Mount Airy is a neighborhood in Northwest Philadelphia.
Mount Airy’s northwest side is bounded by Cresheim Valley, which is part of Fairmount Park, and Beyond this lies Chestnut Hill. On the west side is the Wissahickon Gorge, which is also part of Fairmount Park, and beyond lies Roxborough and Manayunk. Germantown borders the southeast of Mount Airy, and Stenton Avenue marks the northeast border. Beyond Stenton Avenue is Cedarbrook and West Oak Lane.
Mount Airy’s main commercial district lies along cobblestoned Germantown Avenue, which also serves as the boundary between East and West Mount Airy. The neighborhood has a variety of independent shops, restaurants, art galleries, clothing stores, coffee shops, pubs, and professional offices. In 2011, the New York Times described the influx of new businesses to Mount Airy as a “cultural revival” buoyed by “the neighborhood’s reasonable housing costs and relatively safe streets.” A number of commercial properties in Mount Airy have recently received economic development grants and façade rehabilitation assistance from Mount Airy USA , a neighborhood non-profit community economic development organization.
Mount Airy’s nearby communities include Chestnut Hill, Flourtown, Erdenheim, Wyndmoor, and Lower Gwynedd, all of which offer ample access to SEPTA public transportation and an easy 30 minute or less drive to Center City, Philadelphia.
Please explore our ‘Market‘ section of our website, under Philadelphia PA, to learn more about the current housing market.