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    • A shot of Germantown Avenue in Mt. Airy. (Jana Shea/for NewsWorks, file)

$1.1 million state grant aims to better connect Northwest Philly

Mt. Airy USA, a local community development corporation dedicated to neighborhood revitalization projects, is in the early stages of what it is calling the Connecting & Building Philadelphia's Safest Corridors project,…

    • Jay R. Goldstein is chief executive officer, president and director of Valley Green Bank. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Northwest Philly's Valley Green Bank sold for $76 million, will retain name

Valley Green Bank, which takes its name from the verdant land that runs through its home turf in Northwest Philadelphia, will merge next year with Univest Corp., one of the…

    • Friends of Wissahickon cleanup

Volunteers clean and green Northwest Philly woods

Volunteers took to the woods and streams of Northwest Philly yesterday to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Day of Service by cleaning and greening.  The Friends of Carpenter's Woods and neighbors…

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ABOUT WEST MOUNT AIRY

West Mount Airy is bounded on the northwest by Cresheim Valley, which is part of Fairmont Park. To the North lies Chestnut Hill. It is bounded on the East by Germantown Ave and on the South by West Johnson Street. Below Germantown Ave is the neighborhood of Germantown. There is no official boundary between Mount Airy and Germantown. The most common consensus is that Johnson Street is the de facto boundary; however, the West Mount Airy Neighbors and East Mount Airy Neighbors organizations consider Washington Lane to be Mount Airy's southern edge. Historically, the entire area was part of the German Township. Many buildings in Mount Airy carry the identity and even the name of Germantown in one way or another. For example, the Unitarian Society of Germantown, the Germantown Jewish Centre, the Germantown Christian Assembly, and the Germantown Montessori School are all in Mount Airy, yet also belong culturally to Germantown.Much of modern Mount Airy was developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, spreading out from Germantown Ave and two railroad lines. Large three-story, gray-stone Victorian, colonial revival, and Norman and Cotswold-style houses and mansions, with stained glass windows and slate roofs, are situated on many of the area's tree-lined streets.

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