is a neighborhood in the South Philadelphia section
of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. It is bounded on the
west by Sixth Street, on the east by Front Street, on the south by Bigler
Street, and on the north by Snyder Avenue. The name "Whitman" was
adopted when the nearby Walt Whitman Bridge was being constructed in
Today, Whitman is known to be a tight-knit
community between neighbors. The location provides easy access to I-95 as well
as public transportation, and convenient to all major shopping.
The School District of Philadelphia operates public schools George Sharswood Elementary and John H. Taggart Elementary. Whitman is split between the Sharswood Catchment and the Taggart Catchment areas.