Chestnut Hill: Part of 'Hip' Philadelphia?

According to one Inquirer writer, maybe?

Fresh off the heals of West Mt. Airy being considered as possibly one of the city’s most “up-and-coming” neighborhoods, Chestnut Hill has been thrown in to the conversation of “hip” areas of Philadelphia.

Check out this column from Inquirer writer Karen Heller, which deals with the novel idea that Philadelphia is becomes a “hip” place to live:

During the last decade, the city added 50,000 residents between the ages of 20 and 34, many of them in Fishtown and East Kensington and parts of West and South Philadelphia, helping to expand the city's core.

The other day, I heard that Germantown was becoming hip. Chestnut Hill, too. This is ridiculous. Chestnut Hill has a store called Hipster Home. This does not make it hip.

Apologies to Hipster Home for not being able to make the area cool, I guess.

So what does all this mean for Chestnut Hill? Hard to say, really, beyond that one writer thinks the area isn’t all that great for “guys in beards and women with bangs in vintage clothing.”

Read the full story here.


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