The Art Museum area is north of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, west of City Hall and east of Philadelphia Art Museum and Fairmount Park. As its name suggests, those living in the Art Museum area enjoy many cultural and recreational activities close to home.
It is a quiet, residential neighborhood that offers the convenience of neighborhood restaurants and a Fresh Fields market. It's also close to Center City - on a nice day, you can walk to Rittenhouse Square.
The Art Museum area's rental homes tend to be less expensive that those on the Parkway or in Rittenhouse Square. You can choose from walk ups, townhomes and apartment communities, many of which offer free transportation downtown.