About Mt. Airy
In 1750, William Allen (1704-1780) built a mansion and summer country estate on the current location of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia on Germantown Avenue. Allen named his estate "Mount Airy" and the name endured.
Mt. Airy is nestled between Chestnut Hill and Germantown in Northwest Philadelphia. It's also close to Manayunk and about eight miles from Center City Philadelphia. Mt. Airy stretches from Cresheim Valley Road (northwest) to Wissahickon Gorge (west) to Washington Lane (southeast) to Stenton Avenue (northeast).
Germantown Avenue serves as the dividing line between East and West Mt. Airy. Along "The Avenue," one can find restaurants, historic landmarks, stores and businesses. For info on Mt. Airy businesses, including commercial establishments, visit the Mt. Airy Business Association.
On the first Friday of every month, retailers, gallery owners and restaurateurs in Mt. Airy participate in Mt. Airy First Friday during which stores and galleries stay open later.
Mt. Airy is easily accessible by car orpublic transportation and only twenty miles from the Philadelphia International Airport.
Mt. Airy: Yesterday and Today