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: 489 About Jac: ...
As a former Project Manager and Sales & Marketing executive with over 25 years of both national and international experience, Barb brings that same discipline, focus, expertise and skill set that made her successful in a corporate world, on a personal level at SPACE & COMPANY.
Barb has lived in and around the Philadelphia area for over 25 years and has a keen eye for real estate. She spent two years as a Director of the Northern Liberties Neighborhood Association Board of Directors, and eight years on the Northern Liberties Zoning committee, providing feedback and approval for countless real estate projects. During this time, Northern Liberties virtually transformed from a true mixed use environment (commercial, indu strial and residential stitched together) to a mostly residential & commercial neighborhood that has managed to maintain its identity.
Whether you are looking for a new home, want to sell your existing home, looking for an investment property, or land to build on, Barb is eager to put her background, experience and wide array of resources to use to help you make the decision that is right for you and guide you through the process efficiently and effectively.