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Germantown

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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.

 

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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

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5340 Wingohocking Terrace has been renovated from top to bottom, seamlessly blending elegant original details with all of today's modern conveniences.

Just some of this home's many features include: hardwood flooring throughout the first floor; an open layout, making for easy entertaining; a gourmet kitchen with granite counters, light wood cabinetry, custom tile backsplash, and a large center island with counter-top seating; over-sized first floor laundry room; plenty of outdoor space, with a large front porch and fenced-in back yard; massive third floor master suite with spa-like bathroom, including a large soaking tub; spacious bedrooms with tons of natural light; and a finished basement, perfect for a family room, home office, or spare

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We love this time of year...Philly Beer Week, and this year we are especially excited! This time around we are not only focused on the brews but the special connection we have to one local brewery in the works for Wayne Junction, more specifically, 137 Berkley Street.


Real Estate & Beer, you may be asking yourself, what do they have in common? Well for the owners of the Attic Brewing Company, Todd & Laura Lacy, we were able to work with them to find their home just around the corner from the location for their brewery! Wayne Junction is on the verge of a major redevelopment and after sitting down and speaking with the Lacy’s we’ve found that they could not be more thrilled and honored to be a part of this change. The neighborhood is a tight-knit

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International Museum Day: It’s International Museum Day & although there are only a few hours left in the day, there is still time to celebrate! Today only you can visit a handful of museums for FREE! This includes but isn’t limited to: the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Penn Museum, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts & many more. Be sure to check their times and if select museums participate before heading out tonight!       Union vs. Real Salt Lake: The Flyers & the Sixers may be finished for the season but the Phillies and our own Philadelphia Union are just getting started! Kick off is at 7:30 pm so hopefully the weather breaks a bit by then so you can head down to the stadium for a nice evening on the waterfront.
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Stunning Victorian home on premier tree lined street in the heart of Germantown!

This spacious home presents an amazing opportunity to renovate a piece of history, featuring double height ceilings, original wood work and amazing details throughout.

The first floor features a living room, library with custom floor to ceiling shelving, and a full eat-in kitchen with butlers pantry.

The second floor features 4 oversized bedrooms with massive original windows , access to a full hall bath and laundry room.

The top floor features a separate nanny/in-law suite complete with kitchen, full bath and living room.

In addition to all of this there are 3 fireplaces throughout the home, a woodshop on the main floor, an expansive green

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Beautiful Victorian home located on a quiet street in Germantown!

Enter through the wrap around front porch and discover fabulous details throughout, including high ceilings, original hardwood flooring & wood details, and large windows for ample natural light.

The open living room create a spacious feeling and creates an ideal space for entertaining friends and family.

Continue through the elegant dining room to the bright updated kitchen, complete with flawless countertops, charming cabinetry and access to the rear yard.The perfect place for relaxing outdoors and barbecuing!

Upstairs reveals 3 lovely bedrooms which could work wonderfully as a guest bedrooms or home office. Past the conveniently located hall bath, be sure

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School boards, in a search for revenue, raise the hackles of commercial property owners all over Philly's suburbs; The Gallery's small merchants express sadness at the end of their tenure there—and some resentment over holiday rent surcharges imposed just before they got their eviction notices; The former head of the Ironworkers Union is convicted on racketeering, extortion and conspiracy charges for his use of vandalism and violence to force builders to use union labor; and after the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority rejected a proposal to turn it into low-income senior housing, Germantown residents call a meeting to discuss ways to save the historic Germantown YWCA from demolition:

Fighting words: Spot assessments (Philadelphia Business Journal)

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A five-year job creation tax credit lures a large accounting firm into the city from the suburbs; fans and foes of the FDR Park velodrome square off; Goodbye Queen Lane Apartments, hello Queen Lane Apartments; and a tour calls attention to the disappearing churches of Fishtown and Kensington by showcasing some of the threatened ones:

Exclusive: Tax credits lure big accounting firm to Center City from suburbs (Philadelphia Business Journal)
Backers, foes sound off at meeting over planned velodrome (The Philadelphia Inquirer|Philly.com) 
Groundbreaking event marks ceremonial start of $22m PHA project in Germantown (Newsworks|WHYY) 
With Churches Fast Disappearing in Fishtown, A Chance to See What's at Stake (Hidden City Daily)

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The Gallery's owners drop hints that the makeover will turn it into a premium fashion outlet mall; Finally, someone responded to the SS United States Conservancy's SOS; Say goodbye to the Four Seasons next summer, at least for the next three years, as it will close for transformation into an as-yet-unnamed new luxury hotel. The Four Seasons will see you in the new Comcast tower in 2018; and the development of a secret shelter for battered women in Germantown blows a hole in Nutter Administration arguments about the new zoning process being more open and transparent, a hole City Council is now moving to plug:

Fashion outlets to The Gallery? (Philadelphia Business Journal)
The SS United States is Safe—For Now (Philadelphia magazine) 
Four Seasons to close

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Some mortgage servicers have cleaned up their act since word got out about their sloppy handling of loans and the damage caused to borrowers, but some haven't; Hidden City returns to Germantown Town Hall to see how the seeds it planted with "Germantown City Hall" have sprouted; Newsworks' Jonathan Zimmerman worries what our zeal to sell naming rights to everything says about our respect for the public realm; and an Allentown man's last-ditch attempt to cover over a trail of lies by torching the house he was about to buy gets him hauled off to the hoosegow instead;

Mortgage servicers are still wrecking lives (Interest.com|Philly.com)
Community Collective Pushing for Reuse of Germantown Town Hall (Hidden City Daily)
Naming rights and the erosion of public

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