Chestnut Hill Philadelphia, located in the Northwestern portion of the city, is considered to be an official Historic District. One of Philadelphia's most beautiful and affluent neighborhoods, it is surrounded by Fairmont Park and centered between Germantown and Bethlehem Pike. It is home to one of the most haunted (allegedly) houses in the United States, Baleroy Mansion and only a mere 10 miles away from Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia's infamous haunted prison. Chestnut Hill appeals to all varieties of pastimes, including bicycling along scenic trails or walking leisurely along the cobblestone streets. In addition, you can visit the Woodmere Art Museum or enjoy a day at one of three full day spas in the area.
Rent for apartments in Chestnut Hill Philadelphia is not expensive as one might think. One bedroom Chestnut Hill apartments can be leased for as low as $850. Apartments in this neighborhood are close to downtown Philadelphia and typically offer some great amenities, for example, hardwood floors and fireplaces, swimming pools and fitness centers, and some even come with playgrounds for the tykes. The price of apartments in Chestnut Hill Philadelphia raise with the addition of space, bedrooms, and luxury. Depending on your budget, you should be able to find apartments that meet your needs.
Aside from the famous Philly cheesesteak, there are a few must try dining spots in Chestnut Hill Philadelphia. Heirloom has an innovative style of American cuisine, such as an oyster omelet or short ribs with peach glaze. This restaurant uses a seasonal menu so every time you dine there you can try a new menu item. Iron Hill Brewery is a nice upscale pub with all the proverbial pub offerings and local beers. Apartments in Chestnut Hill Philadelphia enjoy all sorts of activity! After a good meal, you can walk along the cobblestone sidewalks and do a little shopping or check out the nightlife. For jazz and blues, try the Paris Bistro and Jazz Café or the Mermaid Inn for quality beer in an historic building.
When you and your pet move into a Chestnut Hill apartment, check out the Soule Recreation Center where your dog can run and play off the leash. If you have to leave your pet for a couple of days, get in touch with Joe at Walk This Way, a premiere pet sitting service. Chestnut Hill Philadelphia also has your pet's health in mind with a cat clinic and an animal hospital for exotic pets as well as the standard cat and dog.
Such a picturesque town would not be complete without a trolley to take you through the neighborhood, but there is an extensive bus transport system as well. In addition, you can either ride the commuter rail into center city for work or drive your own personal vehicle.
Public schools service Pre-K through grade 12 and many of the private schools are Catholic. There are many other types of private schools for residents such as, Germantown Academy and LaSalle College High School. Additionally, the residents of Chestnut Hill Philadelphia are fortunate enough to live close by the University of Pennsylvania, one of the oldest universities in America and an Ivy League school with a prestigious medical school and hospital.