Welcome to Chestnut Hill
An artsy neighborhood with proximity to Wissahickon Park
Known as the “Garden District of Philadelphia,” you won't find many places lovelier than Chestnut Hill to call home. Tree-lined streets, lush parks, and vibrant gardens adorn this walkable neighborhood. And while nature abounds, the vibrancy of Germantown Avenue, with its shopping and dining options, isn't far away. Chestnut Hill offers efficient train service to downtown Philadelphia and surrounding suburbs.
This hip and artsy community is perfect for those who enjoy living in nature and walking to their favorite coffee shops and art studios. This is just one of the many reasons the American Planning Commission named it one of the top ten neighborhoods in the U.S.
What to Love
- Beautiful green and floral spaces, including Wissahickon Park
- Easy access to downtown Philadelphia via train
- Vibrant Germantown Avenue for dining and shopping
- Walkable neighborhood
- A pleasing blend of modern and historic housing
The residents of Chestnut Hill enjoy both a physically active and culturally rich lifestyle. The charming neighborhood invites residents to stroll along the tree-lined streets and enjoy the recreational centers. In addition, Germantown Avenue presents many opportunities for a great meal, shopping experience, or fun-filled adventure. It even boasts a terrific farmer's market with the freshest produce. And even though Chestnut Hill offers its residents plenty to do, they're only minutes away by train to downtown Philadelphia.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
With all that Germantown Avenue and the surrounding areas provide, it's easy to spend the day there. You will find terrific dining, shopping, and places to rest, relax, and people-watch right on the avenue.
One of the places to grab a bite in Chestnut Hill is Cake
, where you can enjoy brunch or lunch. While you're there, treat yourself to a delicious slice of cake. If you want another sweet treat, head to Bredenbeck's
for homemade ice cream and other tempting treats. The Night Kitchen Bakery
offers out-of-this-world baked goods and tasty beverages like a vanilla chai latte. If you're spending a night with the family or meeting friends, Market at the Fareway
offers delicious pizza and a beer garden with a fun outdoor vibe.
Things to Do
In addition to the great activities always available in Chestnut Hill, residents look forward to special events throughout the year. They don't let winter stop them from enjoying themselves with Chestnut Hill on Ice
, which takes place at the end of January and impresses spectators with fantastic ice sculptures. The bonfire and live music help keep everyone warm.
Holidays on the Hill
start right before Thanksgiving and go through Christmas with many activities and fabulous sights throughout the season. Holiday shopping on Germantown Avenue is also great for supporting your neighbors and local businesses.
The Home & Garden Festival
happens in early May. In addition to countless booths that will help you turn your home and garden into an oasis, they also provide live entertainment, plenty of food options, and lots of activities for the kids.
- Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, Grades PreK-12