Chestnut Hill, located in the upper northwest section of the city, is a village unto itself. The property values are higher due to its adjacency to the bustling city center, proximity to the Wissahickon Valley, a lively shopping corridor, and of course the stately homes. While your budget won’t stretch as far as it may in adjacent neighborhoods like Mount Airy and East Falls, you can be sure the shops and restaurants along Germantown Ave will have all you’ll need, and maybe you don’t even have to go into Center City after all!
According to Zillow, the 2020 median home price in Chestnut Hill is $607,000 (compared to Philly-wide average of $188,000). If that is outside your price range, consider West Philly, Germantown, or Mt. Airy, which will give you a similar residential feel but at a lower price point.