Mt. Airy is a neighborhood quite unlike any other.

Mt. Airy’s vibrant community encompasses all walks of life - socio-economic, religious, or ethnic – and the diversity of the area is the product of hard work throughout the centuries. Mt. Airy’s community thrives from this incredible variety of culture, which is a major point of pride for the residents. This diversity is well reflected in the area’s array of restaurants, businesses, celebrations, and institutions.

From its illustrious history and eye-pleasing beauty to its diversity and true community feel — Mt. Airy is a strong, thriving community, with much to value and celebrate.

 

History

Mt. Airy is a community whose rich history reaches back to America’s beginnings. A popular resort spot where the wealthy citizens of Philadelphia would spend their summers in the mid-1700s, its rich history would soon include a Revolutionary War battle and later, a concerted effort to integrate the neighborhood. This legacy of diversity carries over as a point of pride today. 

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Mt. Airy CDC on Facebook and Instagram

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Outdoors + Shopping

Set amongst a beautiful Wissahickon backdrop, Mt. Airy is surrounded by one of Philadelphia’s true natural splendors. Spend a day on the trail hiking, biking, horse riding, or just taking a leisurely stroll along the creek, and continue exploring all that Philadelphia has to offer with locally-made crafts, fashion-forward apparel, vintage shops, and more along the Belgian blocks of Germantown Avenue.

Dining + Nightlife

Whether you’re in the mood for wood-fired pizza, authentic Mexican sopes, fresh-baked scones, or a late night burger, Mt. Airy serves up fun fare at its many neighborhood cafes and restaurants. And if you’re making it a night, the historic Sedgwick Theater holds live stage performances in the front lobby of this historic art deco movie house.