Avenue of the Arts is the true heart of Center City! Capped by City Hall, the southern side is home to many of the city's cultural venues, and some of the finest dining and shopping in the region. Depending on the direction you are traveling, you are within walking distance of Rittenhouse Square, Washington Square, Reading Terminal Market, Chinatown, Bella Vista, Italian Market with easy access to all South Philadelphia Sporting venues and events.

The Avenue of the Arts is overseen by the non-profit organization Avenue of the Arts, Inc. and is home to many of the city's theatres, including: The Kimmel Center, home to the Philadelphia Orchestra and Philly Pops, the Academy of Music, Merriam Theatre, Wilma Theatre, Suzanne Roberts Theatre as well as the University of the Arts, Philadelphia International Records' offices & gift shop, the Clef Club of Jazz and The Performing Arts School. Just north of City Hall, is the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, founded in 1805, and America's oldest art school and museum boasting a distinguished collection of American art.

Shopping on The Avenue provides endless possibilities within all sorts of categories from top boutiques and retailers, such as Polo Ralph Lauren, Armani Exchange, Banana Republic, BeBe, Blick Art Supplies, Doggie Style, FYE, Lacoste, M.A.C. Cosmetics and Tiffany & Co. .

Symphony House is a one-of-a-kind, 31-story high-rise condominium offering the grandeur of the 1920’s with modern day amenities. The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, combines Ritz-Carlton Hotel amenities with convenient Center City living. The 48-story contemporary high-rise is accented by a dramatic crystal spire that has transformed Philadelphia's skyline and stands at the crossroads of the City.

Carl Dranoff’s 777 S Broad has played a “pivotal role in the transformation” of the Avenue with the creation of his 5-story 146-unit luxury green development property.