About Mount Airy
In 2011, the New York Times described the influx of new businesses to Mount Airy as a “cultural revival” buoyed by “the neighborhood’s reasonable housing costs and relatively safe streets.” In 2013, CNNMoney named Mount Airy one of America’s top ten best big-city neighborhoods.
Mount Airy’s main commercial district lies along cobble-stoned Germantown Avenue, which also serves as the boundary between East and West Mount Airy. The neighborhood has a variety of independent shops, restaurants, art galleries, clothing stores, coffee shops, a gastropub, wine bar, fitness centers, and professional offices. Mt. Airy also has two tented farmers’ markets. There are also chain stores such as an Acme Supermarket and Wawa.