In a city as historical and varied as Philadelphia, every neighborhood has a story.
The neighborhood of Society Hill is one of the most historical in the city. It is where William Penn landed in 1682, and its proximity to the Delaware River fueled its growth in the 17th and 18th centuries, and some of the colonial era houses still remain.
The area went through the normal cycles of growth and decline until the 1950s, when it had become a diverse neighborhood. However, spooked by the growth of the suburbs, city planner Edmund Bacon envisioned a modern, residential neighborhood. The city condemned entire blocks, and encouraged the new residents to restore the old homes. Homes that weren't restored were torn down and swapped with mid-century modern replacements.
Now, the area dotted with some of the most exclusive homes in the city from multiple eras, from the colonial era to today. It remains as one of the most exclusively residential neighborhoods in the city.
In an area as unique as Society Hill, every home has its own story, and those stories deserve to be told. Anyone can sell your home, but can they tell its story? I can, and I would love to do so for you. If you live in Society Hill and are thinking of selling your home, reach out to me, and we can tell your story together.
Author:Brooke Willmes Phone: 267-980-5858 Dated: April 20th 2017 Views: 450 About Brooke: I have 14 years’ experience in residential and commercial properties throughout the Philadelphia a...
I have 14 years’ experience in residential and commercial properties throughout the Philadelphia area and inner ring suburbs. In my former life, I practiced law in Philadelphia in the areas of Premises and Products Liability, which translated beautifully into having a deep understanding of how houses “work” and Contract Law, not to mention being in the midst of my second personal renovation.
I live with my family in Germantown in a Queen Anne and previously lived in Fishtown until 2011. I am originally a native of Rochester, NY (go Wegmans!) and attended undergrad at Eugene Lang in New York City and University of Rochester, where I received a BA in Political Science in 1998. I attended Law School at State Universit y of New York at Buffalo School of Law where I received a Juris Doctor in 2003 and became a member of the PA Bar as well in 2003. I practiced in Philly for 2 1/2 years before making the leap to real estate, my true love.
I am a dog fanatic with a beautiful Husky/Collie (I’d guess?) mix at home…I can most likely find you a rescue dog too if you’d like one for your home! I am a sucker for old homes with original details, Back staircases, stained glass but love elements of most periods of design.
When I’m not selling houses, I can most often be found hanging out with my two young daughters at all the kid hot spots in town.
2014 & 2018 Space & Company Leadership Award
2017 and 2012 Space & Company Top Producer Transactions Award
2017 Space & Company Double Digit Sales Growth Award
2016 Best Realtor-Philadelphia Home Magazine
2013-2015 Five Star Real Estate Professional Award