Passyunk Square is bordered by the Bella Vista, Hawthorne, Central South Philadelphia, Wharton and Point Breeze neighborhoods. The park bounded by 12th, 13th, Wharton and Reed Streets in this neighborhood now known as Columbus Square was formerly known as “Passyunk Square”. Geoff DiMasi revived this name when forming the Passyunk Square Civic Association.
The neighborhood is best known for its shopping and restaurants along the East Passyunk Avenue corridor.
East Passyunk Avenue features a large number of privately owned shops, restaurants, and grocery stores; additionally, it has a number of businesses such as insurance offices, salons, and pharmacies.