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    • Tree trash

Treecycle: How to get rid of last year's Christmas tree

Ready to start the New Year fresh? Before you toss out that 2013 Christmas tree, know that the Streets Department does not recycle trees left on the curb. If you want…

    • Weinstein development projects

Local developer Ken Weinstein discusses plans for NW Philadelphia in 2014

The coming year is going to be busy time for development in Germantown and Mt. Airy if Ken Weinstein has anything to do with it — and he often does. Weinstein…

    • Wissahickon East Project

Neighbors clean newly secured East Mount Airy parkland

Just before the first snowfall of the season, volunteers gathered in East Mount Airy to clean six acres of former farm land that, after years of neighbor-developer conflict, the city has…

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ABOUT CHESTNUT HILL


Chestnut Hill is a neighborhood in the Germantown/Chestnut Hill area of Philadelphia. The area's boundaries consist of Northwestern Avenue, Creshiem Creek, Stenton Avenue, and the Wissahickon Gorge. The area has long been known for its upscale living opportunities, with records of mansions being built for the area’s elite as early as the late 19th century. Before the area developed into its current glory, William Penn sold the 5,700 acres of land to German investors who he had met in Frankfort Germany. By 1854, the land was annexed to the city of Philadelphia. The area’s ideal location between City Hall and the outlying farms made it an perfect meeting place. The neighborhood’s greenery and general landscape made it a popular with many wealthy vacationers in addition to year-round residents. Today the area still holds its previous appeal. Many affluent Philadelphians call  Chestnut Hill home. In 2007, Chestnut Hill was named as one of the top seven urban enclaves in the country. With its forests that line Wissahickon Street to its lavish retail opportunities on Germantown Avenue, Chestnut Hill arguably offers the best that Philadelphia has to offer.

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UPCOMING EVENTS IN CHESTNUT HILL

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