Known as Philadelphia’s Garden District and named “one of the top seven urban enclaves in the country” by Forbes.com, Chestnut Hill is one of the most environmentally friendly residential and business corridors in the country. The Chestnut Hill Business District is dedicated to supporting the areas business community, retail attraction and economic development efforts through promotion of the region as a dynamic, friendly and attractive destination to live, work and visit.

As a membership organization, The Chestnut Hill Business District serves as the official marketing arm for the destination and their membership base. With 125 retailers and restaurants and more than 200 professional and sustaining members, Chestnut Hill has a unique blend of tradition and modernism within the beautiful Northwest Philadelphia neighborhood.

The neighborhood features distinctive community offerings combining rental apartments, moderate and high-end housing, distinctive historypublic parks, a museum and an arboretum. The vibrant business and retail district is the heart of neighborhood and most importantly eco-friendly. Many area restaurants and bakeries support local farmers.

With nearby local high schools and Chestnut Hill College, the neighborhood is filled with highly-ranked educational options.  Add in easily accessible transportation options including the Chestnut Hill East Line and Chestnut Hill West Line, it’s easy to understand why Chestnut Hill’s walkability score, 91 out of 100, coupled with the bucolic setting and proximity of necessities has been used as a model by city planners across the country.

The future of Chestnut Hill promises growth and opportunity. Recently, four LEED Platinum certified town homes were built by the George Woodward Company within the region. Additionally, the non-profit Morris Arboretum  created a permanent outdoor exhibition called Tree Adventure. This exhibition highlights the critical role trees play in our environment while creating an engaging family-friendly activity.  Woodmere Art Museum tells the story of Philadelphia’s art and artists through a broad range of exhibitions, music events, classes, lectures and programs.

As a bustling and dynamic region, the Chestnut Hill Business District oversees community events, maintains the ambiance and safety of the retail corridor, acts as a liaison between members and government representatives and works on many initiatives to keep our neighborhood beautiful and sustainable.

BUSINESS RESOURCES:  If you are interested in starting a business contact our Retail Recruiter Kathie Meadows at kmeadows@chestnuthillpa.com. You can also review helpful links for businesses here.

Contact the Chestnut Hill Business Association to learn more about the resources we offer.