Manayunk is a neighborhood in the northwestern section of the city. Named a National Historic District in 1983, Manayunk is located just minutes west of Center City Philadelphia, nestled along the banks of the Schuylkill River and the historic Manayunk Canal.
Manayunk is a unique shopping, dining, and service destination with over 50 Chic boutiques and 30 restaurants and eateries. The town also has over 20 furniture and home furnishings stores, which is the largest concentration of furniture stores on one street in the entire East Coast. Strolling the street is like being whisked away to a European city. Visitors to Manayunk will feel welcome and encounter an honesty and pride of service that makes shopping and dining a special experience.
Manayunk retained its small-town charm with its small two- and three-story row homes, cobblestone paving and hilly streets. Increasing demand for housing in the area has led to the conversion of former mills into loft apartments and stores with upscale shops. Manayunk has become a popular nightlife destination for college students and business commuters due in part to the many bars and restaurants in the area, a fact that emphasizes the historical meaning of the borough's name.