Destination

Chestnut Hill

Loaded with photo-worthy charm, Chestnut Hill is tucked in the northwest section of Philadelphia just 25 minutes from Center City. And thanks to its location near the Wissahickon and Cresheim creeks and Fairmount Park, this National Register Historic District enjoys an abundance of greenery and open spaces. Once a suburb where well-to-do Philadelphians escaped the city’s summer heat, Chestnut Hill saw an influx of year-round residents with the arrival of railroads in the 19th century. It was then, and still is, a relatively affluent community with an array of historic mansions and Victorian twins and row houses. Throughout the neighborhood there are unexpected delights including the Morris Arboretum and the Wissahickon Valley captivate visitors with their hidden trails, rippling waters and stunning natural treasures.

The main street, Germantown Avenue, is a treasure trove of shops, galleries, boutiques, home furnishings stores and restaurants. Stretching for almost 10 blocks, the avenue boasts cobblestones on the street and historic facades on many shops and businesses—all adding to the picturesque charm. Altogether, it creates a vibe that is lively but not wild and a quaint setting that is traditional but not stuffy, giving Chestnut Hill a village-like atmosphere.

How to get there

The SEPTA Chestnut Hill West Regional Rail Line stops at the top of “the Hill” on Germantown Avenue. The Chestnut Hill East station is located at 101 E. Chestnut Hill Avenue. SEPTA Bus Routes 23, 77, 94, 134 and L also run in the neighborhood.

Upcoming Local Happenings
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Pastorius Park Concert Series

Chestnut Hill

The 2017 Pastorius Park Concert Series takes place every Wednesday at 7:30p thru 7/26. Located in Chestnut Hill, Pastorius Park is 2 blocks west of Germantown Avenue on Millman Street. Take the Chestnut Hill East Line to Gravers Lane or the Chestnut Hill West Line to Chestnut Hill West or hop the Route 23.

20170628 00:00 20170727 00:00 America/New_York Pastorius Park Concert Series <p>The 2017 Pastorius Park Concert Series takes place every Wednesday at 7:30p thru 7/26. Located in Chestnut Hill, Pastorius Park is 2 blocks west of Germantown Avenue on Millman Street. Take the Chestnut Hill East Line to Gravers Lane or the Chestnut Hill West Line to Chestnut Hill West or hop the Route 23.</p> Pastorius Park, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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