Once Upon a Time: West Mt. Airy Fairytale Home

For anyone who has ever fantasized about a picturesque house among nature’s finest, this  five-bedroom English Cotswold may be the answer to your dreams.

Proudly displaying a stone hearth, wood-beam ceilings, and stained glass, this 1950s house has multiple fireplaces, including one with a carved mural.

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Mt. Airy Rental: Six-Bedroom Home With Sauna

This enormous house would be pretty special even without a sauna, but you have to admit, that’s certainly a distinctive feature. In addition, the home has beautiful floors, from hardwood to tile; a fireplace; a finished basement with multiple, discrete spaces; a servant’s stairway to the second floor; three full bathrooms; and more.

Most important to those who embrace Mt. Airy for its proximity to green, the home has a front yard, a side yard and a backyard–as well as a front porch and a storage shed.

It’s only a couple blocks from Germantown Avenue and a few more than that to SEPTA’s Allens Lane station. It’s convenient but technically in East Mt. Airy. If you’re someone who gets snobby about such a distinction, well, you may be missing out.

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Mt. Airy Announces Food Vendors for Street Fare

Mt. Airy Street Fare

After two successful night markets in conjunction with the Food Trust, Mt. Airy is stepping out on its own to throw Mt. Airy’s Street Fare: Sip, Savor, Stroll. The event is set for Thursday, September 19th and like Night Market will showcase  tons of food trucks and local restaurants lining Germantown Avenue between Sedgwick Street and Mt. Airy Avenue. In addition to all the food and drink, there will be two stages for live entertainment , a craft show, a fashion truck and family activity zone.

And Eagles fans, do not to worry, the Eagles vs. Chiefs game will be broadcast.

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West Mt. Airy Bang for the Buck: Mansion With Nine Bedrooms for $650,000

Built in 1925, this home must have been quite grand in its day, with an interior to match its exterior. These days it still cuts a grand figure but has quite a surprise to offer: Inside, it’s completely renovated, with stainless steel appliances, bamboo floors, and distinctly contemporary notes like glass vessel sinks and recessed lighting. There’s even new stucco, new electrical and new plumbing. The house is positively bathed in newness, but still fits in with the Mt. Airy aesthetic.

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Morning Headlines: CNN Money Says Philly’s Best Neighborhood Is Mt. Airy

Philadelphia is chock-full of great neighborhoods, some well-known, some up-and-coming, some waiting to be discovered, others still waiting for better days to come again.

But of all the city’s dazzling variety of neighborhoods, which one most impressed the CNN Money editors this year? Mt. Airy, the Northwest Philly neighborhood that serves as the bridge between Germantown and Chestnut Hill.

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Mt. Airy Is Having A Street Fare

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Not to sound hokey but it’s nice to see a good plan come together. When the crew from The Food Trust partnered with Mt. Airy USA this winter to host its second Night Market in the neighborhood, they did so with the intent of turning future Mt. Airy Night Markets over to the folks at the community development corp. Now, that plan is coming to fruition as Mt. Airy USA announces its first installment of “Street Fare: Sip, Savor, Stroll.”

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Earth in a Box?

earth_bread_breweryWe’ve been talking about delivery at Luke’s Lobster and Paesano’s over the past couple of days. And now comes word that Mount Airy’s Earth Bread + Brewery is finally doing takeout. After five-years in business they are finally taking call-in orders for their fine pizzas flatbreads.

Days and times may be restricted due to how busy the dining room is but the dream of walking out with a hot flatbread in a box in one hand and a growler of EB+B beer in the other, is finally a possibility. Give them a call, you might just be in luck.

Earth Bread + Brewery [Official Site]
215-242-6666

Splendiferous Interiors: Entirely Purple Dive Bar for Sale

The blue-on-the-outside, purple-on-the-inside (like a gobstopper) Ingram Lounge is for sale in East Mt. Airy, and it’s being marketed as an investment opportunity with a “well-established clientele.” The bar is “ready for a new owner operator looking to start their own brand or expand an existing concept.”

May we issue a request to the new owner of this bar? PLEASE DO NOT ALTER THE INTERIOR PAINT OR TAKE DOWN THE STREAMERS.

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The Many Benefits of Moving to Mt. Airy

Moving to Mt. Airy

Tucked away in northwest Philadelphia, Mt. Airy is a bit of a natural wonder in the midst of an urban jungle. The Wissahickon section of Fairmount park winds itself through the neighborhood, allowing residents and visitors to forget they’re in the city when they venture off along its trails. Mt. Airy owes its name to William Allen, who built a summer country estate in 1750 at the site of the current Lutheran Theological Seminary on Germantown Ave. He called his home “Mount Airy.”

The major artery through Mt. Airy is Germantown Ave., which divides the area into East and West Mt. Airy. The avenue offers restaurants, shops and galleries, and stays open late the first Friday of every month for Mt. Airy First Friday. The arts thrive in the neighborhood, which is home to Mount Airy Contemporary Artists Space, Mt. Airy Art Garage, the Philadelphia Folksong Society, and the Stagecrafters Theater. And there are plenty of great restaurants and bars in the area, including Avenida, Earth Bread & Brewery, Tiffin and Wine Thief Bistro. And of course, the newly renovated Weaver’s Way Co-Op is a popular spot for local, natural and organic food.

Mt. Airy is also rich in Early American attractions, including Historic Rittenhouse Town, where the first paper mill in North America was built in the 1680s, as well as historic homes such as Upsala Mansion, Wyck, Grumblethorpe and the Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion.

The neighborhood itself is characterized by charming older homes with plenty of character. The region is family-friendly,  and professionals who work in the city will find easy access to downtown via public transportation—or if they’re more adventuresome along bike trails.

Click here for more information on homes available in Mt. Airy.

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