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Chestnut Hill is a 2010 Dozen Distinctive Destination

A message from the National Trust for Historic Preservation:

Pennsylvania’s own Chestnut Hill has been named one of the 2010 America’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  We’re proud to share with the world what you no doubt already know -- that Chestnut Hill offers a unique combination of colonial and modern history, with historic homes ranging from Federal to Modernist, as well as a boutique shopping district, and recreational opportunities at nearby Wissahickon Valley Park.

Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania joins 11 other great destinations on our 2010 list.  And for the first time, the public will determine which of the 12 destinations will be the 2010 Fan Favorite.  Starting today you can vote for your favorite city or town on this year’s list.  And when you vote, you can enter to win a complimentary two-night stay at any Historic Hotel of America (no purchase necessary). 

You can vote as often as you’d like at www.preservationnation.org/ddd from today through February 28 (open to legal residents of the U.S., 18 years of age or older). 

We hope you’ll take this opportunity to support Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania (or any one of our other 11 honorees this year) with your vote.  We also hope that you’ll share the link with friends, colleagues and family who share your interest in experiencing America’s authentic heritage when you travel for business or pleasure.

Thanks for your support of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Best,

The Dozen Distinctive Destinations Team

PS.  For ten years the National Trust has used the Dozen Distinctive Destinations program to highlight how historic preservation helps communities create a sustainable future and a strong economy through heritage tourism.  Love the list?  Support the work of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and help us spread the word about the power of preservation.

About the author

Andrew Goodman, Community Engagement Director, New Kensington Community Development Corporation

Goodman is currently the Community Engagement Director at the New Kensington Community Development Corporation.

Previously, Goodman worked as a city planner and project manager for PennPraxis. His focus was on projects that combined community engagement and public space design, including the Central Delaware Waterfront Planning Process, the Green2015 initiative for Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and the Bartram’s Mile project in Southwest Philadelphia.  Goodman was an early contributor to PlanPhilly and helped shape the site in its first iteration.  As PlanPhilly grew, Goodman represented the publisher and provided professional planning input and project management support as the site expanded its beat coverage, went through multiple redesigns, conducted an internal strategic plan, and researched revenue generation opportunities.



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