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    • A sign at 8200 Germantown Ave. indicates the Fresh Market will open in fall 2015. (Neema Roshania/WHYY)

Construction finally set to begin at 8200 Germantown Ave. site

For now, it looks more like an urban meadow than a grocery store, but a sign has sprouted in front of the six-foot-high grasses announcing that The Fresh Market is coming…

    • Susan Dannenberg, board chair of the Friends of the Cresheim Trail, points out the nine-mile project already many years in the planning and building stages / Bas Slabbers for Newsworks

Plans for 9-mile trail through Wissahickon stumble over section of Germantown Avenue

The Philadelphia region currently has several hundred miles of trails and spurs, where hikers, runners and bikers can travel along the Schuylkill and Delaware Rivers, the Wissahickon and its tributaries, and…

    • The 104-year-old house at 415 W. Moreland Ave. / Bas Slabbers for Newsworks

'Beyond repair' home at heart of historic-preservation battle in Chestnut Hill

The proposed demolition of a historically significant house and the subdivision of the lot for the construction of two new homes would set a dangerous precedent for Chestnut Hill, according to…

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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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