Wissahickon

Wissahickon is a lovely community nestled in the heart of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

Welcome to Wissahickon

 
A peaceful residential haven nestled amongst an impressive network of scenic walking trails
 
Wissahickon is a lovely community nestled in the heart of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The area is known for its beautiful scenery, including the Wissahickon Creek and Valley Forge National Historical Park. Residents enjoy a wide range of activities, including hiking, biking, and fishing. Although it is just a short distance from downtown Philadelphia, Wissahickon has a distinct small-town feel, with tree-lined streets and historic homes. The area is also home to a number of small businesses, including shops, restaurants, and cafes. Residents of Wissahickon enjoy access to excellent public schools and many recreational opportunities.

Wissahickon is known for its historic homes and estates, many of which date back to the 18th and 19th centuries. The town's architecture is a mix of Colonial, Georgian, and Federal styles. In recent years, the real estate market in Wissahickon has been very strong, making it a great place to invest in real estate.
 

What to Love

 

  • Proximity to downtown Philadelphia
  • Suburban convenience with urban access
  • Excellent schools
  • Ample outdoor amenities

Local Lifestyle

 
The area is known for its beautiful parks and public spaces, as well as its convenient proximity to the city. Residents enjoy a small-town feel with all the amenities of a large city nearby. There is a strong sense of community pride in Wissahickon, and residents are quick to welcome newcomers. The community is also home to a number of excellent schools, making it a great place to raise a family.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

 
Wissahickon's residents benefit from a wide variety of dining and retail amenities. The inventive American cuisine at Gypsy Blu is enhanced by live music, charming outdoor seating, and a carefully curated selection of craft beer. Saffron Indian Kitchen is known for its exquisite curries, tandoori-grilled meats, and vegetarian specialties. The menu features both traditional Indian favorites and contemporary dishes that are sure to satisfy a diverse range of different pallets.

The oldest running Inn in Pennsylvania, the William Penn Inn hosts three unique dining spaces within its historic walls. The Monet dining room is tastefully decorated with the artist's work and features a fixed-price three-course meal and live harp music. On the second floor, the Commonwealth Club provides more formal, European-inspired dining with an impressive wine list to match. Finally, Penn's Tavern is a more casual space serving a seafood buffet every Thursday evening.

Offering inventive surf & turf dishes, Bridget’s Steakhouse is known for its romantic ambiance and extensive wine list. The menu features fresh, seasonal ingredients and changes frequently to reflect the best of what is available.
 

Things to Do

 
One of the highlights of living in Wissahickon is that there's never a shortage of things to do. Every fall, the community gathers to celebrate the Lower Gwynedd Fall Feast, which features a 5K race, local vendors and food trucks, live music, and more.

Entering its 32nd year, the Tex Mex 5k Race unites the community not only to exercise but to raise money to restore the Wissahickon Valley waterways. Having raised more than $1,000,000 since its inception, it's no wonder participants gather to "party under the stars" after the race is over!

The community's commitment to protecting the Wissahickon Valley is also reflected in the educational programming offered at the Wissahickon Trail, which partners with activists and local government to advocate for the environment.

The Highlands Mansion and Gardens is a 44-acre historic site featuring a Georgian mansion, nine outbuildings, and a two-acre garden. Surrounded by massive stone walls, the beautiful garden exemplifies the gardening and horticulture practices of the 20th century. Private tours offer an in-depth look at the three families who resided there between 1796 and 1970.
 

Schools

 
Served by The School District of Philadelphia, the students of Wissahickon benefit from ample academic and extracurricular opportunities that empower them to succeed both in and out of the classroom. Highlights include:

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