For my 40th birthday, I tossed the reins to my team and took my husband on a 3 weeks trip across Japan. While we made many stops to extraordinary landmarks all over the country, for this Girl on the Go I’ll focus on islands and animals.
Passyunk Square is the place for your family, let us introduce you to some of our favorite places to hang with our kids.
Known for being the first Philly neighborhood settled by Italian immigrants, Bella Vista is one of the most diverse and exciting communities in Philadelphia. Bella Vista, which translates to ‘beautiful sight’, gets its namesake for its gorgeous view of the Center City Skyline. Its history dates to the colonial era, where protestant Italian immigrants from Sicily began to settle in the area, but it only grew into a thriving Italian hub in the late 1880s, where a vast amount of Italians traveled to the U.S.
Mt. Airy is a bustling Philadelphia neighborhood with all the charms of a small town. It's nestled between Chestnut Hill and Germantown, and borders on the scenic Wissahickon Valley, in Fairmount Park. Mt. Airy has a rich history. It's home to the site of a Revolutionary War battle and The Johnson House, a famous Quaker safe house for runaway slaves on the Underground Railroad. It is known for being a racially diverse neighborhood. Oprah Winfrey's O Magazine has written on it's great diversity and neighborhood appeal.
The development of Fishtown coincides with the ebbs, flows, and overall delights of Philadelphia. Once primarily known for its role in Philly’s commercial fishing industry, Fishtown (and neighboring Kensington), have transformed into a hub of culture, music, art, and as you probably guessed – delicious cuisine. One of our agents, Jeanne, is a longtime Fishtown fan and resident, and she’s giving away some tips on how to experience the best of this artsy neighborhood. We’re always on top of the latest neighborhood trends (and great places to eat), so check out tour of Fishtown life.