517 Independence Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19126

1/2 Bath
1,230 Sq. Ft.
$179 / Sq. Ft.
Sq. Ft.
per Sq. Ft.

Property Details for 517 Independence Avenue

MLS #PAPH797686
Year Built1960
Compass TypeSingle Family
MLS TypeResidential / Fee Simple
Lot Size0.13 AC / 5,662 SF
Taxes$1,541 / year
Condo/Co-op Fees-
HOA Fees-
CountyPhiladelphia County

Listing Agent

Kelly McShain Tyree

Elfant Wissahickon-Chestnut Hill


P: 646.526.6909

Contact Agent(s)

Property Details for 517 Independence Avenue

Fee Simple
Structure Type
Garage and Parking Spaces
County Name


Throughout its decades, the wonderful character of Philadelphia has been synonymous with "Independence." So it's no mistake that situated on a tiny one-way street of the same name in a small Northern-most neighborhood of this great City- one would find a singular, understated property that still packs a wallop and holds its own. Nestled amongst Victorian "Painted Ladies" in its idyllic, quiet, and green setting...this one demands attention. It proclaims, "If a sleek, newly renovated Mid-Century Modern... Twin circa 1960 can be charming- then I am IT!" What other home enjoys such lush lawns, an expansive private backyard with brick patio, expertly landscaped beds and heirloom shrubbery, yet also offers such care-free, contemporary living? This tight, energy efficient 2 Story uses its spaces fantastically. Cooled by Central AC, and graced by sparkling new windows, the Living and Dining areas are grounded by gleaming, newly refinished original Hardwood Oak flooring which meanders throughout its freshly painted rooms. A brand new Kitchen with white quartz countertops, soft close cabinets, stainless energy efficient appliances, glass tiled backsplash, and pristine ceramic designer flooring offer exceptional standards. Two rear Bedrooms are served by a professionally upgraded Bath keeping the best of its quality craftsmanship and authentic original design. A sharply finished, light-filled, split lower level with fun new designer Linoleum flooring, offers an additional spacious Guestroom or Rec Room capabilities. Added Half Bath, Laundry, Storage, and direct interior access to both front Garage, as well as Back Yard- all ensure practical living ease. Quality restored and newly painted Masonry, newer front Roof (kindly replaced and coordinated for neighboring Twin as well), upgraded Electrics... Commuter's paradise with a quick jaunt to Regional Rail through walkable Community of caring neighbors who value trees and architecture, and are served by award-winning Town Watch, and an active Civic Association- East Oak Lane is a lovely place to dwell! Enjoy LOW City Taxes plus amazing access to Center City, Northwest, and Northeast Philly neighborhoods, as well as adjacent Montgomery County Suburbs- offering a plethora of excellent shopping and dining amenities.


Listing Courtesy of Elfant Wissahickon-Chestnut Hill

Building Information for 517 Independence Avenue

Stories2Year Built1960Building Size-Lot Size0.13 AC / 5,662 SF

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$920 per month

30 year fixed, 3.51% Interest

Principal and Interest


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Property Information for 517 Independence Avenue

