Welcome to Mt. Airy!
Situated in beautiful Northwest Philadelphia, Mt. Airy has a little of everything: The natural beauty of the Wissahickon, gorgeous homes spanning centuries of architectural styles, a vibrant and historic commercial corridor, and easy access to Center City, with several buses and two regional rail lines into town. Most importantly, Mt. Airy is a welcoming neighborhood of engaged and interesting people from across a diverse spectrum of backgrounds.
The largely accepted definition of Mt. Airy’s landscape parallels that of the 19119 zip code: from Cresheim Creek in the northwest to Johnson Street in the southeast; and from Stenton Avenue in the northeast to the Wissahickon Creek to the southwest. Much of the area east of Stenton Avenue (19150 zip code) is considered Mt. Airy as well.
Welcome to Mt. Airy! Our neighborhood has much to explore—food, drink, history, culture, and the beautiful Wissahickon.
If you live in Mt. Airy, you already know what a wonderful place it is to live, work, and play. These resources can help you stay informed and involved.
Mt. Airy is home to a diverse array of shopping opportunities, from a natural baby clothing shop to vintage clothing boutiques; from a supplies shop for folks interested in knitting to a studio where you can learn to sew.
Mt. Airy’s rich history dates back to the beginnings of America. William Allen, Chief Justice of colonial Pennsylvania and financier of the State House (Independence Hall), built a country estate in 1750 on the site of what is now United Lutheran Seminary.