Southwest Schuylkill is a small, family-oriented neighborhood in Philadelphia County that gives residents an urban-suburban mix feel. It’s home to the Anna Howard Shaw Junior High School and Regent-Rennoc Court, which were added to the National Register of Historic Places (1988).
It’s located to the east of Kingsessing and is bounded by the Schuylkill River to the east, S 58th Street to the south, Kingsessing Avenue to the west, and S 45th and S43rd Street to the north. The neighborhood has a population of just under 10,000 residents that mostly rent their homes.
Some of the best restaurants and bars in Southwest Schuylkill include Trendsetters Bar & Lounge, T-Tyme Entertainment, 49th St Chicken Shack, MPK Deli, Samwhich, The Legend of Seafood, 7 Boys Cafe, Southern Inn, Talk of the Town, Little Delicious, and so much more.
Although there’s not a whole lot of entertainment in this area, it’s close enough to the heart of Philadelphia, giving residents the best of both worlds. It’s just a 20-minute drive to City Hall, a 15-minute drive to the sports arenas, and a short drive across Delaware River to New Jersey.