5.4 out of 10

East Germantown

40.0467725871313 -75.1626345000068
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Public Transport
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Parking
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Medical Facilities
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Tourists

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"EAST GERMANTOWN - History Lessons Abound"

Germantown has a long storied history. As the name implies, it was settled by Germans and the site of significant American and Philadelphia history. It was the site of the first Quaker revolt against slavery in 1688 and was the home of many abolitionists including the Johnson, Pastorius, Hendericks, Updegraeff and Kunders's Families.

To escape the Yellow Fever epidemic in the 1790s, President George Washington and his family took refuge at the Deshler – Morris House.

Germantown sits above North Philadelphia but below Chestnut Hill. Several schools continue to call the area home: Germantown Friends School and the Germantown Academy.

Although pockets of poverty have taken root in the area among the beautiful stone homes and spacious lawns; there is still a serene quality about life in Germantown. Property values have increased by 16 percent in the last few years, according to a survey by the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Transportation is plentiful although at a distance where parts of Germantown border Fairmount Park. In the winter, you need a car.

National Historic Districts include: Awbury and Tulpehocken along with National Historic Landmarks such as the John Johnson House, an Underground Railroad landmark and Cliveden, the home of Benjamin Chew. This was an important location of the Battle of Germantown during the Revolutionary War.
Pros
  • Historical sites
  • Lovely houses
  • Quiet
Cons
  • Far from things
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Offers plenty of historic spots to visit"

Germantown is a neighborhood located in the northwest section of Philadelphia and about eight miles outside of Center City. It is bordered by Wissahickon Avenue, Roberts Avenue, Wister Street, Stenton Avenue and Washington Lane.
The neighborhood is one of the most historic parts of the Philadelphia and features many large and beautiful houses, including the Deshler-Morris House located at 5442 Germantown Avenue. Germantown is a quiet neighborhood stretching about two miles long.
Germantown offers many private Quaker schools including Greene Street Friends School, Germantown Friends School and William Penn Charter School, which is the oldest Quaker school in the world. It is also home to the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf.
One of the most notable locations in Germantown is Cliveden, also known as the Benjamin Chew House. This historic mansion is located at 6401 Germantown Pike and was the scene of one of the bloodiest battles during the American Revolutionary War. The mansion is open to the public for walking tours and features a picture of a woman drawn in blood by a dying British soldier.
Germantown is a great place to live if you want to start a family. The spacious houses offer plenty of room and large yards for kids to run and play.
Pros
  • Historical sites
  • Lovely houses
  • Quiet
Cons
  • Far from things
  • Need a car to get around
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers

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