The city of Brotherly Love has a rich and vibrant history. The Liberty Bell is here, along with the steps Sylvester Stallone made famous in Rocky. Philadelphia is a thriving city with affordable living costs, and this includes home prices. When you’re ready to start house hunting, one of the first steps is to pick a neighborhood.
From Mt Airy to Wissahickon Walk and Brewerytown, homebuyers will find the perfect neighborhood that fits their lifestyle.
Situated between Chestnut Hill and Germantown, Mt Airy is part of a trio of neighborhoods on Philly’s northwest side. It’s a diverse, multi-culture neighborhood that’s drawing urbanites in.
Mt Airy is an established neighborhood that gets its name from the original summer resort built by William Allen after the American Revolution. The west side boasts spacious million-dollar homes on tree-lined streets, some complete with a dedicated entertainment room perfect for installing you’re A/V receiver and other audio components.
Homes on the east side are more affordably priced, and you still get the same quiet, family-friendly vibe in the neighborhood. With shops, restaurants, and easy access to SEPTA bus and rail routes, you have everything you need within walking distance of your new home.
Bordering Wissahickon Valley Park and the Schuykill River, Wissahickon Walk is a neighborhood for nature lovers. It also boasts a low crime rate and plenty of activities for residents. Along with the 20-mile long Wissahickon Walking Trail, the neighborhood has a thriving nightlife with restaurants, bars, and clubs spotlighting local musicians on the weekends.
Home styles vary from mid-century to more modern. It’s a well-established community that is continuing to grow. Most homes on the market are mid-sized and competitively priced. Along with free-standing homes, you can also find condominiums and townhomes. If you’re interested in a condo, Wissahickon Walk Condominium Complex is close to schools, public transportation, and everything else the neighborhood has to offer.
Brewerytown is a northern Philadelphia neighborhood named for the nine breweries that called the area home. The breweries closed during the Prohibition Era, but the neighborhood is experiencing a revitalization. Beer gardens and craft breweries are moving back in, along with restaurants, shops, and new residents.
It is an upcoming neighborhood, but home prices are still affordable. However, prices are increasing as the revitalization continues. Row homes line the streets, along with warehouses converted into lofts and luxury apartments. You can also find bargain prices on fixer-uppers.
Along with the breweries and restaurants, the neighborhood is a short walk away from Fairmount Park. It’s the largest park in Philadelphia, and it’s also not far from the Philadelphia Zoo.
Located in Philadelphia, Franklin Investment Realty is familiar with every neighborhood in the city of Brotherly Love. Their expertise covers all types of dwellings, including condos and luxury homes.
Whether you want a quiet, family-friendly neighborhood to call home or one with a vibrant nightlife, Matt Scannapieco and his team at Franklin Investment Realty will help you find the perfect home in a neighborhood you’ll love.
– Karl Kennedy