The Society Hill Civic Association (SHCA) is a pro-active volunteer organization serving more than 5,000 residents in more than 3,600 households in the section of Philadelphia bounded by Front and Eighth Streets (East to West) and Walnut and Lombard Streets (North to South), located in the far east corner of Center City Philadelphia.  Membership is open to all residents, businesses, and organizations. Membership rolls currently total 1,100.

To enhance the quality of life in Society Hill, SHCA supports positive initiatives and responds to new challenges facing the community. Continuing efforts include providing cleaner, safer, and greener streets, monitoring zoning and development concerns and the issuance of liquor licenses, and working with other neighborhood associations.  We keep neighbors regularly informed through public forums and by publishing the Society Hill Reporter six times a year.

Our Mission

The aims and purposes of the Association are to promote the improvement of the Society Hill area of Philadelphia, including its cultural, educational and civic activities, and the preservation and restoration of its historic buildings; to represent the residents of Society Hill in matters affecting the City of Philadelphia generally and Society Hill in particular; and to interpret the value and significance of Society Hill to the public.



Park your car on the opposite side of the street on Friday evening, May 11th, after 6 pm where posted. Posted boundaries: Lombard to, but not including Walnut, and from Front to 8th Street plus blocks surrounding Pennsylvania Hospital. Cars will be ticketed between 8 am and 3 pm on Saturday, May 12th if they are not moved for street cleaning. Synagogue parking will be permitted after 8:30 am on the south side of the 300, 400, and 500 blocks of Spruce and Lombard. Re-park your car after 1PM and before 3pm on Saturday to avoid ticketing.