What $500K Will Buy You in Chestnut Hill

All three properties have similar features, but don’t let that stop you from checking each out individually.

112 E. Moreland Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19118 | TREND image via Coldwell Banker Preferred

112 E. Moreland Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19118 | TREND image via Coldwell Banker Preferred

Chestnut Hill is notable for being Philadelphia’s Garden District, so it’s safe to assume that no matter where you are in the neighborhood, the landscape is going to be beautiful. From its down-home dining and vintage boutiques to its great outdoor spaces, the community fulfills your needs for a city escape without forcing you to actually leave the city – and who doesn’t love the sound of that?

If you’re looking for a more long-term escape, though, you may be considering planting your roots in the neighborhood. But is that possible with a budget of $500,000? The good news is, yes, it is possible. The bad news, depending on how you look at things, is that there isn’t much diversity for listings in this budget. However, all three listings are quite nice and can realistically suit the needs of the modern family. We’ll let you make the call, though. Check them out below.

112 E. Moreland Ave. (above) | 5 beds, 3 full baths, 2,304 square feet, $517,500

This residence is located on a quiet street and is situated perfectly for just the right amount of privacy. Everything in the house is updated, from the kitchen to all three full bathrooms. With five bedrooms, this listing is perfect for a large family, a group of roommates, or a small family seeking some additional space (for an office, perhaps?). The main floor is laid out from front-to-back, starting with the living room, leading into the dining room, and ending in the kitchen. The backyard is accessible from the kitchen, and provides the unit with additional entertaining space. Even from the pictures, it is clear that this home has a cozy and comfortable atmosphere.

112 E. Moreland Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19118 [Matthew Greene | Coldwell Banker Preferred]

210 E. Evergreen Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19118 | TREND image via Zillow

210 E. Evergreen Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19118 | TREND image via Zillow

210 E. Evergreen Ave. | 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths, 2,112 square feet, $494,900

This twin is big as it is – and thanks to its open floor plan, it feels even bigger. Similar to the first property, this home’s main floor follows a living room, dining room, kitchen format. However, it also offers homeowners with an additional space just beyond the kitchen, which can be converted into a nice den, home office, or breakfast room. Just beyond this room is access to a deck and large fenced-in backyard. The second floor features three decently sized bedrooms, and the third floor is home to a spacious, loft-style fourth bedroom and en-suite bathroom. This residence is close to Chestnut Hill shops and restaurants, and is a short distance from public transportation.

This home’s price was reduced by $5,000 on March 6. 

210 E. Evergreen Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19118 [Amy Greenstein | Elfant Wissahickon Realtors]

34 E. Willow Grove Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19118 | TREND image via Zillow

34 E. Willow Grove Ave. | 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths, 2,112 square feet, $489,000

Yet again, we have another home whose main level follows a living room, dining room, kitchen format. This property as a whole, though, is still a nice contender on the hunt for a house in Chestnut Hill. A family room is located on the main level off of the kitchen, giving the residence an additional space for entertaining or relaxing. From the family room, homeowners can access the fenced-in backyard via sliding glass doors. Although it remains unfinished, the basement is painted and clean and can be utilized for storage space. The second floor is home to the master suite, as well as a second bedroom. The third and fourth bedrooms are located on the third floor. Situated on a street with easy parking and convenient access to local shops, this residence is a great choice for future homeowners.

34 E. Willow Grove Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19118 [Lawrence DiFranco | Elfant Wissahickon Realtors]

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