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Welcome to Chestnut Hill

 
Chestnut Hill
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy is located in the northwest corner of Philadelphia known as Chestnut Hill and represents one of the largest commercial enterprises in the community. Chestnut Hill is known as one of the more affluent neighborhoods of the city, but it also embraces an economic and cultural mix of residents. Its tree-lined streets, gracious stone homes, earlier 19th century frame houses, and quaint shopping district offer a pleasant escape from the citys more dense urban center. It has served for years as a bedroom community for commuters to the city.
 
Chestnut Hill sits on a rise at the edge of the Wissahickon Watershed, with easy access to other residential communities such as Mt. Airy, Wyndmoor, Erdenheim, Flourtown, Lafayette Hill, Glenside and Germantown.
 
During the 19th century, it was a popular summer vacation destination because of its cooler temperatures and expansive greenness. In the mid-1800s, a commuter railroad was built from Center City, increasing ease of access to the area. Springside Chestnut Hill Academy’s historic Wissahickon Inn, at the heart of the school’s 62-acre campus, served as a grand hotel for many years for families escaping the summer heat of the city.
 
Today, Chestnut Hill retains much of its historic character and quiet suburban persona while offering a diverse array of restaurants, shops, and recreational opportunities through its proximity to the Wissahickon Valley Park and its many trails.

Resources for Philadelphia and Chestnut Hill
Philly Magazine
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Visit Philly - Chestnut Hill

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We know with moving you have a lot on your plate, and we are here to make it easier. Please contact our Admissions Office to talk through the application steps and timing, get your visit planned so it coordinates with your search for a new place to live, and allow us to answer questions about this area so that we can make your first visit enjoyable and worthwhile.
 

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Remarketing Code

500 West Willow Grove Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118
Cherokee Campus | 215-247-7200
Willow Grove Campus | 215-247-4700
Campus Security | 267-246-8427