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.


Manayunk Magazine is a quarterly magazine highlighting the businesses and community members that make Manayunk a place to live, shop, dine, and play.

About MDC

The Manayunk Development Corporation (MDC) was formed in 1992 as a non-profit corporation with both a primary business development mission and a cooperating community development mission.

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Destination Schuylkill River

Destination Schuylkill River (DSR) is a project of The Manayunk Development Corporation, funded by the William Penn Foundation. Destination Schuylkill River celebrates life along the Schuylkill River and seeks to connect our communities to the river through planning, programming, and projects.

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Manayunk History

The history of Manayunk, a section of Philadelphia along the Schuylkill River, is inextricably connected to the history of both the canal that runs through the riverfront of this hilly neighborhood, and the 108-mile navigation system of which the canal was once a part.

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