The name Manayunk is taken from manaiung, the Lenape Indian word for "river." It's a fitting name for this hilly neighborhood built on the banks of the Schuylkill River, especially considering the vital role water played in shaping Manayunk's history. Way back in the 19th century, a two-mile stretch of canal brought water power - and a prosperous textile industry - to the area's once-quiet sh...ores. The mills and factories are now long-gone, but the canal (listed on the National Register of Historic Places) remains, though nowadays it's more aligned with recreation than hard labor. The canal is paralleled by a multiuse trail (the towpath), typically replete with joggers, walkers, and bicyclists (cycling is big in this part of town), and, if the season's right, waddling ducklings. Main Street bustles with shoppers and barhoppers, while row homes that once housed mill workers are now occupied by college kids, young families, and Manayunk lifers.View more
Market trends help you understand the movement of key price indicators. Trends in Manayunk show a 0% year-over-year rise in median sales price and a 2% rise in median rent per month.
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Manayunk has very low crime relative to the rest of Philadelphia County.
Knowing more about crime activity in Manayunk can help keep you aware of crime in the area. Crime activity is most helpful when comparing two locations to understand the relative safety of each location.View More
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Grab a cappuccino and a croissant from Volo Coffeehouse before strolling along the Manayunk Towpath. Stop to feed the ducks, and keep your eyes peeled for sunbathing turtles and the occasional blue heron.
Browse the boutiques along Main Street. Pop into The Little Apple to shop home decor and smalls, then find a new feline friend in Amelia, the resident cat at The Spiral Bookcase.
Best way to keep warm on a chilly night? Order the spicy dan dan noodles at Han Dynasty, a Chinese BYOB known for its ability to really bring the heat.