Mount Airy, a neighborhood in Northwest Philadelphia, is best known for its diverse community, historic homes, business district, and scenic trails along the Wissahickon Creek. In 1750, a summer estate was built on Germantown Avenue at Allens Lane by the Chief Justice of the Province of Pennsylvania; the area eventually adopted the name of the mansion, Mount Airy, as its own. The area is rich with history, as it was the site where troops fought the Battle of Germantown during the American Revolutionary War. Mount Airy is recognized as one of the first successfully integrated neighborhoods in the United States during the Civil Rights Movement and is also home to the Johnson House Historic Site, one of the few stops on the Underground Railroad that the public can still visit.
Germantown Avenue, a prominent local thoroughfare, unites East Mount Airy and West Mount Airy. The road, which was once where British troops marched during the Revolutionary War, has become a commercial corridor with numerous new restaurants, cafés, and retailers. The town hosts the popular ‘Final-ly Friday’ festival on the last Friday of the month, drawing in foodies to come eat, drink, and enjoy some of the area's best restaurants and food trucks. The area is also in close proximity to the Wissahickon Creek as well as its surrounding parkland and has become a destination for hikers, bikers, horseback riders, and runners to explore the 1,600-acre park.