An historic and often overlooked neighborhood, Germantown has recently seen a resurgence of new homeowners. But the residents who have lived there since the seventies (or sometimes even earlier) are very welcoming. Germantown is the perfect neighborhood for finding a large fixer-upper, or even a newly renovated home. Germantown is also one of the most politically active areas of the city, with residents working alongside elected officials to make sure their voices are heard and their neighborhood preserved.
The most common home is a 2 or 3-story twin, but there are also some detached homes. New apartments and condos are under construction as the neighborhood develops. According to Zillow, the 2020 median home price in Germantown is $272,000 (compared to Philly-wide average of $188,000). You can get a lot of space for your buck in this neighborhood, making it a great option for new homeowners.