Chestnut Hill, in Philadelphia's Middlesex County, is one of the most affluent places to live in Massachusetts. With a dense suburban feel, the area includes everything from 19th-century farmhouses to stone mansions. The city's popularity dates back to the American Revolutionary War when its elevated climate became a popular escape for prosperous families.
Known as one of the state's garden districts with its Victorian townhouses and cobblestone streets, the neighborhood has become a hot spot for tourists. Chestnut Hill's main street, Germantown Avenue is brimming with chic boutiques, bookstores, upscale flea markets, art galleries, and restaurants.
The small college town also has pleather of bars and clubs, spas, historic sites, and landmarks such as the Highlands Mansion and Gardens and the Germantown Whitehouse. Other points of interest are the Historic Rittenhouse Town, and the Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, and the Plymouth Meeting Historical Society.
In 2007 Forbes magazine selected Chestnut as one of Top seven urban enclaves in the USA. 'With the town's visitor guide catchphrase 'Because Sometimes You Just Feel Fancy," Chestnut Hill is truly Philadelphia's favorite destination neighborhood.
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