Welcome to Germantown
Around the Block
Rich history combines with an eye to the future along the cobblestone streets of Germantown Avenue.
Founded in 1683 by German Quakers and Mennonites, Germantown was absorbed into Philadelphia in 1854. It took a defining role in American history as George Washington’s temporary home, the site of one of the Revolutionary War’s most famous battles, and a center of the antislavery movement. Its reputation as a center for social activists, intellectuals, and artists continues to grow in this truly definitive American neighborhood.
What to Expect
Downhome eateries, unique stores and boutiques, and a thriving cultural scene.
Like its Neighbor Mount Airy, Germantown is one of the country’s most racially diverse communities. Find an abundance of culinary delights along the Avenue, from barbeque to curry, sushi to emapanadas; then grab a coffee at Uncle Bobbie’s, a haven for locals that doubles as a library and performance venue.
Block parties and barbeques and the buzz of music in the air.
Generations of families have lived here for years, and you’ll feel their vibe as you explore the area. When the weather’s warm, see live music along the Avenue, join in a block party, or visit one of the many surrounding historic sites.
The bustle of the city meets the comfort of a close-knit neighborhood.
The busy commercial corridor along Germantown Avenue is chock full of all of your Saturday errand needs, drugstores, supermarkets, the gym - Germantown’s walkability and convenience are a couple of its greatest selling points.
More house for your money in this transforming community.
New Germantown homeowners boast a lot of house, along with green space, for the money. The rich historical housing stock has seen a variety of transformations throughout the years, and community leaders take pride in the fact that it remains possible for long-time residents to remain here even as the median home prices increase.
You'll Fall in Love With
Germantown’s authenticity, creativity, and history.
Germantown is a definitive Philadelphia community - diverse, rich in culture, and accessible across income levels. You’ll forget that you’re just minutes away from downtown as you walk the leafy avenues of your new neighborhood.