Cliveden Apartments is a brick Tudor Revival building on a tree lined street in the Mount Airy neighborhood
of Philadelphia. We overlook a wooded 6-acre National Historic Trust site and a 7-minute walk from Wissihickon
trails of Fairmont Park, the largest urban park system in the country www.fairmountpark.org We are also convenient to the Chestnut Hill shopping & restaurant area and the old mill town of Manayunk
with its boutiques, clubs and restaurants.
handsome, 4-storey, elevator building, constructed in the late 1920's, is of fire resistant construction and famously solid,
noise-reducing walls. All kitchens have been modernized and essentially all of the apartments are air-conditioned.
Large windows and oak paraquet floors make for bright and gracious living spaces. Even steam radiator
heat is provided by the landlord. High speed Internet (DSL) and cable TV
available and there is an amply equipped laundry room. This is a living space for those who don’t
wish to live in a concrete box overlooking macadam and traffic. Cliveden is convenient to Center City
trains and bus lines though street parking is easy.
Mt. Airy has long appealed to folks who want to escape the concrete and noise of Center City for
its more park-like atmosphere. We are situated across from our namesake, the Cliveden Mansion, a National
Historic Trust property, originally the home of the Supreme Court Chief Justice of colonial Pennsylvania, now a 6-acre park
www.Cliveden.org A half block away lies Upsala another colonial house also part of the National Historic Trust.
On the other hand, Mt. Airy is home to a venerable food co-op www.weaversway.org that is much more than a food co-op but a viable neighborhood community.
Mount Airy www.wman.net and www.mtairyusa.org long noted as a diverse community in a suburban-like setting within the confines of Philadelphia is home to authors, artists,
theater groups and educators. The many and varied Victorian homes with mature gardens and well-tended lawns
provide a restful streetscape and a treat to the eye in spring and summer. For many of us, history resonates here as this
is a place where the trails of the Lenni-Lenape Native Americans became the roads of the Dutch, German
settlers and then the Quaker businessmen
Perhaps the most stunning jewel in the neighborhood is nearby Fairmont
Park, www.venus.spaceports.com/~bachmann/sauntering/usa/philadelphia.htm with more than 8,500 acres of trees, waterfalls, bridges, hiking and horseback raiding trails and pike paths.
Come winter it’s a fine place to cross-country ski and one can even take a
horse-drawn sleigh to the park’s charming Valley Green Inn. www.valleygreeninn.com
Ten blocks north is Chestnut Hill, a very popular residential and shopping area with excellent restaurants
www.chestnuthillpa.com A stop on the local Philadelphia train line Chestnut Hill developed into an affluent suburb in
the 1850's. Known for it’s many antique shops, it also boasts a many cultural attractions
including along Philadelphia’s local train line Chestnut Hill became into an affluent
suburban neighborhood a noted amateur theater group, www.thestagecrafters.org. the fine Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania and its neighbor the Woodmere Art Museum www.business-services.upenn.edu/arboretum/ all regularly reported on by The Chestnut Hill Local newspaper www.chestnuthilllocal.com Head toward the Schuylkill River and a 10-minute drive takes you to the old textile and paper mill community
of Manayunk. www.manayunk.com Its early 19th century canal and towpath http://www.fi.edu/city/water/canal.html, built to serve those industries are now a backdrop to numerous art galleries www.manayunkartcenter.org, trendy boutiques and some 30 restaurants, as well as the annual Wachovia Cycling Series an internationally famous bike race. http://phillybikeclub.org/newbcp/ Manayunk is a great place area to hike, bike, shop and then rest with a cold one from one of its several micro breweries.