Mt. Airy Notable Press
Cultural revival. Diverse population. Easy access to transportation and outdoor recreation. Learn more about the neighborhood that everyone's talking about in the articles featured below.
The Mt. Airy Night Markets were featured in The New York Times as part of their In Philadelphia Food Trucks are Rolling article from May 2012.
"The best way to experience Philadelphia’s still surging street-food scene is at one of the city’s Night Markets, organized by the local nonprofit Food Trust, with financing from the William Penn Foundation. In the market, first held in October 2010, a battalion of trucks (and other mobile food vendors) converges on a designated stretch of a particular neighborhood. This year’s first two events will take place in the Northern Liberties neighborhood on May 24, on Washington Avenue in South Philadelphia, across from the city’s historic Italian Market, on June 28, and in Mount Airy on Aug. 16."
In June 2011, Mt. Airy was featured in The New York Times Travel Section as a notable neighborhood in their 'Surfacing' feature.
"Buoyed by reasonable housing costs and relatively safe streets, Mount Airy is in the midst of a cultural revival, replete with new and old businesses, which have come to reflect its residents’ socially conscious and progressive lifestyle."
Oprah Magazine highlighted Mt. Airy as a uniquely diverse and friendly neighborhood.
"Welcome to a neighborhood where people of just about every race, religion, class, belief system, and sexual orientation come together and play very nicely."
Philadelphia Style Magazine highlighted the Mt Airy renaissance.
"It is a comeback that speaks volumes about how a community can bring about change if everyone works together. 'Mt. Airy has really withstood the test of time,' Robert Elfant says."