The Ultimate Chestnut Hill Guide

By Isabella Milano | November 28, 2022 | Philadelphia Style 

Known as the garden district of Philadelphia, Chestnut Hill boasts Victorian charm down its scenic streets as vibrant greenery peeks through its corners. This neighborhood offers the best of both worlds with an array of historical spots and its famous Germantown Avenue for splurging and delectable dines. Whether you are grabbing a breath of fresh air at the Morris Arboretum or stopping for a sweet treat at Cake, a day in Chestnut Hill offers a cozy respite from Philly’s bustling downtown.


Chestnut Hill: Because sometimes you just feel fancy!
in Visit Philadelphia

“Loaded with photo-worthy charm, Chestnut Hill is tucked in the northwest section of Philadelphia, just 25 minutes from Center City. And thanks to its location near Wissahickon and Cresheim creeks and Fairmount Park, this National Register Historic District enjoys an abundance of greenery and open spaces. Once a suburb where well-to-do Philadelphians escaped the city’s summer heat, Chestnut Hill saw an influx of year-round residents with the arrival of railroads in the 19th century.  Since then, it remains a relatively affluent community with an array of historic mansions and Victorian twin and row houses.”

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Walkability Was Born Here

in Philadelphia Magazine

Walk Score rates Philadelphia as the nation’s fifth most walkable big city. Here are some of the most foot-traffic-friendly neighborhoods.

Chestnut Hill earns a 92!!


Wissahickon Valley Park: Miles of serene wilderness along the Wissahickon Creek…

in Visit Philadelphia

“There are dozens of miles of trails in Wissahickon Valley Park, a lush, 1,800-acre gorge, crossing forest and meadow before plunging down to the sun-dappled waters of the Wissahickon Creek. Visitors find themselves lost in a feeling of wilderness as they walk, bike or ride horses through this undisputed gem of Philadelphia’s park system.”

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A Tour of Chestnut Hill

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary as Philadelphia’s Garden District 

Visit Chestnut Hill for the Holidays


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