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Mount Airy

Like the name suggests, located in a mountainous terrain, this enclave of Tudor and 1900's and midcentury homes known for their charm is conveniently minutes from Center City via the scenic West River Drive.

At a Glance

BOUNDARIES

Bounded on the northwest by the Cresheim Valley (part of Fairmount Park), west by the Wissahickon Gorge, and Germantown borders the southeast and Stenton Avenue marks the northeast border.

TRANSPORTATION

SEPTA's Regional Rail lines - Chestnut Hill West and Chestnut Hill East line, SEPTA's bus lines 18, 23, 53, H and L.

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Overview

In 2011, the New York Times described the influx of new businesses to Mount Airy as a "cultural revival" buoyed by "the neighborhood's reasonable housing costs." In 2013, CNNMoney named Mount Airy one of America's top ten best big-city neighborhoods.

The neighborhood has a variety of independent shoots, restaurants, art galleries, clothing stores, coffee shops, gastropub, wine bar, fitness centers, and professional offices. Mt. Airy also has two tented farmers’ markets.