Welcome to Grays Ferry

Grays Ferry is a neighborhood in South Philadelphia bounded by 25th Street on the east, the Schuylkill River on the west, Vare Avenue on the south, and Grays Ferry Avenue on the north. This neighborhood is growing and has already seen top development in the form of rehabbed homes. If you’re looking to buy or rent a home, prices for buying range from $45K – $2.1M and to rent, $925 – $3K per month. Whether you’re a college student or fully set out in your career, Grays Ferry is the perfect place to live while being just a few minutes away from Downtown Philadelphia.

Food & Drink

Day Break Eggs – Day Break Eggs is all about delivering quality to their customers. With 36 years of experience serving the Philadelphia area, their team is always excited to present their vision to guests while using fresh ingredients from local farmers’ markets. Their menu features several breakfast sandwiches and wraps, French toast sticks, hash browns, sweet desserts, and coffee. 

Mr. Jerk – This Jamaican restaurant is a hidden gem you won’t want to miss. This restaurant is family owned and operated and only wants their customers to experience the best service. Their homemade food is the reason residents continue to come back. 

Magic Carpet Foods Ltd – This go-to food truck is located behind the design school on UPenn’s campus. Magic Carpet Foods serves whole-world vegetarian and vegan delights and is family owned and operated. Their menu includes items such as  a variety of salads, Pita sandwiches, and several side dishes like hummus, baked tofu, and Falafel. 

Al and Gerri’s Luncheonette – This diner spot is the perfect place to grab a warm bite to eat while feeling like you’re in your own mother’s kitchen. The owners are always welcoming and pride themselves in serving their community only with the best. Be sure to stop in and try their delicious menu items out! 

Long Shot BBQ – With 35 years of experience serving and catering, Long Shot BBQ is always excited to present their vision to their customers. Their menu will have your mouth watering with items including, brisket, pulled pork, smoked sausage, ribs, loaded fries, and so much more!

Parks & Recreation

Grays Ferry Crescent Trail Park – Grays Ferry Crescent was dedicated on June 11, 2012. It is a popular destination among nearby neighbors, who use the space primarily as a riverfront park – for evening and weekend walks, dog walking, children’s play space, picnicking, and especially fishing. It is a very tranquil spot, and attracts anglers and birders from across the region. 

D Finnegan Playground – This playground is a clean and safe space for children of all ages. The playground is a large area supplied with basketball courts and a full playground!

Vare Recreation Center – Vare Recreation Center is MTWB’s fourth and largest park project to date. Located at 26th and Morris Streets in the Grays Ferry neighborhood of South Philly, the current site includes a pool, basketball courts, playing fields, play space and is home to the community’s beloved gymnastics and football teams. 

Lanier Park & Dog Park – Lanier Playground remains a great, big neighborhood park, but it’s also now home to two small dog parks, a playground an upgraded sports field, picnic tables, and the only Fitness Zone area in Philadelphia.

Grays Ferry Crescent Skatepark – Nestled under the Grays Ferry Ave. Bridge and just off the Grays Ferry Crescent Trail, this 3,000 square foot park is like no other park in the area. Its flowy feel and one-of-a-kind features like a central catfish obstacle and pool coping make it a must skate destination. With its connectivity to the Schuylkill Banks, Grays Ferry, and University City, and its striking views of the river, this park is truly unique

Grays Ferry Fishing Pier – The Grays Ferry Crescent Fishing Pier is a special feature along the river. The pier, originally a fire pier for DuPont Chemical’s Marshal Labs, was in a deteriorated condition and unsafe for use. Urban Engineers developed a method to structurally strengthen the pier to allow pedestrian loads. Simone-Collins provided amenities to the pier, including a bench and lighting, beckoning trail users out over the river. Construction was performed by Seravalli Inc.


Universal Audenried Charter School – Grades 9-12

James Alcorn School – Grades K-8

St. Gabriel School – Grades Preschool-8

Charles Y. Audenried High School – Grades 9-12

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