Named a National Historic District in 1983 and a Classic Town by The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission in 2007, Manayunk is centrally located just 15 minutes from Center City Philadelphia, King of Prussia, Chestnut Hill, and The Main Line. Nestled along the banks of the Schuylkill River and the Manayunk Canal and Tow Path, the commercial district is lined with renovated Victorian storefronts and mill buildings giving you an urban experience with small town charm. Come Live, Shop, Dine, and Play in MNYK!
Manayunk’s central location is ideal for commuting between the city and suburbs by car, bus, train, or even bike. Residents of Manayunk can choose between a variety of housing types from single Victorians and turn of the century row homes to contemporary town houses or loft apartments. Best of all, Manayunk’s dog friendly commercial district is filled with activities that add to the living experience.
Manayunk plays host to a unique blend of independently owned retailers that line Main Street, making Manayunk the perfect one stop shopping destination. From high end fashion to consignment stores, jewelry to gift boutiques, hair salons to spas, home furnishing to home décor stores, and art galleries to music stores, Manayunk has something special for everyone.
With 30+ dining options and more than a dozen international ethnic cuisines, Manayunk has something to satisfy every craving. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite at a casual café or a three course meal at a fine dining establishment, you can enjoy the flavors of Philly all along one walkable street. Manayunk’s famous al fresco dining scene, along Main Street or overlooking the river, is the perfect place to catch up with friends and passersby.
Recreation and fitness is a key aspect of the Manayunk culture. Behind Main Street lies the historic Manayunk Canal and Tow Path, a trail that is used by visitors and locals for walking, running, and biking, while the nearby Schuylkill River is perfect for kayaking and boating. Spend a relaxing afternoon in Pretzel Park or Canal View Park or if it’s a workout you’re looking for, drop into a class at one of our many fitness studios.