Trendy Manayunk hugs the Schuylkill River banks. It has a small-town vibe, with rowhouses, lofts and Victorian homes occupied by young families and long-time residents. Along its hilly streets, the steep incline of “The Manayunk Wall” punishes riders in an annual bike race. Galleries and boutiques line Main Street, while its trendy eateries and boisterous bars evoke the area’s Lenape name, “the place to drink.”
Although historically a working class community, in recent years the neighborhood has been substantially gentrified. While there is still a working class population within the neighborhood, the population has shifted to younger, upper middle class professionals and families. Additionally, the nightlife in Manayunk draws visitors from all over the Delaware Valley, as well as international visitors.
This neighborhood guide into Manayunk from VisitPhilly.com provides some more insight into the vibe of this area: www.visitphilly.com/areas/philadelphia-neighborhoods/manayunk
And here is a close-up look at Main Street, with “Charming canal-edged shopping and dining minutes from Center City”: www.visitphilly.com/things-to-do/attractions/main-street-manayunk
Follow current happenings and updates on the Manayunk community here: manayunk.com
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