Getting Around Manayunk, Philadelphia

Even though Manayunk is only about 8 miles driving distance from the center of Philadelphia it still retains its small-town charm with its small two, and three, story row homes, cobblestone paving, and hilly streets. In 2004 a new condominium tower was built on part of Venice Island. Manayunk has become a popular place of residence for college students and young professionals. Main Street is mostly known for its bars and restaurants.

Manayunk has access to Septa's light rail service terminiating at 30th Street Station. 

For those with a preference for driving, Interstates 76 and 95 both converge by the Schuylkill River offering excellent access to the entire regional highway system.

Things to See and Do in Manayunk

Pretzel Park is centally located in Manayunk and provides a wonderful place to get out of the sun and relax in the grass. It also offers a weekly farmers market with produce from many local growers and farms including Lancaster Organic Growers, Kennett Square Specialties, and Offbeat Gourmet LLC.


Places to Eat in Manayunk

A favorite among the locals is The Manayunk Brewing Company. It has been brewing beer in Manayunk since 1996 and has brewed more than 600 varieties of beer and have been selling that beer all around Philadelphia and New Jersey. Since opening they have installed a sushi bar and a stone pizza oven as well! They have also begun to offer kayak tours of the Schuylkill River during warmer months. 

Zesty's is a traditional Greek-Italian restaurant serving fare and wine in a casual setting with a bar & outdoor patio. Zesty's is the work of Tom Konidaris, who operated Onassis, a greek restaurant at 17th & Sansom  in Center City that drew crowds in the 1970's and 80's. 

The Goat's Beard is a new American restuarant offering locally sourced new American fare, wine, beer, & whisky served in a cozy, rustic-chic space. Their talented chef, Joel Romano, serves inventine, fresh plates rooted in traditional American cuisine.

Homes for Sale in Manayunk

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