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5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
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"Premiere Destination"

Ask Philadelphia residents about Mt. Airy, you'll get two responses. The first type of response is glowing and complimentary; there will be comments on the exceptionally serene tree-lined blocks and friendly residents, quaint coffee shops and community characteristics. The other type of response? "I've never heard of it."

That's the thing about West Mt. Airy. Either you know about it, or you don't. Those that do know about it can talk about quality schools, family friendly activities and stores, historic homes and educated communities. Those that know about it can point to the iconic Lincoln Drive (there really is no better scenic drive into the city) as the perfect artery that separates the hustle and bustle of the city into the quiet neighborhood of good living. Those that know understand that W. Mt. Airy's Germantown Avenue is a cornerstone of culture and vibrant lifestyle. You can buy everything from fresh baked German bread to healthy African-American soul food to wheat grass smoothies to Mexican fare.

Those that don't know about it wouldn't be able to tell you about their neighborhood activities, it's closely connected and involved library that sponsors programs for kids. Those that don't know about it don't tell you about it's political power and it's high safety rating. Those that don't know about it couldn't tell you about it's exceptional diversity; everyone smiles, everyone cares and just about everyone values their differences.

Now that you know about West Mt. Airy, I suggest you give it a visit. Provide the same energy that Mt. Airy is providing you. If you have a family and aren't looking to hear traffic outside your door all day and night, this is the place for you. If you don't mind driving or waiting at a train station while reading a copy of "The Great Gatsby" this place is for you. If you don't mind historic homes and plenty of gardens and trees this place is for you. There's a reason people spend their entire lives here.
  • cultural
  • diverse
  • Fairmount Park
  • Lovely houses
  • beautiful architecture
  • clean
  • Getting expensive
Recommended for
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