Graduate/Southwest Center City

Graduate Southwest Center City is a neighborhood in South Philadelphia bordering Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  The neighborhood is bordered on the north by South Street, on the south by Washington Avenue, on the west by the Schuylkill River, and by Broad Street on the east.  It is an area adjacent to the Fitler Square and Rittenhouse Square neighborhoods to the North and Point Breeze to the South.  It is home to several community service organizations, many churches, a few retail establishments, and some light industry.  The neighborhood has many nicknames.  Since the 1980s, it has been often referred to as Graduate Hospital, after the medical facility on the northern edge of the neighborhood. This name has become merely historical in nature since the hospital closed in 2007.  Despite this, it is still used and is sometimes shortened to G-Ho.  The area is also variously referred to as South of South, Naval Square, or Schuylkill-Southwest.  A small corner of this area is sometimes known as Devil's Pocket.