Fall has come, and too often in Philly we are left devoid of fall's beauty. Too few trees with too slight a breeze means we often yearn for more of those country colored leaves. The options are limited though; barring a move out to the suburbs or a jackpot hit that get you a rittenhouse apartment, there are few good ways to stay connected to Philly while being able to take a deep breath and enjoy the season's change. If this describes you, it may be time to rethink an area you've often heard and too often ignored; it's time you revisit Philly's North West.
Take a drive along Boathouse Row or through Fairmount Park into the rolling hills of some of Philly's most distinct and understated neighborhoods. Too often branded as a "diploma & diapers" area, Manayunk and East Falls offer a unique and familiar feel of suburban life while maintaining the neighborhood vibes that define Philly's city living. Additionally, these neighborhoods remain a stone's throw from the rest of the city, connected by the regional rail, main drives, and backroads to take you anywhere you need to get back to. What sets these neighborhoods apart in many minds is the distinct downtown areas and regional identity often reserved for areas outside Philly proper.
In a market where too often people bet on the "next best place", it might be worth taking a look at some spots that have proven time and time again that they're not just great investments, they're great homes, and great places to build a life. So next time you head down 76, consider instead taking a ride down Kelly Drive, and seeing what beauty waits just beyond the bend.
Author:Jac Carson Phone: 412-251-7260 Dated: September 24th 2019 Views: 2,321 About Jac: ...
Unlike many Philadelphia Realtors, Ali Goldblum (formerly Pearlstein) was born and raised in center city Philadelphia- which translates into insightful and impassioned real estate advice for all of her clients.
Ali has had a remarkable career in real estate. She began her career as a Buyers representative and specialist at Prudential Fox and Roach, Society Hill, the largest office in Philadelphia, where she worked on a “Top of the Rock,” top producing team from 2004 to 2006. She was one of the top brokers on the #1 team in the Northern Region at Coldwell Banker Preferred; and worked on the #1 team leading transactions in Philadelphia, as well as Pennsylvania at Coldwell Banker Preferred, in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Furth er, she lead buyer produced transactions for that sales team in both 2008 and 2009.
Her listings have been published nationally in The New York Times Online Real Estate feature “What You can get…,” and The Week Magazine has chosen and featured three of her listings as the coveted, “Steal of the Week.” Other listings have been featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Dwell, GOOD and Metropolis Magazine.
Ali is a certified Eco-broker and has brokered the purchase and again the sale of Philadelphia’s first LEED Platinum home, the 100k House.
Outside of real estate, Ali is a certified interior designer and the founding principal of the interior design firm, Trendless Design. She specializes in contemporary and mid-century modern design. Her interior design at the Ritz was featured in Philadelphia Magazine’s Open House edition.
Ali is a design, art and architecture enthusiast, a fierce negotiator and loves to share her inside tips on the best bargain boutiques, eateries and deals throughout the city.