Chestnut Hill

Welcome to Chestnut Hill / Wyndmoor​​​​​​​

It’s Philadelphia’s original suburb.

With the construction of a rail line in 1854, the neighborhood’s destiny was set. Before the Main Line was a thing, the more affluent among the city’s workers escaped to Chestnut Hill.

You can still see vestiges of Chestnut Hill’s age today. From the bridges to the mansions to the inns, its storied past can be read in everything from architectural details to garden expanses.

Among its buildings, you can find examples by some of America’s most famous architects, including Louis Kahn and Frank Furness. Among its greenery, you can find the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, a remnant of Victorian-style landscaping with an art museum nestled among its wooded walks. You can also find Wissahickon Valley Park, a beautiful stretch of the much larger Fairmount Park.

Then, of course, there’s the town center, which falls along a ten-block stretch of Gemantown Avenue. It’s here you’ll find a quaint yet appealing array of dining, shops, and bakeries. It is this mix of variety within a pleasant setting that makes Chestnut Hill the perfect location for a number of famous Philly festivals, like the Fall for the Arts Festival in September and Witches & Wizards Weekend every October.

This is the neighborhood for the lover of old books and older places, for the introspective thinker longing for quiet walks along a garden path or charming main avenue. This is the neighborhood for the Philly local who loves center city, but maybe needs something a little different for the weekend.


Life in Chestnut Hill:

Schools:


Grades K-8:

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
8891 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
215-247-3811
norwoodfontbonneacademy.org

Our Mother of Consolation Parish School
17 E. Chestnut Hill Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
215-247-1060
omcschool.com

Jenks Academy for the Arts & Sciences
8301 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
215-400-3360
acgoldsmith.wixsite.com/jenks

Grades K-12:

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
500 W. Willow Grove Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
215-247-4700
sch.org

Grades 7-12:

The Crefeld School
8836 Crefeld Street
Philadelphia, PA 19118
215-242-5545
crefeld.org

Dining and Nightlife:


Jansen
7402 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19119
jansenmtairy.com

Chestnut Hill Brewing Company
8221 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
chestnuthillbrewingcompany.com

Tavern on the Hill
8636 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
tavernonthehill.biz

McNally’s Tavern
8634 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
mcnallystavern.com

Mica Restaurant
8609 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
micarestaurant.com

Osaka Japanese Restaurant
8605 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
osakapa.com

Trattoria Moma
7131 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19119
trattoriamoma.com

Market at the Fareway in Chestnut Hill
8221 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
marketatthefareway.com

Shopping:

Cake Bakery & Bistro
8501 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
cakeofchestnuthill.com

Chestnut Hill Cheese Shop
8509 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
chcheeseshop.com

The Spice Rack
8431 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
phillyspicerack.com

Bird in Hand Consignment Shop
8419 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
chestnuthillpa.com

Antique Gallery
8523 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
rubylane.com

Transportation:

The SEPTA Chestnut Hill West Regional Rail Line stops at the top of “the Hill” on Germantown Avenue. The Chestnut Hill East station is located at 101 E. Chestnut Hill Avenue. SEPTA Bus Routes 23, 77, 94, 134 and L also run in the neighborhood.
Source: iseptaphilly.com

Real Estate Stats:

As of January 2019, the Chestnut Hill area has seen 81 units sold, with an average list price of $765,000, and an average sales price of $625,000. Average days on the market: 55.

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