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Chestnut Hill

Look up "charming" in the dictionary and this would pop up. Cobblestone streets, lined and peppered with shops and restaurants; surrounded by turn-of-the century homes just a trolly's ride away from Center City.

At a Glance

BOUNDARIES

Bounded in the northwest by Northwestern Avenue; west by the Wissahickon Gorge; northeast by Stenton Avenue; and on the southeast by the Cresheim Valley.

TRANSPORTATION

SEPTA Regional Rail - Chestnut Hill East Line and Chestnut Hill West Line, SEPTA bus routes 23, 77, L, 94 and 97

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FURTHER READING

Overview

Chestnust Hill lies to the northwest of Philadelphia. The neighborhood enjoys the peripheries of Wissahickon Gorge (a part of Fairmount Park) and Northwestern Avenue.

Frank Furness, the renowned architect of the Philadelphia Free Library and The Philadelphia Museum of Art, designed many of the historic homes in the area. Needless to say, a jaunt through this neighborhood will afford a plethora of charming sites, green areas and quaint little boutiques and shops. Go on and check it out for yourself!