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Mt. Airy, Philadelphia

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A Ziptrip to Mt. Airy

A welcoming community that melds sophisticated sensibilities with a laid-back lifestyle

The name says it all. Perched along the banks of the Wissahickon Creek and enveloped by 1,600 acres of parkland and 57 miles of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails, Mt. Airy is the city’s country refuge. One of the nation’s first integrated communities, it wears its quasi-hippie reputation with pride, welcoming people of every gender, race and nationality. From beautiful historic homes and a bustling business district to tree-lined streets and the scenic trails of the great Wissahickon, Mt. Airy is Philadelphia’s village in the city.

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Getting to Mt. Airy

By train

It's easy to get to Mt. Airy on public trans. Two Regional Rail lines connect to Mt. Airy. East Mt. Airy is served by the Chestnut Hill East line (formerly the R7) at the Mt. Airy, Sedgwick, Stenton and Washington Lane stations. West Mt. Airy is served by the Chestnut Hill West line (formerly the R8) at the Allen Lane, Carpenter, Upsal and Tulpehocken stations. The trip takes just over 30 minutes on a train. The town can also be reached by the H, XH and 23 bus lines.

By car

Driving just 20 minutes from Center City along Kelly Drive to Lincoln Drive is the meeting of East and West Mt. Airy. A free municipal parking lot is located on Germantown Avenue. For an easy way to get there, consider Zipcar, with more than 350 vehicles in more than 115 locations in the greater Philadelphia area and a considerable presence in Center City.
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Sedgwick Theater

The arts are alive in Mt. Airy! Enjoy a professional Shakespeare production at the Sedgwick Theater, a stunning Art Deco theater, dedicated to the performance and adaptation of epic works of classic literature and drama for the contemporary stage, igniting the mind through the power of the actor, design and spoken word.
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