Manayunk - Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty

A Vibrant, Northwest Philadelphia Neighborhood with a Wide Variety of Properties

  • Description

    Manayunk, a Northwestern-Philadelphia neighborhood parallel to the Schuylkill River, has enjoyed an influx of prosperity in recent decades. Like so many other Philadelphia neighborhoods, Manayunk has emerged from its industrial, working-class roots and bloomed into a hip place to live, work and play.

    Main Street is the epicenter of the neighborhood’s nightlife and shopping. Boutique shops, first-rate restaurants, taverns, and live-music venues make up this district. Residents enjoy water-front dining at restaurants located on the river.

    To the north of the neighborhood is the Wissahickon Valley. Miles of serene hiking trails weave around the Wissahickon Creek and it’s pedestrian/equestrian/biking trail, Forbidden Drive. For many visitors, it may be surprising to see just how naturally exquisite this valley is after considering its proximity to the 5th largest city in the United States.

    Large scale events are very common in town. Thus, it is quite appropriate that uses the saying, “There’s Always Something to do in Manayunk.” Events such as The Hidden River Blues Festival, Manayunk Arts Festival, Spring/Fall StrEAT Food Festivals, and Manayunk Cocktail Week are very popular and draw thousands of attendants. The most popular event, and the event that has defined the neighborhood on the global stage, is the Philadelphia International Cycling Classic. The infamous, mountain-like topography of the neighborhood creates a challenging 12-mile circuit for an international cycling crowd.

    Manayunk was once an industrial mill-town on the Schuylkill River and one of Philadelphia’s manufacturing centers. By the 1980s, this borough northwest of Center City had become a hardscrabble town with vacant storefronts in its business district. Thanks to the efforts of some urban pioneers who opened quality restaurants and started a schedule of annual events to bring people to the town, the area has come back in a big way.

    For about the past 20 years, Manayunk has attracted younger, more professional home buyers, no doubt drawn to the energy of this revitalized area. In addition to row-houses, some factories have been converted to loft-style living spaces. Prices are a bit more reasonable than in Center City neighborhoods, and commuting to the city is relative easy via Septa’s train and bus service. The train ride to Center City is about 30 minutes on the Manayunk- Norristown  line.

    There are plenty of modest row-houses for sale which are attractive to the first-time buyer. On the other end of the spectrum, mansion and estate homes found “on top of the hill” are of the finest quality and proportions. These high-end (in terms of price and topography) homes are rooted in the industrial age and were built for factory owners and businessmen. Their scale and craftsmanship are still impressive even when compared to today’s construction standards. There are also plenty of new-construction options including luxury high-rises on the river. With plenty of young renters, investment properties in Manayunk are popular.

    Allow our Philadelphia agent’s to help you navigate this fun and unique real estate market.


Manayunk, Philadelphia


Listings Available

4718 Cross St #LOT 12
Philadelphia, PA 19128
4 bed | 4/1 bath | 3,300 sq
Courtesy of Compass RE
4594 Silverwood St
Philadelphia, PA 19127
4 bed | 3/1 bath | 3,998 sq
Courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City W
4728 Cross St #LOT 7
Philadelphia, PA 19128
4 bed | 4/1 bath | 3,300 sq
Courtesy of Compass RE
4726 Cross St #LOT 8
Philadelphia, PA 19128
4 bed | 4/1 bath | 3,300 sq
Courtesy of Compass RE
308 Monastery Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19128
4 bed | 2/1 bath | 3,000 sq
Courtesy of Christopher Real Estate Services
4722 Cross St #LOT 10
Philadelphia, PA 19128
4 bed | 4/1 bath | 3,300 sq
Courtesy of Compass RE

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  • Average Days on Market Residential

    66 August 2019
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    +80.3 % since August 2018
  • Average Price per SqFt Residential

    $174 August 2019
    +0.8 % since
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    +0.8 % since August 2018
  • Total Monthly Inventory August 2019

    Total Units
    +51.7 % since
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    +51.7 % since August 2018
  • New Listings Residential

    25 August 2019
    +31.6 % since
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    +31.6 % since August 2018
  • Percent of Asking Price Residential

    96 % August 2019
    -1.4 % since
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Local Information

Local Information

5 Nov
A Revitalized Manayunk Bridge Connects Communities
Take A Walk...Or a Bike Ride The Manayunk bridge has officially reopened as of October 30th, 2015. Built in 1918 and operated by SEPTA as a rail bridge until 1986, the structure has been reopened as a pedestrian bridge. It connects the Philadelphia County... Read More

7 Oct
Welcome, Juliana Martell, to Our Philadelphia Real Estate Office
Juliana Martell is a young woman in a hurry. The Manayunk resident began working part-time in real estate while she was in college pursuing a business degree (and an M.B.A. directly after her bachelor's degree) from Philadelphia University. Even though... Read More

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Academy In Manayunk
Type: Private
Level: 1-12
St. John the Baptist School
Type: Private
Level: PK-8
Green Woods CS
Type: Charter
Level: K-8
Dobson James School
Type: Public
Level: K-8
Holy Child School
Type: Private
Level: PK-8
Belmont Hills El School
Type: Public
Level: K-5
AMY Northwest
Type: Public
Level: 6-8
Roxborough High School
Type: Public
Level: 9-12
Roxborough Christian School
Type: Private
Level: K-1
Cook-Wissahickon School
Type: Public
Level: PK-8

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