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Wissahickon

Wissahickon is a neighborhood in the section of Lower Northwest Philadelphia. Wissahickon is located adjacent to the neighborhoods of Roxborough and Manayunk, and it is bounded by the Wissahickon Valley Park, Ridge Avenue, Hermit Street, and Henry Avenue.  The name of the neighborhood comes from the Lenni Lenape word wisameckham, for “catfish creek”, a reference to the fish that were once plentiful in the Wissahickon Creek.

This peaceful footprint of the city also boasts a variety of historical structures: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wissahickon,_Philadelphia#Historic_Structures

Read more about the Wissahickon Valley Park here: https://www.visitphilly.com/things-to-do/attractions/wissahickon-valley-park/

The community website shows how welcoming this area can be: https://www.fow.org/


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