Walkable park access and abundant public green space helped propel Philadelphia to #22 on a list of cities around the United States where you can get the most green for your green. We wondered what the real estate market looked like for properties adjacent to the city's biggest and most glorious of parks: Fairmount.
3044 W. Harper St.
Monthly taxes: $289
Tell me all about it: We love that this three-bedroom home sits at the end of a quiet and tree-lined street. Not only is Fairmount Park next door, but the Philadelphia Zoo is a stone's throw away as well. There is plenty of potential in the partially finished basement, and the property includes the adjacent lot and its two parking spaces. Bonus: the rear deck offers direct views of leafy, lovely Fairmount.
812 N. 27th St.
Monthly taxes: $576
Tell me all about it: Just a few blocks from Fairmount Park, this three-bedroom, two-bath home features a verdant back yard with room for planting and entertaining alike. Inside, we love both bathrooms (walk-in showers and a Victoria Albert tub, as well as radiant heated floors and double sinks). The property also includes a year of paid parking. Bonus: If you'd rather take in Fairmount from afar, enjoy the views from the shaded roof deck.
804 N. Newkirk St.
Monthly taxes: $468
Tell me all about it: Not only is this tiny block of North Newkirk a hidden gem, but this home comes with two-car parking, as well as an address within a stone's throw of Fairmount Park. We love the en-suite, which takes the width of the entire home and includes dual walk-in closets and an en-suite bath. The lovely paved patio out back adds another element of green space, too.