1) Situated on the Schuylkill River and located 28 miles northwest of Philadelphia, Phoenixville is more of a borough than a neighborhood. In 2010, Philadelphia Magazine ranked Phoenixville as one of the "10 Awesome Neighborhood to Call Home." What began as an important manufacturing center has emerged in more recent years as a borough with an increasing number of local restaurants and artisan shops.
Phoenixville, a former industrial city on the Schuylkill River, became a ghost town when the steel corporations left in the 1980's. However, the Colonial Theater, featured in the movie, The Blob, would not be forgotten and with its renovation came an influx of former and new residents. ~ Blakely Minton, Redfin agent2) Brewerytown is a neighborhood in the North Philadelphia district. It runs between the Schuylkill River's eastern bank and 25th Street, bounded by Cecil B. Moore Avenue to the north and Parrish Street to the south. Brewerytown got its name because it was home to a number of breweries in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The area has seen a trending gentrification, as a number of young professionals have moved to the area and property values have increased.
- Mt. Airy: While there is no definite boundary between Germantown and Mt. Airy, the two neighborhoods share the same rich background. Mt. Airy has been frequently cited as one of the first successfully integrated neighborhoods and has been cited by US News & World Report for its racial balance and harmony.
- Northern Liberties: Located north of Center City, Northern Liberties has become a popular spot for young professionals, students, and artists. This past year Forbes ranked NoLibs as one of the 20 "Hippest Hipster Neighborhoods" in America.
- Media: Located 12 miles west of Philadelphia, the borough of Media is America's first fair trade town. The town has become known as "Everybody's Hometown," with diverse shopping and eating spots surrounded by quiet residential streets.