interested in the arts and education. There are also ample opportunities to hit the town both within Fairmount and through its easy access to Center City.

Fairmount is a fantastic area for those looking for a bit more space and a family-friendly atmosphere. There are ample opportunities for the entire family, including educational yet fun museums, The Philadelphia Zoo, and local events. Many young professionals also call this neighborhood home due to its proximity to Center City — as well as a booming nightlife to enjoy.

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

Fairmount has plenty of stores and restaurants to fill any need. The following are only a few of the many great commercial and dining experiences Fairmount has to offer.

When looking around at different places to shop, try heading into Minda Living, a lifestyle brand store that sells sustainable clothing and accessories. Another great place to stop by is Ali’s Wagon, which sells a variety of gifts and home decor. They also sell an assortment of beauty products and games.

There are many great restaurants, one such place being Umai Umai, an inventive sushi and sashimi restaurant also serving other great Japanese dishes. Another great place to try out is A Mano, a wonderful Italian restaurant serving homemade plates of pasta and other Italian dishes.

What's the Average Price of Fairmount-Art Museum Homes for Sale?

The median sale price of Fairmount-Art Museum homes is approximately $350,000. The median days on the market is 35, with around 187 homes sold per year (down 13% year-over-year). 

Is Fairmount-Art Museum Area a Good Place to Move to?

Niche rates the Fairmount-Art Museum area #5 for best neighborhoods to raise a family in Philadelphia. It's also rated the 8th best place to live in Philadelphia. Fairmount is exceptional in terms of family life, night life, housing, crime, and diversity. 

Is Fairmount-Art Museum, Philadelphia Expensive?

The median home price of the Art Museum area of Philadelphia is 150% higher than the city's average housing price. That said, there are many housing options from $200,000 condos to million-dollar homes. Cost of living is also around 10% lower than the national average and about 5% lower than the city average. 

Things to Do

The Fairmount/Art Museum neighborhood is always buzzing with activity, from trendy restaurants to outdoor festivals.

When looking for events and festivals exclusive to the area, try going out to the Wawa Welcome America Festival, which celebrates American Independence, a celebration including WaWa treats, music, and movies. Another great event to enjoy is the Made in America Festival, which is host to live music for a whole weekend in September.

If you want to enjoy nature, try going out to Fairmount Park — home to more than 2,000 acres that offer refuge from the urban sprawl. There are also numerous museums throughout Fairmount, such as The Philadelphia Museum of Art, and The Barnes Foundation. If you’re in the mood for music, The Met Philadelphia is a spectacular opera house hosting performances from some of the world’s most notable artists.


Fairmount is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:

  • Masterman School
  • Bache-Martin Elementary School
  • Benjamin Franklin High School

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