Things to Do in Roxborough & Manayunk | October 21-27, 2019

It’s no surprise that this week’s list of events is dominated by Halloween themed activities. See what the neighborhood has planned!

Wednesday, October 23rd

Venice Island Performing Arts and Recreation Center – Community Night

Want to see what Venice Island is all about? Come out, take a tour, enjoy a sweet treat, and meet the new Community Partnerships and Art Curator, Noah Herman. Venice Island, 7:00 pm.

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13 Things You Must Know about Living in Manayunk

There is always something to do in Manayunk. Festivals span the length of Main Street almost monthly, every cuisine you can imagine is available on Main Street and buying a home in Manayunk offers that urban charm without the Center City price tag. 

Here are the 13 things you must know about living in Manayunk, but there’s bound to be something I missed. Shoot me an email with your suggestions and I’ll add them to the list!

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Hope You Like Hills! All the Best Places to Run, Bike, and Walk in Roxborough & Manayunk

Philadelphia makes it easy to live an active lifestyle, whether your version of fitness is running, biking, or just walking along the river and enjoying the views. There’s the Delaware River Waterfront and the Schuylkill River Banks right in the city, but the best trails and paths for biking, running, hiking and walking in Philly are right here in the Roxborough Manayunk area.

The houses are beautiful distractions to marvel at while exercising, there are plenty of post-activity eats to enjoy, and there are a wide variety of paths and trails, whether your preference is packed gravel, paved path, or the dirt trails in the Wissahickon.

The good and/or bad news (depending on who you are): you’re likely going to have to make your way up a hill to get home from these trails, but there’s no better place to live an active lifestyle than Roxborough Manayunk, and the views from the top are always worth it!

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Things To Do in Roxborough & Manayunk | October 14-20, 2019

Courtesy of Venice Island Performing Arts Center.

 
 
It’s finally cooling off enough to feel like fall! Grab your sweater, some friends, and check out these neighborhood activities.

Tuesday, October 15th

William Penn’s 375th Birthday

Come celebrate the birth of Philly’s celebrity founder with a slide show of his life and contributions to the Commonwealth. Andorra Branch of the Free Library, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.  

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First-Time Home Buyer’s Guide to Roxborough & Manayunk

If you’re thinking of buying your first home in Roxborough & Manayunk, you’ll want to know everything you can about living here. There’s a ton of great things to do in Roxborough & Manayunk, it’s reasonably easy to commute to Center City and the suburbs, and the homes are relatively affordable compared to some other parts of Philadelphia.

Check out our First-Time Home Buyer’s Guide to Roxborough & Manayunk below to learn more about the neighborhood, what it’s like to live here, and what you need to know about buying a home in Roxborough & Manayunk.

Need Want more info about buying your first home? You can also download my 20+ page First-Time Home Buyer’s Guide here

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Meet the Neighbors: “Financial Guru” Gregg Gethard

 

Gregg Gethard is a comedian, new dad, and a resident of the Wissahickon Neighborhood. He has a new show called “Back to School Shopping for Rich Kids” that will be held at the Spiral Bookcase in Manayunk on Friday, October 18th. In this “Meet the Neighbors” interview, Gregg and I talk about the show, his character “Financial Guru” Gregg Gethard, being a new dad, and living in the neighborhood. 

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Things to Do in Roxborough & Manayunk | October 7-13, 2019

 
 
This week in Roxborough and Manayunk is another busy one with a number of great events. We’re definitely looking forward to the Harvest Festival at Gorgas Park on Sunday. Here’s our list of the best things to do in the neighborhood this week . . . 

Wednesday, October 9th

Preschool Storytime

For children aged 2-5 years old. Come explore the library with stories, songs, social time with peers and get your wiggles out! Andorra Branch of the Free Library, 10:30 am.

Wildlife Clinic Volunteer Orientation

Are you interested in helping out the wild fauna of the forest this fall? The Wildlife Clinic is in need of regular volunteers to assist with injured and orphaned animals. Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

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Meet the Neighbors: Rachael Balascak | Rae Hearts Design

Rachael Balascak

Meet Rachael Balascak: Wissahickon Resident, Family Photographer, and Graphic Designer. 

Rachael Balascak is the owner of Rae Hearts Design and a resident of the Wissahickon neighborhood. Rachael and I met up at Taylor’s on Ridge for some coffee and to talk about her work as a family photographer and graphic designer, how to get kids to cooperate at a photo shoot, and her favorite places & things to do in Roxborough & Manayunk.

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What advice do you have for parents when doing a photoshoot?

Rachael’s recommends that parents “Don’t expect every picture to be 100% because your kids may not cooperate right away. The candid pictures are just as good as the posed pictures so let them run around, let them play a little bit.” 

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How’s the Real Estate Market in Roxborough & Manayunk | October 2019

How’s the Market?

The Roxborough Manayunk real estate market is in a moderate seller’s market with a median sales price for single-family resales of $282,000, up from $270,000 at the same time last year. Below you’ll find the October update with more information on the current real estate market including info on the most popular price range, the state of the market, and information for home buyers and sellers.

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Jon Miller, RealtorJon Miller is a resident of the Roxborough-Manayunk area and a Realtor® with Keller Williams Philadelphia. Each week Jon puts together a list of the best local events and activities which you can find here

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What’s It Like to Live in Roxborough & Manayunk?

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Looking for things to do in the area? Check out the Roxborough Manayunk Events Calendar and see what’s happening this week.