Manayunk is a small neighborhood in northwest Philadelphia, just a 20-minute drive from downtown Philadelphia. It’s part of the larger Roxborough-Manayunk area, which often includes the Wissahickon neighborhood. Manayunk has a total population of just over 10,000 people.
If you’re looking for the cool, hipster, trendy part of Philly, you’ve found it in Fishtown. Known for its arts, music, and culinary excellence, Fishtown is a small, working class town located in northeast Philadelphia. It’s sandwiched in-between Olde Kensington and Olde Richmond.
As the name suggests, Fishtown used to be a haven for fishermen and was dominated by European, German, and British settlers. When Anthony Palmer purchased the Fairman Estate in 1729, he began planning out the town we know as Fishtown. Things flourished from there.
Fishtown is vaguely bounded by Rivers Casino Philadelphia to the southwest, Graffiti Pier to the southeast, N Front Street to the west, E York Street to the northeast, and Trenton Avenue to the northwest. It’s about 10 minutes from Center City and 10 minutes from Camden, New Jersey.
Some of the most exciting things to do and see in the Fishtown community include Rivers Casino Philadelphia, Penn Treaty Park, The Fillmore Philadelphia, Palmer Park, Palmer Cemetery, Shissler Recreation Center, Konrad Square, and everything along Frankford Avenue.