Philadelphia, PA - Society Hill, As you might think the name implies, it's neither an elevation nor the site and badge of social position. It's actually named for the Free Society of Traders to whom William Penn made liberal concessions of land and privileges.
Philadelphia's Society Hill
A sawmill, a glasshouse, and a tannery made up its assets in 1683. In the 18th century, Society Hill was removed from commerce avenues and given the residential character it retains today.
It fell upon hard times in the 20th century, but today it is an urban renewal model and urban amenity in a historical setting. Society Hill is now a vital part of Walnut Street to Lombard Street and from the Delaware River to Washington Square.
One of Society Hill's many charms is that its homes are not museums but live in by Philadelphians who love 18th and 19th-century houses. And people who enjoy the hassle-free lifestyle provided by living in Center City condominiums spread fairly evenly throughout the area.