Fall has come, and too often in Philly we are left devoid of fall's beauty. Too few trees with too slight a breeze means we often yearn for more of those country colored leaves. The options are limited though; barring a move out to the suburbs or a jackpot hit that get you a rittenhouse apartment, there are few good ways to stay connected to Philly while being able to take a deep breath and enjoy the season's change. If this describes you, it may be time to rethink an area you've often heard and too often ignored; it's time you revisit Philly's North West.
Take a drive along Boathouse Row or through Fairmount Park into the rolling hills of some of Philly's most distinct and understated neighborhoods. Too often branded as a "diploma & diapers" area, Manayunk and East Falls offer a unique and familiar feel of suburban life while maintaining the neighborhood vibes that define Philly's city living. Additionally, these neighborhoods remain a stone's throw from the rest of the city, connected by the regional rail, main drives, and backroads to take you anywhere you need to get back to. What sets these neighborhoods apart in many minds is the distinct downtown areas and regional identity often reserved for areas outside Philly proper.
In a market where too often people bet on the "next best place", it might be worth taking a look at some spots that have proven time and time again that they're not just great investments, they're great homes, and great places to build a life. So next time you head down 76, consider instead taking a ride down Kelly Drive, and seeing what beauty waits just beyond the bend.
Author:Jac Carson Phone: 412-251-7260 Dated: September 24th 2019 Views: 5,989 About Jac: ...
After graduating from Pennsylvania State University in 1997, Jivey has been living and loving life as a resident of Philadelphia. With her degree in Broadcasting and Cable, she has worked for many television production companies within Philadelphia, and has produced mostly home renovation television reality shows. Over those years, her love for the city, and real estate, has grown, and in 2003, she began buying and selling her own property in Philadelphia. She resides in the Fishtown/Kensington area, and is very much a part of the community as a DJ, television/film producer, and fitness enthusiast. As an avid food and drink aficionado, she can also direct you to the perfect night out, no matter what neighborhood you are looking, th roughout Philadelphia. Jivey is very much aware of the benefits that owning property gives to you, as well as what the challenges are that can arise. Her experience with television production and her ability to ask the right questions, have taught her how to listen closely and thereby discern the needs of her clients. Her goal is to ensure your home or investment purchase is a pleasant, exciting, and as stress-free of an experience as possible.