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On the market: Three condos close to the action in Philadelphia

Forget surge-priced ride share. Wouldn't it be nice to just walk home after your New Year's Eve soiree?

212-20 Race St., Unit 4B, Philadelphia, is on the market for $649,000.
212-20 Race St., Unit 4B, Philadelphia, is on the market for $649,000.Read moreCourtesy of Coldwell Banker Preferred (custom credit)

New Year’s Eve is not the night to have to find a cab, hotel room or ride-share. Wouldn’t it be nicer to just walk home after your fancy, downtown soiree? You can pay surge pricing for a ride after midnight, or — for a bit more — get yourself an entire pied-à-terre that will benefit your wild, Center City weekend life. May we all be so prosperous in 2019.


Monthly taxes: $439

Monthly HOA: $388

Tell me all about it: This one-bedroom, one-bath condo in Old City is not only perfectly situated for firework viewing; it boasts all kinds of interesting features such as custom lighting in the living room, a deep-welled skylight in the wallpapered dining room, and a master suite with an enormous dressing area and an en-suite bath with jetted tub. It even has private laundry facilities, if your weekend gets a little too messy.


Monthly taxes: $63 (eight years remain on the abatement)

Monthly HOA: $710

Tell me all about it: This property has everything you want in a pied-à-terre: one bedroom (no room for crashers), parking, rooftop deck access, private balcony, and a baller bathroom. The 410 Society Hill building also features 24-hour concierge. The fixtures are luxurious (Gaggenau and Bosch plus Carrera marble), too.


Monthly taxes: N/A

Monthly HOA dues: $942

Tell me all about it: Is there a better address for a true pied-à-terre than the Ritz Carlton? This one-bedroom property comes with all the amenities of the Ritz: chauffeur service, private park, concierge and spa access at the adjoining hotel. This unit also boasts Maple hardwoods, a custom kitchen with fixtures and finishes by Viking, Sub-Zero, Miele and Dornbracht. The fabulous full bathroom includes marble and an ultra-soaking tub.