Fall has come, and too often in Philly we are left devoid of fall's beauty. Too few trees with too slight a breeze means we often yearn for more of those country colored leaves. The options are limited though; barring a move out to the suburbs or a jackpot hit that get you a rittenhouse apartment, there are few good ways to stay connected to Philly while being able to take a deep breath and enjoy the season's change. If this describes you, it may be time to rethink an area you've often heard and too often ignored; it's time you revisit Philly's North West.
Take a drive along Boathouse Row or through Fairmount Park into the rolling hills of some of Philly's most distinct and understated neighborhoods. Too often branded as a "diploma & diapers" area, Manayunk and East Falls offer a unique and familiar feel of suburban life while maintaining the neighborhood vibes that define Philly's city living. Additionally, these neighborhoods remain a stone's throw from the rest of the city, connected by the regional rail, main drives, and backroads to take you anywhere you need to get back to. What sets these neighborhoods apart in many minds is the distinct downtown areas and regional identity often reserved for areas outside Philly proper.
In a market where too often people bet on the "next best place", it might be worth taking a look at some spots that have proven time and time again that they're not just great investments, they're great homes, and great places to build a life. So next time you head down 76, consider instead taking a ride down Kelly Drive, and seeing what beauty waits just beyond the bend.
Author:Jac Carson Phone: 412-251-7260 Dated: September 24th 2019 Views: 552 About Jac: ...
Rachel has lived in five different Philadelphia neighborhoods, and her passion forexploring has led her to discover the beauty and quirks throughout the entire city. After graduating from Temple University, Rachel built an incredibly diverse career in mortgage banking, loan servicing and real estate. Her unique skill set combined with her firsthand knowledge of the different neighborhoods help her match her clients to the perfect home in their ideal location. An investor herself, Rachel buys and renovates properties in South Philadelphia. The same attention to detail that benefits her clients has helped Rachel find the potential in neglected properties, and she has discovered a passion for bringing these spaces back to life through des ign.
Rachel is also a classically trained singer, and has lived abroad in both Italy and Mexico. She is fluent in both Italian and Spanish, and runs a free English as a Second Language program for adults in South Philadelphia. Rachel continues to perform as a classical musician throughout the city.
In addition to her community involvement and unmatched neighborhood knowledge, Rachel also has a diverse background in the real estate industry. She has worked as a Loan Servicing Manager, managing a loan portfolio of up to 23 loans with an aggregate principal balance of over $100 million; Mortgage Analyst and Commercial Loan Originator, helping to underwrite and close over $300 million of commercial loans; and as a Commercial Property Manager. Rachel has also completed extensive studies toward becoming a General Appraiser through The Appraisal Institute. Whether it’s a first time home buyer or a property investor, Rachel’s clients benefit from both her in-depth understanding of property valuation and finance, as well as her genuine excitement to show off the city she loves.