18 Mainland Road in Mainland, Pa., has a lot of hallmarks of Victorian Italianate architecture, with three stories, flat roof and the ornamental cornices and brackets typical of the style. The symmetry of the squared off windows, though not strictly adherent to the form as defined today, is rather satisfying and clean. The four-bedroom, three-bath house was built in 1855, not long after the Italianate style came to the U.S., having been inspired by Tuscan villas. If the idea of a Tuscan villa in Montgomery County appeals, read on.
Alas, we reach the end of our journey through Philadelphia Magazine’s Real Estate 2013 issue: The New Hot Neigborhoods. Our last stop? Not one neighborhood, really, but several: bucolic spots like Red Hill, Pennsburg, East Greenville–anywhere a Main Street will do.
There’s more Hottest Neighborhoods 2013 action coming your way, and this time it’s the great suburb of Bryn Mawr, a surprisingly affordable Main Line stalwart. Bryn Mawr is relatively close to town via easy public transportation and it has a really, really good movie theater.
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Look at all that green–who wouldn’t want to escape the city and retreat to verdant open spaces? And that, according to Philadelphia Magazine’s April 2013 Real Estate issue, is some of what homebuyers can find in Thornbury Township, where there’s just one stoplight. Just one.
Lovely New Hope, with its charming commercial corridor that brings Philly day-trippers and lovers of candles, has become a popular choice for homebuyers as well, who appreciate the borough’s gay-friendliness and bucolic, rural real estate that still manages to be close to civilization.
How can you not admire a neighborhood–a borough, actually–that has such an adorable nickname? Conshy has long been a favorite suburb of Philadelphia, not only in terms of living there, but for reverse commuting as well. At only 15 miles from Philly and an easy regional rail ride, it makes good sense for those who’d rather be in Montco.
Here it is: the first suburban entry in Philadelphia Magazine’s April 2013 Real Estate issue “The New Hot Neighborhoods.” East Greenwich certainly isn’t new to East Greenwich, but while Graduate Hospital feels like an inevitability in terms of real estate hotness, this pastoral New Jersey township is a bit of a surprise.
Philadelphia’s Magazine April 2013 issue featured the Philly area’s hottest neighborhoods, and it should come as no shock that Washington Square West–or Wash West, if you’re cool–makes the list of the city ’hoods.
It’s back! More neighborhoods from this month’s Real Estate Issue of Philadelphia Magazine–”The New Hot Neighborhoods.” This week we start out with what once would have been a bit of a surprise: Lower North Philly. But these days, with everyone feeling energy and excitement about North Broad Street, there’s hope–and house sales–in the air.
Speaking of Northern Liberties, as we were, it’s next on the list of Philadelphia Magazine’s Hottest Philadelphia City Neighborhoods. It’s amazing to see how the area has changed, from the days prior to Bart Blatstein’s Italian intervention to the evolution of BroLibs to the place it is now.