The National Condos

112-130 N. 2nd Street, 113-133 N. Bread Street [Google Maps]

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These 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom Townhomes and Lofts boast balconies, an underground parking garage, courtyard, and gated entrances. Elevators and stairways lead to the light-filled living spaces. A wonderful mixture of exposed concrete walls and ductwork, reminiscent of many Old City lofts in the downtown Philadelphia area. Many lofts feature exciting river, bridge, and city view, along with modern and clean common areas throughout.

Quick Sales Stats

  • 2019: 16 Sales - Top price $510,000
  • 2018: 14 Sales - Top price $645,000
  • 2017: 16 Sales - Top price $645,000
  • 2016: 19 Sales - Top price $550,000
  • 2015: 17 Sales - Top price $500,000

The National Condos in Old City include the total renovation of one existing 4-story piece of real estate and the construction of five new Center City condominium buildings, some offering extraordinary luxury Penthouse suites ranging from 2,500 square feet or more, with breathtaking views of the city and the riverfront. A wide variety of upscale interior home features and decorator options are available to personalize your new Old City loft. A popular choice among Old City condos, as the National has parking and reasonable condo fees.

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The National Condos In Old City- My Experience and Two Cents

Back around 1998 when I lived in Old City- the night sky erupted one evening in a yellow and orange hue. A row of buildings had caught fire. What arose from the ashes is what we now know as the condos at the National. Many addresses here- 133 N. Bread St, 112 n. 2nd St. and 130 N. 2nd St. Hosting a wide array of sizes and styled condos, the National in Old City was built by K. Hovnanian and a great many of the units have underground parking spots. The buildings do not have a doorman, but are secure in the fact that the National is one of three gated condo communities in Center City Philadelphia. The condominium complex houses not only three high rise buildings, but also some stacked townhouses.

National Condominiums Old City Philadelphia

The townhouse-styled units are groovy in the fact that they are wide, spacious and resell at a fairly good pace. I appreciate the oversized windows and the gracious closet space. Know that the National does not have a pool, or on-site gym (there is a gym located within the condominim complex, but it is not a part of the association). These condos sit within the "sweet spot" of Old City and I find my buyers here LOVE the fact that the neighborhood has so much to offer in terms of walkability and just kinda' tooling around- ability. Many of the upper floor units in the high rise condos at the National provide killer city or river views. Know that many of the units have half-walls and don't provide 100% privacy for the guest bedrooms- but I don't think that plays into resale value. Know that a majority of the units are modeled in a "soft loft" style- meaning some exposed brick, oversized windows and good ceiling height. If you are looking for new, with a side of parking in a great Old City location, then we really are going to have to take a look at the condos at the National. I have sold probably a half dozen units here- so if any one of my clients is looking to speak with an owner in the building- let me know and I can hook you up.

Additional Information:

  • Neighborhood: Old City
  • On-Site Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Elevator
  • HVAC
  • Washer/Dryer in Units
  • Cross Streets: 2nd and Arch
  • Walk Score
  • Compare to: York Square Condos

Five Fast Facts about The National Condos at Old City:

  • 1) So called because of National Restaurant Supply Company, which once occupied the land
  • 2) The above mentioned buildings burnt down in the mid 1990's...and these condos were built
  • 3) Three buildings, plus townhouses occupy the premises
  • 4) Parking here is underground, and deeded...but not all condo owners own a parking spot
  • 5) One of the few, True Gated Communities in Center City Philadelphia

To Schedule a Showing at The National Condos call 215-521-1523 or email Mark.


Pet Friendly Building
Pet Friendly Building
All Units Have Parking
All Units Have Parking
On-Site Gym
On-Site Gym
Gated Community
Gated Community

Floor Plans

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National 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Layout 1
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National 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Layout 4

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