City Plan Philadelphia Pennsylvania US

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is known for its grid-based street layout, which makes it relatively easy to navigate. Some of the principal streets in Philadelphia include:

  1. Market Street: Market Street is one of the city’s main east-west thoroughfares and is home to numerous shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions.
  2. Broad Street: Also known as “The Avenue of the Arts,” Broad Street is a major north-south thoroughfare that hosts many theaters, museums, and other cultural venues.
  3. Chestnut Street: Running parallel to Market Street, Chestnut Street is another prominent east-west street, known for its retail shops and historic sites.
  4. Walnut Street: Similar to Chestnut Street, Walnut Street is a popular east-west route lined with shops and restaurants, particularly in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood.
  5. Arch Street: Arch Street is home to the historic Arch Street Meeting House and Independence National Historical Park.
  6. South Street: South Street is famous for its vibrant and eclectic mix of shops, bars, and restaurants.
  7. Spring Garden Street: Spring Garden Street runs east to west and is home to various cultural attractions, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
  8. Benjamin Franklin Parkway: This grand boulevard connects City Hall to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and is lined with museums, monuments, and cultural institutions.
  9. Ridge Avenue: Located in the Northwest part of the city, Ridge Avenue is a significant north-south route.
  10. Germantown Avenue: This historic avenue runs through the Germantown neighborhood and features many historical sites.
  11. Lancaster Avenue: Located in the West Philadelphia area, Lancaster Avenue is a major thoroughfare known for its diverse communities and businesses.
  12. Roosevelt Boulevard: This is a major north-south road that traverses a large portion of the city.
  13. Oregon Avenue: Oregon Avenue is a principal east-west road in the southern part of the city.
  14. Girard Avenue: Girard Avenue runs through several neighborhoods, including Northern Liberties and Fishtown.

These are some of the primary streets in Philadelphia, but there are many more throughout the city, each with its own unique character and offerings. The city’s street grid system makes it relatively easy to explore and find your way around.

Author: Kirill Shrayber, Ph.D.

I have been working with vector cartography for over 25 years, including GPS, GIS, Adobe Illustrator and other professional cartographic software.

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