SBS Philly Recommendations...
Moving to a new city can be hard. To help you get situated here, we've come up with a list of Philly favorites from our current members.
Places to live:
Love the urban life? Looking for a smaller walkable community? Want a quick commute or easy access to shops? Here's some neighborhoods we love and live in! Contact us for more specifics!
Abington - Cute suburban neighborhood north of the city. Abington Hospital is here, and it's close to Fox Chase Cancer Center.
Adrmore/Narberth/Wynnewood - just outside the city to the west, these small towns have great schools, trains into town, lots of great restaurants and shops, as well as great schools. Close to Lankenau and Bryn Mawr hospitals.
Center City - definitely the center of urban life! Jefferson, Wills Eye, Drexel, and some Penn programs are located here. Love Park, Penn's Landing, City Hall, and much more!
Chestnut Hill - charming with tons of shops, restaurants, coffee; Chestnut Hill Hospital it's easy access to the city by train.
Collingswood, NJ - cute suburb in New Jersey, easy to access Philly hospitals by train.
Drexel Hill - Cute suburban neighborhood south of the city. Easily commutable to University City by car, not far from Mercy Philadelphia and Mercy Fitzpatrick, as well as Delaware Co Hospital.
East Falls - walkable, cute neighborhood with good access to many areas of the city. Close to the train into the city but also close to the beautiful Kelly Drive walking/running/biking trail and the Wissahickon Park.
Fishtown - Just north of Center City, this is a hip neighborhood with restaurants, bars, shops, great apartments, and is easily connected to other areas via public transportation.
Manayunk - popular neighborhood for college students and young professionals. Also close to the train and a great biking/running trail along the river. Bars, restaurants, coffee, shops. Close to many different programs and hospitals.
Roxborough - near Manayunk, also near the train, close to the Wissahickon Park. Roxborough Hospital and Chestnut Hill Hospital are close by!
University City - Home to the campuses of Penn and Drexel, University City has great restaurants, coffee shops, and cute older houses!
Sonshine Christian Academy (Drexel Hill)
New Life Glenside Nursery School (Glenside)
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education (Roxborough)
Tenth Presbyterian Church Preschool (Rittenhouse)
Ame Spa (Wayne)
Fedora Salon (Manayunk)
Parlour (Fishtown) - Tami
Richard Nicholas (Center City) - Wyatt
Salon Bass - Garret for a colorist
Salon Letoile (Manayunk) - Dana
Salon Moda (Huntingdon Pike - Lower Moreland)
Saturn Club (University City)
Talking Headz - $20 haircut
Tommy Gentekos (Center City)
Chestnut Hill Presbyterian (Chestnut Hill)
Citylight (Manayunk and Center City)
Epic Church (Manayunk and Roxborough)
Grace Chapel (Havertown)
Liberti (Center City)
Liberti East (Fishtown)
St. Francis de Sales (West Philly)
St. Luke's (Glenside)
St. Patrick's Catholic Church (Center City)
Tenth Presbyterian Church (Center City)
Parks and Playgrounds:
Ashbridge Park (Bryn Mawr)
Bala Cynwyd Park (Bala Cynwyd)
Clark Park (University City)
Franklin Square (Center CIty) - ice cream and a carousel!
Gorgas Park (Roxborough)
Rittenhouse Square (Center City)
Seger Park (Center City)
Smith Playground (Strawberry Mansion area) - 3 story house filled with toys. Spring through fall, the outrdoor playground is great too! AND - it's free!
Spruce Street Harbor Park (Center City) - in the summer, features giant Jenga, chess, Connect Four, outdoor hammocks, food trucks and beer.
Terrace Park Splash/Playground (Manayunk)
Three Bears (Center City)
Wissahickon Trail (Roxborough/ChestnutHill/Mt Airy) - 80 miles of hiking, biking, and walking trails along a beautiful creek
Grape Leaves Cafe
High Street on Market for Brunch
Sabrina's (Italian Market, University City, Ardmore, and more!)
Sazon (Spring Garden)
La Calaca Feliz (Art Museum)
Cafe La Maude (Northern Liberties)
Dim Sum Garden (China Town)
Hummus (University City and Ardmore)
Any Stephen Starr restaurant
Pod (University City)
Bourbon Blue (Manayunk)
Shake Shack (University City)