7.0 out of 10

Wissahickon Hills

40.0396828653426 -75.2185196695348
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Shopping Options
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Life at the top (of a hill)"

Wissahickon Hills is a largely residential neighborhood located in Northwest Philadelphia. It is bound by the neighborhoods of Germantown a Mt. Airy andnd Fairmount Park. Most of the neighborhood is extremely hilly because it is located on a summit.
Wissahickon Hills is a moderately safe area due to extreme gentrification that has happened in recent years. The neighborhood offers many different housing options including classic two and three-story brick row homes and also single and double-family houses.
The main attraction of Wissahickon Hills is Wissahickon Creek, for which the area is named after. This lovely tributary runs for about 23 miles before emptying into the Schuylkill River. There are lots of parks created around Wissahickon Creek due to the natural beauty of the area. Residents can enjoy a taste of Mother Nature and go hiking, biking or jogging on the different park trails.
Roxborough Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia is also located near Wissahickon Hills.
Parts of the area are still a bit shady, but for the most part, Wissahickon Hills has good reputation for being affordable and safe. Due to the up-and-coming appeal of Fairmount and Mt. Airy, many people are considering moving to Wissahickon Hills.
Pros
  • Wissahickon Creek
  • Parks!
  • Nice homes
Cons
  • Lots of hills
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish

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