Fall has come, and too often in Philly we are left devoid of fall's beauty. Too few trees with too slight a breeze means we often yearn for more of those country colored leaves. The options are limited though; barring a move out to the suburbs or a jackpot hit that get you a rittenhouse apartment, there are few good ways to stay connected to Philly while being able to take a deep breath and enjoy the season's change. If this describes you, it may be time to rethink an area you've often heard and too often ignored; it's time you revisit Philly's North West.
Take a drive along Boathouse Row or through Fairmount Park into the rolling hills of some of Philly's most distinct and understated neighborhoods. Too often branded as a "diploma & diapers" area, Manayunk and East Falls offer a unique and familiar feel of suburban life while maintaining the neighborhood vibes that define Philly's city living. Additionally, these neighborhoods remain a stone's throw from the rest of the city, connected by the regional rail, main drives, and backroads to take you anywhere you need to get back to. What sets these neighborhoods apart in many minds is the distinct downtown areas and regional identity often reserved for areas outside Philly proper.
In a market where too often people bet on the "next best place", it might be worth taking a look at some spots that have proven time and time again that they're not just great investments, they're great homes, and great places to build a life. So next time you head down 76, consider instead taking a ride down Kelly Drive, and seeing what beauty waits just beyond the bend.
Author:Brigit Brust Phone: 267-235-7516 Dated: September 24th 2019 Views: 9,615 About Brigit: ...
Jeremy Kaplan was born in Philadelphia and raised in the Bucks County suburbs. After graduating from The University of Arizona with a degree in Political Science and a minor in Marketing, Jeremy returned to Philadelphia to earn a graduate degree at Drexel University in Public Policy and Sustainable Green Construction. His research focused on Transit Oriented Development, Transit Reinvestment Districts and Mayor Michael Nutter’s Greenworks Sustainability Plan. Jeremy’s research solidified his passion for the revitalization of the City of Philadelphia and encouraged him to begin his career in real estate.
In this period of economic growth and focus on sustainability within the city, Jeremy wants to help his clients ma ke smart investments to create a strong foundation for their future. Jeremy believes that real estate is the foundation for a strong financial future and one of the best investments anyone can make.
Jeremy began to realize his own real estate dream when he and his beautiful wife Emily purchased their first home in Fishtown in 2013. Along with their Pomeranian-Poodle Lily, they enjoy exploring all that the city has to offer including art galleries, and restaurants as well as cultural and sporting events throughout the year.