What is it that puts the Dorchester experience over the top? All you need to do is walk right outside our doors to see. Mere steps from the southwest entrance to the beautiful Rittenhouse Square, our residents have easy access to some of the most desirable restaurants, theatres, museums, and more that Philadelphia and Center City have to offer.
Imagine, for just a minute, what it would feel like to have the entirety of Center City at your fingertips. Walking through the park each morning is such a pleasant way to start the day, making Rittenhouse Square your own person garden to enjoy. The Square hosts so many events throughout the year, including The Ball on the Square, The Little Friends Festival, multiple arts and crafts shows, as well as seasonal farmers markets. The Square is also home to some of the most popular restaurants Center City has to offer, including Rouge, Devon, La Croix, Parc, Barclay Prime and more.
But what lies outside the confines of the Square itself? So much more: West from the Square towards the Schuylkill River, you can find the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk and Schuylkill River Trail. The Boardwalk and Trail are the perfect place to enjoy a walk, jog, or bike ride. Summer nights may also include a free movie showing, both new and classics! Moving east of the Square you can find Chestnut and Walnut Streets with some of Philadelphia’s best shopping, including Michal Kors, Apple, Brooks Brothers, and the Shops at Liberty Place. To the south and east is the Avenue of the Arts: The Kimmel Center, Suzanne Roberts Theatre, Wilma Theatre, Academy of Music, and Merriam Theatre. The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Mutter Museum, and Ben Franklin Parkway all lie to the north. No matter where you go or what direction you decide to walk, something interesting, fascinating, and fun awaits you!