Northern Liberties is a neighborhood directly north of Old City within the Center City area.
Originally a portion of the Northern Liberties Township, the district became a part of the city of Philadelphia in the mid-1800s. Since it was located outside of the city center, this area was an industrial area at first, with many factories, tanneries, breweries, and founderies set up in its history. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, there was a large influx of Germans and Eastern Europeans arrived in area. After a period of decline as industry and families moved out of the area, the neighborhood has become a hub of investment, growth and development.
In recent years, Northern Liberties has become a major enclave of young professionals, students, artists, and design professionals. The area is home to numerous boutique stores and small bars and restaurants, including Yards Brewery. The Piazza offers shopping dining while the Liberties Walk Pedestrian Mall offers bike paths and one of a kind shopping.
Northern Liberties is served by SEPTA's Market-Frankford El with stops at Spring Garden and Girard.
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