Life in the Garden District

Known as Philadelphia’s Garden District and named “one of the top seven urban enclaves in the country” by Forbes.com. Chestnut Hill is one of the greenest and most vibrant communities in the country. Outside of center city, yet easily accessible by public transportation, Chestnut Hill boasts a small town feeling filled with shopping, restaurants and examples of a variety of architectural styles.

Get to Know Chestnut Hill

Explore the links below for more information regarding the many vibrant community organizations, beautiful parks, top-rated schools, and convenient public transportation.

Bowman on the Hill

Discover the latest updates from Bowman and happenings in Chestnut Hill

Cliff Park Grand Opening

Chestnut Hill is a place for visitors and also residents alike to take in the beauty of the area and enjoy the green space. It's an idyllic escape for city dwellers to come to what is known as Philadelphia's Garden District.

Renovations Underway

Over the past 40 years we have acquired and saved properties that might have otherwise deteriorated with the intention of renting them out as apartments or business space. Many of the properties we offer are located directly on Germantown Ave, in the heart of Chestnut Hill.

Inquirer lists The Bone Appetite “as one of Philadelphia area’s Best Pet Stores”

Chestnut Hill is the one of the most popular spots for dog lovers and it's easy to see why. This village could be nicknamed an outdoor dogtopia, home to Philadelphia's best trails and parks including the Wissahickon Trail, Forbidden Drive and the beautiful Pastorius Park. Dog owners want to go exploring the outdoors with their best friend and they also want to spoil them. So you may be asking what about a store for pet lovers? Well, we have that too! It's called, "The Bone Appetite," owned by Bowman Properties.

Library Friends Hilltop Books

Looking for a good read and yearning for the charm of a local book store in Chestnut Hill? Well we have good news! The Friends of the Chestnut Hill Library are opening up a used book store called Hilltop Books at 84 Bethlehem Pike. Our building crew at Bowman has been working hard over this past year to renovate the space in preparation for the arrival of many generously donated books by the community.