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CBH Hometown Highlight Featuring Willow Grove PA

What to do; where to dine and shop; and what you don’t want to miss
Posted by Stefanie Hahn on April 03, 2020 in  activities  arts and entertainment  Attractions  CBHHometownHighlight  come home with hearthside  Entertainment  montco  Montgomery County  real estate  thingstodo  willowgrove
Located in the northern suburbs of Philadelphia, Willow Grove began as a small rural community that experienced rapid growth due to the major expansion of trolley and railway systems. Today it is considered an “edge city” which is a mostly rural or suburban town that develops a strong concentration of businesses, including numerous shopping and entertainment opportunities. From 1896 to 1976, the town was very well-known for its amusement park, Willow Grove Park, the site of which is now a large shopping... read more
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Neighborhood Spotlight: Fishtown     This dynamic, up-and-coming Philadelphia neighborhood, named for its history as a central location for the shad-fishing industry, was once mostly a working-class neighborhood. It has since developed into a thriving, creative community that bursts with exciting experiences. The town, located almost directly northeast of Center City, offers a hip, culturally rich atmosphere full of restaurants, shops, museums, and vibrant nightlife.   The Vibe   The overall v... read more
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Neighborhood Spotlight: Conshohocken What to do; where to dine and shop; and what you don’t want to miss   First settled in 1820 as Matson’s Fort, Conshohocken is a borough in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, nestled along the Schuylkill River. It received its current name, which is a Native American word meaning “pleasant valley,” in 1820. Known locally as “Conshy,” this once historically large mill town and industrial center has become a town ripe with riverfront residenc... read more
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Settled in 1732, Phoenixville (originally known as Manavon) was an industrial powerhouse in the early twentieth century and home to many great iron and steel mills, like the Phoenixville Iron Works. It was incorporated as a borough in 1849, and it has become an epicenter for creativity,  artsy shops, and modern fun. The town still holds on to its historic charm, while offering a  colorful place for people to visit or call home.   The Vibe   The overall vibe of Phoenixville is low-key and relaxe... read more
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania serves as the County Seat of Bucks County and has been recognized by USA Today as having the “best small-town cultural scene” in America. Doylestown mixes history, nightlife and an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, and museums to deliver a fabulous place to live and visit. Its downtown area was dubbed one of America's "Distinctive Destinations" by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.   The Vibe   The overall vibe of Doylestown is a “small town that&rsq... read more
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