What better way to find out the ins and outs of Manayunk than from the people themselves? It’s another week where we hit the streets for Why I Love Manayunk, to ask Manayunk visitors and residents why they love where they live, shop, dine, and play.
This week we talked to Caroline and Noelle, roomates and new residents to Manayunk. Find out their favorite things to do and see here as well as their recommendations for restaurants and activities to try for new residents and visitors alike.
By Maria Matysik
Are you a resident or are you just visiting? If you live here, what drew you to Manayunk?
Caroline: “I just moved to Manayunk after graduating college. I was drawn here because of the reputation of [the neighborhood] of being an affordable and safe vibrant town with lots of personality!”
Noelle: “I recently moved to Manayunk with my college roommates! We all love being in the city, but experiencing the small town vibes at the same time.”
What is your favorite thing to do in Manayunk?
Caroline: “I love Stroll the Street nights! It’s a great way to try out all of the restaurants. Next on my list is definitely The Goat’s Beard! Every time I pass by it looks and smells amazing.”
Noelle: ”I love going to Bourbon Blue on Sundays. Nothing beats sitting on the deck overlooking the canal and listening to live music. The fried pickles are great!”
Have you been to any of the Manayunk Development Corporation summer events? If so, which one(s)?
Caroline: “I loved going to the Arts Festival! There was such a wide variety of artists which made it really interesting. Next week, I am definitely looking forward to going to Lucky’s Last Chance Wiener Race event!”
Noelle: “My favorite summer event by far has been the Manayunk Arts Festival. I loved walking around eating amazing food, and embracing all of the creativity.”
What recommendations do you have for new residents and visitors?
Caroline: “Take a stroll up and down Main Street when the weather is nice!”
Noelle:”I would definitely recommend walking the Towpath to discover the charm that Manayunk has!”
Why do you love Manayunk?
Caroline: “I love the fun spirit of the town. It’s so unique.”
Noelle: “Coming from a small town in Wisconsin I love the sense of community and pride people have for living in Manayunk.”
Visit the Manayunk Development Corporation Contact page for full contact information.
Office: 4312 Main Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127