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The 50 Hottest Philadelphia Neighborhoods and Nearby Towns

Did your neighborhood make the cut? Here’s a list of the Philadelphia region’s priciest places* and most expensive neighborhoods in 2019. 1. Gladwyne (19035), Main Line […]

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How Yardley Went From Quaint, Sleepy Suburb to Happening River Town

Before they opened the Vault brewpub in Yardley in hopes of launching an unlikely nightlife scene, the Cain family saw the sleepy Bucks County borough […]

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Fishtown: An Oral History (So Far)

The neighborhood that symbolizes a new Philadelphia finds itself at a crossroads. From Roland Kassis to Stephen Starr, 26 people who made Fishtown what it […]

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Living in Mt. Airy: A Neighborhood Guide

Mount Airy is the middle sibling of a trio of Northwest Philly neighborhoods, sitting between Germantown and Chestnut Hill in both elevation and status. It […]

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Living in Brewerytown: A Neighborhood Guide

As you may or may not know, Philadelphia is where Americans were first introduced to what’s now the country’s most popular style of beer. Though […]

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Living in Narberth: A Neighborhood Guide

Getting off the SEPTA Regional Rail train in Narberth or turning off busy Montgomery Avenue onto one of its far quieter streets, one might be […]

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Living in Fishtown: A Neighborhood Guide

Fishtown got its name because of fish, of course. In the 1730s, the Germans and Englishmen who poured into the newly created town of Kensington […]

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Living in Phoenixville: A Neighborhood Guide

Like the mythical bird that gives the town its name, Phoenixville has risen from the ashes of deindustrialization. For most of its existence, the borough […]

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Living in Northern Liberties: A Neighborhood Guide

Northern Liberties began with America’s first two-for-one deal. In order to entice settlers to take up residence in his new colony of Pennsylvania, William Penn promised early purchasers […]

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Living in Spring Garden: A Neighborhood Guide

Spring Garden is Philadelphia’s original ritzy suburb. The land that now comprises it was where William Penn established an estate called Springettsbury Farm. How this morphed […]

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Living in Fairmount: A Neighborhood Guide

Many of today’s Fairmount residents may not know how their neighborhood got its name. The name comes from the hill atop which the Philadelphia Museum of […]

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Living in East Passyunk: A Neighborhood Guide

What may well be the most celebrated intersection in all Philadelphia lies in East Passyunk: “Cheesesteak Corner,” where South 9th Street and East Passyunk Avenue […]

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Living in Pennsport: A Neighborhood Guide

Second Street? Where’s that? Once you cross Washington Avenue headed south, the thoroughfare that goes by that name everywhere outside Pennsport becomes “Two Street,” the […]

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Living in Hawthorne: A Neighborhood Guide

Nobody knows for certain how Hawthorne came to be called Hawthorne. The earliest use of that name in the territory bounded by Washington Avenue and […]

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Living in Chestnut Hill: A Neighborhood Guide

Like its just-down-the-hill neighbor, Mt. Airy, Chestnut Hill started out as a summer retreat. In fact, the Germans who were the first white settlers up […]