Manayunk Pennsylvania Neighborhood Guide

Posted on Aug 10, 2017

Welcome to Manayunk!

Manayunk Pennsylvania Neighborhood Guide

Nestled in Northwest Philadelphia by the Schuylkill River, Manayunk is a beautiful neighborhood that has been thriving for over a century.

Manayunk Neighbors

Manayunk is a famously young and vibrant place to live - the median age is just 30.69. Popular with recent graduates and young professionals, more than 50% of Manayunk homes are “non-family households” and 81% of households do not have children.

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Manayunk Housing

Residents of Manayunk can choose between a variety of housing types from single Victorians and turn of the century row homes, to contemporary townhouses or loft apartments. The average home here sells for $200,406.

Moving with a furry friend? You’ll be happy to hear that Manayunk’s commercial district is notoriously dog-friendly.

Getting Around Manayunk

The SEPTA Regional Rail is home to the Manayunk/Norristown line, which runs from University City and Center City to Manayunk Station. This stop is located conveniently just one block from Main Street. In addition, the Route 35 bus loops around Manayunk and Roxborough and the 61 bus will run you from Manayunk and Center City and back.

With over 700 spaces in the commercial district, downtown parking is also convenient and affordable. Those small parking fees go towards causes like street and landscape maintenance, anti-graffiti projects, and watershed education.

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Things to Do in Manayunk

  • Home to the Circuit Trail, a 250-mile trail network that spans across the Greater Philadelphia area, Manayunk is a great place for running, walking, fishing, and especially biking. Each year, the neighborhood is home to the Philadelphia International Cycling Classic.
  • Getting your first taste of Manayunk? Start with a Chew Philly Food Tour, a great way to get to know your new neighborhood while indulging in some local treats. In time you’ll learn that the neighborhood is constantly bustling with events such as Stroll the Street or the Fall StrEAT Food Festival that showcase the best dishes from local eateries.
  • With such a young population, nightlife is what Manayunk does best. Craft beer drinkers will quickly become regulars at the Manayunk Brewery while music lovers will flock to  The Grape Room for live shows.  
  • Need new decor for your new Philadelphia home? Well, Manayunk’s Main Street boasts the highest concentration of furniture stores on one street in the East Coast. Happy shopping.

The Bottom Line

Manayunk pairs the excitement and flavor of Philly with the great outdoor spaces you’re longing for in the suburbs. Seconds from the city but with tons of hot spots in its own right, Manayunk is a great place to plant your roots if you’re young or young at heart.

Interested in buying or selling a home in Manayunk? Contact a Houwzer Realtor, we'd love to chat! 

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