The site of William Penn’s personal vineyard, Francisville today is a neighborhood on the rise. Literally: one can barely walk a block in this revitalizing community without running into a new construction project adding to the neighborhood’s housing stock. Located just east of Eastern State Penitentiary, Francisville is bisected by Ridge Avenue, a highway dating back to the 17th century and its once and future commercial heart. The growing roster of new homes, condos and apartments in the neighborhood offer attractive features and amenities at affordable prices. Center City is a short subway ride away and Temple University is just up Broad Street.