Schuylkill’s had a couple name changes over the years. It’s been called Graduate Hospital, Southwest Center City, Devil’s Pocket, South Street, and maybe even others that we’re missing. Regardless of what it’s called, the neighborhood is home to many who work in South Philadelphia. It’s had its rough patches, but the expansion of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is expected to dramatically change the flavor of the neighborhood (locals are, of course, divided on the issue.)
Schuylkill is also just east of the Schuylkill River and Trail, a perfect place for a Sunday jog. That, at least, shouldn’t be changing anytime soon.