Listing / Compensation / Market Information
    Listing Information
  • Listing Agent MLS ID: 3182895
  • List Agent Full Name: Kelly McShain Tyree (3182895)
  • List Agents: Kelly McShain Tyree (3182895)
  • Listing Agent Full Name: Kelly McShain Tyree
Interior / Building / Parking / Property Information
    Interior Details
  • Virtual Tour URL Unbranded: http://tours.edbergsolutions.com/138868
  • Tax Total Finished SQFT: 1230
  • Above Grade Fin SQFT: 1230
  • Above Grade Finished Area Units: Square Feet
  • Above Grade Unfin Area Units: Square Feet
  • Total Finished SQFT: 1230
    Interior Features
  • Fireplaces Count: 0
  • Flooring Type: Hardwood, Ceramic Tile, Vinyl
  • Central Air: Yes
  • Cooling Type: Central A/C
  • Heating: Yes
  • Heating Type: Forced Air
  • Window Features: Energy Efficient, Replacement
  • Room and Floor: Bedrooms-Main Level-2, Bedrooms-Lower Level 1-1, Bathrooms Half-Lower Level 1-1, Bathrooms Full-Main Level-1
    Parking Information
  • Num of Attached Garage Spaces: 1
  • Total Garage Spaces: 1
  • Garage: Yes
  • Garage Features: Additional Storage Area, Inside Access
  • Type Of Parking: Attached Garage
  • Total Non-Garage Parking Spaces: 1
    Pool / Spa Information
  • Pool: No Pool
    Location Information
  • Cross Street: N. 6th St.
  • Directions: .
  • MLS Area: 19126 (19126)
  • Sub System Locale: BRIGHT_MAIN
  • System Locale: BRIGHT
  • Tidal Water: No
  • Water View: No
  • Water Access: No
  • Water Oriented: No
  • Waterfront: No
    School Information
  • High School: CENTRAL
    Building Information
  • Accessibility Features: 2+ Access Exits
  • Construction Materials: Masonry
  • New Construction: No
  • Exterior Features: Outbuilding(s)
  • Other Structures: Above Grade, Below Grade
  • Outdoor Living Structures: Brick, Patio(s)
  • Levels Count: 2
  • Story List: Lower 1, Main
    Green Information
  • Clean Green Assessed: No
    Association Information
  • Condo Coop Association: No
  • HOA: No
    Property Information
  • Property Type: Residential
  • Land Use Code: K20
  • Lot Size Dimensions: 43.54 x 75.00
  • Lot Size Source: Assessor
  • Lot Size Units: Square Feet
  • Lot SQFT: 5486
  • Lot Size Acres: .13
  • Navigable Water: No
  • Property Condition: Average+
  • Senior Community: No
  • Zoning: RSA2
  • Age: 1960.0
    Utilities Information
  • Cooling Fuel: Electric
  • Heating Fuel: Natural Gas
  • Sewer Septic: Private Sewer
  • Water Source: Public
Room Information
  • Basement Type: Full
  • Below Grade Fin SQFT: 0
  • Below Grade Fin SQFT Source: Estimated
  • Below Grade Finished Area Units: Square Feet
  • Below Grade Unfin Area Units: Square Feet
  • Below Grade Unfin SQFT: 0
  • Below Grade Unfin SQFT Source: Assessor
    Bathroom Counts
  • Bathrooms Count All Lower Levels: 1
  • Bathrooms Count Lower Level 1: 1.00
  • Bathrooms Count Main Level: 1.00
    Bathroom Information
  • Bathrooms Full: 1
  • Bathrooms Half: 1
  • Bathrooms Total Count: 2
    Bedroom Information
  • Bedrooms Count: 3
  • Bedrooms Count All Lower Levels: 1
  • Bedrooms Count Lower Level 1: 1
  • Bedrooms Count Main Level: 2
    Full Bathrooms
  • Bathrooms Full Main Level: 1
    Half Bathrooms
  • Bathrooms Half All Lower Levels: 1
  • Bathrooms Half Lower Level 1: 1
  • Bathrooms Half Main Level: 0
  • Room List: Bedroom 2, Bedroom 1, Great Room, Additional Bedroom
  • Room Count: 6
Tax / Assessment / Sale Information
    Tax / Assessment Information
  • City Town Tax: $696
  • County Tax: $0
  • School Tax: $846
  • Tax Annual Amount: $1,541
  • Tax Lot: 129
  • Tax Year: 2019
  • Tax ID Number: 611421200
  • Year Assessed: 2019
  • Improvement Assessed Value: $90,612
  • Land Assessed Value: $19,488
  • Tax Assessed Value: $110,100
    Sale Information
  • Acceptable Financing: Conventional, Cash
  • Inclusions: New Appliances as represented.
  • Possession: 0-30 Days CD, 31-60 Days CD
  • Prospects Excluded: No
  • Sale Type: Standard
  • Vacation Rental: No

Property History for 517 Independence Avenue

DateEvent & SourcePriceAppreciation
Sep 19, 2019Withdrawn


Sep 19, 2019Pending


Sep 18, 2019Listed (Active)


DateEvent & SourcePrice




Listed (Active)



For completeness, Compass often displays two records for one sale: the MLS record and the public record.

Public Records for 517 Independence Avenue

Taxable ValueLand$26,780Additions$124,520Total$151,300
Tax Record2018$2,118
Home Facts
Finished Sq.Ft.1,230 SqFtStories2Lot Size5,486 SqFtStyleSingle Family ResidenceYear Built1960ZoningRSA2CountyPhiladelphiaAPN611421200

Schools near 517 Independence Avenue

Hope Church SchoolPrivatePK-120.6 mi
St. Helena-Incarnation Catholic School, IMSPrivatePK-80.7 mi
R & R Perelman Jewish D S-FormanPrivate0.9 mi
Finletter Thomas K SchoolPublicPK-80.9 mi

Hope Church School

PK-12, 0.6 mi, Private


St. Helena-Incarnation Catholic School, IMS

PK-8, 0.7 mi, Private


R & R Perelman Jewish D S-Forman

0.9 mi, Private


Finletter Thomas K School

PK-8, 0.9 mi, Public


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