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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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!
Tuesday, October 15th
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.
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.
Wednesday, October 9th
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.
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.”
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.