Manayunk

Small Town Charm on the Edge on Philly
Just outside Center City lies Manayunk, a charming neighborhood with an urban feel. This Native American word means "where we to go drink", which references the Schuylkill River that runs near it. These days it could also stand for the vibrant nightlife that draws visitors from all over the Delaware Valley. Manayunk's main thoroughfare, aptly named "Main Street" is bustling with scores of local restaurants, desginer boutiques, lively bars, and art galleries. Many long standing events occur throughout the year, like the Manayunk Arts Festival, the Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival, and Restaurant Week. Cycling is also big in this neighborhood - bikers frequently take on its hilly roads, particularly "The Wall."

The median age of Manayunk residents is 31 years old. The area is home to a much younger crowd - early professionals, graduate students, and some families and multigenerational residents. The real estate market is also varied - industrial row homes, trendy lofts, contemporary townhouses, and single Victorians line its hilly streets. The SEPTA Regional Rail makes it easy to get to and from the city, so why wait any longer to experience the allure of Manayunk?
What Manayunk Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
7.0
value
6.0
amenities
7.0
social
5.0
management
7.0
safety
8.4
Median rents in Manayunk
Studio
$
1,600
1 Bedroom
$
1,850
2 Bedroom
$
2,100

Living in
Manayunk

Main Street
Young
Bike Trails
Many Restaurants and Bars
Outgoing
Happy Hours
Families
Fitness Friendly
Easy to Get into City
Manayunk — 8.1/10 Rating (based on 14 neighborhood reviews)
I really like living in Manayunk. As an avid runner, I am able to live about a block from the Towpath along the river, and about a five minute walk to the Bala Cynwyd Heritage Trail, both of which are wonderful for running, walking, and biking. Before the pandemic, my roommates and I frequently went out to eat in our neighborhood, since Manayunk is packed with lots of great bars and restaurants. The only downside is that we are far enough from campus and Center City that making plans with law school friends who live in more central locations requires some coordinating in terms of drivers or rideshare services. However, the savings in rent more than make up for what I spent on Ubers meeting friends in Center City before the pandemic. Commuting to campus from Manayunk is relatively easy, especially with a car, though I do know classmates here that rely on public transportation.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
133 Leverington Ave
Manayunk is a great neighborhood—walkable, young, fun, and growing. There are tons of good restaurants, cheap bars, and lots of college-aged residents.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Station at Manakyunk
Lots of things to do and parks or places to walk around.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Flats on Pechin
I grew up in Manayunk/Roxborough and I love it. Its out of center city but not a terrible commute, and its a great neighborhood to plein air paint. Usually it takes 20 minutes on the bus on a good day, some days it can take up to 45 minutes if there is traffic which can be annoying.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
434 Naomi St
Many bars and restaurants. Great /happy hour and late-night specials. Young people and families alike. Lots of gyms and local running/biking trails. Very bike-friendly neighborhood. Convenient to the regional train line (connection to Center City) and several bus routes. Also close to Wissahickon transportation center (connections to other neighborhoods). No local grocery stores.
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4
/10
Neighborhood Rating
108 Levering Street
Lots of local bars and restaurants to go to. Quick trip into Center City and always easy to get a cab or an uber. Everything I need is within a 5 minute drive of my house.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
3929 Terrace Street
Manayunk is a very young neighborhood with lots of bars and restaurants.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Isle
Manayunk is a wonderful neighborhood if you want to have some space and a real community feel. There's a lot of great walking trails nearby. It's very pet friendly.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
157 Dupont St
I love living in Manayunk. There’s always stuff to do in the downtown area, the store owners are very friendly, and I love the cafes to study in on the weekend.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
276 Green Lane
Manayunk has been great! There are lots of bars and restaurants within walking distance. It is only a 10 minute easy drive to Queen Lane.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Green Lane, Manayunk
Up and coming town that is popular with many undergraduate and graduate students. While not comparable to center city, the dining and bar scene is flourishing and gives you a wide variety of options to choose from, whether you are looking for a date night or a happy hour to blow off some steam. Regional rail stops make it easy to get to Philadelphia and Uber has a fairly strong presence in the area. One of the biggest drawbacks though is that parking can be extremely limited if you do not have a reserved spot and get back late at night.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
4554 Baker Street Manayunk, PA
Lots of young professionals and College students in a fun town with great entertainment and food on Main Street. Great access to the highway and Easy SEPTA access to downtown
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
158 Carson Street
Manayunk is exactly what I was looking for when moving to Philadelphia. The residents are young and outgoing. Main Street is always lively which makes you want to spend the weekends exploring Manayunk. So many restaurants and bars. Easy to get around. Close to Center City.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Dupont Towers
Great bars
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Donna Court Apartments


Getting to Know
Manayunk

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: Henry Ave to Schuykill River
North to South Boundaries: Parker Ave to Hermit St
dining
Bob’s Diner
CJ & Eck’s
Dalessandro’s Steaks
Lisa’s Kitchen
convenience
CVS Pharmacy
Wawa
fitness
CrossFit Manayunk
Hotbox Yoga Manayunk
Planet Fitness
RowZone Manayunk
parks
Gorgas Park
Kendrick
Pretzel Park
coffee
Marchiano’s Bakery
Smiley’s Cafe
Volo Coffeehouse
Zsa’s Gourmet Ice Cream
bus
32 (bus)
61 (bus)
rail
Manayunk-Norristown Line (rail)
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey

Zip Codes
Manayunk includes zip codes 19127 and 19128
Rent vs Own
37
%
of Manayunk residents are renters
Driving to Work
77
%
of Manayunk residents drive to work
New Construction
7
%
of housing units in Manayunk have been built in the last 15 years
Building Types
85
%
<20 units
4
%
20-49 units
11
%
50+ units
Demographics
Children (under 18)
14
%
18 - 34
39
%
35 - 54
24
%
55+
23
%
Unit Mix
1
%
Studio
16
%
1 Bed
27
%
2 Bed
56
%
3+ Bed
Occupation or Education
Working Professional
64
%
Undergrad Student
7
%
Grad Student
8
%
Unemployed
6
%
Retired
15
%

Best Apartments
in Manayunk


1 Bed $1,200
2 Beds $1,600

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Studio $1,466
1 Bed $2,098
2 Beds $2,320

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Studio $1,195
1 Bed $1,345
2 Beds $1,695

1 Bed $1,210
2 Beds $1,295

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Studio $875
1 Bed $1,300
2 Beds $1,415

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1 Bed $2,250
2 Beds $2,365
3 Beds $2,755

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