Ardmore

If the Main Line can be said to have a “downtown,” Ardmore is it. The “Main Street of the Main Line” boasts its largest and busiest business district as well as one of the oldest…

Art Museum-Fairmount

The Art Museum neighborhood, often referred to as Fairmount, is an area generally associated with the area along the Ben Franklin Parkway from Eakins Oval/Fairmount Hill to  Logan Circle/Square…

Avenue of the Arts

Bright lights and Broad Street…this is the hub of Philadelphia’s world-class performing-arts scene, home to the Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, the University of the Arts…

Bala Cynwyd

These two villages, settled by Welsh Quakers in 1682, are the oldest on the Main Line, yet they contain a mix of old and new that offers the best of both worlds. Joined forever at the hip…

Berwyne

The high school serving most of the Chester County portion of the Main Line, Conestoga High School, is located in this affluent, highly educated community. So are David and Julie Nixon Eisenhower…

Brewerytown

Brewerytown takes its name from the many brewers who set up shop in this neighborhood just northwest of the Art Museum in the years before Prohibition…

Bryn Mawr

Just past Haverford, home of the first Quaker college in the United States, lies Bryn Mawr, home to one of the most prestigious colleges for women in the country. Like Haverford, Wynnewood and Ardmore, Bryn Mawr…

Center City

“Center City” is what Philadelphians call their downtown – the historic city core that dates to its 1682 founding. With the third-highest residential population of any U.S. central business district, Center city…

Chestnut Hill

Chestnut Hill is bounded on the northwest by Northwestern Avenue; on the west by the Wissahickon Gorge; on the northeast by Stenton Avenue; and on the southeast by the Cresheim Valley…

Chinatown

Philadelphia’s Chinatown can trace its history to the 1870s, when the first Chinese-owned business opened in the 900 block of Race Street, but Chinese settlement in the area stretches back…

Daylesford

The next-to-last stop on the fabled Main Line, Daylesford is where the former Cassatt estate is located. Built by J. Gardner Cassatt, the youngest of five siblings who included Pennsylvania Railroad…

Delaware Waterfront

The city’s Delaware riverfront spans several neighborhoods, stretching from Pennsport on the south to Fishtown on the north, but is also emerging as a distinctive neighborhood of its own…

Devon

For ten days every year in the spring, the eyes of the equestrian world focus on this Main Line community as the Devon Horse Show, the oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed horse show…

East Falls

East Falls is a neighborhood in the Northwest section of Philadelphia, adjacent to Roxborough, Manayunk, and Germantown, and Fairmount Park. The neighborhood runs along a stretch…

Fishtown

Fishtown is located immediately north of Northern Liberties, its borders are somewhat disputed today due to many factors, but are roughly defined by the triangle created by the Delaware River…

Fitler Square

Fitler Square was named for late 19th century Philadelphia mayor Edwin Henry Fitler. The neighborhood surrounds the square park, bounded roughly by 21st Street on the east, the Schuylkill River on the west…

Francisville

The site of William Penn’s personal vineyard, Francisville today is a neighborhood on the rise. Literally: one can barely walk a block in this revitalizing community without running…

Germantown

Germantown is a neighborhood in the northwest section of the city, rich in historic sites and buildings from the colonial era.  Germantown stretches for about two miles along Germantown Avenue…

Girard Estate

Girard Estate is a neighborhood in South Philadelphia bounded by Passyunk to Oregon Avenues, 17th to 25th Streets. The Girard Estate historic district — the only one in South Philly…

Gladwyne

Professional athletes and entertainers occasionally put this very secluded part of the Main Line on the map, usually when they buy or sell homes for princely sums, but otherwise, this community…

Graduate Hospital

Graduate Hospital is the neighborhood is bordered on the north by South Street, on the south by Washington Avenue, on the west by the Schuylkill River, and by Broad Street on the east…

Gray's Ferry

Grays Ferry, also known as Gray’s Ferry, is a neighborhood in South Philadelphia bounded (roughly) by 25th Street on the east, the Schuylkill River on the west…

Haverford

This is the only community on the Main Line that is both on it and off it: the area around Haverford train station, which includes Haverford College and parts of Haverford and Lower Merion…

Huntingdon Valley

Huntingdon Valley is a village, as well as a suburban mailing address located in Lower Moreland Township, Upper Moreland Township and Abington Township all in Montgomery County…

Italian Market

Philadelphia’s Italian Market neighborhood overlaps Bella Vista and crosses over Washington Avenue south to Passyunk Square.  The neighborhood is made famous by the oldest and largest…

Kensington

Kensington was the workshop of the “Workshop of the World,” and South Kensington – also known as Old Kensington – was the home of many of those workshops…

Loft District

The Loft District is a neighborhood in Center City, bounded by Broad Street to the West, 8th street to the East, Arch Street to the South and Spring Garden Street to the North…

Logan Square

Roughly halfway between City Hall and the Art Museum, Logan Square is lined with places to learn and discover: the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Franklin Institute science museum…

Lower Moyamensing

Lower Moyamensing, or “LoMo”, is a neighborhood in South Philadelphia bound by Snyder Avenue to north, Oregon Avenue to the south, South 8th Street to the east, and South Broad Street…

Main Line

The Main Line is an unofficial historical region of suburban Philadelphia comprising a collection of affluent towns built along the old Main Line of the Pennsylvania Railroad…

Manayunk

Manayunk is a neighborhood in the northwestern section of the city.  Named a National Historic District in 1983, Manayunk is located just minutes west of Center City Philadelphia…

Lower Moyamensing

Lower Moyamensing, or “LoMo”, is a neighborhood in South Philadelphia bound by Snyder Avenue to north, Oregon Avenue to the south, South 8th Street to the east, and South Broad Street…

Main Line

The Main Line is an unofficial historical region of suburban Philadelphia comprising a collection of affluent towns built along the old Main Line of the Pennsylvania Railroad…