Graduate Hospital, known as Southwest Center City or South of South, has the advantageous position of being located within blocks of premier Rittenhouse and Fitler Square bordering South Street to Washington Avenue/Broad Street to the Schuylkill River, creating a neighborhood that’s transitioned well in the new millennium. Named after a former medical institution that anchored the neighborhood, Graduate’s convenient location, provides a variety of new condominiums, new construction developments, and renovated townhomes with an eclectic mix of both upscale and affordable homes making it an attractive opportunity for students, young professionals, professors, artists and families.

Connected by the South Street Bridge, Graduate Hospital provides easy access to University of Pennsylvania, HUP, CHOP, and Drexel University. Adding to Graduate’s attractiveness is the revitalization project of Schuylkill River Park & Schuylkill Banks Trail, which extends from downtown Philadelphia to Oaks, Montgomery County. The trail starts at 25th & Locust Streets and leads to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Fairmount Park and points beyond. The entire length of the trail is over 100 miles.

The neighborhood offers a variety of popular bars and restaurants and is host to Philadelphia’s Odunde Festival, an annual celebration of African-American culture.