Manayunk’s overall psychographic of consumers includes people ages 25-60 who tend to be highly educated, well traveled, and have an affinity towards recreation, fitness and an affluent lifestyle.
What makes Manayunk so interesting though, is that it has an ever changing clientele. During the day, Manayunk is visited by predominantly females ages 25-55 along with their children. After 5PM Manayunk is filled with young professionals and couples who range in age from the mid 20’s to late 60’s. Then on weekends, Manayunk draws young singles who visit the area’s hip bars and restaurants.
The wider appeal of Manayunk is its accessible location, literally 15 minutes from the region's primary destinations. Manayunk offers visitors the ultimate urban experience, with small town charm!
Manayunk’s mix of shops and boutiques are always involved in local events and retail in the district is a key ingredient of the action. From the annual Manayunk Arts Festival to First Fridays, shopping is an integral part of the Manayunk experience.
Simply put, Manayunk events draw more than half a million additional customers to the district each year, well above and beyond the normal visitor traffic. These dynamic events offer local businesses an exciting opportunity to increase their customer base.
"Shop Small. Shop Local." is the phrase used to define retail shopping in Manayunk. Many businesses are owner-operated or locally owned chainlets, giving shoppers a personal experience that is unbeatable. The retailers share in a sense of community in this unified district by meeting regularly to develop promotions that strengthen every business.
Since the mid-80's, Manayunk’s retail district has proven to be a success for both long time retailers, like Gary Mann Jewelers and Nicole Miller, and for entrepreneurs turning their passions into a business. In the past five years alone, more than 20 new retailers have joined Manayunk’s thriving commercial corridor.