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Germantown: The Best of Both Worlds

Posted by Admin PhillyLiving on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 at 12:00pm.

Even though it was named Curbed’s “Neighborhood of the Year”, Germantown by far is one of Philly’s best kept secrets- offering a little bit of what everyone is looking for when it comes to looking for a new place to call home. This quiet neighborhood in the northwest corridor of Philadelphia offers tree lined streets and plenty of space to enjoy nature such as the Wissahickon Valley Park or the Awbury Arboretum, but also includes tremendously easy access to SEPTA’s regional rail lines, ensuring any trip neighborhood residents want to make into Center City will be a breeze.

 

(photo courtesy of classictowns.org)

While you may want to take trips into Center City, that’s not to say there is a lack of things to do in Germantown itself. The neighborhood continues its theme of a seamless blend of old and new with historic sites to visit such as the Cliveden Mansion-a Revolutionary War landmark- as well as the underground railroad Museum, The Historic Johnson house and other historic homes, while also containing a variety of unique shops and cafes to enjoy, such as Rose Petals Café, the neighborhood also includes as a community centered art showroom, the iMPeRFeCT Gallery, allowing local artists and others to showcase their work.

(photo courtesy of classictowns.org)

Germantown has managed to excel at the balancing act many other neighborhoods struggle with: developing and moving forward with the times while at the same time preserving the original charm and character that makes an area stand out.


 

For those who are looking for a home that also strikes this perfect balance of historic charm and modern amenities, look no further than 5340 Wingohocking Terrace. The home’s charming stone exterior and large porch invites all, opening to a beautifully rehabbed interior with gleaming hardwood flooring, recessed lighting, brand new kitchen appliances and so much more. For more information about this home, please take a look or contact the listing agent, Susanna Kunkel- susanna@phillyliving.com.

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