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Chestnut Hill

Chestnut Hill’s popularity dates back to the American Revolutionary War

Overview for Chestnut Hill, PA

10,439 people live in Chestnut Hill, where the median age is 43 and the average individual income is $61,904. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

43 years

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Welcome to Chestnut Hill

Affluent families and commuting professionals.
Chestnut Hill’s popularity dates back to the American Revolutionary War, when its cooler, elevated climate made it a summer resort for prosperous families. The convenient location (now a 25-minute drive to the city) provided its original legacy as a gateway for the neighboring farming and milling communities. With the addition of the train into the city, it quickly developed into a residential hotspot, becoming one of the most beautiful living areas outside the city.
An upscale, historic neighborhood in northwest Philadelphia, Chestnut Hill is a residential gem set amidst the natural beauty of the Wissahickon Valley, replete with cobblestone streets, Victorian houses and cozy shops.

What to Expect

Old-world charm and a close-knit community.
With much of Chestnut Hill included on the National Register of Historic Places, the area’s rich past lends the neighborhood a great deal of its character (and, some believe, a few ghosts). Locals are proud of their beautiful homes: stroll the streets and you’ll encounter pretty gardens and well-kept houses everywhere. Neighbors are friends, throwing block parties and greeting each other at local haunts like McNally’s Pub, the Chestnut Hill Cheese Shop, and the century-old, family-owned Kilian Hardware store.

The Lifestyle

Shop on Germantown Avenue or lose yourself in greenery.
The main artery of town, Germantown Avenue, is packed with charming shops and restaurants. Pop into Greene Street Consignment for well-curated clothes or Hideaway Music for vinyl records, and grab sushi and sake at Osaka. Nature lovers will revel in the nearby 92-acre Victorian garden at Morris Arboretum as well as the lovely, wooded trail of the Wissahickon Valley.

Unexpected Appeal

Quietude just outside a busy urban center.
Despite its proximity to the city, Chestnut Hill doesn’t have the grit or late-night energy of downtown Philly. For most who live here, that’s part of its charm.

The Market

Historic mansions and quaint rowhomes showcase 19th and 20th century architecture.
A menagerie of styles line the verdant streets, from Italianates to Colonial Revivals. Most homes are single-family residences or rows, and often constructed from indigenous materials like Wissahickon stone. Prospect Avenue, Bethlehem Pike and Norwood Avenue hold some of the area’s oldest homes and are among the most desirable.

You'll Fall In Love With

The area’s small-town vibe and elegant, aristocratic look.
Unlike the suburban sprawl that has overtaken areas further afield from the city, Chestnut Hill has carefully maintained its unique, century-old character, thanks in large part to generations of families who have lived here who wish to keep it a special place. While sumptuous homes create a civilized, aesthetic splendor, gardens and chestnut trees allow the town to melt into the natural landscape.

Around Chestnut Hill, PA

There's plenty to do around Chestnut Hill, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Some Transit
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including The Herb Shop & Tea Lounge, High Performance Tennis Academy, and Manufacturers Golf & Country Club.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.78 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.96 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.43 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.98 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 3.74 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.95 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

Schools in Chestnut Hill, PA

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The following schools are within or nearby Chestnut Hill. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Demographics and Employment Data for Chestnut Hill, PA

Chestnut Hill has 4,794 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Chestnut Hill do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 10,439 people call Chestnut Hill home. The population density is 8,610.029 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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45.39 / 54.61%

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