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Mount Airy

Mount Airy

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Stunning rehab in Mt Airy, located on a quiet street just off Germantown Avenue in the heart of the business district. This one-of-a-kind home boasts classic charm mixed with modern features throughout such as new fixtures, 10 year tax abatement, new plumbing, rebuilt front porch, new electric, refinished hardwood flooring, recessed lighting and a brand new kitchen.

Enter your new home through the thoughtfully designed open layout living room and immediately notice the modern kitchen equipped with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, abundance of cabinet space, with easy access to powder room and washer/dryer.

Upstairs are 3 large bedrooms with gleaming wall to wall hardwood, closets and great natural lighting.

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Surrounded by the lush greenery of Mt Airy, this recently rehabbed 2nd floor condo in a 4 unit detached Tudor building, includes a variety of desirable features, including elegant hardwood flooring, custom hardware added to all closets, high ceilings, and large windows with custom 2" blinds for ample natural light throughout.

The open living and dining area includes a charming sun room with radiant heated floors and a fantastic view of a tree lined street; just the spot for a lazy Sunday afternoon or for your morning cup of joe.

Or, choose to use this space as a third bedroom, office, den, playroom, or whatever suits you best!

Continue through this delightful unit to the ultra modern kitchen, complete with granite counters, stainless

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Comfort and elegance strike a perfect blend in this gorgeous, meticulously updated & upgraded Mount Airy stone twin.

Enter from the immense wooden porch and discover the beautifully tiled foyer with custom wainscoting and working fireplace, then turn left and continue into the open, spacious living area, complete with high ceilings, hardwood flooring, custom crown molding, recessed lighting and large windows for ample natural light.

From the living room, be sure to take a moment to admire the fabulous dining room, featuring stunning chandelier lights that naturally leads into a "cook's" kitchen, with tiled flooring, rich cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and custom tiled backsplash.

There is also a convenient powder room on the

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  • Rittenhouse
  • Queen Village/Bella Vista
  • Grad Hospital/Fitler Square
  • Northern Liberties/Fishtown
  • Art Museum/Fairmount
  • University City
  • Manayunk/Roxborough/East Falls
  • Chestnut Hill/Mt. Airy

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Agents have little trouble selling homes in Mt. Airy. The challenge is selling the buyers on the schools, and a neighborhood tour is tackling that one; Media's Granite Run Mall is about to lose an anchor; West Powelton residents trade verbal blows over the fate of a vacant lot that has housed a community garden for some time and may sprout homes instead; and the Delaware River Port Authority sheds another "economic development" asset by getting out of the ferry business:

Northwest Philly neighborhood schools invite real estate agents inside hallways, classrooms (Newsworks|WHYY)
J.C. Penney closing two stores locally, 40 nationally (Philadelphia Business Journal)
Fight over the Wiota Street Garden in West Powelton heats up (University City Review)

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The deal to sell the Philadelphia Gas Works is dead; the city's business community has decided to raise its voice in municipal politics; need more evidence that SEPTA is listening to its riders? Here's some from Delaware; and a Presbyterian church in Mt. Airy gets to have its cake and eat it too, as the developer who bought the property to convert its school into co-housing will let it continue to use the sanctuary:

UIL ends its bid to buy PGW (The Philadelphia Inquirer|
Business leaders form group to challenge city's political status quo (Philadelphia Business Journal)
The petition worked: SEPTA is adding more trips to Delaware (
No displacement for Mount Airy Presbyterian Church (The Philadelphia Tribune)

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Sorry, Carpenters Union—it looks like you should have signed the new labor agreement when you had the chance, for it's already producing a dramatic turnaround in the Convention Center's fortunes; A new owner plans to finish the job the former owner started with a Mt. Airy apartment complex; the ZBA greenlights the conversion of the former Orinoka Mills in East Kensington into affordable apartments; and new drone footage shows off Philly's finest ruin porn:

Convention Center managers hail quick turnaround (The Philadelphia Inquirer|
Northwest Philadelphia apartments sell for $8.75M (Philadelphia Business Journal)
Zoning board approves redevelopment of Orinoka Mills in Kensington (Plan Philly) 
Video Interlude: This Drone Footage of Philly Ruin

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Another big-league developer runs into complaints that his proposed game-changing project is too tall for its community; Can't find your way around Northwest Philly? Mt. Airy USA would like to fix that; there's lots of interest in developing Southport, but not as a freestanding marine terminal, at least not yet; and cities are discovering the power of crowdfunding as a way to raise public awareness of and support for parks and other neighborhood amenities:

Residents worry One Ardmore Place's 8 stories are out of character with surrounding buildings (Main Line Times)
$1.1 million state grant aims to better connect Northwest Philly (Plan Philly)
16 companies vie for vacant Navy Yard site (The Philadelphia Inquirer|
Crowdfunded Parks Are Coming

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Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, itself an otherworldly space, is the perfect starting point for a Day of the Dead parade. South Street's parade will begin there on Sunday, Nov. 2.

Halloween falls on a Friday this year, which means places all over the city are scaring up a full menu of ghoulish activities, parties and events all weekend long. We've chosen a few of the best to feature here:

Friday, Oct. 31

Mt. Airy Monster Mash: Germantown Avenue in Mt. Airy throws its big monthly street fair on the last Friday of each month. Since that happens to be Halloween this month, October's Final-ly Friday will become a "Monster Mash" with a costume contest at 5:30 p.m. a mummy wrap competition at 6 p.m., and a Halloween dance, along with the usual Final-ly

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East Kensington will lose a community gathering spot and gain more homes as the "Fairgrounds" are sold; Famously integrated Mt. Airy finds it must work hard to stay that way, the director of its CDC says; Streets Dept's Conrad Benner gives us an inside look at what was Bok Technical High School, soon to become the city's biggest coworking space, with fantastic rooftop views; and Next City Network introduces us to Ariel Ben-Amos, a Philly planner who's in love with his hometown:

In East Kensington, Housing Development to Replace Little Berlin's "Fairgrounds" (Hidden City Daily)
Philly Neighborhood Focuses on Schools as Key to Diversity (Next City)
Rooftop Views from Shuttered Bok High School Are Glorious (Curbed Philly) 
An Urban Planner's Love Story (Next City) 

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