Welcome to Chestnut Hill

Chestnut Hill is a neighborhood in the Northwest section of Philadelphia and is one of the city’s most beautiful and historic communities. Centered around Germantown Avenue, Chestnut Hill is surrounded by Fairmount Park and adjacent to the Philadelphia neighborhood of Mt. Airy as well as the Montgomery County suburbs of Oreland, Wyndmoor and Lafayette Hill. It feels like a rural suburb while at the same time being just a short drive or train ride from Center City Philadelphia. Germantown Avenue, Chestnut Hill’s main street, features a variety of shops and fine dining options and is known for its walk-ability and charm. The homes here range from modest townhouses to extravagant, sprawling estates. Chestnut Hill was awarded one of the top seven urban enclaves in the USA by Forbes.com and was selected as a 2010 Distinctive Destination by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Chestnut Hill is the home to Chestnut Hill College, Chestnut Hill Hospital and the Woodmere Art Museum. Of the many local parks and arboretums, some include Pastorius Park, the Wissahickon Valley portion of the Fairmount Park system, and the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Getting Around

Philadelphia International Airport: 36 min
Center City: 30 min
Ardmore: 33 min
Major Roads: Germantown Avenue, Stenton Avenue, I-76, Fort Washington Expy


Population: 10,919
Zip Code19118
County: Philadelphia
Median Home Value: $593,000

Top Local Highlights

Morris Arboretum

The Morris Arboretum attracts visitors from all across Pennsylvania for its 92-acres of preserved green space. Here, you'll uncover a variety of perfectly landscaped gardens, as well as many greenhouses and exhibits. Whether you're taking in the art at the Sculpture Garden or relishing in the beauty of the Rose Garden, you're sure to have a good time at this verdant destination.

Market at the Fareway

Previously known as the Chestnut Hill Farmers Market, the Market at the Fareway showcases local fruits, vegetables, and other artisan goods from nearly 20 different local vendors. However, what makes this market truly unique is its selection of eclectic prepared foods. There's nowhere else in town where you can find sushi, falafel, and even Tibetan dumplings all in one spot!

Wissahickon Valley Park

This 2,042-acre park surrounds almost half of Chestnut Hill, and it's also the community's premiere outdoor destination. There's no better place to explore nature on foot, bike, or horse—and the park also has plenty of exciting natural landmarks. Highlights include the historic Rittenhouse Town, multiple covered bridges, and the breathtaking Devil's Pool water feature.

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What You'll Love About Chestnut Hill


Chestnut Hill is a community that's ideal for commuters who work in Center City—you can access Philly via Interstate 76, bus, or the SEPTA Regional Rail, which operates multiple stations in the area. The University of Pennsylvania and Health System, Comcast, American Airlines, and the local government are just a few of the largest employers near Chestnut Hill.


Younger residents of Chestnut Hill are served by the Philadelphia City School District, which operates over 330 schools throughout the Philly area. Many students also attend local private schools just minutes away from Chestnut Hill—Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, Norwood-Fontbonne Academy, and the Germantown Friends School are all popular options.


You don't have to travel into Center City to have some fun when you live in Chestnut Hill! You could spend an entire afternoon strolling along Germantown Avenue, where you'll encounter hidden gems like Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant or Greene Street Luxury Consignment. The town also hosts plenty of year-round events, including the Harry Potter Festival and the Fall for the Arts Festival.

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