A diverse and progressive community with a rich history.
Germantown sits just six miles northwest of Center City Philadelphia. Settled by immigrant Mennonite and Quaker settlers in 1683, Germantown gave birth to the anti-slavery movement in 1688, the first thoroughfare, and the first paper mill.
Germantown grew over time to become the first Victorian-era suburb in the country. While streetcars connected it with Philadelphia in 1850, it maintained its own vibrant character. Residential neighborhoods continued to flourish, and commercial development allowed it to become a popular retail hub with large department stores. Today, Germantown stands as a truly classic community, blending its old-world charm with an ambiance of modern sophistication.