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Chestnut Hill

Featuring leafy streets lined with stately historic mansions and Victorian townhouses, affluent Chestnut Hill is known as the city’s garden district. Home to the Morris Arboretum and its canopy walkway, the neighborhood also draws literature fans and aspiring wizards to the Harry Potter Festival every October. Picturesque Germantown Avenue is lined with antiques shops, art galleries, tearooms and farmers’ markets. chestnuthillpa.com

In the upper Northwest region of Philadelphia, Chestnut Hill is bounded as follows:

  • on the northwest by Northwestern Avenue (a county line and city limit, beyond which lies a panhandle of Springfield Township, Montgomery County that juts into Whitemarsh Township);
  • on the west by the Wissahickon Gorge (part of Fairmount Park) (beyond which lie Upper Roxborough and Andorra);
  • on the northeast by Stenton Avenue (a county line and city limit, beyond which lie Erdenheim and Wyndmoor, both in Springfield Township); and
  • on the southeast by the Cresheim Valley (part of Fairmount Park) (beyond which lies Mount Airy)

The area is known for its high-income residents, high real estate values, and private schools.   Maybe this is why VisitPhilly.com says Chestnut Hill is for people that just like to “feel fancy”.  Read more in the below neighborhood guides:


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