When we moved from the Netherlands to Philadelphia six years ago, my wife and I first landed in Fishtown. It’s a nice neighborhood if you are young, but for us, eventually, Mt. Airy in Northwest Philly beckoned.
“Mt Airy is that front license plate, with a smile face, that says ‘I like Mt Airy’”, says West Mt Airy resident Bradley Maule.
We, with our two-year-old son, live on a great multi-cultural and multi-national block, populated by several families with young children. Everything is nearby: the main retail district, a playground, the public library and two SEPTA lines into Center City are all only a stone’s throw away. Oh, and not to mention arguably Mt. Airy’s best asset access to one of the largest urban park systems in the U.S.
Recently, the 46th annual Mt. Airy Day was upon us – the neighborhood’s celebration of diversity in the community. It offers a great opportunity to mingle with residents and learn about what goes on in the neighborhood.