Chestnut Hill, which sits above the Wissahickon Creek in the northwestern part of the city, is marked by large homes (many designed by famous architects) and greenery. A stroll along Germantown Avenue, with old mom-and-pop stores and the popular Bredenbeck's
creamery, will make you feel like you've been transported to a small New England town. Since the 1990s, many of the older family stores have been replaced by large chain stores, which residents of Chestnut Hill are still fighting to keep out. On a weekend day, you're certain to see local teenagers strolling the Avenue in groups, stopping for a bite at Fiesta Pizza
and wandering into the many boutiques that line the wide cobblestone road. If you visit Chestnut Hill, once you've had your fill of Germantown Avenue, take a walk through nearby streets to take in the beautiful homes and quiet, family-oriented feel of the neighborhood. During the summer, you may be able to catch a performance of Shakespeare in the Park at the lovely Pastorius Park, in the heart of Chestnut Hill.
Chestnut Hill Hotel
Fiesta Pizza III
Valley Green Inn