Mt. Airy Named Top City Neighborhood Nationwide by CNN

Mt. Airy Named Top City Neighborhood Nationwide by CNN

Happy Thursday, Philadelphia! It’s a most wonderful day in the neighborhood…

This week, one of Philadelphia’s neighborhoods was voted by CNN as one of the top city neighborhoods nationwide.

Mt. Airy was among the 10 neighborhoods that were featured, alongside Brooklyn’s Park Slope, Lakeview in Chicago, and Silver Lake, Los Angeles. The neighborhood’s “racially and religiously diverse” population was cited as well as the “historic homes and leafy streets.”

Houses in the area start at about $200,000, roughly 30% lower than its neighboring areas. With just a 10-minute walk from Fairmount Park, and rentals and real estate being quite low, Mt. Airy is a great choice if you’re looking to move to the Philadelphia area! Crime rates are also lower than for the city overall. If interested in looking at properties, contact us today!

Germantown Avenue, which divides East and West Mount Airy, is the backbone of the neighborhood and home to shops, art centers, and restaurants.

We’d like to share with you some of our favorite places in Mt. Airy…

The Wine Thief Bistro

This Mount Airy bistro is the place to go if you’re looking for a relaxing evening with a friendly atmosphere. This inviting space offers a great “wine by the glass” selection and their menu appeals to vegetarians and carnivores alike! This is definitely a nice little gem in the neighborhood – and definitely worth making the trip for dinner.

7152 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19119

Goat Hollow

“Take a neighborhood bar whose owners aged out of the business. Stir in two veterans of the Center City restaurant scene, and add a chef who knows what a bar crowd wants to eat. That’s the recipe at just-reopened Goat Hollow on Mount Pleasant Avenue in Mount Airy. ” Whether you stop in for lunch, dinner, or brunch, Goat Hollow is a great American brassiere you should check out! Their extensive and creative menu features anything from scallops over risotto cakes, fried chicken and waffles, vegan tofu stir-fry, to delicious burgers and sandwiches.

300 W Mt Pleasant Ave
Philadelphia 19119

Earth, Bread and Brewery

This socially conscious brewpub in Mount Airy serves handcrafted beers, amazing flatbreads and great wine and spirits. Earth, Bread & Brewery was featured by Zagat as a “best first date restaurant” and “best restaurants with microbrews in Philadelphia.” It has a neighborhood-feel with funky, recycled decor that “plays up the earth theme” and is versatile for families.

7136 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19119

High Point Café

This friendly little café brews your beverages fresh for you! Try their delicious pastries and crepes! Also, for dog lovers, this place has outdoor seating that welcomes all our canine furry friends. They even have a bowl of water and dog biscuits available.

602 Carpenter Ln
Philadelphia, PA 19119

Check out the full CNN Top City Neighborhoods List!


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