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The Best Neighborhoods in Philadelphia to Buy a Home

The Best Neighborhoods in Philadelphia to Buy a Home

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When the City of brotherly Love is calling your name it is easy to feel overwhelmed simply because of the sheer size of the place. Philadelphia is home to many great neighborhoods but that doesn’t mean they are all going to be perfect for you. As you enter, or continue, your home buying journey it’s important to think about what’s absolutely necessary for your life and what would be nice but is possible to live without.

Following that line of thinking, it’ll be easy to determine the neighborhood that’s right for you. When looking at what you’d like for the present day, always remember how your needs might change in the coming years. With that in mind, here’s some great options as to what could become your new neighborhood when you move to one of the greatest cities in America.

Chestnut Hill

If beauty and class are the most important things on your list when looking at Philadelphia houses for sale, look no further. This neighborhood also offers all the safety you will need for your family to feel comfortable, all perfectly blended in the beauty that is the original vision of the United States. Plenty of features are still retained from the earliest days of the country making your simple walk to the store feel like a stroll through time.

For those concerned about education above all else, Chestnut Hill is also known for great options when it comes to private schools, such as the Springside Chestnut Hill Academy and  Norwood-Fontbonne Academy. There’s also the world-renowned Chestnut Hill college whose old world Beauty is the prize of Chestnut Hill itself. 


What was once known as one of the rougher neighborhoods to be found in Philadelphia, Fishtown has found a new lease on life. It is now one of the hippest areas throughout the city thanks to the copious amounts of bars and restaurants that give the neighborhood its current fame.

While that might not be the most exciting area for those with young families, it is one of the best places to be for working professionals who are concerned about their social lives, only second to their careers. With Fishtown also comes affordability, making this the perfect place for those leaving their parents home and going right into one of their own.

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If Philadelphia is calling your name but you’re a little worried about missing your small town roots, Manayunk is that perfect middle ground for you. With this neighborhood right in proximity to the Schuylkill, you’ll find this quieter part of Philadelphia that allows you to only have the intensity of the city when you want it. 

Even though it feels like the most small-town of the city, there’s no need to feel like there’s nothing to do. Plenty of history surrounds Manayunk and that’s not all there is to explore. While it doesn’t have the nightlife that would be found in the likes of Fish town, there’s still some of the best eats and bars found anywhere throughout the city, regardless of what neighborhood you’re in.

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