Chestnut Hill is located in the far North West quadrant of the City from Northwestern Avenue to Wissahickon Gorge and Stenton Avenue to Cresheim Valley. The village of Chestnut Hill served as a gateway to Philadelphia and nearby farmlands with the railroad (1854) providing easy access and a summer retreat for Philadelphia’s prosperous families.

Today, Chestnut Hill continues to provide a village atmosphere where merchants and residents enjoy its walkability and charm. Chestnut Hill’s Farmer’s Market is the area’s best-kept secret located behind the Chestnut Hill Hotel and a favorite of many for over 20 years. Some of the participating vendors include: Chestnut Hill Flowers, Coffee Junction, Tokyo Sushi, Marcolina’s Gelato, and Delectablez.

Chestnut Hill is an eclectic mix of boutiques, cafes, international restaurants, local artisans, and B & B’s. The Shops on historic cobblestone Germantown Avenue include Robertson’s Flowers, 3000BC WellMed Spa, Artisans On The Avenue, Bird in Hand Consignment Shop, BNB International Cigars & Accessories, Bumble Beads, Caleb Myer Studio, Earth, El Quetzal, George T Hobe Fine Art, Happy Butterfly, HOB NOB Design, Host Home Furnishings, Indigo Schuy, Kitchen Kapers, Lavender Hill and Mango.

Real estate in Chestnut Hill offers a diversified mix of row and single-family homes, historical homes and mansions with acreage and architecturally significant landmarks by world-renowned architects the likes of Frank Furness, Horace Trumbauer, Louis Kahn and Robert Venturi.

Local attractions range from The Morris Arboretum, Woodmere Art Museum, Wissahickon Skating Club in addition to easy access to Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Zoo, Barnes Foundation, Valley Forge National Historic Park and Fairmount Park.

Chestnut Hill is home to the Philadelphia Cricket Club, the oldest country club in the United States, founded in 1854. The club is a founding member of the USTA (United States Tennis Association) and its original golf course was the site of two US Open Golf Championships. The club offers swimming, golf, tennis, squash and trap shooting. The PCC was one of the founding members of the Golf Association of Philadelphia organized in 1897.

“Chestnut Hillers” send their children to private schools including Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (co-ed) and William Penn Charter School (co-ed).

Chestnut Hill College, founded in 1924 by the Sisters of St Joseph as a 4-year Roman Catholic women’s liberal arts college, is located at 9601 Germantown Avenue. Today the college is co-ed; offers its students a broad background in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences; and strives to prepare its students for life’s challenges by helping them to grow intellectually, spiritually, emotionally, and socially. Chestnut Hill College offers degrees in Bachelor of Science as well as Arts; Masters Programs; and in 1997 added a Doctoral Program.