Germantown was originally founded in 1683, separate from Philadelphia. Germantown existed long before our country did! The neighborhood was officially incorporated into the City of Philadelphia in 1854. (Read the full history of Germantown here). Germantown is about 6 miles northwest of City ... » Learn More about Germantown
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Philadelphia, PA 19118
Northwest Philly Neighborhood History
Mt. Airy essentially started as a vacation area! Wealthy Philadelphia residents would build second homes in Mt. Airy to escape the stifling summer heat in the City. Mt. Airy sits at a much higher elevation than Center City, and sees cooler temperatures as a result. (Check out the full history of the ... » Learn More about Mt. Airy
Chestnut Hill is lovingly, and appropriately, known as the Garden District of Philadelphia. It is a stunningly green area with loads of ancient trees, lots of well-kept gardens, and green space galore! Chestnut Hill was originally part of Mt. Airy (which was originally part of Germantown)! ... » Learn More about Chestnut Hill
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